We’re all for dramatic florals. Whether they’re used in centerpieces, hanging above tables, or in your bridal bouquet. Oh, you want to add florals to your hair too? Um, if they look like this then yes, yes, yes! Tinge Floral Design has always felt flowers photograph the most beautifully in the dark, so she worked with Blush Photography to create a dramatic affect with both the size & style of these headpieces as well as the lighting. They look more romantic and mysterious that way, no?
Brita Olsen & Rachel Mercier created the concept for this elegant forage & guild shoot using golden birch leaves, cedar with mini pinecones, red brunia, magnolia leaves, white amaryllis, and gold spray-painted seeded eucalyptus for a gilded touch. The tablescape was kept simple but looking full with long and low centerpieces perfect for a long table seating scheme.
The spring inspired shoots that have been coming our way recently have been so pretty to look at and filled with the prettiest of blooms. Like this one from Scott Michael Fraser. Scandinavian folk art has always been a love of his, so taking cues from its focus on nature and sweet simplicity, he and a few creative folks created this shoot, imagining what a modern Scandinavian bride might create for her wedding. And the venue? You’d think they were in some lush garden someplace in Europe. More like Los Angeles County. The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada was the perfect backdrop with stately oak and camilla trees connected by groves of waist-high ferns, and quiet wandering paths.
Emily Dionne Events & Nuptials coordinated this shoot photographed by IYQ Photography that was inspired by the creams, petal pink, kelly green, gold and robin’s egg blue in the china you’ll see in a sec. The colors, glassware, and florals are perfect for a spring wedding. The tablescape, simple enough for any bride to recreate reflected a soft, pretty first-blush-of-spring feeling, with gold tipped champagne flutes and antique gold flatware, gold-rimmed, and personalized menu cards.
The bride’s specialty drink, a rose petal martini, was served in antique, gold-rimmed champagne coupes for the cocktail hour, while the groom offered whiskey neat from an antique crystal decanter with a cheeky gold-rimmed “hooch” sign.
This loose halo hairstyle by Amanda Paige is the perfect look for any upcoming spring weddings, don’t you think? It’s not so hot yet to wear all the way up, gives you pretty waves, and can be adorned with a few gold leaves. And after practicing this tutorial ourselves, it’s actually quite simple to pull off. Many thanks to Austin Gros for capturing it in such perfect light, and Jessica Sloane for adding some gorgeous floral & bouquet inspiration to the tutorial!
How to get the look:
1. Start off by curling all of your hair to add texture.
2. Next, take the front section of one side of your hair, twist, and pin it back with a bobby pin. (leaving end strands out)
3. Then, take a section of hair directly under where you just pinned the first section, twist and pin, covering the first bobby pin.
4. Repeat this process until you get to the center back of your hair. Taking sections, twisting and pinning back, making sure to cover bobbypins.
5. Repeat on opposite side.
6. Continue until the two sides meet in the center back of hair, pin together so it forms one continous halo.
Swoon, this bouquet is beautiful. Jessica Sloane used astilbe, ranunculus, white peonies, eucalyptus seen and a few foraged greens to create this stunner.
Make sure to pop over to Amanda Paige’s blog for even more hair tutorials.