We have a boho meets urban bridal editorial to share with you all today, put together by Aneberry, a fashion-led wedding dress brand that provides beautiful made-to-measure wedding dresses at affordable prices. The shoot, which took place in London, was planned to showcase four new dresses from their 2018 collection in two contrasting settings; St Dunstan-in-the-East, a secret garden in the heart of London and London’s South Bank.
What we love about Aneberry is that they take a very different approach from traditional bridal brands and boutiques. They provide made-to-measure wedding dresses which are tailored to fit their bride’s individual and unique body shapes. This means there is no need for dress alterations which saves time and money. Their dresses are also designed in-house and they sell directly to their brides from their London showroom and online. As a result, they are able to deliver beautiful, high-quality wedding dresses at an affordable price.
Miao Chen, founder of Aneberry, tells us about her beautiful bespoke bridal brand, the dresses featured in the shoot and all of the suppliers involved.
Two Shoots In One….
My name is Miao, and I’m the founder of Aneberry. We are a fashion-led designer wedding dress brand that provides beautiful made-to-measure wedding dresses at affordable prices. This shoot was planned to showcase a few of our new dresses which we designed this year.
We did the first part of our shoot at St Dunstan-in-the-East, a secret garden in the heart of London. St Dunstan-in-the-East is a Mediterranean style church ruin with rustic walls covered by leaves and trees, creating a mysterious yet magnificent setting for the shoot.
We dressed our two ‘brides’ with boho style dresses, both with long sleeves. The dress ‘Verona’ features a soft French lace top with a floaty chiffon skirt. The dress ‘Angela’ features an open back with floral lace.
We did the second part of our shoot at London South Bank, where our bridal studio is based. The neon light at Oxo Tower is just outside our studio. We wanted this shoot to be more of an urban style, with vibrant neon lights and beautiful river views. We styled the ‘brides’ with our ‘Dora’ and ‘Beth’ dresses. ‘Dora’ dress is a halter neckline dress highlighted with cross straps and a low back. ‘Beth’ dress has a minimalistic design and with separate off-shoulder lace sleeves.
We went with a darker, dramatic style for the photos. Our photographer is Manon Pauffin, she is an alternative wedding photographer. She is really good at connecting with the models, making them feel relaxed when doing intimate postures and capturing love stories.
Makeup & Hair….
The makeup is done by Keighley Kay and the hair is by Iqra Rahim-Babar. We created two looks for the two shoots. For the Church one, we created a very natural and earth look; for the South Bank shoot, we let the hair down, put on bright red lipstick and created a more electric look.
The wild and wonderful bouquet is created by florist Kerry from Foxgloves and Alice. The flowers used were a locally grown selection and encompassed a beautiful colour palette. A peony in pale pink complimented with darker pink garden roses. Grasses and foliage are used to add texture and to keep the bouquet looking natural.
The leather jackets were hand-painted by Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium. The artwork drew inspiration from nature with blossom and flowers creating a striking juxtaposition against the urban landscape. We chose a black and a white jacket together for the shoot, to show the contrast in style between the two gorgeous ‘brides’.
The earrings are provided by Laura from Honey Blossom. Laura creates beautiful crystal and semi-precious stone jewellery for free spirit brides. The jewellery pieces we used for the shoot contains beautiful blue and blush pink hues. The designs were kept simple, yet elegant, to add an extra touch of beauty to the brides and already stunning dresses.
We used two simple but elegant rings from Nikki Stark Jewellery. One is sterling silver stacking rings with amethyst and London blue topaz. The other is 9ct yellow gold stacking rings with black onyx and moissanite. Nikki makes simple, elegant fine jewellery in a small workshop just outside London. She offers a range of simple delicate pieces of her own design, supplies traditional bands and makes some bespoke pieces.
The Line Up
Wedding Dresses: Aneberry
Photographer: Manon Pauffin Photography
Makeup: Kayleigh Keen
Hair: Igra Rahin Babar
Florist: Foxgloves and Alice
Painted Leather Jackets: Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium
Rings: Nikki Stark Jewellery
Earrings: Honey Blossom
Models: Samantha and Brydie