Boho Bridal Bliss with Helena Couture Designs and her team of wedding industry professionals

Much Fun Was Had By All At This Boho-Style Bridal Photoshoot At Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  You Might Remember The Models Tyla And Kurt (An Actual Couple), From Another Recent Bridal Shoot With A Formal Theme, At Mt Tamborine.  If You Get A Chance To Have A Look, You Will See How Two Completely Different Themes Will Create Two Entirely Different Looks, Even With The Same Couple Modeling.  This Might Help Our Bride And Groom-To-Be Decide On Their Wedding Theme.

This boho styled bridal shoot is very much in keeping with Tyla and Kurt’s down-to-earth nature, personality, love of the outdoors and all that those things entail.  It was a last-minute bridal shoot, from conception through to production. It started from the moment when Tyla tried on the wedding dress Brisbane and it was a perfect fit, despite it having been altered from a previous design during the downturn of the wedding industry.  Consequently, I had to squeeze one more bridal shoot in, of course, as everything fell into place so well: it was just meant to be.

I have named this wedding dress Tyla, after our ‘bride’.  I felt this sexy little number oozed Tyla’s bohemian carefree, loving nature while accentuating her lovely, curvy figure.

Kurt looked so handsome dressed in a perfectly fitted cobalt blue suit, by Black Jacket Suiting, which picked up on the colour of the ocean in the background.

Amanda, from Mandy Martin Photography, loved the initial concept and jumped on-board.  Together, Mandy and I wondered through the many different areas of Tallebudgera Creek, from rainforest to sandy or rocky beach shorelines, working out what areas we needed to use depending on the weather ­– whether sunny, overcast, or a sprinkling of rain, we had it all in one afternoon.

I love how Mandy keeps the images natural and uses the environmental factors, such as the wind and sun, that adds a third dimension to the images. We had fun playing around with ideas during the bridal shoot.

Emilia-Maria, from Emilia-Maria Hair and Makeup, had finished with Tyla’s gorgeous boho look earlier than planned.  I had arrived early with the flowers from Moss n Stone, and then Mandy arrived too, so we decided to start early in case the rain settled in for the afternoon.  This gave us time to wonder through the footpaths that frame the subtropical rainforest and stop whenever we saw a unique backdrop with great lighting.  We eventually went out into the open and shot along the shoreline of Tallebudgera Creek, slowly moving back to the final scene, as the tide was rising.

We added in the cake, from Cakes By Tammy, once we had taken plenty of images of the bridal couple, hair and makeup, florals, wedding dress, and suit, in locations that you would normally not have a cake positioned!  These places included on top of a boulder and on the sand, waiting for a wave to wash ashore. 

We then did the same thing with the stationery, from The Frankie Collection, using the organic environment around us as the backdrop for this relaxing boho styled bridal shoot.  I love thinking outside the box, and in doing so, we captured some beautiful images, which showcased so much more emotion, than if the cake and stationery had just been sitting on a table.  We did include a table setting too, but I love being different and incorporating the environment into the bridal shoot too.  It tells a better story and gives something for our bride and grooms-to-be to think about.

Once we reached our final scene Magnolia Studios had the table all set up.  The seawater was slowly creeping up and past the seats, as we waited for our ‘bride and groom’ to sit down and relax with some bubbly.  The colours and natural elements of the crockery, glassware, napkins, placemats, tablecloths, chairs, and table, along with the candles from Southern Light Candle Co. worked harmoniously together in creating that boho look we were after

Adding the white ceramic vase of gorgeous, dried flora, which picked up on the colours within the wedding dress, was the final touch required to finish this glamorous and intimate boho styled bridal table setting.

I have shot several bridal shoots at Tallebudgera Creek and every time the results have been different.  Its location is so close to many external factors that it makes it an easy place to set up for a wedding ceremony.  There is an abundance of elements to choose from and the backdrops, depending on what time of day and year, resulting in breathtaking views, with a relaxed, carefree, romantic feel.  If this is something that might interest our bride and grooms-to-be, please do yourself a favour and go down to Tallebudgera Creek on your next day off and enjoy what Mother Nature has freely put on show.  You will not regret it.

Our little black book…

Tallebudgera Creek

Mandy Martin Photography

Black Jacket Suiting

Emilia-Maria Hair and Makeup Artist

Moss n Stone

Magnolia Studio

Cakes By Tammy

Southern Light Candle Co.

The Frankie Collective

Dress/Accessories/Shoot Coordinator:
Helena Couture Designs

Tyla & Kurt

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