I always wanted this fine art inspirational wedding shoot to mean something, to be something special. It’s a 10-months-in-the-making-homage to every couple that has ever hired me, and every Jewish bride who wants something truly stunning and fine-art inspired to draw ideas from, for the most beautiful day of their lives.
I decided to hand pick a team of luxury, fine-art wedding professionals who truly get the awesomeness involved with Jewish weddings, and wanted to showcase what they can do.
As a team, we wanted to capture the feelings, emotions of the steps leading up to the wedding and the build up to the ceremony, touching on the kiddushin, the veiling of our kallah (a beautiful bespoke veil made specifically for the shoot by Heart Aflutter Bridal), and the most stunning chuppah of magenta and peach peonies, jasmine, café au lait dahlias, vuvuzela roses, and nicholii eucalyptus.
Our Jewish consultant was our wonderful modern Hebrew stationer, Zoe at The Golden Letter. She was on hand to make sure everything we were doing was true to Jewish culture and ceremony preparation.
This is echoed in the modern Hebrew touches on the invites she created, as well my choosing of the gowns from the Katya Katya Shehurina Morning Mist collection: feminine, unwaveringly romantic while being modest, covering the shoulders.
As well as the setting, I wanted the Bride to completely capture everyone’s attention.
As well as curating the shoot, I designed the hair and make up for our Bride. Drawing on the Palm Springs, fine-art aesthetic, I wanted our kallah’s skin to be clean, dewy, effortless and for her eyes to have a sophisticated edge, to glint with every downward glance.
I used varying shades of Bobbi Brown’s sparkle eyeshadows to achieve this, and the skin serum foundation. Every detail and emotion as been captured beautifully by Kitty Wheeler Shaw and Irene Piera Films.
Throughout the curation of this shoot, my thoughts revolved around “what would I want for my wedding day if I were Jewish?”
I think that’s ultimately what should be your guide for planning your wedding. Take elements of everything you love, everything you want to be involved in your celebration and put it in the hands of suppliers you love and trust.
Wedding shoot and curation, bridal hair and make up design and artistry: Kylie McMichael
Photographer – Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography
Videographer – Irene Piera Films
Venue – Fulham Palace Weddings
Wedding Planner – Cassandra June Events and Planning
Bride’s dress – Katya Katya Shehurina Wedding Gowns
Flowers – Gill Pike Florist
Bride’s shoes – Charlotte Mills Shoes
Headpiece – Olivier Laudus Headpieces
Veil – Heart Aflutter Bridal Bespoke Veil
Cake – Kensington Lane Cakes
Model – Sheri Sadd
Stationery – The Golden Letter Stationery