Earlier that month I received an email from Debbie Lourens, one of Cape Town's most talented wedding photographers, asking if I would like to do a collaboration where we could do a feature on full figure brides for her blog post. And yes, of course I was interested.
I had to arrange the wedding dress and Debbie would organize the rest, and what a brilliant photo shoot it turned out to be.
What a beautiful couple Carmen and Karlu proved to be.......already married for 2 years at the time of the shoot . Just the perfect couple to model for the shoot - clearly so in love.
Carmen is wearing our Chantilly-lace, A-line wedding gown in the colour soft white. The styling is a sweetheart neckline with scalloped lace detail on the neckline and straps.
The underdress is in satin with a Chantilly lace overlay and hand beaded detail on the bodice.
This gown has no petticoats, making it light and easy to wear - perfect for a spring wedding.
The low cut back has a lace-up feature. Lace detail is found on the neckline as well as the strap and has a built in bra for added comfort. The gown has a 70 cm train and the hemline has a complete scalloped border.
So we are all ready and set to go and as Murphy's law would have it, the make-up and hair artist is sick that morning. But no worries ... and certainly no panic because Debbie jumps in right there and does her magic with Carmen's hair and make-up. She achieves the overall effect she wants for the shoot which is a casual spring look with a simple hair braid and no veil. A natural day make-up look is achieved.... and yes, you guessed it , the flowers are all thanks to Debbie as well.
All in all....... a wonderful, fun filled Spring shoot.
Wedding gown: Mcouture
Photography: Debbie Lourens ( www.debbielourens.com)
Hair and Make-up: Debbie Lourens ( her personal make-up stash)
Flowers: Debbie Lourens (purchased at Woolworths)
Location: Magic Forest Durbanville, Cape Town
Models: Carmen and Karlu (Event planner)www.facebook.com/Strawberry-Lace-
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