Written and styled by Claire Leese
Photography by Paula McManus
Creating fashion editorial is one of my FAVOURITE things to do and now I have a bridal store, it's the perfect outlet for my creative juices. With Greenery being the Pantone colour of the year, I wanted to share this beautiful bridal inspiration, perfect for a botanical wedding.
Inspired by Scandi decor and botanicals, I wanted to keep the colour palette really simple and stick to green and white with a hint of natural textures like macrame, concrete and plywood. It's that pared-back clean look the Scandinavians love so much.
I'm also a fan of keeping hair and make up undone and modern, giving a fresh twist on modern bridal styles. (Bonus points if you can spot the star wars inspired hair)
Photpgraphy - Paula mcManus
Styling - Claire Leese
Model - Lauren Cowan
Greenery - The Rosehip and Berry
Hair - Belinda Connor Young | Make-up - Hannah Davison.
Who else is really feeling this botanical bridal look?! If you want to see more awesome bridal styling inspiration from Claire, check out this post on 'how to rock a vintage frock'. This girl has got it down! Claire is a former stylist who is continuously reinvents 'bridal' with her simple and creative approach.
We are lucky enough to have Belfast based Claire Leese (Archive 12) on board as one of the AWESOME suppliers in the brand new BOOK OF LOVE a directory of the coolest suppliers for modern brides and grooms, seeking fresh inspiration.
Make sure you follow her on Instagram for a daily dose new ideas, and if you're an Irish bride-to-be then why not make the pilgrimage and she what she can do for you!
As always, please share this with anyone looking for inspiration and feel free to comment bellow to let us know what you think of this beautiful botanical inspiration for the less is more bride!