In September 2015, Erin (from Rosebud & Willow) and I got together to brainstorm & organise a style shoot where we could let our creativity run free! It was such a fantastic day spent working with some wonderful vendors from around Auckland!
This shoot was mostly inspired by the venue itself, McGrath Estate. The natural, untouched beauty of this location was the inspiration behind creating a simplistic yet bold and almost ethereal themed shoot. The natural lighting and the cool southerly breeze helped to create some stunning images and added to the overall atmosphere of the day!
The gowns, both ethereal & romantic, contrasted the raw landscapes & rustic barn as did the deep purples & reds of the flowers & fruit which popped against the farmland & forestry. The shoot was split between a more classic, ethereal look, with elegant make up & hair and long flowing gowns, and the second look a more daring bohemian feel, with body art, bare feet & fun, unconventional gowns.
All gowns featured in the shoot are priced under $1000 so brides with all different budgets can accessibly achieve this look!
We hope this shoot leaves you feeling inspired!
Special thanks to:
Gowns: Bridal and Ball NZ
Flowers: Rosebud and Willow
Hair & Makeup: Alis Makeup Station
Location: McGrath Estate
Props: The Pretty Prop Shop
Tables & Chairs: The Vitrine
Models: Rani & Nikita
Also thanks to Nathan from Thomas Video for a behind the scenes video!
Watch below in HD:
Be sure to check out the current Bride & Groom magazine where we have a 2 page spread!
Until next time,
Adam + Kirst