“Love's stories written in love's richest books. To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes.”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Think of old worldly charm and winter romance. The ghosts of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' hang heavily over this shoot but as a much darker and moodier version, romantic and mysterious.
I really wanted to shoot in a European forest which we were lucky enough to find near Creswick in Victoria. The burgundy and claret tones combined with forest greens helped create a whimsical, mystical and utterly romantic feel. Moss and mushrooms which we collected in the forest also helped create a raw and natural feel.
The location was paramount to this shoot! I really wanted an ancient and majestic grandfather tree in a beautiful European autumn/winter forest to be the central point of the setup. The entire team worked incredibly hard pulling this crazy vision together. It was a mammoth effort given the remote location and everything we needed to bring in for this shoot. We needed a generator, smoke machine, all the props, sweets, cakes and everything else in between but it was absolutely incredible to see this vision come to life!
In the end, the team from One Big Day Event Hire who played a major part in putting this shoot together were rewarded big time and named as one of Australia's Top 25 Wedding Stylist! Congratulation team! This is so well deserved.
Please make sure to watch the incredible film created by my good friend and all-around awesome guy, James from Zephyr Productions at the start of this post.
Here is a list of all the amazing vendors involved in this shoot. Make sure to check them out if you are on the hunt for suppliers for your big day.
Video // Zephyr Productions
Stylist & Props Hire // One Big Day Event Hire
Hair & Makeup // Foundation Make Up Artistry
Florist // Sylvia O’Brien of Vanilla Rose
Cake // Vanilla Rose
Groom’s attire // Black Tie Classic Hire
Jewelry // Jeanette Maree
Stationery // Creative Distinction
Owls // Full Flight Birds Of Prey
Shoot Location // Creswick Le Gerche Forest
Models // Poppy Frances & Adam Luke Taylor