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26 Jun 14
What we’ve been up to

It’s  a very exciting time for us at Oak & Linden. We’ve been busy making flowers and styling for some amazing photoshoots so we thought we’d share some behind the scenes snaps.

The first was way back in March when we were lucky enough to work with the very talented photographers, Brett and Kristie, from Byron Loves Fawnred-cow-making-1

The engagement shoot took place in the beautiful gardens of Red Cow Farm near Berrima. We used two of our favourite props- a beautiful hand carved screen and a wooden swing, both of which were adorned with draping flowers and eucalyptus.red-cow-3red-cow2 We also created a floral crown and a floral headband for the bride-to-be.red-cow-5red-cow-4

 

Not long after this we installed the flowers and styling for an amazing vintage styled wedding. We had been designing this one for months, creating custom tablecloths and hunting high and low for antique lamps, even travelling to the Blue Mountains to collect one! We were so excited to finally install this wedding! How we wish we could share the ‘official’ photography- but until its released you’ll have to suffer our horrible iPhone snaps once more.

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Skipping forward to April, the next shoot we did was an amazing equestrian themed wedding inspiration shoot at the Sydney Polo Club. It was such an honour to work beside some of the best in the industry;

Photography: Nerida McMurray Photography
Styling/Decor/Floristry: Oak & Linden
Decor/Napery: Papaya Homewares
Furniture/Stemware: My Brother Albert
Chargers/Napkin Rings: Pottery Barn
Venue/Polo Props: Sydney Polo Club
Invitation Suite/letterpress: D&D Letterpress
Cake and Desserts: Sweet Bloom
Wooden Place Cards/Straw-Flags/Cake Topper: Grain and Co
Bridal Couture Look 1 (with hair down): Sincerely Helen Rodriguez
Bridal Couture Look 2 (with hair up): Rhonda Hemmingway
Hair Accessories: Three Sunbeams
Hair and Makeup: Studio Petrina Milas
Videography: DnM Wedding Films

 

With so many contributors, it is needless to say that a lot of hard work and organising went into bringing this shoot to life. One highlight was definitely getting to meet with Dewi from Sweet Bloom. We chatted away for ages and I was lucky enough to sample her delicious desserts. Whilst there, I couldn’t help but snap some shots of the amazing creations on display.

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So once again we were off to the flower markets at 5 am to select our blooms for the shoot.

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We cannot wait to share the final images with you, but until its publication in August, these snaps of the bouquet and plates will have to suffice.photo 4photo 1 copy 3
A mere two weeks later, we were already preparing for the next shoot! This ‘Foxy Autumn’ shoot was so much fun to style for. We decided to do a little DIY, dip dying the flatware, coating the inside of our tea lights with gold paint and staining the plates with berries.
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Standing back, we did think ‘we must be mad!’. However, after cleaning off the seeds and rolling the edges of the plates in paint, they came up beautifully. As the plates and cutlery weren’t being used to eat from we just used ordinary metallic paint. However, if you wish to give it a go at home then you MUST use food safe paints and sealants.
After much preparation, the day of the shoot arrived and it was a blast working beside these talented people:
Photographer: lilelements (www.lilelements.com)
Stylist: Oak And Linden (www.oakandlinden.com.au)
Fashion: The Barefaced Bride (www.thebarefacedbride.com.au)
Cake: it’s a cake thing (www.itsacakething.webs.com)
Makeup/Hair: Candice Lee (www.candicelee.com.au)
Model: Jessica Moran
Florist: Petal and Pod (www.petalandpod.com.au)
Accessories: Bespoke by Renee (www.bespokeboutique.com.au)
Props: Ashdown and bee (www.ashdownandbee.com)
Stationary: The Print Fairy (www.theprintfairy.com)
Here are some behind the scenes snaps from the day.
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Can you believe we’ve done another two editorial shoots since then, installed more weddings and displayed in fairs. These will have to wait for another post so stay tuned!

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