I’m so blown away happy that this styled shoot has been published in Love My Dress. Helen and Sam Bloomfield, the photographers, created the story when we were in the initial stages of lockdown to raise hopes and remind us of the emotions and laughter that our brides and their bride tribe feel on the morning of the wedding.
It was a complicated shoot with so many elements so when asked we jumped at the chance to be involved. Luckily we were talking to a dress shop in the UK at the time for another shoot and through them found We Are Rewritten. If you are looking for bridesmaid dresses, look no further as these dresses are so perfect for the Spanish weather. Light, easy to maintain and in a variety of styles that don’t break the bank. They tick all the boxes.
The bridal dress from Santos y Eva was jaw-droppingly beautiful with a detachable train and the most intricate detailing that myself and the beauty team were all fawning over it in the prep room. A lot of my brides ask me where to go for their dresses and we can’t recommend this shop enough, its run by three sisters in the centre of Marbella which coincidentally follows our theme of sisterhood!
So then came the hard part. Finding a group of girls who were fun, vivacious and all available on the same day. Not easy but I approached Isla, one of my past brides who had the most amazing bridal party. They were all dancers and the energy on her wedding day was electric! Long story short, after a lot of editing we finally had our list of girls who could all do the shoot, including Isla of course. The girls were great, they posed, danced and laughed together with such ease that it was hard to remember that this was actually a shoot.
We chose Molino del Duque for the shoot because Sam had been inspired by the many windows and could really see the girls hanging out of the different levels. This beautiful 18th century water mill is one of our most popular wedding venues as it permits late night partying, sleeps 12 guests and has the most picturesque grounds to reflect the house’s history. Of course the pale pink walls and sky blue windows coinciding with our colour scheme also helped!
The rest of the team behind the shoot were all local and part of our extensive wedding crew. Due to Covid its been a quiet year so many of us have jumped at the chance to be creative and the idea for this one was so different it was easy to put the suppliers list together. We created an inspiration board on Canva (one of my favourite tools!) and Elena from Echevarri cakes made the cutest mini cakes and biscuits to match the theme. Pedro Navarro created the most decadent but delicately feminine table set up for our six girls to enjoy their “special day” together that by the end of the evening myself and the beauty team were all sat around it enjoying a secondary sisterhood moment with cava and macaroons. The girls deserved this after managing to prepare our six models in record time plus it was just too pretty to resist!
Part of the prettiness was the stationery that Anulka from Nulki Nulks created for us. The idea of having a heartfelt personalised note for each bouquet from our “bride” was perfection, our brides often want to show their love for their bride tribe on the day and this is such a lovely touch for the flowers….. and the flowers, just wow! Each girl had a bouquet in her dress colour tied with silk ribbon, to accentuate each one’s individuality. Anne from Eleventh Heaven Accessories also helped with this, supplying so many beautiful and delicate hair pieces and earrings for the girls.
One of my favourite elements of this shoot, aside from the theme, the colours etc is the film that Jeremy Standley made. When he sent it through with the soundtrack my heart just burst! I thought this is so cool! He really did the most amazing job with the edit and choice of music as many would have been tempted to go all sweet and soppy but Jeremy made it sexy and fun which is how we should all feel on our wedding day when getting ready with our best girls.
There have been so many styled shoots that the blogs have been inundated and are desperate for real weddings so it really means that much more to us that this has made it in to Love My Dress. Thank you Bloomfield for the opportunity, we loved every second of the creative process. Here are some of the images, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Here is the link to the film: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDbfsgiJGZ-/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
Photography by @bloomfield_wedding_photography
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Bridesmaids Dresses @rewrittenbridesmaids
Cakes & Sweets @echevarridesign
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