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Eyelashes Akimbo! Gala Darling’s Sexy Boudoir Sesh.

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I have been a huge fan of Gala Darling ever since I discovered her blog about a year ago. I love her style, her positivity and the fact that she’s not afraid to be herself and speak her mind. I love the way she writes and I’m inspired by her every.damn.day!

Gala posted these très sexy boudoir-esque shots on her blog last week and I’m really excited to share them all with you too. I think these make great inspiration for all your brides-to-be wanting to do boudoir shoots – they show that great light and fabulous styling makes all the difference! So do it. Embrace your inner minx and go for it!

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The Great Gatsby

Is it possible to ever get tired of all this wedding gorgeousness? I don’t think so!

Julie & Eric got married at Glen Cove Mansion in NYC, a former 1920’s Gold Coast estate. They emulated the Great Gatsby stylee history of the place in their wedding with the bride, who is a graphic designer, designing all the stationary herself to fit in with this theme. The couple also baked all the cookie favours themselves!

The bride wore an adorable short dress to which she added her own gold belt, gold watch and shoes by Nina.  The groom looked suitably suited and booted in his retro style ensemble and looked quite the part, even down to his slightly askew tie pin.

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Images to Fall in Love with

This beautiful vintage shoot should certainly send some always needed inspiration your way! Set up by new UK photographers Horse & Carriage, they explain:

“Our creative goal is to take ordinary couples and place them into fun, exciting, high-concept, themed shoots —as chosen by them, in consultation with us. If a bride has always wanted to look like Greta Garbo in 30’s Hollywood, then we will sit down and work out exactly how to make that a reality for her. If the couples’ vision is punk, vintage, or couture we will work with them to realise this on their wedding day. We’re not restricting ourselves to a single theme, although we do have one unmovable ethos: we want to create images that our couples will fall in love with”

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Best of Blogs – Issue 11 ~ Feather Love Photography

For this month’s Best of Blogs article, I wanted to turn full circle and feature the work of the fabulous Noa of Feather Love Photography. Why full circle you ask? Well the images I chose to illustrate the post with were the engagement shoot that Noa shot of Emma Case (who I featured a few month’s back) & her fiance Pete. 

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In the last few months I’ve focused on a lot of UK photographers – this is an UK magazine after all! However after featuring Steve Gerrard which linked to my Emma Case feature I really wanted to round this trio off by hopping over the pond to talk about Feather Love Photography. As I touched on a couple of months ago, Emma Case fell in love with Feather Love’s style and vintage aesthetic when she found her blog. So when she heard photographer Noa was coming over to London she jumped at the chance to have her photograph her and her fiancé Pete. This is her story…

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What Exactly IS a Rock n Roll Wedding?

Credit: Malgosia Bela by Mario Testino via Fashion Gone Rogue

The question I dread when I meet people for the first time (which is of course the question that they then always ask) is “So, what’s the most ‘Rock n Roll’ wedding you’ve ever seen?” (and yes, they sometimes even do the air quotes {{shudder}} )

First off CHRIST, if they knew how many weddings I’d seen over the last 3 years their heads might explode. It is a lot! How do I choose between them all? How can I possibly pick just one? Or even just one style of wedding? The great thing about Rock n Roll weddings is the vast differences between them all. It would be like a choice between a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes or a huge big pink cupcake. They are not mutually exclusive and I want both please!

The other thing that happens to me a lot is people say (usually in comments and anonymously I might add) “Well that wedding is not very Rock n Roll is it? Why did you feature that?” or even worse I once got “Who the hell are you? You’re not 50’s rockabilly in style at all! You are a fake. You are not Rock n Roll!” Erm…correct! I am not 50’s rockabilly in any way. Have I ever claimed to be?

Credit: Steve Gerrard Photography

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An Alexander McQueen Inspiration

Contain yourselves people, I have an pretty damn awesome wedding to share today! Rachel & Brandon, a Mormon couple, are definitely Rock n Roll – just check out that bride’s style! Rachel’s Mum made her dress (OMG!)  inspired by Alexander McQueen and Project Runway!

“I got the idea from a dress by the late Alexander McQueen (loved him) and Project Runway” Rachel told me. “I think it was season 5…Kenley was the contestant’s name and she totally ripped of McQueen, but her rip off gave me the idea for MY rip off and the idea for my dress was born. When I got engaged (like a year after that season aired), I emailed my mom some pictures of the dresses and asked if she could make one like that for me. She, being the amazing mom that she is, told me she would try. So we spent the next few months finding fabric and combining patterns. My dad helped with the skirt-he is a mechanical engineer-so he helped us figure out how to tier the fabric so it wouldn’t collapse on itself due to the weight of the feathers. And we ordered the feathers, which were ostrich I believe, from some craft place in the south, I think they were from Louisiana or something. The dress is actually 3 pieces-there’s the bodice with a tulle skirt attached, then an underskirt that is more or less a hoop skirt, and then the feather skirt that goes over the top and attaches with some buttons and a hook & eye.”

Rachel teamed her amazing dress with shoes from ebay and a hairpiece that her husband made for her (seriously OMG how adorable are these two!?)  He glued a brooch Rachel had found in a bridal store to a feather, then added some ribbon and pearls and put it all onto a clear comb. Ta da!

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