Flower Couture is the perfect way to describe these awesome creations by Bristol based florist Vashti Cassinelli. The brainchild of the super creative lady, who has previously launched the successful Belle & Fifi Flowers, her couture range really pushes the boundaries of what can be created with blooms!
“I guess my ‘flower couture’ business came about from my desire to push floristry to the limits and test my own creativity and skills,” Vashti told me. “I love flowers and love placing them into new contexts. As I have a strong love of fashion, flower couture seemed a fun and exciting venture. The response so far has been amazing. I am still dedicated to sourcing as ethically as possible with both businesses. This has always been important to me.”
“The Chelsea Flower Show sponsors this year commissioned me to design and make a dress out of English roses and lavender to promote Gold medal winner, Roger Plait’s garden. Since then I have been taking commissions for one off bespoke pieces for weddings and parties. Of course the flowers do not last; but for me that is all part of their beauty! My work is cinderella-esque and ephemeral. My designs are like pieces of wearable art, designed to last for the duration of an event before their beauty fades. I am quite a romantic!”
Photo shoots are one of my favourite ways to promote…well…anything (we all know I’ve done it enough!) So when this shoot, put together by etsy seller, Pixel & Hank, to showcase her gorgeous handmade accessories landed in my inbox I was sold. “All pieces are designed and handcrafted by me” designer Daisy told me. “I create fabric boutonnieres, funky veils and accessories. My products are different because they offer a twist on what is expected without being to outrageous.”
This funky photo shoot was set up by Michael Andrews and Flowers by Susan to showcase a different side to floral arrangements – matching them with your tattoos! They asked former client of Susan’s, Danielle (who is a tattoo artist) to model for them and they shot the series in her shop.
“With this particular shoot, we were deliberately trying to combine and match florals with ink. Ink is beautiful! Michael told me.”Brides with ink + flowers that match = pretty damn cool.”
I wanted to start this sunny and bright Monday morning with a bit of dress ‘porn’ for you all. Who doesn’t adore looking at pastel colours, short hems and gorgeous attention to detail – all perfectly modelled by a stunning rockabilly-esque model? Exactly.
The dresses are all designed and made by Brighton based, Rock n Roll Bride favourite Joanne Fleming. They are (in order of appearance) Clothilde, Audrey and Pieretta. Joanne also made the pretty damn stunning headpiece to go with the Pieretta dress. I am a particular fan of this dress in fact – made from metallic silk organza, it has the wonderful quality of tarnishing slightly over time, so the dress starts to look properly vintage very quickly.
Joanne put the model in shoes by New Look which we found for just £20 and customised with swarovski crystals and the shoot took place on a friend’s house boat.
I love the modern twist on the distinctly Victorian styling of this shoot. Layered vintage fabrics, corsets and handmade jewellery have all been offset by different shades of modern red in the makeup and styling. The shoot took place at an old historic train station which, with it’s unique detailing really brought the theme together.
Aleksandra’s shoot was inspired by the 1960’s modelling icon Twiggy. Don’t you just adore it!?