October 13, 2018
The inspiration behind this styled shoot was French Romance with a focus on soft, classical elegance and refined details. Soft pretty light, gorgeous delicate fabrics fluttering in the breeze, flowing hair with that golden era glow, rambling dreamy flowers in vast abundance, new wonders to discover around every corner… in a French countryside feast for the senses. The creative intention was a fairytale, romantic dreamscape that quite literally comes to life.
The chosen setting of Deux Belettes, hidden in the rolling green hills of the Byron Bay Hinterland, provided the breathtaking backdrop for this celebration of bridal femininity. Inspired by quintessential French farmhouses, the Chateau weaves her spell with pleasure and immediacy, in the rich and evolving tapestry of pebbled pathways, stone walls, ornate gardens and the myriad details that wholly embody understated luxury and speak of another time and place. A setting with such authentic grace that it’s once been described as living poetry.
This was a dream collaboration between a talented group of designers, artisans and wedding professionals who deeply value layered storytelling and a timeless, ethereal aesthetic that’s rich in beauty, character and presence. Photographer Casey Jane Photography led the charge with husband Alexei of Alexei Malko Films, together with cake-maker Marina Machado Cakes who was involved from the inception of this collaboration. They paired up with world-renowned designer Ulyana Aster, who recently launched a bespoke bridal gown collection & hair couture line. Ulyana’s gowns and hairpieces are made with the finest quality materials and speak of old-world feminine luxury, grace and elegance, with the perfect measure of je ne sais quoi as the finishing touch.
Flower queen Julia Rose weaved her flowery magic with an array of spectacular blooms, point-perfect calligraphy and stunning illustration were prepared especially by Danielle of Lindqvist Ink, delicate lace robes were provided by Homebodii, dreamy plant-died silk ribbons by Heirloom Bride floated throughout, coordination and styling were overseen by Eleven8Create and Shannon Hope executed flawless, translucent make-up on the gorgeous models Laura, Jasmine & Maddison, all of which allowed the romantic spirit of this styled shoot to be captured with such an authentic heart.
Gowns and Bridal Headpieces: @ulyana.aster.bridal
On the day Coordination and styling: @eleven8create
Robes and Lingerie: @homebodii
Models: @__maddisonruby @_jasminegee_ @laurablandd