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The Velvet Underground

Styled shoots are a great way to showcase the local talent in the wedding industry, but they’re also a great way to get creative and show what works well when thinking of styling your wedding. I was lucky to have this 1960’s sophistication styled shoot called ‘The Velvet Underground’ featured in Together Journal in August 2018. Have a look through the gallery and see what you think!

Set amongst the dramatic rocky outcrops and windswept dunes of New Zealand’s east coast, this classic and timeless look transports you back in time to when The Velvet Underground was spinning on the record player and the swinging 60’s were in full swing. This is an artistic shoot for the traditional bride, seeking to connect the old with the new. An inspiration for those wanting to look beyond contemporary expectations when planning their own special day.

The classic band “Velvet Underground” peaked in the 1960’s, but still lives on today their music still warming our ears. This is reflected in the inspiration for this creative shoot, proof that bringing back the classic and timeless look through using accents from weddings in the 60’s can still work today.

The legendary screen siren Brigitte Bardot became the muse, her trademark beehive and winged eyeliner featuring in the shoot. With talented vendors like Bespoke Hair by Chloe and Make up by Cass, our model Emma Owen was seamlessly transformed into a modern 60’s bride. The chic bespoke wedding dress by talented designer Corina Snow, combined with beautiful pearl drops provided by Jewels by Jodie, completed the magic of the sophisticated 60’s vibe.

Honeybee Wild wove together colours and textures from the past to create floral masterpieces from another era. From velvety chocolate magnolia buds to classic faded pink carnations, these colours perfectly complimented the earthy browns and greys in the coastal cliffs and the warm mustard and burgundy tones of the table scape.

Casey from The Heirloom set up an elegant and rich table scape amongst dunes to complete the timeless and classic mood of the Velvet Underground shoot.



Flowers: Honeybee Wild


Styling: The Heirloom


With some furnishings from: Peter Clark Interiors


Model: Emma Owen


Wedding dress designer: Corina Snow


Make up: Make up by Cass


Hair stylist: Bespoke hair by Chloe


Cake: Heavens cakes on earth


Jewellery: Jewels by Jodie