Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Charlotte Balbier gowns featured in beautiful 1950's inspired photoshoot

A few months ago our wonderful friend Laura, from Laura Coleman Flowers, approached us with a fantastic idea. She wanted to put together an inspired photoshoot with lots of local businesses...and Charlotte Balbier gowns were at the top of her list!!

Using Sweet Pea, Cupcake, Minnie and Eden from The English Tea Party Collection the inspiration and theme was soon in full swing!
Laura tells us more:
"I absolutely love working on photoshoots.  It gives you the opportunity to work with a group of talented, like minded people whose creativity can really come to life.  Era themed shoots are one of my favourites and there was no doubt in my mind that the Charlotte Balbier English Tea Party Collection would provide the most incredibe dresses for what I had in mind.  I adore the fun and the detailing of the shorter dresses in the collection.  Charlotte is renowed for her innovative and classic take on the 1950's swing dress, so working with the team, the delightful Cupcake and the playful and pretty Sweet Pea were chosen for inclusion.  I have a great love of colour and texture.  As a florist, you want your brides bouquet and flowers to really reflect their style, so being able to style lots of different looks is key.  Two other dresses were chosen to reflect the elegant 1950's film star element of the era.  Minnie was chosen for the tea party styling and my favourite one of them all, the beautiful Eden dress was chosen for the Audrey Hepburn look.  This dress has the most stunning floral applique fabric which I absolutely adore.  The simplest bouquet of seasonal anenomes was coupled with this design and the two together looked perfect."

These are just some of the gorgeous shots from the day:
Cupcakes gallore...little drops of edible heaven!!
Model wearing Eden...sexy, cheeky and demure!
The back looks just as lovely as the front!
Charlotte Balbier Minnie gown enjoying her English Tea Party!
Looks like fun on the Vespa!
One of my favourite pictures (left), wearing the lovely Cupcake
Cupcake goes for a ride on a Vespa!!
Love Cupcake teamed with the Parasol...gorgeous flower detailing on the handle too
love the different settings
Wow...AMAZING colours!
And our Favourite Shot of all...
This beautiful picture of Cupcake looks fantastic with this backdrop!!
Love it!!
Laura adds:
"Katy Lunsford (www.katylunsford.co.uk), the photographer captured the essence of each of these incredibly varied looks brilliantly.  After getting the five start treatment on makeup and styling from Charlie (http://twitter.com/#!/cmurray_makeup) and Ailsa (http://twitter.com/#!/ailsa_mclaggan), our model Kim got to accessorise with flowers from me, Laura (www.lauracolemanflowers.co.uk) cute carters and shoe clips from Nicola (www.silver-sixpence-in-her-shoe.co.uk), and use beautiful cupcakes from Lorna's cupcakettes (www.sweettoothcupcakery.co.uk) to really submerse herself into the 1950's vibe.  I can't thank Charlotte, her team and the lovely suppliers we worked with on the day enough for being involved.  It was so much fun and the results are breathtaking."

This amazing photoshoot was first seen on Love My Dress blog

The whole team involved with this masterpiece were:
- Flowers and Shoot Coordinater: Laura Coleman Flowers www.lauracolemanflowers.co.uk 07941 888654

Flowers featured across the shoot include anenomes, limonium, sunflowers, stocks, vanda orchids, anthurium, roses, waxflower, dianthus, freesia, veronica, eucalyptus, blossom and pittosporum. Set with velvet, satin, polka dot and checked ribbons. Teapots, vases, teacups, bunting and linen also provided by Laura Coleman Flowers.
- Photography: Katy Lunsford Photography www.katylunsford.co.uk 0161 612 3776
- Venue and cupcakes: Sweet Tooth Cupcakery, Northern Quarter, Manchester. www.sweettoothcupcakery.co.uk
- Dresses and hair accessories: Charlotte Balbier. Dress styles are Cupcake, Sweet Pea, Eden and Minnie from the English Tea Party Collection.
- Styling and make up team: Ailsa McLaggan Styling on ailsamclagganstyling@gmail.com and Charlie Murry Makeup
- Bouquet charms and shoe clips: Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe: www.silver-sixpence-in-her-shoe.co.uk
- Vespa: Via Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe
- Model: Kim via Ailsa McLaggan Styling
- Location shots taken in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

Pictures used in this blog we from the lovely Katy Lunsford...many thanks x

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