A Bout De Souffle – A Cinematic Engagement

Shalma & Leo were lucky enough to find their photographer David through a feature on Rock n Roll Bride so as soon as the excited bride emailed me to tell me that they’d chosen David I was already looking forward to seeing what he would come up with for their engagement session. Over the past few years David has truly become the one to watch when it comes to his pre-wedding shoots. He’s always pushing the boundaries and never fails to impress with his unique eye for detail.

Shalma & Leo wanted to go for a film noir, classic film and super stylised shoot and in an unusual departure from his usual hyper colourful style, David decided process this entire shoot into black & white to fit in perfectly with this theme. “This couple are into their photography big time” David said “but they’re also in their classic films and wanted to have a pre-wedding shoot that referenced one of their favourites, A Bout De Souffle.  This was a french film where the characters mostly smoke and drink coffee a lot – so we tried to recreate the streets of Paris in Richmond!” Go check out the stills from this film – Shalma & Leo got their outfits styled down to a ‘t’!

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Pure (Feather) Love

Emma Case is my home-girl. I love her. She is a massive (and I mean crazy massive, like totally obsessed) fan of Featherlove Photography so when she found out that Noa was over in London in April, she jumped at the chance to do an engagement shoot with her fiance Pete. As soon as Emma told me of her plans I immediately ‘bagsied’ the images for featuring as I knew, even without seeing a single frame or knowing the premise of the  shoot that they would be awesome…and boy how right I was!

I asked Emma this morning if there was anything she wanted me to add to this post and she simply replied “The only thing I would like to add is a big fat thank you to Pete. I cannot begin to explain how supportive he has been over the past six months. I love him with all my heart and he’s so friggin’ hot in these pictures it’s unreal!!” So much cuteness. Now hurry up and get married you guys. I’m waiting for my invite in the post damnit!

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The Happiest Place on Earth

Where could be a better place to celebrate the happiest time of your life that The Happiest Place on Earth!?

“Mary and her strange love for Disney that only a comic-goth girl could have, met Carlos the guitar player for an LA metal band in 2004″ photographer Colette Lash told me. ” They fit together like rockers and latex pants.  Mary rocks out at Carlos’ shows, and Carlos stand proudly by his girl for her art openings and show premieres (she’s worked on all sorts of tv/movie cartoons that have her wicked sense of humor like South Park where she has been for a handful of years) The two make art together too, Carlos builds these guitars and Mary does beautiful paintings on them.”

The pair have a genuine love for Disney and have been season pass holders at the park since day one, “especially for Bats Day!” Colette laughed! “Revelling in the snarky comments from the visitors from Snore USA, weparaded down Main st to New Orleans Square hand in hand and gently shaded by Mary’s black parasol.  With the perfect black diamond engagement ring in hand Carlos proposed to Mary on the Haunted Mansion ride in front the crystal ball area.” On the actual shoot day the couple convinced a Disney worker to embroider some Micky Mouse hats with the words “I” and “do”, a really cute and fun touch I think.

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Rock n Roll Bride Rocks The White Gallery 2010

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the prestigious White Gallery exhibition where all the country’s top designers show their latest and greatest collections to a gaggle of eager stockists, press…and me it would seem! So last Tuesday myself and my ‘official photographer’ (it’s true – his badge said so!) David McNeil, headed down to The Kings Road in uber posh central London so see what all the fuss was about.

First off I’d like to say that pretty much everyone was delightful, excited to see us and eager to talk about their designs (apart from one, very well known – and quite frankly up-his-own-arse designer who asked us if we had an appointment and then told us we couldn’t take any pictures!) It really was very fun to be there and I wanted to not only share with you some of David’s awesome shots (and a couple of mine!) but to draw your attention to some of my utter favourite people from the event…and you lucky lucky things, you’ve even got a little sneak peek of my VERY unfinished tattoo in here. I wasn’t going to show you while it’s all just the linework but I couldn’t not share that photo of me wearing the most gorgeous Stephanie Allin dress now could I?! Although the tat looks awful and unfinished now it’s going to be totally RAD when it’s done…and yes that is a roll on film you can spy!

Anoushka G

One of the first stalls we chatted to was that of Anoushka G of London. Brand director George Hadji was keen to talk to use about their new bridal line which was a follow on from thir super popular occasion and formal wear. Both myself and David fell in love with their kooky and unique designs. The attention to detail was incredible and the prices were super reasonable for such high-end designer looking gowns! You can see more of Anoushka G’s designs right here

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Victorian Sci Fi & Steampunk Love

Following on from yesterday’s Steampunk-esque wedding, I wanted to share another – and this time, an all out authentically styled Victoriana wedding fest!

Stacy & Eric got married in April and had one of the most incredible weddings fitting this theme that I have ever seen! The whole wedding was filled with circles – from old type writers, clocks and top hats to that truly incredible (and fully edible!) cake (made by Let Them Eat Cake in California – seriously go check out their website, they have cakes and designs like you’ve never seen before!) You are going to go nuts for these details – I am loving the typewriter/flower combo. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen. The centrepieces consisted of flowers, old books books, typewriters, gears, light bulbs, test tubes and had a real authentic Steampunk vibe. Stacey collected all the props throughout their planning and then gave them to florist Debbie Fields who put everything together on the day. The place names, which were made of old-looking train tickets (found at a craft store) had individual keys stuck to them that with significant words on them like ‘life’ and ‘dreams’. The keys and gears on the place cards were found at a local craft store-they come from a scrapbook line by a guy named Tim Holtz (you can buy everything though his online store too – bonus!) 

Eric shared their thoughts and inspiration behind their wedding with me. “Both of us love history and are fascinated with the Victorian time period. We’re also both fans of Sci-fi/fantasy fiction, so that’s how our theme came about.  Steampunk has it’s roots in Victorian Sci-Fi (Jules Verne, H.G. Wells), but has taken off in the last few years into an aesthetic all it’s own.  We wanted something a little irreverent while still being classy, so it fit very well.  And it gave our guests a chance to have fun with their outfits! ”

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ps I just can’t get over this cake…wow. How is this even possible?!

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