[focused on] children | the union jack!

We have a treat for you today - Did you know Prince William is getting married tomorrow?!! Well of course you knew it's been all over the news here in the states for weeks on end! Can you imagine what it's like in England?!!
This adorably styled shoot is from Kirsty Lamour Photography. So grab a cuppa and enjoy. Cheerio and all that goodness! xo Lady Viola Joya-Powderhorn. (see below)

The Story:
I'm British (but living in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E) so I styled a Royal Wedding themed shoot as we Brits absolutely have to celebrate the wedding!!!

I had some truly awesome vendors who worked with me making custom pieces - this is a copy of it all from my blog for you

Saffy's union jack dress came from the ever wonderful Lillipops -Indy's crown skirt was specially designed by the oh-so-talented Jen at The Trendy Tot
Saffy's top hat and Indy's hairband were from the super amazing Tristian at GracyLu Originals - who joined in despite being 8 months pregnant! And did you see the amazing red, white and blue vintage brooch she put into it? How fabulous is that?
Tilly's crown (which Indy also got her hands on!!) was from the super special Sweet Violet Jane and her skirt was made by her fabulous Mummy, who is also the genius behind English Rose here in the UAE - and who made the red white and blue bunting, cushions and pinboards - not to mention fashioning braces and ties for her boys too.
Archie's very dapper hat was from Blueberry Hill - I had been so wanting an occasion and a fabulous little chap to use this on and it was perfect!
The crown and union jack cupcakes came from Tickls cakes - and yes, they tasted as good as they looked!!
The colour themed cupcake cases, sprinkles, straws and pinwheels came from a lovely Etsy seller who put them all together specially for me - big thank you to Kim at Sweet Treats Supplies.
I made the felt, button and ribbon bouquet myself (union jack ribbon sent by my lovely Auntie in England), the heart cookies were a morning project for Indy and myself and my Mum and the girls made the frosted cupcakes and the chocolate and sprinkle dipped marshmallows - I can't tell you how divine these tasted!!!
I really could not have done this without the help of all these amazing people - plus the Grandparents of all the children in the shoot who came along to help on shoot day!

Additional images on Kirsty's blog 

Here's some fun:

In honor of the big wedding on Friday, find your royal wedding guest name. Start with either Lord or Lady. Your first name is one of your grandparents' names. Your surname is the name of your first pet, double-barreled with the name of the street you grew up on.

xo Lady Viola Joya-Powderhorn


  1. Lady Ida Charlie-Rapidan

  2. rebecca4/28/2011

    Lady Geraldine Ginger-Sheffield

  3. Lady Min Hua Kittycat-Brandersbridge loves how all the details of this shoot came together perfectly.

  4. Anonymous4/28/2011

    Love the shoot!

    Lady Estelle Duffy-Annabelle

  5. Anonymous4/28/2011

    Lady Laverne Sara-Bandit :]

  6. Lady Henny Sadie-Buckingham :)
    Great pictures!

  7. Anonymous4/29/2011

    AMAZING photos.You certainly captured the moment.
    Thanks for sharing

  8. Awww, thanks so much for sharing my shoot. Hope you all enjoyed the wedding too - love, Lady Hilda Topsy-Blenheim x