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Country Colour by Daze Photography

Country Colour by Daze Photography

Every day feels the same at the minute, but this fun and fabulous shoot from #guestlist supplier Daze Photography is sure to brighten up your week.

Colour, creativity, and vibrant styling. It’s just what this week in lockdown is calling for…

We spoke to Kristie of Daze Photography and Videography, the creative brain behind the concept and idea, to find out how it all came together!

Insta-Inspiration

The idea for the shoot came on a grey February day, the week before the government announcement regarding the road map for weddings.

I was scrolling on instagram spotting so many amazing suppliers and felt really inspired to create a colourful, bohemian styled wedding shoot to brighten up what had been a bit of a miserable start to the year.

I knew I wanted to include the talented Indie Rose Macrame after spotting her creations and telling her what a beautiful backdrop her pieces would make for a wedding.

I had also seen another colourful styled shoot which had involved Viva La Booth and Hyde Park Flower Club By Dotties and thought their props and Dottie’s flowers would be perfect for the theme.

Country Colour

With a rough plan in mind I contacted Priory Cottages near Wetherby to ask if their wedding barn and countryside setting could be used as the location for the shoot.

Meeting with Amy who works at The Priory, I realised she was also a venue stylist and had lots of things we could use for the shoot.

I wanted to have Nabila Burija Weddings onboard as assistant photographer as we work so well together.

The model Autumn Rose, who is also a talented MUA, had the look we wanted, and luckily her boyfriend Tom was happy to help out as the ‘groom’ for the day.

Suited and Booted

Limelight Occasions had a beautiful bohemian style dress and also a grey tweed suit complete with dickie bow that worked perfectly with the theme. Hayley the owner also suggested some stunning hair pieces to go with the dress.

The cake was a no brainer, I’d been admiring Sugar Crush Bakes’ masterpieces for a few years. Georgie’s cakes are so creative, vibrant and interesting, I was thrilled when she was happy to be involved!

The finished cake not only looked sensational but tasted amazing too.

Gray Starling Designs’ handmade paper and gold leaf edge along with the floral designs she creates were a must-have. She kindly suggested the design for seating plan that worked great with the macrame curtain and designed the beautiful invitations, menus and place settings.

Delicate Details

My idea was to have the macrame keyring which doubled as a place setting and favour.

We also used a beautiful macrame moon and star on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs, and a wrap around the bouquet.

I gasped when I first saw the bouquet, it looked incredible! Dottie really blew me away with her display on the triangle. She’s so creative and really went beyond my expectations.

I was also impressed to hear that she doesn’t use floral foam as it’s bad for the environment and uses mainly local flower growers.

Finishing touches were the rug which I bought from Wayfair, colourful confetti cannon and smoke bombs from Ginger Ray just to add extra colour!

Team Work makes the Dream Work

The day itself was brilliant, everything came together perfectly and we made a great team.

Although the weather was a bit dull and grey I think that actually made the colourful, vibrant flowers and beautiful macrame really pop.

The added bonus at the end of the shoot was sharing the beautiful flowers and delicious cake between the suppliers and the feedback was that a good day was had by all!”

To find out more about Daze Photography and how she can capture your special day in full colour, head to Kristie’s dedicated Guest List portfolio!

Creatives and Credits

CONCEPT, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY Daze Photography @dazephotographyandfilm
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER Nabila Burija @nabila_burija_weddings
FLOWERS Hyde Park Flower Club by Dotties @hydeparkflowerclub.by.dotties
DRESS, SUIT, HAIR ACCESSORIES Limelight Occasions @limelight_occasions
PROP HIRE – TRIANGLE FOR BACKDROP Viva La Booth @vivalabooth
MACRAME Indi Rose Macrame @indi.rose.macrame
STYLING Something New @somethingnew_wp
CAKE Sugar Crush Bakes @sugarcrushbakes
MODEL Autumn Rose Palmer @autumnrosepalmer
MUA Autumn Rose MUA @muaautumnrose
STATIONERY Gray Starling Designs @graystarlingdesigns
VENUE Priory Cottages @priory_cottages
MODELS His and Hers Collective @hisandhers_collective

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