BOLD AND UNAPOLOGETIC - PINK AND RED
With maximalism on the rise in design, yet still so many neutral toned wedding styles around - I wanted to create something with a huge clash of colour that would really pop! With couples wanting more and more to be personal and unique , I wanted to show that being stylish and feminine can still mean being bold in choices. That using colour is a huge way to show personality and all your unique qualities.
I gathered the team and we discussed a red and pink shoot as it’s the ultimate feminine colour clash. There had been a rise in the colour palette but we didn’t want just hints of red or pink - We wanted to create a fully red and pink shoot - with no white to be seen.
Held at LEAF on Portland Street in the heart of Manchester City Centre
As a stylist, my inspiration is always taken from my background in both Fashion and Theatre combined with my love of textures and prints. We wanted to create a maximalist look filled with bold style, edgy elegance and a hint of the theatrical. Theatre pushes boundaries, creates storytelling and uses detail to show messages and that is something we are always influenced by. Red has been known as a bit of a power colour for ages and with a rise in female movement - we thought it would be fun to inject some feminine unapologetic girl power into the shoot. Our aim was to show that as women, we really do have all these options available and can show off exactly who we are - not what society or anyone else thinks we should be. We thought it was a really important message, so made that really clear in our intentions.
The shoot was shot at LEAF on Portland street in Manchester. The venue is a really quirky coffee shop, bar and restaurant based in Manchester city centre. The venue is also licensed for small wedding receptions and the spaces they have are fab! Our entire shoot was shot in their basement room - which has a slight urban feel, with cute features and a slight theatrical side. The room really helped us create the vision and was perfect for creating a small, intimate shoot. Using the room features is vital when designing as it means you can see what works in the space and how you can use key areas to bring a vision to life. The moody basement vibe combined with an off white wall and feature lighting gave us a light and shade to play with in terms of imagery and atmosphere.
Taking my inspiration from theatrical elements I love to consider really detailed approaches to my creations. Taking inspiration from costume design and interiors, I wanted to create an intimate yet warm, open feel to this shoot. Moody vibes that transport you into a theatrical vision but also makes you want to be one of the girls! I wanted to show that using colour doesn’t have to be scary. Adding in bold coloured elements can really take your styling to a new level. Using a monochromatic palette allows you to create depth and a statement but it also, playing with the colour spectrum can bring in light and dark and create something that feels real. I am always inspired by home interior and like my clients to consider what makes them who they are - ESPECIALLY how they want to feel. Atmosphere plays a huge role in my styling - My top tip is always to consider how you want to feel when you walk into a room.
Styling, coordination and Concept - Stacey @ To be Revealed
Photography - Taylar Jayde Photography
Cake - Paula @ Cakes by P
Stationery - Rock Paper Nib
Headpiece and Earrings - Rachel Chaprunne
Floral Design - The Flower decorative
Website coming soon
Tulle two piece outfits - Marie Chandler
Veils - Peacock and Pearl
Backdrop design - Bash events
Make up - Charlotte Marie MUA
Hair stylist - Love hair by Amy
Videography - Keeley wedding films
Shoot assistant - Sara @ Peony and Lace
Venue - Leaf on Portland street