Happy Halloween! You know, every year at this time, I choose to feature at least one shoot that’s darker than my usual fare – a little bit kookier and spookier, although most haven’t actually been Halloween themed as such. But I don’t think there’s ever been a time where this kind of dark and moody inspiration is also super on-trend. Bold florals popping against black backgrounds and rich jewel toned palettes are definitely the look du jour as we head into the new season, and while this bold, glamorous look isn’t every bride’s cup of tea, it really makes for a stylish and refreshing visual change that is sure to get your guests talking! So while this might be the feast of All Hallows Eve, I think this gorgeous black wedding inspiration from a local team including A Dream Come True Events, Blue Olive Events, and Anna Pepper Photography will be inspiring you SouthBound brides long past the holiday. Let’s get moody!
Happy new week, friends! We’re kicking off this one with a BURST of colour, thanks to a fabulous team that includes photographers Shoots By Design and Katie Mayhew, and A Dream Come True Events. I actually got to know the lovely Simone of A Dream Come True a few months back, and I love that this is a lady who isn’t afraid of a bit of colour! Obviously bold isn’t for every bride, but when you really dive into a palette, it can truly pay off, and that’s exactly what these creatives did. They were inspired by those incredible pink sunsets (“There’s something about the pinkest sunset that that is simply put, breathtaking: it grows over the horizon and as the hue changes it becomes almost purple,” Simone told me) as well as this year’s Pantone fave, Ultra Violet, and using these colours as a starting point, pulled out all the stops to realise their creative vision. Nature even played along with the perfect pink sunset on the day! What I really love about this shoot is that while it’s a little avant garde, it’s still been created with an eye on practicality and budget friendliness. So let’s get inspired!