A Same-Sex, Spanish-Inspired Shoot

By Raashka Mannie

Colourful, bold Spanish influence for this fun and lighthearted shoot. Showcasing a same-sex wedding shoot was a fun opportunity to play with different styles and settings. Steering away from stereotypical flamenco-style, reds and ruffles, we opted for a more subtle yet realistic theme, reminiscent of Spanish towns and afternoons. We used bold colours to hold their strength in light of the rest of the décor, and to cause the white of the brides’ dresses to really pop. The colours were reflective of the Spanish theme – burnt orange and yellow evoked a feel of warm tiles, and soft blue and pink hues captured the shades of dusk and dawn. We carried the Spanish detailing through to macarons and ice creams printed with a blue tile print, as is found in Andalusian regions of Spain, and decorated the cake in the same style. This tiny detailing added a layer of intricacy to the event and was a gorgeous addition to the colour scheme. We utilized these same prints in the table runners and invitations to set the scene the entire way through, keeping the tables bare to allow the rustic warmth of the timber to show through.

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Venue: Kelliher Estate
Photography: Marion H
Planning & Design: Oh! Such Style
Flowers: Sandy Lau Floral Art
Cakes & Sweets: Magnolia Kitchen
Dress: Astra Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Eleanor Dorn Makeup
Furniture: Insphire
Rentals: The Pretty Prop Shop
Stationery: Just My Type
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amber Whitecliff
Models (brides): Natalia Abbott, Taylor Dangerfield
Models (bridesmaids): Natalia Doyle, Jemima Leeh, Sarah Costar, Katie Williams, Rupal Solanki