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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Sue & Shonagh Whimsical & Wonderful Wedding – A Touching Tribute

Sue & Shonagh actually got married in May 2008, however following the sad passing of Sue’s Mum Hilary to Cancer just recently, with the full co-operation of the couple, both myself and photographer Caroline thought it would be a fitting tribute to share their whimsical and wonderful wedding with you today.

Sue (in the tartan dress) and Shonagh (in the blue dress) were neighbours of Caroline and as soon as she heard the couple we getting married she jumped at the chance to photograph it. Another friend, who also lived in the same building, Vonny Mullock, made both the brides’ dresses. Sue got ready in their flat and Shonagh got married in Vonny’s flat. The couple met on the landing between when they were both ready and headed out together to get married.

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