We’re always pretty chuffed when we set up our stand at a wedding fair and take a step back – we pride ourselves on making it as colourful and eye-catching as possible! Well a few months ago we ran into Donna from Fabulous Flora whilst exhibiting at Belle’s Bridal Bazaar, and found someone who takes colour and pattern as seriously as we do! Not only are her stands bright and colourful, but she makes some pretty special button bouquets (which we’re hoping to get some pics of soon!).
Whilst we were chatting to Donna, she mentioned an amazing shop on Brighton called Dodo Vintage, and how it would be pretty special if we could do a shoot there with some of her floral arrangements. Well we are never shy of looking at gorgeous old objects, and jumped at the chance. When we arrived, we completely understood why Donna had fallen in love with the place, and it was absolutely perfect as a backdrop to set off her flowers – the mix of shabby chic and industrial pieces worked beautifully with both the softer palettes and the bolder ones. We love your flowers Donna, and congratulations on your newly opened shop in Worthing!
“Step inside the abandoned fairground, where nothing is as it seems… Once filled with the bustling sound of thrill-seekers and sightseers, the arcades now ring out their solemn silence and the carousel stands still. Now, only ghosts roam these rides. But when the day is at its coldest and the wind is oh so still, Little Ruby Red cake toppers venture out into the mist and explore this desolate world. If you look closely, you might just spot them…” Jen, Little Ruby Red
We came across Little Ruby Red at Belles Bridal Bazaar in Brighton and loved Jen and her awesome little sculptures so much, that they got a special mention in our blog post! As the ultimate in custom made alternative wedding cake toppers, they range from cutesy Pokemon characters to a zombie bride and groom. When we chatted to Jen about how to shoot such a diverse selection, the idea of using a fairground really hit home, the contrast of the bright colours and weathered rides perfect for all of her toppers. And perfect for Jen’s philosphy – as she says on her website, ”Nothing is too big, too small, too simple or too crazy… let your imagination run wild!”
Anyway, what do you think of the result? Think Jen was rather pleased: “GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS!!!! I am completely overwhelmed with excitement – I don’t know where to start!! They all look incredible, I am now going to dedicate the rest of my evening to a proper thorough browse…Ah you guys, I am just SO BLOODY THRILLED with them, ha ha! You guys ROCK!!! I can’t thank you enough!!”
We had so much fun with this shoot – Palace Pier in Brighton was such an amazing setting! In fact, it’s possible to get married on there (something we considered ourselves when we were planning our wedding!). Maybe one for all you zombie brides and grooms?