With summer well and truly upon us (or is it? There seems to be a distinct lack of sunshine (and plenty of rain lately!) this “Endless Summer” inspiration shoot shot by Shutter & Lace Photography and organised by Savor the Moment Wedding Planning pulled together a team of talented wedding professionals to create an inspirational shoot. Packed full of ideas to inspire your own summer wedding celebration.

Lillie Brennan of Shutter & Lace Photography, talks us through the gorgeous shoot. “Given a simple concept board and the theme of “Summer with a 50’s twist” our vendors set to work to design and create an inspiration shoot that was colourful, fun and celebrated weddings in summer. The shoot was organised by Nikki Ruddle of Savor the Moment Wedding Planning, based in Brisbane.” Rosamund House & Wedding Gardens provided the most gorgeous backdrop for the shoot.

“The amazingly designed layered invites from Leaky Boat Design is the perfect way to set the tone of your wedding day. The invites, RSVP and gift registry cards are an instant hit of colour and funky prints with the typography giving a subtle hint of 50’s style. Not stopping at just the invitations, Bernie from Leaky Boat incorporated the prints and colours throughout most of the styling. The layering of prints and colours was used on the toffee apple place settings, bunting, jam labels and even the pinwheels that cascaded down the 3 tier cake by The Flour Girl. Getting your stationery designer involved in your decorating also is a great way of personalising and adding consistency to your styling.”

“The bouquet, buttonhole and flowers for the table were selected to complement the vintage chic styling of the shoot through an eclectic selection of blooms, foliage and pod elements. The mix of soft lacey peonies, roses and lisianthus in peaches and pinks, along with the more structured elements of Lotus Pods, succulents and dusty miller in browns and grey greens, and mustard coloured billy buttons created a romantic yet chic palate for the florals.” The floral design was by Green & Bloom Wedding Flowers.

The gowns were sourced from Element of Style Bridal & Formal Wear. “As the temperature rises – it’s the perfect opportunity for hemlines to follow – the gorgeous tea length wedding gown with its sweetheart satin bodice and tea length tulle skirt, was angelic and had the vintage appeal we were looking for through it’s 50’s inspired silhouette.

The boat neck bridesmaid dresses in their fresh colours and matching tea length hems complimented the short wedding gown perfectly and lent themselves well to the theme we were aiming to achieve. The perfect options for the modern bride wanting a breath of fresh air for her wedding. The dresses were complimented perfectly with layered pearl and crystal jewellery from Australian designer, Lisa Daniels Design.”

“The gorgeous ‘Lynette Day Designs’ headpiece was borrowed for the shoot from Sarah Dickens of SMD Weddings Blog. Sarah wore the piece on her own wedding day and when Nikki from Savor the Moment mentioned she was on the hunt for a vintage inspired headpiece, Sarah knew it would be perfect!

The 1950’sinspired bird cage veil is stunning with its attention to detail and came together so well with the choice of gown for the bride. “It was fabulous to be a part of this photo shoot and see the veil used again, it broke my heart to to think it could be sitting in a box for a lifetime” – Sarah. Each hairstyle was different and was chosen to compliment each of the girls individually – the bridesmaids wore timeless up do’s – whilst the bride’s hair was styled with the headpiece in mind.” Michelle West Airbrush Makeup Artist styled the model’s makeup while Lucie Grevell of Bella Brides styled the hair.

” The assorted vases, bottles and beverage decanter used in the shoot form part of the hire and styling range also available from Green & Bloom Wedding Flowers. The original 50’s furniture pieces are the photographer’s own and just goes to show you don’t need to look far to find that perfect feature piece – ask around to family and friends – I am sure everyone has a grandparent, aunt, friend of a friend who owns something similar and would be more than happy to lend out for your big day.”