Escapism to the classic tales of past centuries, where romance novels featured daring, female heroines, determined and self-assured. Eras bathed in emotion and imagination, where grand gestures and bold declarations of love were not unheard of and true romance was well and truly alive. Bold Romance captures the intimate bridal shower of Ebony Taylor, a strong, beautiful woman on the cusp of embarking a lifelong journey with her soul mate.
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.’’
Ebony’s unbridled passion for their relationship is expressed through her stark confidence and demeanour. Classic romance and modern femininity are entwined throughout this ardent declaration of love.
Romantic, moody tones, paired with ornate crystal and vintage silverware generate a sense of elegance and sophistication reminiscent of bygone eras. Vivid floral features are interspersed with sleek, modern design elements, while hints of onyx create masculine overtones, revealing an overarching sense of illusion and mystery.
The Bold Romance concept was inspired from my own fascination with classic romanticism and old world charm. Through the amalgamation of deep, striking features paired with soft, gentle textures, the concept was to create an intimate bridal shower reflective in personality of the bride to be, Ebony Taylor.
Deep burgundy and onyx elements paired with soft blush and delicate overtones dually create a distinct juxtaposition, demonstrating the confident and strong identity of the bride to be, while still portraying her femininity.
Modern elements are interspersed with tradition, to emphasise Ebony’s affinity with niche modernistic trends, while still maintaining her adoration for time honoured tradition. Intricate hand-sewn lace couture with silver leather details adorn her body, paring classic couture with contemporary accents, while modern silver and obsidian toned stationery and desserts are softened with elegant floral features.
Watch the Bold Romance Film and Behind The Scenes footage below and view the full Gallery here.
Concept Design, Styling & Coordination: Adore Every Detail | Photography: Ashton Jean-Pierre | Videography: Daniel & Shannaya Films | Couture: Signor Mont Couture | Florals: The Handsome Bloom | Cake & desserts: Bella Sweets | Headpiece & Earrings: Maria Elena Headpieces | Floral Illustration: Vicky Pratt | Stationery & Signage: Adore Every Detail | Printing: McCarthy Ellis Printers | Chairs & Plateware: Complete Function Hire | Linen & Napkins: Table Art | HMUA: Pink Gloss Hair & Makeup Design | Model / Agency: Bronte James / Brazen Models | Antique Furniture & Misc. Props: Hire Haus | Venue: The International of Brighton