You know how much we love showcasing weddings of all kinds with all kinds of ideas here at Polka Dot Bride so when today’s editorial, a photo fill of flower-covered gowns landing in our inbox, we couldn’t resist, because what could be better than carrying fresh blooms than wearing them?

“By dressing our models in flowers, our intention was to illustrate the ephemeral nature of a wedding, and to serve as a reminder of the things that really matter on the wedding day” say photographer Henry Paul Photography who took his camera to Lithgow State Mine with models Lilly Hamilton, Sophie Hart, Joelle Mcghie, hair and makeup artist Luxe Hair & Body and floral designer  Ivory Rose Botanicals.

The team adorned three beautiful gowns, in fresh flowers, covering bodices with pretty petals and for one, an entire gown in beautiful fresh greenery. The creations, not just a feast for the eyes and for the imagination, but also something bigger, a statement to mother earth. One of the bodices alone took six hours to carefully create.

Henry continued ” The vision for this shoot was to critique what is known as “fast fashion”. So often we purchase clothes that won’t be worn in twelve months time, and this is especially true in the wedding industry.

Brides and grooms can often get so fixated on the wedding being “their day” that they forget to be considerate of the Earth and the impact that their decisions can make.”

This shoot was twelve months in the making, it was laboured over, considered, thought out, planned and created. Much like a wedding day, much like a wedding gown. It’s food for thought as we make our own intentional decisions in planning the “i do’s”.