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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For ICE CREAM!


Today is all about this adorable pastel-infused bridal shoot from Kat Forsyth Photography that Gwenda of The Vintage Floral Design Co. shared with Marry Me Ink at Blooming Green in Kent.


When Kat shared with me her idea for a pastel-infused, retro shoot filled with ice-cream goodness, I could immediately envisage how it could be brought to life!


I brought together a team of contributors, most of whom I have worked with many times previously and knew would be on board with the theme. Our collection of models, three gorgeous girls and two handsome guys, gave us a full wedding party of Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids and Best Man to work with. 


Blooming Green is such a special place – every time I go there to source and hand-pick blooms for my work I can’t help but fall in love with it a little more. Jen & Bex indulged me the use of their plot for this shoot and every arrangement I made is made exclusively from their organically-grown flowers. I chose an array of colours, from pastels through to their brighter and bolder counterparts, to stand out against the pale colours of the dresses.


Kat’s photos encapsulated the spirit of the day perfectly: “Summery, retro ice cream pastels were the key theme for this shoot, so despite a rather drizzly, blustery day I tried to infuse the pictures with a little sunshine and warm tones. Lots of natural laughter and happy, ice cream cone eating shots were the order of the day – I really wanted everyone to look like they were just having fun, which we were (while being incredibly stylish at the same time!)”

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Feather And Leather

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Today I get to share with you a fantastic shoot from Kat Forsyth Photography who is Gwenda of Fearless Florals’ partner in crime for shoots of the more alternative persuasion (Gwenda is also modelling!) – Her ability to capture drama and mood with both intensity and refinement is exceptional.

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“I have always had a huge affinity with the Steampunk aesthetic and had been waiting for the right concept and collaborators to come along to create a shoot in this genre.” explains Gwenda.

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The peacock feather dress had spent time languishing in my wardrobe, waiting for it’s time to shine and, paired with a this was the perfect opportunity! Anneke of Retromorphosist took the colours of the feather as inspiration for her exquisite make-up and wrangled some rather uncooperative real feather lashes into place. She also expertly tamed an unruly wig into position allowing a top hat fascinator I made for the occasion to complete the outfit.

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I used roses, hypericum, alstroemeria, waxflower and hydrangea combined with Cape Greens to create a colourful and heavily textured bouquet and table flowers.

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