Bridal Babe X Barbarella - Alternative Bridal Editorial

The first few months of the year are a quiet time for those of us in the wedding industry. There's definitely somewhat of a lull. Your creativity takes a back seat, then all of a sudden - boom - you get the urge to create something again. I count my blessings that over the years I've accumulated a great tribe of girls (and guys!) that are in the same boat and we love to collaborate together. So one snowy day in March, me and a few of my wedding friends got together to do something a lil' bit different.

Daisy from Fairytale Weddings chose some awesome dresses from Charlie Brear and Eliza Jane Howell which we styled with a show-stopper of a headpiece by Headspace Headdresses and some pretty pink fluff. When we collaborate like this we usually put a Pinterest board together beforehand so everyone involved is on the same page regarding the look and vibe. I nonchalantly pinned an image of a flower wall and the awesome Steph from Me and My Bloomers  brought it to life before our eyes. Most of Steph's creations are made with home grown flowers from her garden in Northamptonshire, she has a brilliant for mixing flora and fauna and teamed thistles with carnations, eucalyptus and roses. Love, love, LOVE!

On make-up the uber-cool Jo Tromans worked her magic on our model Emily while Jo Taylor Bates on hair pulled off the super slick 90's space babe look we were going for (no easy task!). Hi-shine and maximum gloss were the order of the day - not your traditional bridal look...

Elizabeth from Lilibet Bakes doesn't just bake the tastiest cakes on the planet, she is also a genius when it comes to creating the most realistic flowers from sugar and wafer (take a peek at her website to see what I mean!). She made a beautiful 3 tier wedding cake with row upon row of tiny, wafer flowers, perfectly complimenting our flower wall. What's more, she didn't even know we were having a flower wall. Great minds! 

Have a scroll down for some eye candy and also a short editorial film I made with a little bit of footage I grabbed...

Tara x

Photography and Video - Tara Florence Photography 

Dresses - Fairytale Weddings 

Make Up - Joanne Tromans 

Hair - Jo Taylor Bates 

Headpiece - Headspace Headdresses 

Flowers - Me and My Bloomers 

Cake - Lilibet Bakes 

Model - Emily Burnhamm

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