A few months ago, the very lovely Helen (from Machin Mayer Photography) asked me to be involved in one of her Bridal Shoots she was planning. It was a black & white theme called ‘Magpie Bride’ and I was to supply a variety of masks for the shoot, mainly in the monochrome colour scheme.
The final images she sent me were stunning and a break from the classic Venetian Bride look.
8. Ivory & Crystal Butterfly Wedding Mask
5. Spotted Lace Venetian Bridal Mask
2. Baroque Silver & Pearl Bridal Mask
The shoot also made it into The Wedding Bazaar Blog on ‘Monochrome Weddings’ –
If you liked any of the masks shown in the above images, then you can find them here:- (The white bridal masks will be coming to the site soon. Please e-mail us if you require a custom mask to match your wedding dress)
One of my favourite wedding themes has to be the ‘Peacock Wedding’
Not only does it work well for all seasons, but you have a choice of going for an elegant white peacock theme with just a hint of blue peacock tones,
….. or a full on peacock theme with rich teal & mixed blue tones in all your wedding accessories (and even your wedding dress!)
Of course the most extravagant version of this beautiful theme is the:-
‘Peacock Masquerade Wedding’
where peacock themed masks in all different colours and shapes make for a fun wedding idea. The bride & groom might prefer to be the only ones wearing peacock themed masks so they stand out from everyone else (and can’t be ‘outdone’ on wearing the best mask!) but there are plenty of options with this i.e. you could just have the bridal party wearing masks or let your guests wear them in the evening instead. Have a look at these ornate Peacock Masks – some have been custom made specifically for weddings and others are available to purchase ‘off the peg’:-
If you are also wanting your guests to wear masks, then why not factor them into your budget and provide your guests with simple peacock feather eye masks like these:
We can offer a discount for large orders on these masquerade masks as well as customising to your colour scheme – or making them simpler or more ornate.
How to do 18th Century costume for a Masked Costume Ball:-
For those of you that follow my Facebook page, you will see that recently I attended a 3oth Birthday party in the theme of 18th Century costumes and masks.
It was an exciting event for me as the last time I dressed up in said period costume, was for my own Wedding in Venice. I really wanted this time to get my costume right and wear a wig – something I didn’t get chance to do for my wedding as they had apparently ‘ran out’ of them on the day. (Long story, but it was Carnivale time & very busy for costume hire!)
One month to go….
Luckily, I have the most wonderful seamistress who lives on my street. She only charges by the hour (a pittance if you ask me) and so after finding a gorgeous pattern for a Robe a la Francaise (i.e the dress with the long train coming from the neck), I then bought some beautiful (albeit expensive) silk dupion in an Ice Blue colour and gave it to her to decipher to make the overcoat.Read More…