the flower shop: a marilyn monroe inspired shoot

From Corette Faux “I teamed up with hair and make-up artist, Karen from Lushly So to recreate some fun, flirtatious, glamorous looks reenacting scenes from Ladies of the Chorus starring the famous Marilyn Monroe. The movie’s plot follows Monroe, a chorus girl and a man who falls in love with her, sends her flowers every night without signing the card. The heroine, curious of the identity of her secret admirer, goes to the florist shop to learn his identity…

The results were simply magical!”

Marilyn Monroe-inspired editorial shoot | Corette Faux Peonies in a vase | Corette Faux Marilyn Monroe-inspired editorial shoot | Corette Faux Marilyn Monroe-inspired editorial shoot | Corette Faux Nude pumps | Corette Faux Marilyn Monroe-inspired editorial shoot | Corette Faux

From Corette Faux – “The first scene I wanted to create was Fun; flirty, mischievous flat-out girlie look replicating Marilyn trying to find out who her secret admirer was.

Karen combined fun pink lips with long, flirty lashes, on a fair-skinned, platinum beauty, the color pink was the theme representing a more girlie look. The Peonies, cat eyeglasses decorated with pretty petals, was a favorite we used to enhance/highlight that fun moment.

The tulle ballerina and beautifully detailed dress from Chi Chi London was just perfect for adding that Fun flirty element.”

Wedding cake with cascading sugar flowers | Corette Faux Cascading bridal bouquet | Corette Faux Gold sequin wedding cake | Corette Faux Gold sequin wedding dress | Corette Faux Unique red bridal bouquet | Corette Faux Vintage brass candlesticks | Corette Faux Cascading bridal bouquet with peonies and a gold sequin dress | Corette Faux

“For Scene Two: The glamorous Marilyn meeting her secret admirer: there is nothing like sequins highlighting a modern glamour. We wanted to create a scene, representing a modern glam, chic yet sophisticated look, and a look that just repeats itself in the wedding world. What better way to complete this look with matt red lips and a glamorous heavy floral bouquet with inspiration of burgundy, black, gold and pops of coral.”

Pink peony centerpiece | Corette Faux Pink peony bouquet | Corette Faux Pink peony wedding invitations | Corette Faux Gold sequin wedding cake | Corette Faux Yes way rose | Corette Faux Unique floral crown | Corette Faux Pink peony centerpiece | Corette Faux

“Scene Three: The wedding! As it is all about flowers and the last scene was to represent her uniqueness, we wanted to use an unusual dress from Jarlo and some of my favorite flowers: peonies, dahlias, orchids and hydrangeas.”

Love this editorial shoot? See more gorgeous wedding inspiration from Corette Faux here!

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Photography & Flowers: Corette Faux // Stationery: Vanilla Retro Stationery // Cakes: Fantastic-Caketastic // Hair & Makeup: Karen from Lushley So Hair and Beauty // Dresses: Jarlo London and Chi Chi London.

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About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Beautiful photos 🙂 Love how bright and sunny they are 🙂

  2. Wow, the cakes and bouquet are breathtaking!

  3. What an unusual bouquet in scene1! Gorgeous!