Wild Bloom was the first editorial shot I ever designed and it was the launch of the Bourbon & Bloom brand. The goal of the shoot was to explore the pairing of elegance with a bold, slightly untamed contrast, much like wild flowers in the spring.

The contrasting details of wild against elegance were fused together with bold details and a calculated softness. The bride in an elegant, minimalist wedding gown and a soft, loose updo is emboldened with a deep bold lip and a loose blooms hairpiece as a wild alternative to the flower crown. The groom's medium grey suit makes the bride's bold lip and mauve floral hairpiece colours pop and is the perfect neutral pairing against all the abundance of colour.  


The colour palette featured bold shades of mauve, fuschia and blush, brought forward in an abundance of grandiose blooms, spilling off the table, peppered between candles, cascading from a hanging backdrop, and framing the table in overflowing pillar urns. Large block and taper candles will the space with a slight modern vibe, while the warmth of the candlelight softens the overall effect, bringing just enough impact to the table's floral lace overlay, allowing the eye to draw seamlessly up and down the table for a dynamic flow of impactful details. The dinerware features a complimentary floral pattern, yet the antique china adds a softer, almost modest impact against the myriad of daring florals.

While I would no longer consider the Wild Bloom Spring Editorial among my highest features for design expression, it was the launching point for an entire brand, that has come to be known for its bold, modern designs, and the ever prominent hints of wildness, showcased in our out of the box concepts and playful details.

Design + Decor: Bourbon & Bloom | Photography: Stacey Stewart Photography | Video: Salt & Light Studio | Venue: Vista Room, Lago | Florals & rentals: Wedecor | Tableware: Wishes Vintage Event Rentals | Stationery: Pretty Papier | Dress: With Love Bridal | Suit: l'Hexagone | Jewellery: GoldArt Jewellery Studio | Makeup: Dazzling Faces Makeup Artistry | Hair: Liana Lacroix Beauty | Dessert: Sugar House Cakes