When a Yarra Valley Wedding Stylist brings together a team of creatives all focused on making a wedding day as dreamy and lush as possible, your wedding day can go beyond anything you imaged for yourself. Yarra Valley Wedding Stylist Reannah Stevens shares with us this styled winter wedding shoot to take your breath away.
This photoshoot was the brain child of photographer Rick Liston, who was dying to shoot at the beautiful Lake Mountain. A scouting trip to look at potential ‘ceremony’ locations revealed countless stunning natural settings for an Australian winter wonderland - just inject a little romance with a splash of colour and candlelight!
What can a wedding stylist do?
The main objective of a wedding stylist is to turn a client’s vision into a reality. Whether it is a wedding or special event, it is the stylist’s job is to work closely with the client to deliver a cohesive look and feel. Some stylists will provide everything you need to execute the look and feel of your big day. This may include props, decorations and florals. Others may be your eyes and ears on the ground and oversee all of the Yarra Valley wedding vendors ensuring the desired look is achieved, tweaking and adjusting as they go.
Why engage a wedding stylist?
If aesthetics are important to you on your big day, the peace of mind of having a professional execute your vision can really take the stress out of wondering how everything will come together. It’s your big day, it’s time for you to take it all in and enjoy!
“Imagine a snow-covered aisle in the middle of the Australian bush with mountain views!”
Who do wedding stylists work with?
First and foremost, the stylist will work closely with the client. Leading onfrom this they will usually be in touch with the wedding venue along withany other wedding vendors that are involved in the overall aesthetic of thewedding. They may also work alongside subcontractor’s or external prophire if sourcing externally.
When should I engage a wedding stylist?
Engaging a stylist as early as possible can really help with some of the bigdecision making when planning your wedding. Your stylist will brainstorm ideas with you, adding suggestions and ideas when needed. Your stylist should also know where to source the elements needed to create your dream day.
Reannah’s top tips for briefing your stylist
1. If you have quite a specific idea in mind, take along some images of things you like. Visual references can be very helpful when trying to explain a texture or the exact type of colour you have in mind. Think Pinterest images you have saved or things you may have seen on Instagram. This will get the ball rolling on a good brainstorming session with your stylist.
2. If you are working with a specific budget, be up front with your stylist. They will be able to work with this and prioritise what is most important for you.
3. Outline your non-negotiables – for example, your favourite flower is a hydrangea and you would like to incorporate them into your floral styling somewhere.
4. Tell your stylist a bit about you and your partner as a couple. How do you picture your day looking and feeling? How do you want guests to remember your day?
What's on trend now?
We are seeing a very classic and romantic trend in 2019. Think black and white chic with a bold colour incorporated in florals and maybe some statement metallic props to create the wow factor. We have also seen natural colours and fibres take centre stage for a more bohemian style wedding. Think pampas grass structures framing the end of the aisle with several large pillar candles either side of the couple saying “I do”....dreamy!!
Photographer: Rick Liston
Make Up: Reannah Stevens
Real Couple: Lydia Acuna and Kalan Logan
Styling: The Valley Collective
Flowers: Anouk Flowers
Dress: Kara Jade Design