The inspiration for the final product was warm, vibrant, earthy tones with a fun bohemian twist. In keeping with the trend to move away from the more traditional muted tones, this shoot encapsulates the modern wedding inspired by the past. A fun, fresh, timeless twist on the 70’s.But the true inspiration behind this styled shoot was not only born from a feeling of joy, sparked by our love for the dreamy colour palette, but from something deeper. Something stewing inside a group of vendors looking for an avenue to express their style and creativity.
2020 had robbed many wedding vendors of the opportunity to express their creative flare and connect with the world they loved so much. It also took the desire away from many couples to plan and style their own weddings. After sharing a conversation with a celebrant (Ally from Ceremonies by Ally) who had posted a ‘mood board’ to Instagram featuring an array of warm, rust, bohemian inspired vibes, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and float the idea of pulling together a styled shoot with this mood board as the starting point. The idea quickly developed and I fine-tuned the shoot proposal, wanting to create something in keeping with the fun, eclectic vibe but that the wedding world may not have seen before. The results, and the timing, were phenomenal.
I quickly had a team of motivated, talented, Melbourne vendors ready to jump in. Including a reputable wedding dress supplier who was about to launch their bohemian inspired range. The shoot was captured just as weddings in Melbourne had started to make a comeback. It has all the flare and individuality to inspire couples to get back out there and get excited about weddings again, whilst showcasing some of Melbourne’s top wedding vendors (listed at the end).
Side Note:We had two different table looks and shot a couple of different dresses from the Bridal Atelier’s new collection on the day to show some variations of the theme. We thought that this might inspire brides to think outside of the box and be a great way to not only showcase what we have to offer but how couples can take this theme and make it their own.
About the menu:The menu consisted of an elegant seafood entree, followed by slow roasted meats and fish for mains, served with complimenting sides. For dessert we opted for a classic with a twist, our chef’s delicious Pav featuring a billowy, chewy meringue base with dollops of cream and fresh seasonal fruit. The menu was designed to encourage people to share not only food, but love and laughter around the table. Sharing a feast with your loved ones is something we will never take for granted ever again! -Post Office Hotel
Dresses: The Bridal Atelier,
showcasing their Rue De Seine Bridal collection
Venue: The Post Office Hotel, Coburg
Celebrant: Ceremonies by Ally
Flora: Babylon Flowers
Styling: Whole Lotta Love Creative
Graphic Design: The Parker Effect
Cake: Torte By Mirjana
Hair: A Hair Stylist Secret
Makeup: RK Makeup Artistry
Linen: Simmons Linen Hire
Hire: The Hire Co
Favours: Violet and Zaza
Backdrop: One Big Day Event Hire
Couple: Nicky & Emily Priest
Candles: Flort Designs