Happy Friday all,
Ending this week with a stunning emerald green with industrials vibes bridal shoot. I love the black metallic tablescape, the hanging festoon lighting, the black floral cake with gold detailing, and the leafy bridal crown.
Over to Teal from Wild Emerald Bridal to tell us more….
Teal from Wild Emerald Bridal…
Where did you get your inspiration from?
Anyone that knows me knows I’m obsessed with leather jackets and I revel in all things adventurous. I wanted to flip the expectations of a normal wedding. When most people think weddings they think a lot of white and light and airy elements. I wanted to do the exact opposite but keep the beauty and elegance. I knew I wanted a black wedding cake and I also knew I wanted to use a lot of different textures to add detail and dimension.
How did you find the suppliers who made this concept come to life?
Most of them I have worked with in the past and they are top notch! It was a no brainer asking them to help me bring this vision to life. This truly was the dream team of vendors. I always look for creativity in my vendors and willingness to think outside the box to create something that’s truly authentic not only to the shoot but to them as well. For couples looking for vendors I would say not only should you look at their talent and read their reviews but also reach out to them and get a feel for who they are as people because you definitely want vendors you vibe well with. This will take a lot of stress off you if you have full confidence in the wedding vendors you choose.
What details are your favourite, and why?
Since I specialize in hair and makeup these details are always my favorite. I’m obsessed with the gold shimmer we put on the bride’s legs. It is a real stand out moment.
Another highlight of the shoot was having a main cake with 3 additional complementary cakes in a separate area. These cakes by Flour House Cakes were nothing less than works of art! The detailing on them was impeccable as is his standard.
One of my favorite DIY projects for the shoot was the “floating flowers.” I found three pieces of old hog fencing and cut it to 3ft x 6ft. Then I spray painted them with a matte charcoal grey. The florist, Blue Sky Bouquet, then added 3 stunning cascading bouquets. We hung them from the metal industrial beams at the venue, Port 393.
Do you have any styling tips for readers looking to emulate this shoot?
For the makeup I wanted to go bold with the shimmer metallic eyeshadows and unconventional gold details on the face and legs. This added to the edgy feel. The hair kept the elegance with wispy organic curls pinned just so to create dimension and texture.
What is it that makes your shoot unique?
This styled shoot has a distinct edge to it while also being incredibly elegant. It meshes individuality with the beauty a wedding deserves. So many tiny details done to perfection gave this shoot it’s WOW factor! I really wanted this shoot to have a moody feel while also keeping a romantic vibe throughout.
What’s the most important tip you have for couples planning their wedding?
Include details that are specific to your relationship and personalities. Don’t get stuck in the thinking that you have to do things a certain way because that’s the norm. Your wedding should showcase and celebrate the things that make you, you!