We’re continuing our coverage of the incredible gowns for Fall 2017 with the newest collection from Victoria KyriaKides, a Haute Couture bridal collection inspired by KyriaKides’ own travels and life experiences. The pieces feature varying French and Italian tulle, a full range of neckline options, and some long sleeve stunners perfect for any fall or winter bride.
The Wedding Bliss is one of the leading destination wedding planners in Thailand. Our highly qualified team of wedding planners mainly focuses on top holiday destinations including Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, & Bangkok.
We believe in every couple’s uniqueness. Thus, we always make sure that every wedding concept is different, reflecting couple’s personalities and preferences. Our weddings are meant to be luxurious, fun, meaningful and have a distinctive character. We combine high international service standards with famous Thai hospitality to bring an unforgettable, timeless and stylish events to all our clients. We have hand-picked the best wedding vendors around Thailand and abroad to provide nothing but the finest products & services. Our wedding portfolios have been featured in many luxury magazines and online publications.
The creative brains behind today’s styled shoot, Coco & Confetti, describe the end result as a celebration of “simplicity, honesty and a genuine romance, uncluttered by excess.” Add to that a bit of bohemian flair and the most picturesque views in Australia, and we couldn’t agree more. Figtree Wedding Photography was behind the camera to show us how everything turned out, right down to the candle-lit end-of-night beauty.
From the stylist, Coco & Confetti: This styled photoshoot, themed around ‘Raw Romance’, is an exploration of the authentic and unadulterated beauty evident in a loving relationship when stripped bare of expectation and pretense. This underlying beauty formed the inspiration for our shoot that celebrates simplicity, honesty and a genuine romance, uncluttered by excess. Every aspect of the shoot was chosen to reflect this philosophy, using simple yet beautiful elements, carefully incorporated with attention to detail to allow the real-life couple and their love to shine.
The venue, Casa Ciani, doesn’t shy away from its roots as a former farmhouse but instead draws beauty and meaning from its natural surrounds – a country cottage nestled at the feet of a tumble of rolling green hills in the Northern NSW hinterland and approached via a tree-lined boulevard. Stretching along the length of the drive was an intimate table setting for two dozen – distressed timber trestle tables and classic bentwood chairs, dressed with the textured greens and soft whites of botanical floral runners. Each place setting featured organic shaped earthenware crockery in natural tones and hand-dyed napkins, with gold accent flatware and the striking monochrome calligraphy of bespoke wedding stationery. The result was simple, honest and inviting.
The real-life couple arrived at the venue, barefoot and love-drunk, him in chinos and crisp white shirt, with the individual touch of a wooden bow tie and leather suspenders, her in a stunning ivory Grace Loves Lace gown and carrying a large gathered bouquet of native florals bound with hand-dyed silk. The two bridesmaids followed closely behind, wearing lace dresses and braids of flower buds in their hair. The couple and their friends relaxed on a low-set lounge, sharing champagne, sweet treats and laughter together and gradually nestling in closer as the sun set around them. Drawing on the atmosphere of fun and delight, they collected handfuls of props and bundled into the playful Insta Kombi together, a classic 1974 Volkswagen Kombi van that has been lovingly restored and repurposed into a mobile Photo Booth.
When the couple emerged from the Kombi, the landscape was illuminated by the soft ambient glow of crisscrossing Edison festoon lights suspended from the trees along the drive. They took their places at the table to enjoy a slice of the incredible wedding cake amid a sea of candles running down the length of the table and surrounding them along the grassy verges. As a creative team, it was incredibly rewarding to emulate a real wedding at Casa Ciani to demonstrate this venue’s fantastic potential, complete with a real couple that brought the raw connection we needed to pull off this shoot. There was even a beautifully styled bespoke wedding website prepared for the couple to introduce elements of the styling and theme well before the big day, which you can view here.
Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals
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Wooden Bow Ties and Suspenders
Wedding Cake and Cookies
Stationery and Calligraphy
Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.
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How adorable is this playful + intimate Austin wedding? Some might consider planning a wedding on a hotel balcony to be a challenge, but Katy and Charlie accepted it with gusto and the result has truly left us speechless! Soft, pastel blooms from Margot Blair created an exquisite balance for the dark, geometric furniture, and those halo-wearing canines made sure that nothing was lacking on this special day. We especially love the pink watercolor curtain that served as an eye-catching ceremony backdrop. Jenna McElroy captured every small detail from the velvet ribbons that decorate the bouquet to the flash tat bar at the larger reception. We can’t wait for you to see it all!
Cappy Hotchkiss is a New York-based photographer who has had the privilege of shooting weddings all over the world. Based in New York City and The Hudson Valley, she aims to capture the style and the mood that each couple has worked so hard to create. Her goal is more than simply taking beautiful images, her goal is to capture the emotion behind them. She achieves this using a variety of techniques, from classic to modern, and shoots with both film and digital cameras.