All in white and only with a bridal bouquet in her arms that´s allowed a few color accents – that´s probably a ballerina´s floral wedding dream, if we ask the event stylists from Locust Collection.
She wears her hair open, her black curls frame her pretty face. They seem to be mirrored in the dark roses, which curiously stick their heads out of the bouquet of white flowers and green foliage. In addition, there are flowers in graceful dusty pink, which together with the shiny ribbon referring to her delicate dance shoes. With this bouquet, floral designer Fleur Gabrielle managed to make the love and passion that this bride carries deep in her heart become visible.
Her sheer wedding dress by Leanne Marshall not only plays with seductive transparency, but also reminds of the lightness and fragility that a ballet dancer exudes. The long sleeves and flowing panels of fabric slide gently down on her and give the impression that she is floating…
Isn’t it remarkable how much body control, discipline and talent there is in this young woman? How she´s gracefully tiptoeing through the emptiness of the light-flooded Natural Light Studio and holds every pose perfectly?
Talent is also demonstrated by photographer Chelsea Ariane, who captured this dream of a beautiful bride on incredibly emotional pictures, giving us a unique daydream.
More than 400 years lie between the Julia from thence and Romeo’s bride of today, even if her tragic story is the same. Marked by longing, devotion and drama, she gracefully writhes in her sorrow, wordlessly pouring out her heavy heart.
In front of the camera of photographer Elisabeth Feldner of Die Elfe, the beautiful ballerina vents her emotions. We see how she dances and rejoices joyfully, but also how she pines away after her sweetheart, lost in thoughts.
A hopeful look out the window, an expectant look at the laid table for two. But the space next to her remains empty, her fragile core untouched. One last time emotions break out of her. One last time her gorgeous bridal gown by Solaine Piccoli Vienna unfolds its full splendor. One last time she fills the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein with her splendor, before she sinks to the floor heartbroken…
More emotional than Die Elfe has done with this breathtaking shoot, you probably can not tell the world famous romance of Romeo and Juliet. Actually, no wonder, if you know how much passion was involved in this project.
“Ever since I was little, I remember a big, magnificent picture of a great ballerina hanging on a wall. Many stories have arisen in my imagination around this painting and so it was one of my dreams to tell my story in pictures someday.” the photographer tells us and adds: “I have been following Natascha Mair, a soloist of the State Opera at the Vienna State Ballet, for a long time on Instagram and when I saw her playing Julia in the Volksoper, the decision was finally made to realize this shoot.”
For the successful organization and realization of her dream, Die Elfe collaborated with the successfull wedding planner duo Natalie Nowakowski & Daniel Wolf of Happily Ever After, who proved their skills especially in the stylish table design.
A highlight, that photographer Die Elfe has captured just as lovingly and attentively as any balletic pose of the dancer. In the end it is her pictures that tell her very own story: “The pictures show the longing of a waiting Julia for her Romeo. Through the elegant and sensual movements, the fragility of love becomes visible.”
And with these meaningful words we may now release you into the remarkable picture gallery of Die Elfe.
We hardly find the right words to describe this amazing styled shoot created by Amy Osaba and the brilliant shots from MK Sadler appropriately.
As outstanding florist and former ballerina Amy had the vision of merging her two biggest passions and eternalize them on exceptional pictures.
The breakable shell of a filigree prima ballerina incloses so much power, movement and energy covered by her tender appearance which makes us overlook all that. As a retiered trained ballet dancer Amy Osaba is aware of this fact and transfers these contrasts into her successfull and breathtaking work as floral designer.
We found the perfect interaction between production and photography especially fascinating. Finally Amy was able to gain the incomparable picture poet Meghan Kay Sadler for her project. Like no other photographer Meghan knows how to interact with lights and shades but foremost how to work with movement and standstill – which she proofed expressively with these pictures.
A professional dancer from the New York City Ballet and exquisite robes designed by Samuelle Couture grant this shooting its elegance, grace and glint but also its speed, expression and flexibility.
Amy Osaba and MK Sadler created a captivating and breakable appearing world to show us that inspirations often lay within our memories and the things we love.
The dance of two lovers is like a dream, in which passion becomes a rhythmic confession of love on the waves of melodies.
Love knows many languages. Ballet is one of them. A dance that could not have given more fitting expression to this extraordinary editorial. And so the dance love game turns into a magical love story in which the graceful couple talk about their innermost feelings without words.
From Event planner Veronika Marchenko:”Ballet is a dance of generations around the world. Ballet is tenderness and passion; romance and a riot of emotions; versatility and lightness; classic and modern. We were inspired to create this project by the story of our couple, their activities and creative nature. Supporting the artist, we created a visual that formed the overall concept of the entire project. The main task of our team was to draw this fine line between the dance and the couple themselves, to emphasize their story, but not to make them a working portfolio photography. We chose neutral background shades to focus on the couple and details. Airiness and lightness are what the viewer should feel. This became our main goal.
In the image of the bride, given the fact that Maya is a ballerina, we decided to leave the standard vision and do something unique. We set a clear task to use this lightness in makeup and not to overload the image with complex styling. We approached the design of the outfit very seriously, we needed to create a dress that would perfectly fit the overall look: graceful and flowing. The designer Olga Manyukevich perfectly coped with this task, complementing the outfit with personalized accessories.
We have taken great care in detail. We used the symbol of ballet – pointe shoes, handmade calligraphy from Olga Manyukevich and sheet music. For a bright accent, we rented an antique piano and a candelabrum. In floristry, it was decided not to use a bright palette, but to use shades of white and beige. Our flower fairy Veronika Dren certainly did an excellent job with this task and created a composition that resembles a snow-white cloud. The sweet accessory throughout the shoot became a separate and bright accent. Handmade cake from Damaster Cake is sustained in a common palette of shades.
Thanks to our talented photographer Yulia Galygina and videographer Yauheni Grischenko, we can completely immerse ourselves in this unique dance of the ballet genre, live this story together and become a little closer to the amazing world of art.”
From bride Maya: ‘‘Our first meeting took place 5 years ago at the Musical Comedy Theater, where I came to work. I remember Anton came up to me and offered to take an excursion around the theater, and I immediately liked him. At that time, I did not understand Russian very well and Anton helped me overcome the language barrier … He always supported me and became a good friend to me. Today I don’t even remember in which dance number we danced for the first time together, but I remember that it was very exciting for me. Time flew by quickly and we worked hard. Trainings, performances and tours: we didn’t notice how we became very close and spent all the time together.
Our official first date took place during a City Day Holiday. I remember how Anton squeezed my hand so that I would not get lost in the crowd. We walked around the city, ate ice cream and talked a lot. At that moment I realized – Anton is more than a friend to me. I want us to be together forever, to hold hands like this, to become a couple …
Years passed and our relations developed: we danced all the time, rested together and visited countries. Our dance has become our passion. We deeply value each other and our relationship. This is our creative world. ”
From groom Anton:”I was already dancing in the theater when I first met Maya. I remember how we were told that new artists would join our group. Among our new colleagues, I saw this fragile and tender girl. She smiled all the time. I learned that Maya was originally from Japan and I wanted to introduce her into our culture, to show her the city and our traditions.
We spent a lot of time together and became good friends. She told me about her country and traditions. It was always interesting for me to listen to her, we could sit and talk for hours. Years passed and I realized how dear she was to me. I knew that we should be together. On the first date, I allowed myself to kiss her on the cheek. So our relationship acquired a new status. We’re a couple now. I’m sure – Maya is my person and I want to hold my way with her.”
Delicate colors, refined elegance and the simplicity of a bridal couple prove – minimalism sets the tone.
Creative Director Sierra Ramke of SR. Creative staged this romantic editorial with a great sense of style and aesthetics.
KWH Bridal’s wafer-thin wedding dress caresses the silhouette of the distinctive bride. With her artfully styled hair and naturally beautiful face, she allows her dreamy dress to unfold its full splendor.
A beautifully arranged bridal bouquet by Madeline Anne is the icing on the cake, making her unmistakable as a bride.
Her sight enchants not only us but also the tastefully dressed groom.
Clear lines and soft curves in table styling unite in a romantic symbiosis. We are impressed by the talent of loosening up elegance and playfulness and the knowledge to combine different textures under the aspect of naturalness.
The modern minimalism finds its completion in the unique pictures of Zelda Green.
“Edelweiss”, The New Collection By Bella Belle Shoes
With a fragrant fireworks and a variety of designs, “Edelweiß “, the new collection by Bella Belle Shoes, conquers our hearts.
Whether ballerina, stiletto or ankle boot, to bind, tie or slip in, transparent or lace, flowers or pearls, peep toe or closed – no model we would not fall in love with head over heels.
It´s because of the name, you might think. Because legend has it that if your loved ones give you this white flower, he/she is professing his/her devotion and everlasting love.
A legend that immediately inspired the internationally successful event designer Joy Proctor.
„I had the pleasure of interpreting Edelweiss, the rare flower blooming in the Alps, by paying homage to dedication and fidelity. I dreamed up an aged building overtaken with flowers.“Joy Proctor told us.
She found the right building in the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York, where soon a sea of flowers created the right atmosphere to stage the exclusive footwear collection.
This sea of flowers was created by floral designer Naomi Demanana, who was also fascinated by the concept and the namesake: „I loved the inspiration of the Edelweiss. A strong flower, its long white hairs protect it from the cold allowing it to survive in the high altitude mountains with cold temperatures. I wanted the flowers to have a quiet beauty with the strength of a mountain.“ she revealed.
With this she skilfully picks up the beloved designs of Bella Belle Shoes. Each model is delicate, feminine and playful, yet powerfully expressive and extravagant. Even if, by way of exception, they are not all as white as their namesake. The extensive collection this time includes elegant and timeless evening shoes, which can be perfectly combined with any other occasion and outfit.
Photographer Laura Gordon has captured them all in her own unique way for us.„Learning the meaning and inspiration behind “Edelweiss”, I really wanted to delve into the symbolism of this rare flower and fully interpret this mood throughout the imagery. I knew the images needed to be compelling, yet soft.“Laura raves.Edelweiss
Well kept, under the ivy-covered roofs of the Jardin De Buis, slumbers the secret new Bella Belle Shoes Euphoria collection 2018. We have the great honor to lift it and to show you how Veronyca Kwan´s and Erina Ardianto’s reinterpreted designs raise bridal shoes to a new level.
Euphoria stands for joy, fun and ease without giving up on glamour, elegance and extravagance. Veronyca Kwan and
Erina Ardianto told us how she succeeded in bringing these two worlds into her designs: „Bella Belle’s latest lookbook emphasizes its embrace for feminine details and silhouettes. Fittingly titled Euphoria, the new shoe collection evokes the essence of happiness with abundant soft textures, floral embroidery, speckles of sequins, and a wider range of color palettes.“
Not only the color palette is varied, also the style of shoes varies from delicate ballerinas and sexy stilettos to ankle-high boots. Three of the coveted designs were again exclusively designed for Bella Belle Shoes by Joy Proctor.
“For my 2018 Joy Proctor for Bella Belle Collection, I was inspired by old world elegance paired with modern lines. Looking to the quality of the past, I chose to highlight embroidery in each of the three designs, using a neutral linen base and floral embroidery motif for each.“ the successful wedding planner told us. She´s also the creative who staged this exciting collection.
However, the breathtaking shoe collection was not the only thing Joy Proctor was able to present in the right light. Matching to the sheer and seductive pairs of shoes Bella Belle took this chance to also present their new evening wear collection.
„This collection does not stray far from the bridal collection by embracing feminine silhouettes and details.“ designer Veronyca Kwan and Erina Ardianto revealed. „The color palette ranges from classic nude, sparkly gold, ladylike blush to foolproof black.“
These perfect matches of dresses and shoes got framed by stunning floral arrangements and center pieces by floral designer Kiana Underwood of Tulipina, who connected the location´s Old World charm seamlessly with the stunning bridal styles.
Photographer Laura Gordon gave every shoe and dress the attention they deserved to miss none of the countless special features. See for yourself and fall in love with Bella Belle.
History-charged flair, architectonic master pieces and first harbingers of fall take us to a romantic Budapest elopement.
Tall arched windows invite the day´s first rays of sunlight to the getting ready of a bride, aged parquet flooring sings with every of her steps.
Her delicate pink dress covers her softly with valuable lace and opulent tulle, follows her feathery along paths and stone stairs.
Together the young couple travels into the past, on their meaningful path towards their new life in near future…
A magnificent style mixture of architecture characterizes the Hungarian capital city and fascinates thousands of visitors every year.
Photographer Katie Grant is one of them and can´t escape from the overwhelming charm of this pulsating metropolis and skillfully showcased some of its most beautiful places.
The famous fisher´s bastion with a view over the passing Danube became the backdrop for a lovely elopement. With an exceptional bridal dress of Musat Bridal, autumn-like flower arrangements and gorgeous details the talented artist created an authentic scenery.
Delicate slippers for the getting ready, elegant pumps for the vows and adorable ballerina shoes – this wonderful collection by Bella Belle Shoes offers the perfect shoe for every bride´s special day.
Sheer lace and valuable fabrics on the bride´s body promise what extravagant designs continue on their feet. Flimsy they reveal many a skin yet holding tightly on to her.
At the breathtaking Chateau Cocomar we experience the symbiosis of exclusive dresses finding perfection within matching shoes. Beguiling or elegant, plain or playful – as if they were made for each other…
Joy Proctor Design created a fascinating atmosphere for perfection to unfold. Magnificent flower arrangements by Bows and Arrows as well as sheer veils and filigree accessories rounded out the overall picture harmonically.
Photographer Kurt Boomer captured this sea of beauty with every detail on pictures and presented the little pieces of art designed by Veronica Kwan of Bella Belle Shoes in the proper light.
A languorous morning at the romantic castle Laudon on the outskirts of Vienna. White frost covered pale meadows over night, shrouding the morning in freezing cold and hiding the estate behind a bright veil of mist.
Nowhere else feels melancholy as merciless as here. On this special day, when this bridal couple decided to tie the knot. This is where ice blue and white meet and where light green succulents kiss the night awake. Suddenly restrained silver flashes here and there giving the adorable wedding concept its magical elegance.
A romantic fairy tale captured as adorable picture story by photographer Barbara Wenz and Hermann Henzl. To dream beautiful – from true love to blue romance.
Delicate color shades of chilly ice blue also dress the bride: in her voluminous tulle skirt of transparent porcelain blue and the white silk top, both by Noni, she appears as elfish ballerina. Her bridal look is natural and fairytale-like feminine. Always on her side: her groom who braves the cool temperatures with his ice blue wedding suit.
While it’s cold outside the lordly room is filled with royal blue. The festally little wedding table: deep blue cloths meet white elements. Solely the light green flower garland of opulent foliage by Blumenzimmer adorns the table giving this icy scenery natural warmth. Restrained and cool yet heartwarming elegance…