We wanted this shoot to capture the essence of Old Havana - music, dancing, cigars and mojitos against a backdrop of charming colonial architecture. Vibrant and flirty!
We used vintage, muted colours to reflect the 1950s time capsule that is Cuba, as well as tropical brights to enhance the fun, flirty vibe. On the tabletop we had a beautiful combination of the two - lush greens with faded peach florals and vibrant coral candles to create a dynamic, busy look.
We worked with the amazing Mary Jane Vaughan team to create the table top and two bridal looks - we wanted a fun and flirty bouquet for the tulle skirt look, and a simplified palm arrangement for the slinky satin gown. The blooms they found were incredible and they really made the shoot.
We worked with Xander and Thea Photography for the images, as Alethiea’s fine art style lent itself to the vintage, romantic look we were after. InstaWedding also captured our shoot on film with their iconic vintage style.
Hair and makeup were by the incredible Patricia Soper and Mel Kinsman, who pulled off two very different looks for our bride.
The hand painted flamingo show stopper of a cake was by The Cake Parlour, and Jennifer’s Paper created some Hemingway-inspired, flamingo-adorned invitations to complete the look.
Options Hire and Table to Dine for brought the look together for the tabletop.
Our bride wore two looks - one Andrea Hawkes slinky satin number, and the other bridal separates from Watters.