Such a delight to have had the opportunity to work alongside London-based event planners La Fête. Late November last – the duo directed a flawless High Baroque shoot at the Palais Liechtenstein in the heart of the City of Vienna.
Lily Anna Rose often receive requests to create stationery for shoots. With trepidation, I usually agree to oblige – experience has taught me that the transaction will move no further than supplying. Still, finding 'no' to be a tricky response, expectations are low. This time all the featured suppliers showcasing on weddingchicks.com
Jessica Rieke captured the results, which are romantically cinematic and utterly stunning. Equally a series of beautiful mini showreels have been produced, by wedding videographer, George & Irene
Spoilt with material to share with you. You can discover more about the Bride's and Bridegroom's apparel.
So why do I find it hard to say 'no'? Is it ego? Possibly. But... what I have also discovered is; shoots are not necessarily to capture business – they are also a chance to allow creative juice (it's messy) to flow. There's a buzz working with artisan peers: cake designers; designers of any sorts; photographers; venues; planners etc.
Curiously, and certainly I'll never meet any of the suppliers – demonstrating how like-minds can come together with good direction. Exculpatory design and vision, La Fête.
La Fête showcased their capabilities and attention to detail – coordinating an elaborate showpiece in a cold European destination. Layers of sumptuous elegance and luxurious detail from every artisan. Nothing less from a dreamy palace setting amongst the gold and ornate charm. The Austrian palace was renovated five years ago and is as authentic as it was over four centuries before.
This styled shoot was inspired by the decadence of the Romanov dynasty that ruled Russia, particularly in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Fascinated by the imperial family, they wanted to bring their beautiful aesthetic, detail and wealth to a one-of-a-kind wedding shoot. The save the date was designed exclusively and inspired by the ornate patterns and shapes found on Vienna Porcelain from this period. Plenty of gold hot foiled onto various heavy stocks from GF Smith Colorplan range and Arjo Wiggins Keaykolour. Using colours from the relatively soft pallette – pastel pinks, creams, greens, peaches and blues. With the use of stronger shades, such as touches of royal and navy blue and fuchsia pink.
Metallics definitely played a key role in this shoot, almost as the dominant color at times, but while still remaining tasteful and subdued by lighter accent hues. Sophie in Caribbean thank you cards featured.
Waltzing straight out of a fairytale – the carefully chosen models resemble Prince Charming and Cinderella – especially as the swoon amongst the gardens. Sophie in Caribbean thank you cards featured.
Bride and bridegroom apparrel Oliver Brown and Brides Do Good @Brides do Good Sophie & Luna @sophieandlunalondon Jane Taylor London @jtmillinery and National Theatre Costume Hire @nationaltheatrecostumehire Jewells supplied by London Victorian Rings and Eva Gems & Jewels
Make up by Alma Milcic and models were Anna Sviri amnd Eric Bergmann from Wiener Models
Flowers supplied by Doll's Blumen @Doll's Blumen
Elizabeth's Cake Emporium @elizabethscakeemporium
On location at Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna and Hansen Kempinski @kempinskivienna
Photography and filmography by Jessica Rieke and George & Irene @george_irene_wedding_films
Furniture supplied by Mietmöbel Föhr @mietmoebelfoehr