Wedding Stylist Interview: Meagan Berkhout x The Style Palette

This September we collaborated with Meagan Berkhout, from The Style Palette, for a Watsons Bay Sunset Style Session.

The Style Palette is a boutique styling studio based in Sydney who work to tell a story, set a mood and create beautiful environments. 

We had the chance to sit down with Meagan and ask her a few questions about herself, her inspiration and her trend predictions for this Spring. 

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Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started in the industry

I am a hopeless romantic at heart. My interest and love for interiors, gardens and architecture, as well as art, antiques and quality craftsmanship all play a vital role and strongly encourage my design process. I like combining a certain modesty with great elegance, because to me this feels timeless.

After a decade of working in the events industry, I established The Style Palette as my own business. I had finally found my niche when I merged my love of interiors and creating beautiful spaces, with all my knowledge and experience from the events industry.

I was styling my way around town, blissfully happy doing what I truly love.

What was your inspiration for this Style Session shoot?

When it comes to any styled wedding shoot, I always like to develop a story because it helps me visualize the couple, and what their wedding day would look like.

The story behind this shoot reflects a stylish, social and fun-loving couple celebrating their wedding day at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

The happy couple are fashion-forward people, who appreciate design and like to do things in their own unique way.

They spend most of their year chasing summer months and are attracted to the islands off the Caribbean, particularly Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.

The overall style of the shoot pays tribute to these islands, and is a modern take on the British Colonial style.

Your favourite piece in this shoot?

I absolutely love the Chinoiserie green plates by Jasper Conran from Wedgwood.

The flowers by Poho were also stunning. I decided to go with a larger-scale arrangement for the dining table, which challenges the typical low-lying centerpiece. It plays on scale and creates a sense of grandeur.

What are your trend predictions for Spring?

Cleaner, more considered tables and spaces seem to be more prominent now and are a refreshing change.

I also feel brides are getting more and more courageous with their wedding day palettes.

Why limit yourself to whites and greens, when there is a whole world of colour out there

Where do you look for inspiration for shoots?

Anywhere and everywhere!

Interiors, gardens, architecture and art always inspire me.

Even down to the colour of a shell can sometimes help guide a colour palette!

Check out all the images from the Style Session photo shoot here. 

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Vendors involved in the Style Session:

Creative Direction & Styling – The Style Palette / @thestylepalettestudio / http://www.thestylepalette.co 

Photographer – Bear Deer Fox / @beardeerfox / https://beardeerfox.com 

Hair & Make Up – Gather & Stitch Beauty / @gatherandstitch_beauty / http://www.gatherandstitch.com/beauty/

Flowers – Poho / @pohoflowers / http://poho.com.au

Gown – Mira Mandic / @miramandic / http://www.miramandic.com.au

Suit – Woody Roo / @woody_roo / http://www.woodyroo.com 

Models – @joshbyron @annikahallinan of Bella Management / @bellamanagement/ http://www.bellamanagement.com.au

Diamonds & Fine Jewellery – Bond Street Jewellers / @bondstreetjewellers / http://www.bondstreetjewellers.com.au

Plates – Jasper Conran for Wedgwood / @wedgwoodau /  www.wedgwood.com.au 

Crystal stemware – Waterford Crystal / @waterfordcrystalaustralia / www.waterfordcrystal.com.au 

Silver Flatware – Royal Doulton / @royaldoulton / www.royaldoulton.com.au

Calligraphy – Written by Hand / @written_by_hand / http://www.writtenbyhand.com.au