I Paint Flowers – Sand Dune Bridal Inspiration

Today on Marry Me Ink, we’re escaping this blustery weather and diving into the sand dunes with this floral inspiration including a gorgeous dress from Oh My Honey and photography from Marie Marry Me and Mira Al Pajarito.

The idea of this shoot was born a few months ago. In May we were working in London, and we met Oh My Honey, a vintage bridal brand based there. All the designs are absolutely feminine, with this special vintage touch… It was love at first sight! We had to work with Louise! This summer we contacted Felip Ariza to ask him to do an illustration (love his art!), we started planning this shooting. He sent us an illustration of two Mexican skulls (many thanks again Felip, they are lovely!). We took this picture as a departure to plan something. Our very first idea was a Mexican wedding inspiration shoot, but we realized that maybe it would be better to play only with the couple, in a private lovers shoot. We were also working in a fall inspiration shooting, based in a Charles Baudelaire’s poem: Autumn Song. Martin and I preferred to simplify things to keep working with both ideas.

We wrote Louise to let her know about the idea, and she was so excited too! She helped us to create the looks, in collaboration with L-O-M Fashion and Oh My Honey, a fashion brand with beautiful colourful designs, and some weeks after we received a parcel with a collection of gowns, silk scarfs, skirts, petticoats… When I opened the box, it felt like Christmas morning!

With Gaëlle, from Carnet de Noces, we planned a simple couple shooting in the dune of Pilat, the highest dune of Europe. Can you imagine the views? Just awesome… We told the story to Julie, a jewellery designer. She easily got the concept and sent us some look-books with designs from l’Atelier des Dames. We love her idea about to mix different beaded bracelets, to create a wristband!

Marie was wearing a red flower crown that Esther of Prairie Sauvage made for the shoot. She made also a boutonnière in the same palette for Romain. They were both simply lovely! Julia Marty, the artist behind the brushes, highlighted her cheeks and painted her lips in red. She tied Marie’s hair in a low bun, to crown her head with red flowers. She was gorgeous… We wanted red floral accessories, something less formal than a bouquet. And Esther helped us to choose the perfect match for the couple.

In the dune, they just walk, laugh, dance… They played with a vintage Russian camera (it still works!), tied with a flamingos strap from Parenthèse.. I Love her designs and can’t wait to see her new collection! There were a lot of people in the dune because it was a sunny weekend, and we had to avoid tourists and families. But it was funny! Will, our dearest photographer behind Mira al Pajarito, suffered an ankle sprain some days before, and I remember to take a look to his feet and thought: “Blue, Purple, Green… There’s a rainbow in his ankle!” But he climbed the dune and run through the sand as a feather! Like a superhero!

Romain had an important purpose, he would give her a very special present: a tiny ring from the Skulls collection, by Marta Oms, with a calligraphy note (…that flied from Australia. Thanks so much Justine!). “Till death, Charlie” a special mention to Charles Baudelaire, and the quote that Felip Ariza has written in the skulls illustration, that closed the circle. It was perfect! We enjoyed an awesome pink-purple sunset, and when we left the dune it started to rain. Just in time! We ran out to find our cars, and we bid farewell. We shared a funny time together!

How great is this shoot? Thank you to Marie Marry Me for sharing with Marry Me Ink today! There’s even a beautiful video:

Photography & Video: Marie Marry Me in collaboration with Mira Al Pajarito
Dress: Oh My Honey
Scarf: L.O.M Fashion
Styling: Carnet De Noces
Jewellery: L’Ateluer des Dames
Flower Crown: Prairie Sauvage
Stationery: Chase The Sun Creative
Hair and Make Up: Julia Marty
Skull Ring: Marta Oms
Flamingo Camera Tie: Parenthese

One response to “I Paint Flowers – Sand Dune Bridal Inspiration

  1. This shoot is SO dreamy! Obsessed with it.