It’s not every day you wed thy love, so it should be a day of extraordinaries. For the self-assured, non-traditional belle du jour – the kind that isn’t afraid to express herself through unique wearables, a good dose of colour and intuitive styling flair – our little team of creative talent had a field day putting together this editorial for you. (Because really, why can’t you POP in bright hues, sequins and polka dots on the big day!?)

A firm favourite of the Hello May mag crew, the prolific Jack Steel with his high-fashion eye captured our model Cassie in the quaint little New South Wales village of Berry. Known for its world-class dining haunts and local designer/maker boutiques, it was specifically the Famous Berry Donut VanBerry Sourdough Cafe and Jack’s Espresso Van that became the backdrops to our quirky bridal shoot.

Featuring one-of-a-kind gowns by LA-based label Tara Lauren (available in Australia at Love Marie) and the renowned Karen Willis Holmes, plus the internationally acclaimed Jenny Packham and Temperley London, no bold fashion shoot would be complete without Shoalhaven resident hair and makeup artist Megan Vaughan from Makeup by Megan. (That girl really knows how to do a smoky cat eye!)

If you want to get your hands on a hard copy of this sweet shoot and delight in so much more unique bridal inspo, head on over here to buy issue 18 of Hello May magazine, where this editorial was originally featured.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Jack Steel Production, Art direction & Styling Hello May magazine Hair and Makeup Makeup by Megan Model Cassie, Chic Management Locations The Famous Berry Donut Van, Berry Sourdough Cafe and Jack’s Espresso Van CREDITS LOOK 1 Wild Horse Long Dress in Peony Mix, Temperley London LOOK 2 Spiritual Significance Silk Shirt and Symbol of Inner Grace Skirt, Nevenka LOOK 3 Floral Embroidered Tulle Gown, Jenny Packham LOOK 4 Lola Gown, Mariana Hardwick LOOK 5 Morrissey Gown, One Day and Custom Denim Jacket, Chosen LOOK 6 Ivory Tulle Ruffle Gown, Jenny Packham LOOK 7 ‘Willow’ Dress, Odylyne and Alexandria Earrings in Turquoise, Christie Nicolaides LOOK 8 Tara Lauren ‘Cecille’ Gown, Love Marie and Custom Denim Jacket, Dove Grey LOOK 9 Aria Gown, Karen Willis Holmes & Florence Bomber, Mariana Hardwick