a contemporary bridal editorial

Brought to you by Valentina at The Stars Inside: wedding and elopement planner for cool people like YOU who believe every moment has magic in it if you look closely enough.

A Celebration of Freedom & Simplicity:
The Bridal Edition

Planning & Styling: The Stars Inside
Photography: Agnes Black
Venue: Lucerne Studio
Flowers: Fine Stems
Furniture & Decor: The W Collection
White Chairs: Wedhead London
Cakes: Alchemy of Sugar
Stationery: Bobbin and Beau
Hair & Make-up Team: Something Blue Hair & Make-up
Bridalwear: The Fall, Love Story Bride, and Emma Beaumont
Jewellery & Accessories : I'MMANY London, Megan Brown Jewellery, Loved by One, 13:31
Glasses: Spexbox
Ceramics: Kina Ceramics & Muru Ceramics
Textiles: Cfleurs Design
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
On the day assistant: Anemone Style

This editorial was a creative collaboration between wedding professionals in the UK, during the brief window in Summer 2020 when lockdown restrictions were lifted. By this point, we had all experienced six months of our world being turned around – and there was a great need for creativity, joy, and simplicity. For me personally, this photoshoot embodied freedom: with its white crisp palette, the unfussiness of the tablescape, and the wildness of the flowers. We chose three women – three muses – to showcases all the wonderful, diverse ways that brides can show their personality through their wedding day look. For the styling, I was inspired by a contemporary incarnation of Wabi Sabi: a Japanese aesthetic and world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. It felt like a fitting, inspiring way to look towards the future during what was a very difficult time – and encourage our viewers to breathe, and embrace their story now in this moment, whatever it may be.