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Thea Lily loves styled shoot

Barrandov Opera styled shoot Suffolk

It has finally become apparent to me that what I love doing more than anything else, is creating styled shoots for photographers to capture and get creative at.

So this is my direction going forward, alongside my creative workshops and retreats.

Colour inspo

June 2023 at the Barrandov Opera in the Suffolk countryside, surrounded by fragrant roses and strutting peacocks.

The colour palette was all shades of pink with small touches of blue as a nod to the incredible blue tulle gown from @thecoutureco

I had made some statement faux headdresses, a wrist corsage and a couple of fresh bouquets with locally grown flowers by @thefloralharvest

incliding stunning pink peonies.

Model hair and make up

I wanted full on sparkle for the models' make up, another amazing job by my favourite make up artist @mrsgarrodmua

Beautiful curls and glam up dos by clever @capelliamalias

Cut glass and florals

I had collected cut glass wine glasses, bud vases and candlesticks over a couple of months from local charity shops. The bespoke coloured candles were from @colourandcandle and table napkins from @theknottednapkinco

Bespoke iced biscuit favours were made by @prettycakecreations61

Heavenly stationery

Super lovely Debs at @theinkmoth

designed and created the most exquisite suite of stationery for the shoot, pink florals with handpainted details and gilded edges. From menu covers to invites, envelope liners and place cards, totally unique and perfect for the table and for flatlays.

I painted my own flatlay boards.

Gowns, shoes and jewels

The blue tulle gown was @thecoutureco , the ivory dresses I bought from @coastfashion , one tulle, one beaded. I sourced a selection of shoes from my new best friend @vinted in my models sizes, some unworn and complete bargains, brands such as Jenny Packham, Roland Cartier and Harriet Wilde.

The ivory tulle dress we added a cape veil to from @sashandveil


A stunning 3 tier, fuchsia stencilled cake was made by @priorygreenbakery and treats for the togs in the form of branded cupcakes by @whiskandwonderful

For extra sparkle, Becca from @_beingbecca_ came and created some floral body artwork

And we couldn't resist some coloured smoke...

So my first proper styled shoot, all captured by this talented collection of togs

and videographer Sophie at @sugar_lens_wedding_films

Concept, styling, florals and headdresses @thealilyloves

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