Gioia Mia loves: Flossy and Dossy

Hallo everyone!

I was really delighted when Wendy, of Flossy and Dossy, asked me to contribute some jewellery and accessories for a photo shoot she was organising for her new collection.

I was even more excited when she agreed to let me feature her collection and the shoot on my blog. And here it is – a perfectly-formed collection of the most beautiful dresses, made with lace, tulle, sequins, silks and satins. Pretty details abound: illusion lace and polka dot overlays; capped sleeves; scalloped trims and satin-bound edges; large silk bows; delicately beaded sashes and motifs. Which one’s your favourite?!

 

 

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Marina

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Marina

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Ruby

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Cora

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Cora

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Lucie

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Lucie

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Gisele

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Gisele and Jane

 

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Do drop Wendy a line if you’re looking for a dress for your big day. Her designs are so elegant and feminine, the materials she uses so beautiful, and they are so exquisitely made, that you couldn’t help but feel very fabulous in one!

Oh, and if you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, there will be a special ‘Birthday Treat’ in the next one from Wendy. If you’d like to receive a copy, drop me a line with your email address and I’ll make sure that you get one.

 

 

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Shoot Contributors

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Photography

Struve Photography

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Dress Designer-Maker

Flossy and Dossy

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Makeup Artist

Theresa Glasgow

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Hair Stylist

Alison Campbell

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Jewellery, Headpieces and Accessories

Gioia Mia

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Hats and Additional Headpieces

Modiste

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Florist

Lavender Blue

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Venue

Sloan’s Ballroom

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Models

Rosie and Dawn

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Previous Gioia Mia Loves Posts

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Hill Wedding Stationery

Struve Photography

 

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Gioia Mia website

Gioia Mia on Facebook

Gioia Mia on Twitter

Gioia Mia on Pinterest

Gioia Mia on Instagram

 

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Gioia Mia Loves Hill Wedding Stationery

 

Hallo everyone!

 

One of the great pleasures of working on a photo shoot is the chance to collaborate with other industry creatives, and to be able to gain a bit of an insight into their own processes.

 

I was very excited to have Caroline Hill, from Hill Wedding Stationery, design and make all the stationery for our shoot. I wanted to give her the chance to tell me a little more about her business, and about her design process.

 

 

Can you tell me about your business?

 

The business was set up in 2006 whilst planning and researching my own wedding. I found sourcing the stationery very difficult, as I couldn’t find any inspirational designs, so I utilized my own fashion and design background to venture into the wedding stationery field.

 

 

I like to think we offer invitations with a creative flair which give a feel of the whole wedding style, we also offer a bespoke service so can work with the bride and groom closely to achieve the desired look and feel.

 

 

 

What did you make for the shoot?

 

I supplied stationery for the shoot, I wanted to give inspiration and to show that the stationery can be linked to the whole wedding styling such as dress, venue, flowers etc.

 

 

Can you tell me a little about the design process? What was your inspiration? How did you decide on on the colours and the details?

I began researching the fashion and style of the 1930’s and the 1950’s, which were the eras which I knew the whole shoot wanted to portray.

 

The 1930s are thought of as glamorous and sensuous, so I tried to depict the elegance in the invitations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the 1950’s influence invitations I used vintage style typewriter keys and a quirky red 50’s telephone. I wanted to show the pretty retro styling of this time.

 

 

 

 

The colours were matched to the Flossy and Dossy dress colours which were to be featured in the shoot. I wanted to use the same palette to co-ordinate well with the whole image.

 

 

What did you enjoy most about the shoot?

 

I loved collaborating with other professionals and being involved in the whole process and of course seeing the final fantastic images!

What are you working on next?

I’m looking into the spring fashion trends and will be designing new collections based around these very soon. I also hope to be involved in more photo shoots with this fabulous team.

 



 

 
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Hill Wedding Stationery
 
 
 
 

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Photography
 
 
Make-up Artist
 
Hair Stylist
 
Dress Designer-Maker
 
 
Jewellery and Accessories
 
 
Menswear
 
 
Flowers
 
 
Stationery
 
Car
 
Gramophone
 
 
Venue

 

 

 
 
Models
Emily Morton
Caeley Elcock
Jamie Hillen
Omar Zingaro Bhatia