There’s no denying that we love a good beach engagement session, but when we laid eyes on this lovely one from Jenny Tong Photography, it was different. Armed with a dusty blue palette of gorgeous florals, these two newly engaged cuties got all dolled up and spent a beautiful afternoon lounging around a romantic little set up styled to perfection and we just can’t get enough. It’s playful, it’s relaxed and chock full of love.
Jenny shares, “From the self-decoration to the seaside details, Albert and Lily’s engagement session consisted of a classic beach theme infused with pure romance! Albert and Lily were neighbors in university. Lily had always been fascinated by the guy who always come running last minute into class as if he just came from the gym or talking on his mobile. Finally one day she couldn’t resist any longer and had to introduce herself by cracking a joke about his fashion sense and the rest was history. Lily is a total sea lover so wanted a beach theme for their engagement shoot. We spent about half a year discussing how we could create a dreamy setting for their shoot and was so touched once we finally arrived on the day to see what we had pulled together!”
We love inspiration that come in all shapes and sizes but when it’s packaged up in the sweetest simple shoot that features a whole lot of pretty, we count our lucky stars for the creative talent out there like Violette’s Flowers and Donna Lam Photography. They knew exactly how to get our hearts racing – with a lovely summery palette of colours, some stunning florals including a gorgeous succulent flower crown and a deliciously beautiful strawberry shortcake – can you blame us for going a little gaga? Dreamt up by photographer, Donna of Donna Lam Photography, this dreamy collaboration started with Donna’s love for Alice and Olivia and the rest is history! Scroll down for all the pretty peachies.
So, what do you think? Are you inspired to incorporate a little summer color into your celebration? Or at least into your floral design? Tell us in the comments below!
Ready for some cuteness overload peachies? Your little flower girls will look more than all right in the newly launched e-collection of children’s occasion wear by Stylista & Co. Brought to you by the beloved children’s label Stellina Cute Couture, one of Australia’s most luxurious retail stores for children’s occasion wear, their new collection boasts five timeless designs with tools to create the perfect gown tailored to suit each individual’s style, aesthetic and occasion. Embracing simple silhouettes, classic in design and fashioned as a ‘blank canvas’, each style provides the opportunity to click, style and create a gown for all celebrations including flower girls, junior bridesmaids, first communion and other special occasions. Featuring fabrics of delustered satin, crepe chiffon, fine tulle and organza, these dresses will have your little darlings looking oh-so pretty! Sometimes I think flower girls get the better deal when dressing up for a wedding, don’t you think?
We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to pick the brain of Melina, one of the co-founders of Stylista & Co and it’s all right here for you peachies.
Tell me a bit about yourself.
With a background in media, marketing and fashion, Stylista & Co was founded in early 2015 by Melina Zipparo and Joselle Briley. As mothers we knew all too well the struggle to access beautiful affordable occasional clothing for children, Stylista & Co fulfils the desire and demand for high quality classic formal children’s wear. We love getting creative and wanted to give parents and brides a way of expressing their creativity. Our Stylista & Co e-boutique allows them to design a gown which complements the aesthetic of their occasion and have it delivered to them in no time at all!
What inspired the e-tail site?
Through tried and tested designs we created our first collection based on what our customers wanted – classic silhouettes that could be built upon to create a personalised look to tie into the aesthetic of any wedding or occasion. We wanted to create high quality, affordable gowns that could be customised to compliment all seasons, budgets, themes and styles providing our brides with a sleek blank canvas to create their very own unique look.
What makes your business unique?
We have given our customers complete creative control allowing them to design the perfect gown to compliment their special occasion through our revolutionary website where they can Click, Style and Create – bringing their vision to life! All of our designs are made with the highest quality bridal fabrics with classic, child friendly cuts that compliment every shape and size with the added bonus of being available for immediate dispatch.
Why minimalistic and classic silhouettes?
We have launched Stylista & Co embracing simple silhouettes, classic in design and fashioned as a ‘blank canvas’, each style provides the opportunity to click, style and create a gown for any celebration. As part of the custom design process customers can opt to add a coloured mid-waist sash, embellishments, lace and trims. We wanted to create a line of classic styles that stood the test of time where brides could add elements from their own gowns or wedding themes to create a personalised look.
How is the design for a flower girl gown different from that of a junior bridesmaid gown?
There is always a cross over where a flower girl is often a little too grown-up to be a traditional flower girl but not old enough to be a bridesmaid. Our Junior Bridesmaid styles are a little more mature allowing Junior Bridesmaids to feel and look the part.
What’s your ideal flower girl gown?
A gown that ties in and complements the bride and bridal party, whether it be a A-line classic satin style such as the Stylista & Co ‘Over The Rainbow’ dress or a ballerina inspired dress like our ‘Key To My Heart’ dress.
Your favorite fabric?
We love tulle (and lots of it) as its such a tactile, luxurious and classic fabric. A layer or two of tulle can transform the simplest of styles into something magical!
What’s your favourite gown from Stylista & Co.?
We are in love with all our designs but the dress of the moment would have to be the ‘Wish Upon A Princess’ dress. It is such a classic design with just the right amount of twirl.
There’s nothing we love more than seeing new talent appear on the creative scene so when Agnes of Meadow Flowers & Styling dropped us a peachy email to introduce herself, we couldn’t have been happier. Having worked with world-renowned floral designers in London, Paris and Hong Kong, Agnes specialises in providing luxurious bespoke floral styling services to local brides in Hong Kong. Oozing a kind of effortless elegance, Agnes’s floral styling can only be described as natural, tasteful and oh-so beautiful. And if you’ll join me in scrolling through her stunning floral inspiration shoot below, you’ll see exactly what we mean when we say Hong Kong couples are in for a real treat. Also doesn’t hurt to have the talented Hilary Chan Photography also known in Hong Kong for her love of Parisian style, behind the lens to capture all the dreaminess. We absolutely cannot wait to see more of what Agnes will bring to the creative scene in Hong Kong!
Agnes of Meadows Flowers & Styling share, “This shoot was deeply inspired by tasteful and chic Parisian lifestyle – even our model was Parisian! The wild bridal bouquet in cranberry and merlot palette was inspired by Autumn romance and the idea of an outdoor vineyard wedding in Provence – very warm and elegant – perfect for a fall wedding. The bridal bouquet in white, lavender and green tones was inspired by Claude Monet’s garden. We used white Anemones, Ocean Song roses and lilac in lavender colors to create a classy and luxurious look and feel. We mixed premium flowers with herbs in the simple white bridal bouquet filled with greens to create that handpicked feeling which we just love. It’s a great representation of our love for garden weddings. The table centerpiece is probably the best example of our signature soft, ethereal and classy style. It’s perfect for weddings, private dinner parties and even home decorations!”