Daisy: What kind of garden do you come from? Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden. Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Inspired by the above quote, today’s bridal shower inspiration shoot from Nyx Photography is completely darling with its adorable fashions from Mengouchi Haute Couture and inclusion of the little ones!
From Natalie Loots of Nyx Photography – “I had been fascinated by vintage time pieces for a while before deciding on a final theme and being inspired by Alice in Wonderland the whole shoot just started to fit together when I decided on buying two very small rabbits from our local pet shop. From there on everything fell into place with choosing the vintage dresses made by Erika and the gorgeous hand illustrated stationary that Colleen created. I also love gold as a color for weddings and incorporating it into my styled shoots, everything from soft to rose gold and thus it complemented our theme.
We started creating backdrops and décor about three weeks in advance working with a lot of vintage furniture, china and even doing some DIY upholstering.
Colleen and I work together on a lot of projects and this time she absolutely out did herself by hand-illustrating the invitations, menu’s and cake-topper with rabbits and clocks. Using a wooden rabbit cutout that we painted gold and then put on the cake using a paper straw and double-sided tape made the rabbit cake topper.
I sourced the cake locally from Baker’s World. As I wanted something minimalist, I asked for the cake to be chocolate with white dirty icing and added the lavender as decoration myself. The flowers were all handpicked wildflowers I arranged into bouquets.”
Photography: Nyx Photography // Designer: Erika Menogouchi // Jewelry: Venitas Jewellery // Makeup: Mariska Vogel // Stationery: Lieflingkind Design // Styling: Cathleen Loots // Location: Polokwane in South Africa.