I’ve been invited to the Luella’s Boudoir bridal event this evening (as a VIP – ha? moi? hilarious!) so what better way to stat the day then will a Rock n Roll boudoir sesh…plus combine that with Annie’s awesome Wild Fox ‘my boyfriend’s a vampire’ tee (which, I might add, I’ve lusted over for a while!) and you’ve got a match made in Rock n Roll heaven!
I’m a big Beatles fan. I love the emotion and feeling behind their lyrics, so much so that our first dance was ‘All you need is Love’ – the words of which I have tattooed on the inside of my wrist! So when photographer Amelia sent me Rachel & Joey’s Beatles themed engagement sesh, I jumped at the chance of a feature. I adore the adaptions of each song and famous moment – especially of course the John & Yoko Hair Peace Bed Peace scene. How many can you spot?
The simple pleasure of Frances & Brant’s Olympia, WA engagement session at home makes me happieee. Perfectly personal, intimate and natural. What’s not to love?
I’m so lucky that I get to feature some of the craziest, most alternative and tattoo-gorgeous weddings out there. It’s one of the biggest pleasures of my job! However, occasionally a wedding that may not be the most ‘Rock n Roll’ will hit me between the eyes and give me just as much joy. Tanya & Christan’s Boat Club ‘Love Boat’ wedding at Molesey Boat Club on the Thames has such a simple, love-filled emotion that I couldn’t help but feature.
No joke, I’ve been looking forward to seeing this wedding for weeks. I met up with photographer Emma Case a little while ago when she was down in London and as we wondered around Topshop (obviously the first place one might head when in central London!) she was eager to tell me all about this amazing wedding she’d just shot. It sounded phenomenal then and it’s even more awesome when I’ve put these images to the story.
“Liz & Steve were married in Worthing at the Worthing Dome” photographer Emma told me, “which has the most amazing art deco cinema on the ground floor and a gorgeous sun room with a balcony on the first floor where they hold civil ceremonies and the reception. Opposite to this scrummy building was the beautiful beach and Worthing Pier…. errr… wow. Liz wore a jaw dropping fishtail dress with a cute faux fur shrug, a cute pearl necklace and a birdcage veil… ahh man this photographer was so in her element! Oh and her shoes! Bright red!… yummy, yummy, yum, yum. Steve also looked pretty dapper in a cool navy suit teamed with a purple tie and matching purple thistle boutonniere.”
I don’t feature a whole lot of boudoir on Rock n Roll Bride, not because I don’t like it or approve or anything like that (hell, I did one!) But it’s quite rare that I get sent boudoir submissions that have a Rock n Roll edge. A lot of what floats around the internet is all sexy, see-through underwear, airbrushed to perfection, lying on a messed up bed…page 3 inspired…you catch my drift. Anyway, when this session from Jessica Zais landed on my desk I saw none of that.
Courtney showed up to her boudoir session ready to go with two vintage swimsuits (the black one belonged to her grandmother and was actually a lifeguard uniform – sexy!) The result is a classic, 1930’s elegance that I just can’t get enough of.