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Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen, destination wedding photographer.

Hometown fairy tale: A transatlantic bridal collaboration

Georgia Mackay

What do you get when you mix bohemian dreamy with fairy tale extravagance?

“A dream like fairy tale filled with vintage elements, flowers and princess dresses,” says Genevieve Chapman.  “I stumbled across Vicky’s work online and I decided to get in touch with her to see if she wanted to collaborate on a shoot while I was back visiting my hometown, Canberra,” Genevieve explains.

Genevieve, who currently resides in London, England and is the owner and director of Miss Gen Photography. She and Vicky Kidd-Gallichan of Canberra based fashion label Rockstars and Royalty created a whimsical bridal shoot with breathtaking results.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen, destination wedding photographer.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen. Dress by Rockstars and Royalty. Accessories by Peony n Pearl. Decor by Swish Vintage.

“I loved Genevieve’s style so we decided to collaborate to produce some images that reflected both of our brands. We created a mood board and got other Canberra businesses involved (Peony ‘n’ Pearl and Swish Vintage) to bring our ideas to life,” says Vicky.

“The shoot took place at the redwood forest, near the airport in Canberra. We wanted somewhere that looked like a hidden forest and that didn’t look too Australian. We wanted something a bit mysterious too. The tall trees and thick undergrowth suited what we were planning perfectly.”

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen, destination wedding photographer.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen. Dress by Rockstars and Royalty. Accessories by Peony n Pearl. Decor by Swish Vintage.

“We wanted to make it like a scene from a dream, with the decadent tea party, beautiful mismatched vintage furniture and oversized, flower filled crowns,” explains Vicky.

Vicky created the two pink rose gowns and the flower girl dress especially for the shoot, along with the huge ivory veil. “The gold crowns were actually candle holders that I painted and attached to headbands, ready for Fionna from Peony ‘n’ Pearl to fill with her gorgeous flowers.”

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen, destination wedding photographer.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen. Dress by Rockstars and Royalty. Accessories by Peony n Pearl. Decor by Swish Vintage.

When asked what the day of shooting together was like, both Genevieve and Vicky reply, “relaxed!”

“My style is relaxed and I always enjoy working with new people to create beautiful images” explains Genevieve. “We had every detail planned and everyone involved were experienced professionals and knew what they were doing once they got to the set. I don’t like to leave things to chance,” says Vicky.

Dress from Rockstars and Royalty

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen. Dress by Rockstars and Royalty. Accessories by Peony n Pearl. Decor by Swish Vintage.

If like us, you cannot get enough of the beautiful images produced by Vicky, Genevieve and the creative team, don’t worry, Gen is back in Canberra and the pair is already planning another massive photoshoot on location at Pialligo Estate Winery.

“There are so many beautiful places for photos within the venue and grounds that the shoot has become massive!”

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Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen. Dress by Rockstars and Royalty. Accessories by Peony n Pearl. Decor by Swish Vintage.

“We are going for a less rustic look this time, with plenty of sparkle. We’ve got even more local creative and models involved than last time as well. I can’t wait to see it all come together,” says Vicky.

“I am super excited to be collaborating with Vicky and Fionna again in Canberra, I am also looking forward to another wedding season in Europe and then returning to Australia next summer to shoot more weddings and couples sessions back home,” says Genevieve.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen, destination wedding photographer.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen. Dress by Rockstars and Royalty. Accessories by Peony n Pearl. Decor by Swish Vintage.

We look forward to seeing what magic these two create on their next collaboration. You can view the full set of images from the shoot at Rock My Wedding.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen, destination wedding photographer.

Fairytale woodland wedding inspiration photography by Miss Gen. Dress by Rockstars and Royalty. Accessories by Peony n Pearl. Decor by Swish Vintage.

Georgia Mackay

Georgia has just completed her degree in Communications and is excited to have the opportunity to intern with HerCanberra. Georgia was born and bred in Canberra and has a passion for all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She also, like many of the HerCanberra girls, enjoys great food and coffee and loves discovering new places to eat and drink in Canberra! Georgia is a true Canberra advocate and is excited about, among other things, the development of the creative scene in our capital. She believes Canberra is an exciting place for people of all ages to be at the moment and thinks it is only getting better. More about the Author