‘Swan Lake’ is known as one of the most famous and timeless love stories of all time. It is simply put, a masterpiece that celebrates love, sacrifice and romance. The ‘Eternal Love’ style shoot takes inspiration from the famous Tchaikovsky ballet, recreating the core themes through the lens of couture bridal style and creative expression.
As the ballet premiered in the late 19th century, the style shoot takes place in a stunning venue adorned with French designer antiques from the time periods of 17th to 19th century. Each shot is framed with prestigious French embellished antique pieces created for the monarchs and royal court.
The professionally trained ballerina dances her way through the shoot in a number of feathered gowns by Alin Le’ Kal. Feathered gowns are one of the biggest upcoming bridal trends for the year and year to come. The shoot features three gowns shipped straight from Paris Fashion Week from Alin Le’ Kal’s Spring/Summer 19 collection. Each gown celebrates a different persona, from an elegant and sophisticated silk gown with feathered top, a dark and bold feathered short dress, to the final white lavish feathered ball gown that is grand enough to fill an entire room.
As directed by the husband and wife team at Sephory Photography, there were many shots that celebrated the beauty of movements through the art of ballet dancing. The photographer used to be a ballerina herself, so she knew how capture the alluring romance behind the motions.
The luxurious themes of feathers, pearls and gold were embraced throughout the shoot. Asides from the gowns being feathered masterpieces and the graceful pearled veil, the make-up artist brought the art of feathers and pearls to the make-up looks, gluing black feathers to the eyes for the black swan look and stick-on pearls to the eyes for the white swan look. Matching with the golden antiques, the wedding cake and desserts reflected the theme to perfection with tempered white chocolate resembling feathers and brushes of lustrous gold. The subtlety of the feathered theme continues through the floral arrangements with the use of the ever-trending pampas grass and contrasting grey feathered designs on modern clear acrylic wedding stationery. At the centre of it all, the bride was dazzled from head to toe with luxurious bejewelled crowns, diamond jewellery, and glistening heels.
Have you been inspired to get creative with your wedding theme? Exploit the perfect opportunity to channel your impeccable style through a timeless love story and theme that will remain bold, elegant, feminine and wonderfully extravagant throughout the ages.
Photography/Art directions: Sephory Photography @sephoryphotography // Gowns: Alin Le’ Kal @alinlekal //Shoes: Sophia Webster @sophiawebster // Crowns: Viktoria Novak @viktorianovak //Invitations: Adorn Invitations @adorninvitations // Flowers: Chloe Lashay Floristry @chloelashayfloristry // Jewellery: Temelli Jewellery @temellijewellery // Skincare: LUIERE @luiereau // Make up: Suzy Sela @suzyselamakeup //Hair: Coco Mane @coco_mane// Cake: Mary Eats Cake @maryeatscake // Ballerina/Model: Darcie Keil @darcishka // Venue: Anton Venoir // Interiors @anton_venoir_interiors