Culturally Chic – An African Inspired Vintage Shoot By Elizabeth Solaru

A couple of weeks ago we released our 2nd digital edition in which we featured an amazing and well put together styled shoot featuring African inspiration with a vintage touch.  Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium, an award winning pastry studio out of the UK, was inspired by recent runway shows of major labels including Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors,  whose collections were praised for the incorporation of ethnic and African-inspired prints and accessories.  According to Elizabeth, "This shoot is a contemporary interpretation of Africa's diverse and unique cultural heritage and an homage to the modern day African princess."   To that we say, well-done!  Enjoy this unique interpretation of Afri-vintage, with styling by Seyi of Cedar Events, gowns from Kosibah, cakes custom made by Elizabeth Solaru, and photography by FO Photography.


In case you haven't seen it, here's the magazine feature.  Click here for the full gallery.

Vendor Credits

Stylist, props & decor by Cedar Events:
Wedding dresses and evening dresses:  Kosibah
Cake, Cupcakes and Sweet tables:   Elizabeth's Cake Emporium
Photography: FO Photography
Artist & Photographic Assistant:  Shirley Gilks - @MapYourSoul
Make up, animal print nails and Gele tying:  Onyeka Beauty
Hair styling:  AVOS Hair
Venue:  Parklands, Quendon Hall
Stationery:  Makeover Designs
African Styling & Gele tying:  Omobola Harte
African Jewelry:    Mijola Daniel.
Chairs by I am Wedding Hire
Purple and Green Flower arrangement :  William Clarke Flowers
Linen:  Over The Top rentals
Chair covers:  Milena Nikolova
African props & table runners:  Ethnik Accents
Models:   Lauren Sweeney-Fenton, Jade Harris, Bianca Buckman, Janita Franci

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  2. Funmi & Adrian Omotade-Tan

    Thank you so much for featuring our shoot – it looks so lovely on here.

  3. Kenny

    An amazing representation. I love everything about it.

  4. Tina

    Very, very nice. I have never seen such cakes before. Truly different.

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  6. Anastasia

    One of the most authentic African inspired shoots I have ever seen. The models, dresses and styling is great. I agree with Tina, the cakes are just GENIUS.

  7. Caroline

    The cakes are very beautiful. They have an authentic African look and feel.

  8. Karen

    Love the look and feel of this shoot. The head wraps and dresses are amazing and the cakes are truly unique.

  9. Claire

    This is truly stunning.

  10. Elizabeth's Cake Emporium

    Many thanks for featuring our shoot! The images look brilliant!

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