‘Selkie Maidens’ – An Ethereal Beach Bridal Shoot
LOVE NOTE PHOTOGRAPHY
Today’s inspiration shoot is just what is needed for those of you already missing the long hazy days of Summer. The indescribable beauty of the Australian coastline, alongside the lush blooms of Dominique Flowers and the exquisite bridal gowns of Chic Vintage Brides’ fave Gwendolynne, makes for some simply stunning inspiration. And every intricate and romantic detail was captured perfectly, in a fine art style so fitting for the setting, by film photographer Love Note Photography.….
Read more from Dominique Flowers about what inspired this heavenly coastal shoot….. “Inspired by the Undine illustrations by Arthur Rackmam and the Celtic myth of the selkies, this styled shoot took place on a stormy winter day with the dramatic red cliffs of Long Reef and mysterious churning ocean as the backdrop. The Selkie Maidens, ethereal creatures who take the form of seals in the ocean, but then transform into supernaturally beautiful humans while on land, long for their fisherman lovers to return from the sea.
The maidens barefoot, in their ethereal pearl and crystal embellished gowns and accessories, wait by the 18th century fisherman’s port watching the foaming waves, hoping for a glimpse of their men returning from the stormy sea. Love letters tied with silk ribbon, chronicling their courtship, are read in anticipation of their pending nuptials. Their hands and necks layered with the most delicate handmade gold and semi-precious jewels. A shimmering, embossed tiered cake is adorned with blooms; lush bouquets in shades of soft pink and dark plum; full of peonies, frilled tulips, scented garden roses, cyclamen, rhododendron blossoms, sculptural bromeliads, subtlety referencing the shapes and textures from an underwater coral garden.”
So simple, yet so breathtaking! I just love the ethereal calm of the beach location, flawlessly captured by Love Note Photography! A huge thankyou to them and the whole creative team behind the scenes who all played their part in bringing this beauty together, and who you will find listed below. Now, if you are as wowed as I am by Lisa & Nelson of Love Note Photography’s beautiful fine art photography, then do pop across to their website www.lovenotephotography.com to see more of their work. You will also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Google+, and their profiles are well worth a follow!
If today’s editorial has only whet your appetite for more beautiful bridal focused wedding inspiration then you might want to take a peek at this enchanting Woodland shoot (the red florals are just fabulous!), or this dreamy Spring bridal shoot in just the prettiest palette you ever will see, oh and you won’t want to miss this Spring garden beauty either!
Or if it is the location that has set your heart a flutter, and who can resist the natural beauty of a coastline?, then you will LOVE this Spring watercolour shoot, here’s a wonderful idea for celebrating your first anniversary! (it comes around SO soon) and this beach shoot features the most heavenly hues! Or if you’re looking for a more unconventional beach wedding color palette take a peek at this one, or for something a little more traditional you might like this…. ahh there are just so many lovely ideas for a beach wedding, it’s enough to make me wish I had been a beach bride!
Contributors & Credits
Photography ~ Love Note Photography // Film Lab ~ Richard Photo Lab // Styling & Florals ~ Dominique Flowers // Hair ~ Kristine Bisson Hair // Makeup ~ Cathy Tolpigin // Wedding Dresses ~ Gwendolynne // Jewelry ~ Natalie Marie Jewellery // Hair Accessories ~ Percy Handmade // Calligraphy & Stationery ~ Written Word Calligraphy // Wedding Cake ~ Sweet Art // Chocolate ~ Winnow Chocolates // Ribbon ~ Froufrou Chic // Ring Boxes ~ The Mrs Box