Not long ago when everybody was out gathering gifts for the Lunar New Year in celebration of the spring festival, La Bride was busy planning our La Bridal shoot for the month! Where tradition meets modern in the clash of two very different styles of Chinese and western bridal looks. From its theme to its planning, the shoot was thoroughly planned with it hardworking crew in the hopes of giving our La Bridal readers a one of a kind sort of wedding inspiration.
We all know how changeable the weather is here down under (Australia). On the way to our shooting location at the Nurragingy Reserve, we were worried that the looming clouds were going to rain on all of our hard work. But luckily, once we got our models styled and our cameras up, the clouds cleared and everything went according to plan. We’d like to thank Xtraordinary Photos & Video for the shoot, and the the support of all of La Bride’s little helpers.
Is’t the image above just stunning? We certainly jumped when we saw it! We must admit that this set of photographs is a big contrast to our usual sweet bridal photoshoots. Our photographer Wayne found different way to look bridal shoots and dressed our bride up in this rebellious and cool image. I guess everyone has their own tastes even when it comes to bridal shoots. What do you think?
This dragon and phoenix bridal dress is embroidered purely by hand, it isn’t just a gown, moreover it is a work of art. The likes of traditional bridal dresses have evolved according to its time, in the hopes of of bringing what’s fashionable into traditions. Stitched with golden threads, this embroidery of a Phoenix and dragon represents the air of majesty, good fortunes and the blissfulness of a hundred years, giving us the best of both worlds from modern fashions and traditions.
Tired of grand and complicated weddings? Let us return to the simple nature of country life, surrounded by the comforting textures of wood, allowing every couple to relax with inhibition. A wooden house upon a sturdy ground of soil, rustic and filled with both nostalgia and class.
This hand bouquet of stark red and blue is nicely complemented with black Callas, adding excitement to the red Bulgarian roses. With the embellishment of peacock feathers, the hand bouquet comes together vibrantly, finishing the flower arrangement nicely.
Our florist Bonnie from Just Flowers by Bonnie, nicely arranged this bouquet in lavender tones. Together, the arrangement looks carefree and natural, unconstrained, it brings out a kind of honest beauty.
Although western styled weddings are all the rage, traditional cultures are increasingly valued by many couples. And that is why we have chosen to feature theses two traditional Chinese wedding dresses. Nothing brings out a woman’s figure like a Chinese Cheong Sam, in different styles and floral embroideries, they present us with different types of beauty. Doing justice to our model’s figure, the cheong sam beautifully outlines the contours of her body with grace.
As a twist to the traditional chignon, our stylist Livia ingeniously styled our model’s hair into this low and natural looking bun, paired with gold hair accessories, giving our model the look of beauty and grace.
Organiser: La Bride Wedding Blog | Venue：Nurragingy Reserve | Model：Sylvia To | Photography: Xtraordinary Photography | Florist: Just Flowers by Bonnie | Makeup and Hair：Style 7 Makeup Artistry (Livia Shi) | White Wedding Gowns：La7 Collection Bridal Couture | Red Traditional Chinese Dresses：D’Wedding Station