Saturday, 25 July 2015

Monday, 22 June 2015

WILD FLOWERS +WILD BERRIES // MINT DESIGN AND KELSEA HOLDER PHOTOGRAPHY

Styled by // Mint Design
Photographed by // Kelsea Holder
Floral by // Lilies of the Field
Gowns by // Free People and Claire La Faye
Makeup by // Amanda Olson
Hair by // Carrie G

The moment I discovered this divine shoot via Pinterest, I was swooning. The berry palette, the velvety floral, that wild flower crown, those braided locks and oh goodness can I please wear those dresses? All beautifully thought out and executed by a team of experts in the California region. 

The rest of the post features a fully styled shoot centred around the idea of a breakfast wedding. Delectable treats complete with wild berries which look great with their rich plum, merlot and deep red hues.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

WOODLAND WHIMSY // W/ SAMANTHA [OF] WILD OAK CO


When I was in New Zealand during February, I got to catch up with this gem [Samantha of Wild Oak Co.] for breakfast and an impromptu photo shoot in this stunning location. We discovered this small dwelling of trees close to her humble abode so we ventured there with a few Rose Tinted Flower Crowns on hand and camera's at the ready.   We took turns photographing one another wearing the new crochet lace cardigan I had bought the day prior.

It's so wonderful to collaborate with creative souls such as Samantha. You should be sure to check out Wild Oak Co. which the creative outlet of Sam and her husband Jonathan.


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

ANNIVERSARY FLOWERS FROM MY SWEETHEART


This past week my husband and I celebrated our four years of marriage! I can't believe it's already been that long but I can tell you it's been wonderful!

He took me out to dinner at a really nice French restaurant here in Wuhan and we had a nice meal.
We then took a walk along the Yangtze river with ice-cream in hand, and watched as people lit paper lanterns to ascend into the night sky. (Which coincidently we returned to do the very next night with good freinds). Wuhan is a magical place to be at night. The city is lit up beautifully and there is so much going on, you can't but be mesmerized by it all.

Oh and then there's the pretty flowers he got for me! He specifically asked for them to be wrapped in brown paper as opposed to the tacky patterned plastic they would normally have used. I love them. They looked so French and chic that I started taking photos in our sunny apartment. Which led to Louis taking photos of me holding them in my date dress.

Of course it makes me remember last years anniversary shoot with Stephan & Nakita Photography. They're my favourite pictures of us!


Monday, 13 April 2015

ROSE TINTED FLOWER CROWN // FOR JODI


I recently crafted this pretty flower crown for my darling friend Jodi using lilac roses along with miniature garden roses in shades of light and dark pink. From there I added white blossoms and lavender to achieve the look of my silk flower arrangement in the last image.

Contact me if you are interested in your own custom #rosetintedflowercrown! I love making these beauties!
rosetintedillustration@gmail.com

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

SAKURA CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES // AT WUHAN UNIVERSITY - CHINA


Spring has officially sprung in Wuhan, China and my husband and I took the opportunity to go on a special date to see the Japanese Sakura blossoms in full bloom at the Wuhan University. These splendid trees line an entire street near the traditional style buildings of the University grounds in an area which used to be occupied by the Japanese. They are a renowned attraction in China bringing thousands, if not millions of people to see them for the few short weeks they are in bloom. I was sure to wear my new blush & rose kimono style top that I recently bought on sale at H&M.

Seeing these cherry blossoms me makes me reminisce to one of my favourite photo shoots which you can see here.