James Bond is back in action! Everything he touches turns to excitement! (Or maybe it’s just that I finally got to quote the Goldfinger poster on my wedding blog, woo!) As you can gather, I’m a huge Bond fan (including having rocked a Bond theme for my 21st birthday party), so a new film is always cause for excitement, and even more so when it comes along with some dangerously beautiful, thrillingly gorgeous wedding inspiration. Tomorrow sees the worldwide release of Spectre, and to celebrate, we finally get to share Part II of this 007 editorial from Debbie Lourens and Green Goddess flower studio. These ladies and their talented team have pulled off not just one but three drop dead amazing looks – and you don’t get much more Bond girl than a helicopter flight in a couture dress decked with flowers. Eat your heart out, Ursula Andress. (In fact, all of the Gavin Rajah creations in this shoot are breathtaking!) And while it’s unlikely the real Bond would ever marry again (first wife? shot on wedding day), there’s no harm in dreaming about what it might look like. Glitzy, elegant, and of course a bit cheeky. SO – scroll away… AND there’s more, because we’ll be sharing a seriously cool video this afternoon, along with a bonus ‘scene’ we’re calling Diamonds Are Forever. Yup, you know you want to see it. In the meantime, let’s get shaken and stirred (and don’t forget to check out the Day of the Dead-style Part I).
Here’s some behind-the-scenes info from the team:
We shot our wedding scene at a beautiful Constantia home that is now a boutique venue for garden weddings. The scene came complete with a vintage Rolls Royce (that had a plaque inside with the name ‘James’ on it – can you believe it?!). After that we have a swanky cocktail/martini scene, created with many British weddings in mind, where the white wedding is a morning wedding in morning suits and finery, followed by a later glitzy evening function with a change of outfits. Finally, our couple leave for their honeymoon – complete with a flower-adorned bodice and helicopter.
Concept, flowers, styling & event management: Green Goddess flower studio | Photography: Debbie Lourens | Short dress & black dress: Gavin Rajah | White wedding gown: Chelsea Liu (available at Gavin Rajah) |Groom’s attire: Fabiani | Hair & makeup: Makeup and Delight | Videography: Vizion Photo | Stationery & lasercut details: Lezanne’s Designs | Cake: Cakes by Wade | Jewellery: Uwe Koetter | Venue: Harcroft | Helicopter: Cape Town Helicopters | Models: Miskha and Chris