Dark and Mysterious Flowers

Gothic Shoot For Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Happy Halloween! This shoot took place a while back now but it seems like a fitting time to put the pictures up being October 31st and all. I had such a fun time creating this bouquet, it’s not often the brief for a wedding is ‘make the flowers as dark as possible!’ The great thing about this bouquet is that is shows you how versatile nature is – none of the flowers are dyed or artificial and in fact a lot of them are British grown – and local at that! So many richly coloured natural flowers are available that it makes my job really exciting.

There is something really classy and elegant about dark berry colours and  I love it when I am let loose to embrace the dark shades of Autumn and Winter. Having said that, this bouquet was actually made in the Summer! We were shooting in the Summer for the Autumn/Winter Rock n Roll Bride magazine. Some of the flowers I used are available all year round such as ‘black pearl’ lisianthus and ‘black bacarra’ roses. Also featuring in this bouquet are English grown cornflowers, nigella pods, sweet peas and black elder foliage plus Dutch grown cotinus (deep reddish purple foliage) and black alliums.

Who says you have to wear white on your wedding day? I’m all for expressing yourself and i black is your colour then go for it! It’s all the more fun to be part of a creative process that is non traditional – well for me it is anyway! I really appreciate living in an expressive place – Brighton and Hove are such creative places and I get to work with all sorts of stylish folk.

If you are enjoying these dark and moody flowers you might well like this Autumnal Brighton Wedding full of rich plum shades and Autumn foliage.

This shoot was featured in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue Rock n Roll Bride magazine.

It was great to work with such a talented team of women, below are the superstars and links to their websites.

Photography: Devlin Photos
Styling: Mr & Mrs Unique
Styling: Bijou Bride
Hair & Make Up: Louise Seymour
Nails: Tabby Casto
Flowers: Bettie Rose
Model: Lena via Nevs Models
Location: JJ Media Group via Coco Wedding Venues
Creative Direction: Rock n Roll Bride