Tuesday, 26 April 2016

ESTHER-FAITH LOVES MATT // A FLORAL FILLED WEDDING LACED WITH GOLD

Photography: Stephan & Nakita
Florals: Rachel Barber
Makeup: Olivia Davies and Al Tucker
Bride's gown: Leanne Day

So although I have crafted many different lovely flower crowns, I must confess that these are still my favourites! A lavish combination of ruby reds, burgundy, seashell pinks, apricots and creams in an array of wild flowers set upon eucalyptus. It was such a delight to create such a challenging and creative design brief from Esther's wild, beautiful imagination. I searched many stores to find the most stunning silk blooms. I looked for orchids, hydrangea, poppies, a peony bud for the feature of the brides crown, wild berries, blossoms and basically anything native and lush.

Can we just dwell for a second on how impeccable those bouquets are? I am still in complete awe on just how well they compliment the flower crowns. Let's be honest they are more exquisite, they have to be. Real flowers are always going to be more beautiful. When paired with those luxurious beaded champagne/gold gowns... oh my! Esther's breath-taking lace gown was custom created by Leanne Day who did a wonderful job. Esther raves about her skills and how great she was at achieving her vision! 

As you can tell Esther-Faith has an incredible eye for detail. Keep watching as I am about to post images of her recent bohemian birthday soiree which she styled like a pro. I started making that particular post and then realized that I HAVE to show you the images of her wedding first because it's beyond stunning.

Please head over to the website of Stephan & Nakita Photography (who are dear friends of mine) to see more images of this darling wedding. Keep an eye out for the gorgeous illustrated stationery designs by Ashleigh Meyer who was a bridesmaid (loooong mermaid hair, swept to the side).

Noteworthy mention is that it was also recently featured in New Zealand Weddings Magazine; Autumn issue, April 2016. If your in NZ, be sure to pick up a copy!


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

PEACH + CREAM FLOWER CROWNS FOR KHLOE + KRISTINE


Isn't it just absolutely gorgeous when Mama and Babe match? I created these custom Rose Tinted flower crowns for these two beauties to wear at young Khloe's first birthday party. So adorable! Seriously cute! I may have shrieked in delight when I saw this image captured by Kristine's brother.

This woman has a heart of gold and it was such a pleasure corresponding with her via email. She's the kind of person that I instantly clicked with as we bonded over ballerina tulle skirts. She's a joyful, creative and beautiful soul.

Thank you Kristine for asking me to craft these crowns, it brings me great happiness to see them in use.

Friday, 1 April 2016

ROSE TINTED ON PINTEREST


So I realize I don't exactly post on this blog all too frequently. It's mostly due to access problems as I'm currently living in China. I also share the lap top now with my husband who loves to spend his free time with technology. That or we're watching movies/ TV shows. However I normally have my phone handy and I regularly pinning away on my pinterest boards.

If I could Pinterest for a job, that would be the dream. I find it so therapeutic and inspiring as a creative being. It keeps me on top of all latest trends in fashion, food, d├ęcor, design, illustration and photography. Plus I just loooove images. I feel like when I pin an image, the content becomes my own to look at as I please. So I may not own all these pretty dresses, but I can see them easily and admire how other people style them.

My boards are fresh and feminine with a colour palette that exists mostly in white with injections of pink. There's also a plethora of flowers cause well, they're my favourite. The images I pin really reflect my personal style and what inspires me.

If you are interested in keeping up with my own photography, illustration and design as well as my handcrafted flower crowns, look no further than my Instagram. Here I only post original content of things I've created.