Oceanic Luxe Styled Shoot

So it’s been a pretty long time between posts - like 4 years... haha. Well alot has happened in that time!! Like growing and raising a human... no biggy ;)
I’ve never been a huge lover of blogs to be honest, however in the recent months there has been so much that I’ve wanted to share, and it seems that this is the best place to do it... right here, right now.. so why not hey! I'm resonating much more with the title 'journal' as it's a bit more of a peek into the BTS, and a place to document all 'the stuff'. I think the trick might be to just type, and be in the moment, and not think too much? Do you think? I'm not sure, but hopefully it's not another 4 years until my next one... ha

So I am just dying to share these photo’s from a recent Wedding Styled Shoot I was involved in. I design stationery for quite a few styled shoots actually, however this has to be one of my faves to date! You can check out even more images over at White Magazine where it's just been published: https://whitemag.com/blog/oceanic-luxe/

The Brief / Story
Against the dramatic backdrop of a stormy ocean, this styled shoot features rustic luxe styling by Event Stylist and Co and a romantic beach picnic of the freshest seafood delicacies straight from the source.

Moody coastal colours, nature’s raw beauty and an exquisite gown from Jennifer Gifford Designs combine to create a dreamy scene of elegant beachside boho. This collaboration by a very talented team of vendors is beautifully captured by Camilla Kirk Photography.

The Process
So for this stationery suite I created everything by hand. The stock is a beautiful 300gsm off-white textured stock, I have torn all the edges to achieve the 'deckled edge' finish. I then wrote out all of the calligraphy directly onto the paper with a traditional calligraphy pen and nib in a custom-mixed charcoal ink. I then washed the paper with a light watercolour, again, directly onto the paper. It usually works better if you apply the watecolour over the dry calligraphy, as sometimes if you apply the watercolour first, then the ink can bleed.

You will also see the little oyster shells which have been used for the place settings. These were so much fun to create... although I don't eat oysters, so I think I missed out there :) I used a copper ink, with a traditional calligraphy pen to write onto these. I must admit, these were a challenge! The smooth surface on the inside of the oyster shell makes the ink run, and not adhere to the surface, so this one took alot of patience. Luckily the surface was so smooth that the ink also rubbed off whilst still wet, so I was able to try a few times!

How STUNNING are these photos! Enjoy.... x

Credit to these beautiful vendors:

Photographer: Camilla Kirk Photography
Sylist: Event Stylist and Co.
Catering: Cris Feldens Catering
Cake: I Heart Cakes
Stationery: Cass Deller Design
Florist: Nesst
Silk and fabric: Songbird Silk
Crown: Crystal Eclipse Crowns