I’ve seen black detailing making a strong appearance across weddings, as brides break with tradition and go for more modern looks. However, as an alternative wedding florist, my couples love to push the boundaries when it comes to wedding conventions. Therefore, when I was given the chance to be the florist for a Cruella-inspired editorial shoot, I knew it would be inspiration for my daring and bold couples who would love these unique gothic wedding flowers.
As I arrived at Woolwich Works, originally a fireworks factory turned multi-use arts space in East London, I was drawn in by the building’s industrial backdrop with exposed brick and original features steeped in history. The industrial shell was going to be perfect for the bold blood-red roses and crisp white florals I had brought to style the shoot.
I wanted to showcase Cruella’s strong energy, therefore, I created a bridal bouquet with a twist- I used giant Dahlias and Ranunculus disregarding traditional romantic white roses, these alternative wedding flowers fit our edgy bride and added a modern twist to the hand tie. Bound with a red silk ribbon and a single black dried Lagurus shoot, tying together the red, white and black wedding floral theme.
For the table florals I used a mixture of receptacles to offset against the black and white Dalmatian décor set for our gothic bride. I used gothic Victorian black ornamental vases, white china and long oval fluted glass, the balance created an eclectic edgy modern tablescape full of curiosities reflecting the cool bride. They allowed my dark and moody florals to take centre stage, the velvety red petals of the reflexed roses popped against the Dalmatian tapered candles. I finished the non-conventional- bud vases with bright white and intense merlot-toned ranunculus creating an atmosphere of dark romance.
The polka dot Dalmatian cake table was dressed in my favourite alternative wedding flower arrangement using a white human heart vase, I used deep crimson, wine-hued reflexed roses striking and eye-catching against a combination of white delphiniums, orchids, carnations, ranunculus and sweet peas, playfully poking out of the heart vases ventricles created a dramatic overall look, the perfect statement piece for a dark fairy tale bride like Cruella. It was a delight to see my bold edgy red and white flowers through Fleming Photos expert shots.
If your dreaming of dark romantic fairy tale wedding flowers for your modern, edgy gothic wedding get in touch to see how I can make your skull and rose floral dreams come true. This shoot was published by Rock My Wedding, so if you love the red, white, and black theme head over to see more gorgeous images and inspiration.
Photography: Fleming Photo
Florist: Femme Petale
Planning and Styling : Revelry Events
Venue: Woolwich Works
Dress: Felicity Westmacott
Hair Stylist: Makeup In Orangeries
Bridal Accessories: Moxham Store
Makeup Artist: KayleighKMUA
Cake Maker: Bronya at Daisy Cake Company
Videographer: I Will Video
Chairs and Tables: Juno Hire
Stationery:Peach Wolfe Paper Co
Bride: Victoria Sirotyuk
Groom: Marco Farris
Inspiration: Jenny Beavan