So, I did a bit of research into Rachel's exquisite bridal shoes. Her business was officially founded in 2008 and since then she has specialised in stylish design which originates in elegant vintage ideas. Her beautifully made shoes are from small factories as near to the UK as possible and her designs recently won an award for their understated loveliness. Click on the link above to have a really good look at her fabulous, beautiful, yet comfortable designs.
Once I started sketching, I knew I wanted to design something which would fit the look and feel of Chloe's gorgeous boutique and compliment the elegant simplicity of Rachel's beautiful shoes. As you regular readers will know, I have a bit of thing for seasonal flowers and so I decided my starting point just had to be bluebells. Chloe's 'boudoir' styling in her lovely surroundings is predominately white and grey and so I decided on a soft, dreamy palette of pale blues, creamy whites and soft purples, which would also work well with muted tones of Rachel's shoes. I also love to work with scent too and so felt that was an important criteria for my buying list.
Decision made! All I needed was the flowers, which I ordered through my superb internet supplier. Sadly, when I collected them and got them home, they had all suffered from the cold and had to be returned. My supplier was, I have to say, fantastic but my carefully thought out first choice was no longer available! With a bit of improvisation and a very quick re-think, disaster was averted and, to be truthful, may possibly be an even better result than my planned design! We'll never know, but I'm a half-full kind of girl, so I'm thinking it was all for the good!
I'm glad to say that I popped into The White Room yesterday evening to take a few shots of the event and met Rachel who was incredibly warm and friendly. Happily, both she and Chloe had had a really successful and busy evening and the flowers looked lovely surrounded by pretty, pretty shoes and soft candlelight. Aided by my daughter, Alice, I took a few shots with her fancy camera - I think they do go some way to capturing the ambience, but there's definitely room for photographic improvement!
Here they are:-