A Trailer Trash Bridal Shoot with a Vintage Airstream

“Ever since I spent time travelling from Nashville to San Francisco last Autumn, I’ve benn obsessed with wanting to recreate vintage Americana!” wrote stylist Lynsey Le Keux. “This summer I had the pleasure of making it happen. I got together with some serious wedding industry talent including Sassy of Assassynation and Jo of The Couture Company. Our theme was ‘trailer trash chic’ which basically meant coney neck beers, dust-caked American cars, sweat smudged make up and broad blue skies. The aim was to portray unique bridal beauty against a backdrop of pure gritty trash… We wanted to inspire bridal styling outside of tradition and show our customers that they don’t have to follow convention to rock a wedding – bridal beauty is subjective and one thing all the collaborators agreed on was how much we loved customers who did things their way.”

So on a baking hot Summer’s day, the team gathered in Birmingham to shoot up a storm! Lynsey has laid her hands on a vintage airstream – that doubled as a tattoo parlour! “The airstream was provided by Greg, whose passion for his authentic vintage lifestyle covers every inch of his 1952 Airstream called “Clipper”. From the red glitter Italian leather tattoo chair to the original 50s pink flamingos, Greg’s trailer left us drooling with envy at the amazing business he’s built; Greg travels the worlds’ festivals and events inking his lucky customers original style Sailor Jerry tattoos.”

“Our brides also needed a ride – my 1964 ½ Ford Mustang was perfect. The first edition Mustang is a straight 6 convertible in ‘poster’ red. We bought her from Alabama in 2010 from an amazing old man called Bully Sheffield who lived in wooden house with a porch and a whole rack of rifles.”

Jo from The Couture Company designed and made all the dresses and accessories. Everything from a pastel polka dot dress (which I’m dying over!) to the long red corsetted gown and the tea length embroidered tattoo circle dress – which I’ve featured and worn (well a black version of) – before.

“Jo’s dresses are exquisite”, continues Lynsey. “Made entirely bespoke and for each individual customer, they are all totally unique. Every shot by the amazing Sassy of Assassynation shows how well the the dresses fit, as well as the immense attention to detail. They are the perfect blend of vintage meets modern.”

“We are so proud of this shoot,” Jo took over. “I’d also like to let everyone know that Sassy and I are proud to be teaming up to host the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham on 4th November. A number of the people involved in this shoot will be exhibiting so why not come along and have a look at us in the flesh (and a sit in the Mustang!)”

Just awesome! Thank you to Lynsey, Jo & Sassy, and their entire team, for sharing this bloody amazing shoot with us today. I can’t wait until the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza – yes I will be popping by as well. See you there?

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Assassynation
Styling: Lynsey Le Keux
Dresses: The Couture Company
HAir & Make Up: The Vintage Salon via Le Keux Events
Car: Ford Mustang Hire
Aitstream: Travel Ink Tattoos
Shoes: Jenny Revive

25 comments

  1. Oh OH!!

    What a treat for a Saturday morning. Well done everyone involved in this shoot – I’ve been transported to red-neck America, and those dresses… Oh my.

  2. oh i love it!!! i am so glad we picked sassy as our photographer!!!

    just one question, where would i find details on which tattoos you can have attached to your wedding dress? i looked on their website and couldn’t see any. i am wondering if they can be purchased separately to put on my dress! :D

  3. Post author

    Deer Donna yes Jo needs to sort her website out (yes you do missy!) Hehe I think she can design then especially and send them as badges for you to add yourself. Drop her an email?

  4. Wow…Thank you so much so featuring our shoot…we had so much Fun!! Sassy is one amazing lady !! the colour is so vibrant… So EXCITED that you have featured it!!!

  5. the Website is being re done as we speak Mrs!! xx and is looking ace!! we don’t usually do the tattoos as seperate items, but for you DeerDonna, and your wonderful wedding i have heard all about…I am sure I could sort something…email me xx

  6. Natalie

    Aargh love so so much! One of the models, Kia did mine and my bridesmaids wedding hair and makeup, she’s such a star :-)

  7. AMAZING! There’s just so much I love about this shoot. The styling is immense, the girls are gorge, the frocks are fab and Sassy is the queen of such things. LOVE it. x

  8. Kate

    Wow, I’m so head over heels with the tattoo appliques – pretty please sell them as badges, I need them in my life to add onto my own non-wedding dresses! All of them. Seriously! Amazing! Oh and props for the gorgeous ‘love’ hat/fascinator, who made it? Loving all your work ladies – location, photography, styling, hair, make-up, dresses, shoes – this is possibly my fave RNRB shoot so far :)

  9. Cheryl Yearwood

    I live within walking distance of Jo’s shop at the Custard Factory.It’s amazing to see the dresses in the window.The other week the polka dot one was out.Oh Lordy!I do not usually go for long dresses,but the red number in the shoot has me dribbling.If you ever come to Birmingham,ask for the Custard Factory,It is not far from the city centre.Take in the window of Jo’s shop,you can’t miss it!Also check out the rest of the shops and people in the Custard Factory.Love All

  10. Being that I’m from Alabama (the dirty south!) I find beauty in these pics. The whole vibe feels happy. The red car and red dresses really make the photos pop. Great job!

  11. Wow, what lovely comments…makes me very proud to have been part of this team!! Kate, all the headpieces and fascinators are by us at the Couture company, we make to order and can do whatever design you fancy.. Cheryl, we love being at The Custard factory its got a brilliant vibe and lots of peeps to collaborate with too!

  12. So excited to see this shoot on Rock n Roll Bride! We had the most amazing day shooting and I’m so happy, thankful and proud to have been part of such an immensely talented team! Thanks for sharing! x

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