Over the past three years, Pearl & Godiva have built an eponymous brand and reputation for creating out of this world and beauteous events and editorial shoots. After many many requests, they finally designed a workshop especially for artisan vendors in the wedding industry and this beauteous shoot was created for the first of their series of 2014 workshops entitled ‘The Styling Pilgrimage’.
“We choose to host the shoot in this breath-taking setting, nestled in an oasis in the desert but not far outside Marrakech. We were more than thrilled to be able to collaborate with Jen Huang, her tender style of photography and her manner in which she approaches a subject was a perfect partnership for us and our vision for this very unique experience we had to offer to our participants.”
This shoot is based on a fable – an exquisite and delicate girl, unravelling her heart and soul to a boy. The story starts with glimpses of her by herself, cocooned in her little world, a little shy and lonely, till she begins to blossom when she meets her very soulmate. Together they embrace a path of love and explorations. He lifts her veil to the world and releases her beauty and luminosity. The couple become inseparable, translucent, an honest journey where one figure seems to deliquesces into the other.
As with all their shoots and events , they step outside of the box and cast off staid conventions as well as tell a story with their unique visual language that is both organic and avant garde. All of their projects carry a narrative that seems to breathe life into the imagery. You can visit one of their workshops where they tell all…..
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Workshop, Styling and Creative Direction: Pearl & Godiva | Photography : Jen Huang with Nevealbums | Make Up Artist: Lora Kelley | Hair stylist : Lora Kelley | Stationery: Maybelle Imasa | Moroccan Wedding Dress: Sourced on location | Lace Gown: Sourced by Pearl & Godiva customised by Sarah Foy Design | Earrings and Necklace: Kristin Hayes | Crown: Fleur Jewellery | Ring: Delphi Antiques | Pearled Shoulder Boudoir piece : Fleur Jewellery | Model Eve & Chun: Distinct Model Management, | All props and decor” Pearl & Godiva | Shot on location at one of our Pearl & Godiva Workshops 2014, The Styling Pilgrimage in Morocco.
While most of us wouldn't be brave enough to host an outdoor ceremony during winter, this beautiful setting seems to beg for it. This old dock in front of a quite pond is accented with florals and blankets in a muted palette that don't detract from the greyed wood, while handmade ice candles give a delicate nod to the season. Read on for incredible winter wedding flower inspiration!