Heart Shaped Florals & Sweet Treats: Behind the Scenes At A Bridal Musings Styled Shoot

Boy are we excited to share this one with you guys!

It was a rainy Wednesday in London, and we gathered with some of our very favourite UK wedding vendors at the rather regal Institute of Contemporary Arts to create a rather special Bridal Musings photoshoot.

It was filled with sweet treats, beautiful blooms and dreamy hues of red, coral, pink and gold.

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Styled by our friend and stylist extraordinaire, Louise Beukes of B.loved Weddings, with luscious florals from Liz at Blue Sky Flowers and photographed by the wonderful Marianne Taylor Photography, we were joined by a superstar beautification team, with Sev of Hepburn Collection on hair and Mariam Jensen on make-up.

We were just thrilled when the lovely Sophie of Her Lovely Heart agreed to come along to snap some candid shots as we primed and prepped for our day.

We don’t want to let you in on too much just yet, (the full shoot is to follow next week!) but feast your eyes on these sneak peak shots behind the scenes…

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Make up artist Mariam is such a perfectionist, she stopped at nothing to ensure we looked and felt gorgeous for our stint in front of the camera (or as gorgeous as bloggers who spend most of their days devoid of sunlight, behind their computer screens can look, at least).

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Oh so talented hairstylist Sev asking, in his charming French accent:

So girls, which hair brush is prettier?

(Because these things matter in styled shoots. And yes, we went with the brush to the left.)

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There were lots of smiles that day (plus more than a few wardrobe dilemmas!) and, fun fact, the Queen was even in attendance!

She happened to be visiting Buckingham Palace so there was lots of crowds and excitement as she rode the royal carriage through St James Park. Yep, that is how awesome the location of the Institute of Contemporary Arts is – overlooking some of London’s most iconic sights.

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Claire adopting the typical blogger pose, iphone in hand, tweeting and instagramming away till her fingers hurt.

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Louise doing her styling thang, she is one talented lady with a penchant for the prettiest of details!

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Elizabeth getting stuck into a floral DIY project. (She won’t be quitting the day job anytime soon to run off and be a florist!)

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Sophie caught some really great moments, and was so discreet, we barely realised she was snapping away!

Thanks so much to Her Lovely Heart!

Doesn’t it all look so pretty? We can’t wait to show you the rest!

(Until then, you may just spot some more pretty shots on our brand new About Pages.)

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