During the Summer I was honoured to collaborate on bridal photo shoot and to create a seaside inspired alternative paper wedding bouquet that was to take place at Itchenor Sailing Club. When I knew the photo shoot was going to take place where I got married myself I jumped at the chance.
Creating the alternative paper wedding bouquet
The brief for the bouquet was to feature blue and white flowers for a soft boho look, making use of some pearled real shell beads and hand dyes silk ribbons by Northern Hands.
Once I had my inspiration I began creating the flowers for the alternative paper wedding bouquet. I chose to create white peonies with blue centers, something that you don’t find in nature, combined with varying tones of blue hydrangeas and roses, love in the mist with pearl stamens and little white blossom style flowers with pale yellow stamens.
Hand painting the papers allowed me to achieve different tones of blue for the petals and I paired these with two shades of green paper for the foliage.
It was a lovely warm late summer’s day in early September. When I arrived the sailing club it instantly brought back great memories from my own wedding day. (You can see my wedding photos here) Seeing all the lovely shades of blue on the boat covers I knew my alternative paper wedding bouquet was the perfect fit for the venue.
All the suppliers involved pitched in on the day to dress the venue to create Jemma from Bespoke Design by J‘s vision who organised the shoot that was captured by Jim Johnson.
Creating a ceremony setting on the decking incorporating the natural wood archway supplied by The Beautiful Day dressed with flowing fabrics from Hire Your Day and star fish and hand painted signage by Toppiki.
Inside the lovely conservatory room with sea views a central table was laid leading the eye to a beautiful cake that was created by Cakebuds and incorporated sugar flowers made by Liz at Cakebuds with my handmade paper flowers and foliage dressed with more silk ribbons from Sharon at Northern Hands.
The mixture of the paper and sugar flowers worked perfectly especially when matched with the wafer paper waves created on the the bottom tier of the stunning cake.
Completing the Look
Two stunning dresses where supplied by The Bridal Lounge to create two looks for the shoot. A formal dress for the ceremony and a lovely lace fitted bodice and floating skirt that capture the wind beautifully along with the hand dyed ribbons that I wrapped around to complete the alternative paper wedding bouquet.
Handmade jewellery featuring cast shells were supplied and created by Barking Hen, handmade hair piece was created by Bespoke Design by J and hair and makeup created by Charlotte and Polka Dot Hair and Make Up.
You can see more from this lovely seaside shoot on the featured blog on Girl Gets Wed.
If you would like to have a lasting alternative paper wedding bouquet created for you to match your wedding theme, colours and style please get in touch for more information, I would love to create lasting flowers for your wedding day and to treasure afterwards. You can see more of my paper flowers in action here.
Venue – Itchenor Sailing Club https://www.itchenorsc.co.uk/
Photographer – Jim Johnson https://www.photosbyjim.co.uk/
Model – Katie Georgina Mence https://creativecurlsbykatie.co.uk
Hair/Make Up – Charlotte at Polkadot Hair and Make Up http://www.polkadothairandmakeup.com/
Dresses – The Bridal Lounge https://www.bridal-lounge.co.uk/
Bouquet – Petal and Bird http://petalandbird.co.uk/
Hair Accessory – http://bespokedesignbyj.co.uk/
Jewellery – Barking Hen Jewellery http://www.barkinghenjewellery.co.uk/
Cake – Elizabeth Wood at Cakebuds http://www.cakebuds.co.uk/
Props – Hire Your Day http://www.hireyourday.com/
Ceremony Archway – The Beautiful Day http://thebeautifulday.co.uk/
Stationery – Topikki https://topikki.co.uk/
Ribbons – Sharon Kitchen at Northern Hands https://www.northern-hands-uk.com/