It’s a new month, you guys! That means a new editorial theme, and BOY am I excited about this one! This August, we’re all about the fashionable and the fabulous, hot trends and haute couture, and everything Vogue. We’ll be featuring some avant garde ideas, some fresh-from-the-runways inspiration, but also plenty of achievable ways to make your wedding fashion forward without losing sight of the fact that it’s a wedding and not a show. We’ll be spotlighting designers both local and international, breaking down the hottest trends, and most excitingly for me, I have the most INSANELY amazing styled shoots to share (alongside our usual crop of beautiful real weddings, of course). Starting with this absolute showstopper. I can’t think of a better way to kick things off than with this high concept editorial by Samantha Clifton and her very talented team, including Blank Canvas Event Design and paper genius Hermien from PLANK Create, who created a whole shoot around the idea of using paper as fabric on your wedding day. You heard me – paper. And if you already think you know what paper can do, just wait until you see what they came up with, because from headpieces to bouquets to clothing to giant angel wings, each piece is not just beautiful (and recyclable!) but a totally covetable work of art. And if you can’t wear art on your wedding day, when can you? I’m blown away by the whole thing, and I know you will be too!
We got the behind-the-scenes scoop from the team:
Something unique and memorable, that is what most brides want to wear on their wedding day. Something that will have wedding guests talking for months and also make them look amazing. In this bridal style editorial we used recyclable paper as our fabric of choice to create unique couture creations for the modern bride. Most ideas and dreams have come to life once conceptualised on paper. A starting point to so many life changing events: of which marriage is one. Paper forms an intricate part of all the dreaming as well as the planning of your wedding day. Little girls dream big, big dreams of the day when Prince Charming will come and sweep them off their feet, to be whisked away into their own ‘Happily Ever After’. On secret pages, in secret books, these dreams are doodled and drawn and they take on a layered kaleidoscopic life that changes when you blink and takes shape when you are not looking. In those moments, the dresses on paper become paper dresses and you soar on the beautiful wings of the fairytale…
Concept, styling and co-ordination: Blank Canvas Event Design | Photography: Samantha Clifton Photography | Paper couture and accessories: PLANK Create | Venue: Eureka Weddings and Functions | Make-up: Cecilia Fourie | Hair: Ida Webster | Models: Listelle Visser & Andeline Wieland | Lighting and effects: Magnetic Storm Cape Town