Twas the Monday before Christmas and brides all around were feeling uninspired by the tinsel in town, but along came a shoot with the most beautiful style, thus restoring their joy to walk down the aisle...
Fine art photographer Love Note Photography joined with Dominique Flowers to bring us this dreamy shoot. The pair drew inspiration from the Undine illustrations by Arthur Rackmam and the Celtic myth of the Selkies. The Selkie Maidens, ethereal creatures who take the form of seals in the ocean, but then transform into supernaturally beautiful humans while on land, long for their fisherman lovers to return from the sea. The maidens barefoot, in their ethereal pearl and crystal embellished gowns and accessories, wait by the 18th century fisherman’s port watching the foaming waves, hoping for a glimpse of their men.
Love letters tied with silk ribbon, chronicling their courtship, are read in anticipation of their pending nuptials. Their hands and necks layered with the most delicate handmade gold and semi-precious jewels. A shimmering, embossed tiered cake is adorned with blooms; lush bouquets full of peonies, frilled tulips, scented garden roses, cyclamen, rhododendron blossoms and sculptural bromeliads, subtlety referencing the shapes and textures from an underwater coral garden. On a stormy winter day, the dramatic red cliffs of Long Reef on Sydney's Northern Beaches, combined with a mysterious ocean backdrop created the perfect setting for this mythical story.
Photography Love Note Photography Styling and Flowers Dominique Flowers Hair Kristine Bisson Hair Make Up Cathy Tolpigin Gowns Gwendolynne Jewellery Natalie Marie Jewellery Hair Accessories Percy Handmade Calligraphy and Stationery Written Word Calligraphy Cake Sweet Art Chocolate Winnow Chocolate Ribbon Frou Frou Chic Ring Boxes The Mrs Box