Bridesmaids in the Woods
We were absolutely delighted when the amazing bridesmaid dress brand, Rewritten, asked Blume to collaborate with them on an Autumn-inspired wedding project, featuring their gorgeous dresses and flowers by Blume. Shot by the incredible Nic Ford, we also worked with the wonderful Halfpenny London and Tilly Thomas Lux – cue the *swoon*. It was a dream come true.
Rewritten break the mould when it comes to traditional bridesmaid dresses. Gone are the days of puffy sleeves and shiny taffeta. You can expect to see flattering shapes with subtle details in classic colours for the alternative bridesmaid and damn cool party guest. Founded and made in London, the girls from Rewritten are dreams to work with and full of exciting, creative ideas.
When it came down to the flowers, they were full of rich jewel tones and sumptuous fabrics. No longer having access to locally grown flowers, we scoured the market so the most unusual florals possible. We came across what was called a ‘black carnation’ which was like nothing we had ever seen before. There were also roses, scabiosa, echinacea seed pods and local foliage. We tied off the bouquets with rich velvet ribbons which complemented the gorgeous fabrics of the dress.
When creating bridesmaid flower bouquets, they tend to be an extension of the bridal. Full of the same ingredients but in a smaller spiral arrangement. The bridal bouquet tends to be a much larger, front facing bouquet, rich of flower to foliage ratio, a showstopper if you will. For this shoot though, it was the bridesmaid bouquets which were the stars of the show!
For the shoot we started off at a very cool pub in East London. Full of natural light, the models were breathtaking and knew exactly how to move to show off the dresses and flowers.
We later moved to Highgate Wood in North London for some ethereal nature-inspired shots. The light peeping through the trees made for some truly magical photos. It was actually about 5 degrees and the models were nothing but professional changing in between coat made fitting rooms, whilst onlookers by walked their dogs in coats, hats and scarves.
Working on this project made us think about a woodland wedding. There isn’t much more romantic than being among the whispering trees. Perhaps more of a Summer wedding but nevertheless beautiful. Would you have a Woodland wedding? Visit our Pinterest board for some Woodland wedding inspiration here.