So when this beauty of a shoot landed in my inbox some time I ago I was very excited.
It was strictly embargoed and unfortunately while I was waiting to post it I suffered some personal ish that kind of knocked me for six and took my blogging mojo with it. Then the blog was undergoing a little re-design and so I am only now able to share it with you. But believe me it was worth the wait!
There were so many beautiful shots to choose from and here I have picked my favourites. Other than the fact the styling and photography for this shoot is so darn nice, and the products showcased are so intricate - check the cakes!
What I love the most about this styled shoot over others I have seen, is the fact that it is actually really useful for brides-to-be. It provides a visual feast full of masses of inspiration enabling you to get ideas for everything - venue décor, table layouts, themes, cake, dresses, hair, make-up, flowers, head wraps, shoes and accessories.
I love that the inspiration for the shoot came about when Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium decided to marry fashion with cake! She noticed that many of the major designer's catwalk shows had been heavily influenced by tribal and ethnic inspired prints and accessories. From Burberry (who changed the lining of their classic trench coat to an African print) to Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors amongst many others.
The creative talents of Kosibah, Cedar Events, Elizabeth's Cake Emporium, FO Photography and other wedding industry suppliers then came together for a styled shoot based on African art and fashion.
Take a pew and enjoy!
This may just be my hairstyle of the moment - I adore!
Stylist, props & decor by Cedar Events - @Seyicedarevents and Cedar Events page on Facebook, www.cedar-events.co.uk .
Wedding dresses and evening dresses by Kosibah - @YemiKosibah and Yemi Kosibah - Couture Bridal & Eveningwear on Facebook,www.kosibah.co.uk .
Cake, Cupcakes and Sweet tables by Elizabeth's Cake Emporium - @lizcakeemporium and Elizabeth's Cake Emporium on Facebook,www.elizabethscakeemporium.com .
Photography by FO Photography - @FO_Photography and Fophotography on Facebook, www.fophotography.com .
Artist & Photographic Assistant, Shirley Gilks - @MapYourSoul and Shirley Gilks (Map Your Soul) - Photographer and Artist on Facebook.
Make up, animal print nails and Gele tying by Onyeka Beauty - @Onyekabeauty and Onyeka Beauty on Facebook, www.onyekabeauty.com .
Hair styling by AVOS Hair - @AVOSHAIR and Avos Hair on Facebook, www.avoshair.com .
Venue was Parklands, Quendon Hall - @QuendonHall and Parklands, Quendon Hall on Facebook, www.quendonpark.co.uk .
African Styling & Gele tying by Omobola Harte - Kuhmpleet by Omobola Harte.
African Jewellery by Mijola Daniel.
Chairs by I am Wedding Hire - @iamweddinghire and iAM Wedding Chair Hire on Facebook, www.iamweddinghire.com .
Purple and Green Flower arrangement by William Clarke Flowers - @WClarkeFlowers and William Clarke flowers on Facebook,www.williamclarkeflowers.com .
African props & table runners by Ethnik Accents.
Model, Lauren Sweeney-Fenton - @MsLaurynn and Lauren Sweeney-Fenton on Facebook, http://www.LaurenSweeneyFenton.com/.
Model, Jade Harris - Jade Amanda Harris on Facebook.
Model, Bianca Buckman - Bianca Yaa Asantewaa Buckman on Facebook.
Model, Janita Francis - Janita Francis Tmc (Season Six) on Facebook