My oh my will today’s gorgeous bridal shoot make your artistic wedding heart sing! Captured by Lucy Davenport and inspired by the nomadic lifestyle ethos of dutch based cashmere knitwear designers Madame Seguin, the shoot takes us on a journey through the Verbeke Foundation. An unconventional exhibition space in Brussels that offers the most wonderful unique and artistic backdrop for the shoot. We especially LOVE their glass house with its mix matched ‘weathered’ frames. This space offers the perfect place to showcase Valentine Avoh’s movie inspired wedding gowns and would make such a fantastic location for a wedding ceremony.
Lucy Davenport talks us through the shoot, the awesome suppliers involved and the very special location.
Look out for the cascading back jewel by Cotton & Gems. We want one!
A Breathtaking Location….
I love to travel and the opportunities this brings up! I found myself travelling to Amsterdam for a conference last year so reached out to cashmere knitwear designers Klaartje and Ella from Madame Seguin who I’d reacently come across via Instagram.
We decided to collaborate in what was a breathtaking location in Brussels. The Verbeke Foundation is an exhibition space and summed up perfectly in their own words:
“Our exhibition space does not aim to be an oasis. Our presentation is unfinished, in motion, unpolished, contradictory, untidy, complex, inharmonious, living and unmonumental, like the world outside of the museum walls. You will find no flamboyant sensational buildings here but rather a refreshing, unpretentious place to look at art and a subtle criticism of the art world.”
There were so many options here to shoot but for me, the main attraction was the exquisite glass house ‘Open space, Open function’ by Jason van der Woude.
A Nomadic Lifestyle….
Madame Seguin’s core values include supporting the nomadic lifestyle and protecting Mongolia’s unique nature and wildlife and I wanted the shoot to compliment this.
We were delighted when Valentine Avoh agreed to join us with this shoot. Her bridal dress designs are beautifully textured in both design and fabrics, inspired by old movies, they helped to create movement and flare to compliment the cashmere.
In order to bridge the link between the outdoor location and the bridal looks, I asked Aesme to create some bespoke, hand drawn botanical stationery, utilising the element of nature.
Accessories were also key for this shoot as they needed to help create a statement look. By using SIBO Designs for the veil, headpiece and cape as well as Cotton & Gems for the jewellery, the overall look was complete.
The Line Up
Photography: Lucy Davenport
Venue: Verbeke Foundation
Dress Designer: Valentine Avoh
Knitwear Designers: Madame Seguin
Hair/MUA: Yente Hermans
Headpiece, Veil & Cape: SIBO Designs
Jewellery: Cotton & Gems
Botanical Drawings: Aesme
Film Lab: Carmencita