Day Dream - Blackeyed Susan's Botanical Bridal Collection
Photographer: Kaitlyn De Villiers
Videographer: Jo-Mari De Klerk
MUA: Raine Tauber
for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Almari Van Der Merwe
Models: Courtney Dedekind for 3D Models, Andiswa Poner
Shot on Location at the Stellenbosch botanical gardens
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The feeling of anticipation, the hope and excitement that leaves you day dreaming of that special day. Finding yourself lost in time, transported to a place where all of your heart’s desires are captured.
This is the mood we tried to capture with this shoot. We had the privilege of working with Photographer Kaitlyn De Villiers
for the shoot, her unique, crisp clean documentary style photography captured this vision perfectly.
Blackeyed Susan’s Bridal range has always been about the beauty of simplicity and the modern bride. We love creating dresses for unique, free-spirited, free-thinking, contemporary brides.
We echoed the dreamy botanical theme by crafting our gowns with flowing silhouettes and low backs, 2 piece looks, soft whimsical mesh and our custom designed bespoke indigenous floral embroidery.
With this range, along with Blackeyed Susan’s handcrafted flower crowns, we embraced indigenous South African flora, nature and natural beauty.
The shoot took place at the Stellenbosch botanical gardens in all of its spring time glory. Every nook and cranny of the gardens offered gorgeous botanical delights, from the bonsai sanctuary to the succulent hothouses.
These set the lusciously green and rich in texture contrasting backdrops for our Bridal shoot.
About a week before the shoot was scheduled Jo-Mari (a student at SAE film school in Woodstock Cape Town) serendipitously contacted Blackeyed Susan and asked if she could borrow a few dresses for a video shoot assignment. We suggested that rather than borrow the dresses she was welcome to tag along to our planned shoot and work with the concept, location and styling that would be created on the day. Needless to say she was keen to be a part of the shoot. Jo Mari blew us away with the video she has created, what can we say, except how bright the future of SA's visual media looks when students can already create such high calibre work!
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