Phantom Thread Styled Shoot

This shoot was inspired by the film, Phantom Thread. This is a dark love story about illustrious dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and Alma, his muse and lover. Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, The House of Woodcock was at the center of British fashion. They dressed celebrities, royalty and notable socialites. As a result, the fashion in this film was nothing short of spectacular. Consequently Phantom Thread captured the Academy Award for Best Costume design in 2018. 

Inspired by the fashion featured in Phantom Thread, Torianna Brooke Photography put together the concept for this styled shoot. Afloral partnered with us to provide the gorgeous silk blooms used in my designs. Considering that most clients request fresh flowers, I was pleased to have the opportunity to showcase my work using another medium. Furthermore, silk flowers have some distinct advantages over real flowers For example, they are much more durable and remain unaffected by the elements. Real flowers can be damaged by the sweltering Savannah heat, transportation and being out of water. Most of Aloral’s flowers have wired stems so they won’t break. Also, if the blooms get squished in the excitement of wedding day, they bounce back. Additionally, after an event they can be re-purposed into home decor, wreaths or other mementos to be enjoyed for a lifetime. 

Since this shoot had a fashion theme, I decided to use a floral hoop instead of a traditional bouquet because it felt reminiscent of holding a handbag. Spools which once held ribbon and thread were re-purposed to hold candles and luxurious fabrics were used for draping. The invitations were designed to resemble hanging clothing tags. They include the verbiage from fashion houses “House of Hahn” and “House of Carver” and included a little lace.


Floral Design: Britt Giltenan Events
Flowers provided by Afloral
Photography: Torianna Brooke Photography
Venue: The Gingerbread House
Event Rentals: Amazing Event Rentals
Bakery: The Topiary Cake Design
Wedding Dress: Ivory and Beau 
Veil: Adele Amelia Bridal
Hair: Betsy Rothman
Stationary: Adaria Designs by ahd
Jewelry: Dee Ruel, Kristen Baird Jewelry
Models: Jordon Bala, Alexis Lorbecki, Lane Knight
Transportation: Jeff Froehle

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