The Pretty Blog – It’s a Concrete Jungle Out There

It’s a Concrete Jungle Out There – the pretty blog

The creative minds of Baie Goeters along with Liezel of Liezl Kotze Floral Art and Nadia Calitz share with us some offbeat inspiration for the modern bride. Industrial meets organic as exposed brick and cement floors are combined with dried floral arrangements and animal skulls. A perfect example of how to contrast different textures and styles to create a marriage of deconstructed elegance.The bold personality of the day was expertly captured by Kyle Krige.

The Inspiration

Set in The Old Mill in picturesque Wellington, our Creative Head, Irusha, was inspired by the exposed brick walls, large open windows and the spaces half-forgotten atmosphere. Previously serving as an apple warehouse, this building in the process of restoration. There were missing wooden planks, tools and open cement bags scattered about and piles of wood still to be used. Everything was covered in dust – and we loved it!

The Shoot

We warmed up the mostly wood and cement canvas with naked bulbs suspended in a messy, almost carefree manner. To add some glamour we brought in a beautiful French Napoleon Couch that had been reupholstered with a blue grey velvet. To compliment the concrete theme we incorporated a silver arm chair, and a few ghost chairs to add a touch of modern elegance.

To offset the very grey theme we used a large Gold Victorian Chair and a raw log footstool, and Liezl from Liezl Kotze Floral Art created a wild natural feel with thorn branches, cotton-like flowers & an animal’s skull found in the field.

This look is definitely for a modern, slightly edgy bride who wants something completely different. The deliberately missing wedding dress is replaced by a two tone white and grey dress, and a tailored two-tone shirt and trouser suit.

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