As issue 14 is now on sale, I thought today I would share some of the bonus photos from our issue 13 rainbow bride fashion editorial. I love putting these shoots together with my amazing photo shoot team (do go and check their websites out in the credits at the bottom of this post, they really are the BEST at what they do!) and although I’ll always prefer to share real wedding inspo on the blog over styled shoots, when you create something you’re proud of its fun to share that too!
The inspiration for this shoot was simple: RAINBOWS! However, as ever, we wanted to put a twist on the trend and do something unexpected. So, rather than throwing all the colours in every shot, we decided to create a colour blocked effect with each outfit.
Below is each outfit we put together. Obviously we didn’t stick to the exact colours of the rainbow, instead going for softer tones such as mint, peach and nude to add a yet another twist to the tale. For the most part we also tried to match each contrasting coloured wig from Annabelle’s Wigs with something else in the shot as well (the nails, the colours in the background) for some added colourful contrast.
A simple dress and pink bob – who knew it could look so incredible?
I’m obsessed with this Katya Katya Shehurina dress. Again, the pink bob and matching fabric in the background really sets it off.
I would have literally never thought to put a neon pink wig with a soft mint outfit, but it totally works! Our model definitely has some Milla Jovovich/ Fifth Element vibes going on in these shots don’t you think?
This peach Belle and Bunty dress is a dream. Lisa, our photographer, wanted to channel some soft focus 80s glamour with the close up photos of this look. It’s definitely not going to be for everyone but I kinda love it!
This purple number totally pops when paired with the rainbow balloons!
All out rainbow!
And we had to finish with a bit of a rainbow explosion! I am dying over the rainbow eye make up and nails, and the sequin flecks in this L.O.M top reflected all the colours in the light.
As soon as I saw this skirt on ASOS I knew we had to shoot it. So what if it’s not from their bridal range? A colourful bride (or her bridesmaids) would totally rock this look.
We definitely didn’t stick to the rules with this shoot, and we weren’t very strategic with what we put together. But, for me, that’s all part of the creative process and the fun. Some people also might argue that it’s not very bridal, but with more and more of you opting for coloured dresses over traditional white or ivory, I hope these images will inspire you to think outside of the box for your own wedding outfit!
This shoot originally appeared in issue 13 of Rock n Roll Bride magazine. If you missed grabbing a copy you can still order one via our website with free UK delivery! Issue 14 is now available in stores nationwide.