Photographer Emily McDonald was glancing through one of Pantone's inspiration colour palette collections recently. One, in particular, jumped off the page: "Parisian Pâtisserie". Between the grounding 'Costly Cacao' & 'Apricot Spice' and the cheerful 'Melted Butter' & 'Pink Frosting', this was guaranteed to be a delightful theme to execute. Pantone's challenge to 'blend them in daring ways with icings & sugary embellishments' was accepted and the concept for the following styled shoot was born. We embraced simplicity and elegance (the Parisian way) and teamed them with a playful pop of pastel.
While Emily was responsible for the conception of this shoot, Carissa & Serena from Emunah Events undoubtedly formed the backbone of the planning process. In addition, they executed the original vision flawlessly and styled the shoot beautifully. It was a privilege to work with them and this shoot would not have been possible without them. We are incredibly grateful.
Tess (from Little Duck Calligraphy), responsible for the stunning stationery suite, carefully curated elements that showcased the palette for this shoot. Tess delighted with her bespoke & timeless style that is characteristic of her brand. Sarah, from Gloriosa Florals, embraced the theme and delivered classic floral styling with playful pops of pink & orange. The bouquet was wrapped in Songbird Silk ribbon; the softness and drape of the silk adornment radiated sophistication. Little White Couture’s Bree supplied the elegant accessories for our lovely model, Samantha. The exquisite crown and jewellery complimented the theme perfectly. Gabrielle, from Makeup by Gigi, expertly created Samantha’s look (both hair & makeup).
Samantha looked stunning in her When Freddie Met Lilly gowns (we were lucky enough to be able to showcase two of them!). Johnré, our distinguished groom, rocked his suit from Wil Valor. Fiona McIntyre, our lovely celebrant, was a pleasure to work with; Fiona brought both her charisma and professionalism to the shoot. Mirra provided the perfect backdrop in terms of venue location and Rebecca (from Mirra) could not have been easier to work with.
Click Picnic provided the event hire, including the adorable & versatile white cart. The chairs for the table setting were obtained from David at Superb Party Hire. Macarons by Monika contributed the pretty-in-pink cake topped with a Molossi Designs cake topper. Molossi Designs also provided the donut board. Sophia Mulheran Designs handmade the copper bowls and plates. Last - and in no way least - Raw Cotton contributed the beautiful leather clutch.
We are very grateful to each and every team member for their individual, professional contribution. There is always a lot of hard work that goes into shoots behind the scenes but, all in all, this shoot was a lot of fun!
Samantha Blackie // bride // website
Johnré Blackie // groom // website
Click Picnic (Dave & Brodie) // event hire // website
Emunah Events (Carissa & Serena) // planning & styling // website
Fiona McIntyre (Fiona) // celebrant // website
Gloriosa Florals (Sarah) // florist // website
Little Duck Calligraphy (Tess) // stationery // website
Little White Couture (Bree) // accessories // website
Macarons by Monika (Monika) // cake // website
Makeup by Gigi (Gabrielle) // makeup & hair // website
Mirra (Rebecca) // venue // website
Molossi Designs (Josh & Suzanne) // cake topper & donut board // website
Poppy & Sage Photography (Pete & Em) // photography // website
Raw Cotton (Anna) // leather clutches // website
Songbird Silk (Tamara) // silk ribbon // website
Sophia Mulheran Designs (Sophie) // copper plates // website
Superb Party Hire (David) // chair hire // website
When Freddie Met Lilly (Vanessa) // gowns // website
Wil Valor (Mark) // suit // website