Today photographer Masha Unwerth shares the inspiration behind her zingy late summer shoot…
This shoot was inspired by the citrus colour palette and summer Italian heat! With the end of the summer approaching I felt mesmerised by the amazing weather we still had and wanted to create something bold to inspire brides-to-be.
It was important to keep this colourful shoot bold and crisp. To empower couples wanting to incorporate the vibrant colour into their wedding design. As a photographer I associate the vibrant colours of citrus fruits with Tuscan sun, which led me to the overall theme, Citrus Love. We used lemons, oranges, physalis, olives, pears and touches of limes.
The Manor Barn served as the perfect backdrop for the shoot, with its large fruit garden to the giant haystacks and open fields (that proved extremely popular with the whole creative team!) The summery stationery was beautifully designed by Leuska Design and focused on the bright citrus tones. The floral art by Raven and Ryegrass Floral Design was swoon-worthy with bright accents of O’Hara scented roses, dahlia and mimosa. The arrangements stood out perfectly against the scattering of citrus on the table. I didn’t want an over-the-top cake alongside the strong colour palette so the three-tier white cake by The Elegant Rose Cake Studio adorned with mini lemon vine was exactly right.
I wanted a bridesmaid model as well as the bride herself. Our bride Francesca wore a striking Enzoani off-shoulder floral lace dress by Helena Fortley whilst the bridesmaid’s look was a modern olive dress from Zara. The ladies’ hair was styled by the RDW hair with a side parting and curls for the bride, and a low bun style for the bridesmaid. Becky Downton our makeup artist chose orange for Francesca which complimented her green eyes. A soft pink on the eyes, and vibrant fuchsia pink on the lips, created a super playful and fresh makeup look for the bridesmaid.
Our groom, Louis, wore a classic suit which complemented the bold yet stylish mood board.
A big thanks to all the vendors involved! Instagram handles below.
Photographer, concept & styling @masha.unwerth
Florals & decor @ravenandryegrass
Hair stylist @rdwhair
Wedding gown @helenafortley
Bridesmaid dress @zara
Wedding stationery @leuska_design
Cakes & confectionary: @theelegantrosecakestudio