Carrie’s wedding day portraits make me so excited I could scream. Isn’t she just the most gorgeous Rock n Roll chick ever? “My entire ensemble was inspired by old Hollywood glamor and 1930’s black & white films, very Jean Harlow” Carrie told me “My hair and make-up was done by me and I kept it very straight, classic and the make-up reminiscent of the silent era. I grew up watching nothing but silent films, old horror movies and classic film noir. I wanted to appear timeless and not dated, I think I achieved my vision and surpassed even my own expectations.”
Carrie’s gorgeous ruffled dress came from “The Dresser” in downtown Fullerton and was by Pattis, the style was called “Diore”. “Originally it was $1850, but I got it on sale for a trunk show promo for 15% off. The dress was made from scratch in Italy. At the time I was shopping for the dress, I had a shaved head. The sales lady then she pulled the dress for me said “The girl with the blonde shaved head and tattoos would look perfect in this dress” the second I tried it on…I knew it was the one.” She chose a veil from www.birdcageveils.com which cost her just $59 and her shoes came from “The Dresser” too. The bracelet she wore was an heirloom of her husband’s great grandmother and was actually originally a necklace. The gorgeous brooches on the bouquets (supplied by Kari Strand at Lake Elsinore Florist) were from Macy’s and old cost about $8 each (reduced from $30!) The bridesmaids also wore dresses from Macy’s.
Credit: Rosie Parsons
I’ve got yet another amazing new photographer to share with you today. Shan from Shan’s Photography is making some serious waves throughout the UK’s wedding market. Based in the Isle of Man, Shan likes nothing better than shooting beautiful but off-the-wall weddings all over the country (and beyond) so she’s certainly one to watch for 2010. Alrighty then – over to the good stuff…
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Shan Fisher, a photographer. I specialise in wedding photography – I’m really passionate about photography and I absolutely love my job! I founded Shan’s Photography in June 2007.
Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to work in?
The beautiful Isle of Man is my base, central to the UK. Although I am a pretty new photographer, I have already had great experiences shooting a wedding in Germany and various parts of the UK. I’m happy to travel all over the country and abroad for photography work.
This fabulous 1920s Vogue-stylee fashion shoot was sent over to me by Donna & Mark of Archibald Photography and I actually couldn’t wait to share them with you! The shoot was commissioned to to photograph the new collection of 20s inspired wedding dresses from Lindsay Fleming called ‘All That Jazz‘. Lindsay Fleming Couture are award winning bridal designers based in Scotland. The gorgeous headpieces used were supplied by Baba-C Designs.
Shandi’s bridals are seriously swoon-worthy! Photography-envy anyone? Her dress was from Belle Bridal in Logan, UT which she rocked up with some red gloves for the shoot (she is going to wear black ones on her wedding day in February.) I can’t wait, can you?!
Credit: The Cherry Blossom Girl
Wow what an exciting weeks it’s been so far. Not only are things hotting up (as ever) with the votes for the winners of the Kat Braman Free Photography Contest (if you haven’t voted yet then go ahead and do it already!) but blog land exploded with excitement over my Vintage Boudoir shots with Julia Boggio. We knew they’d go down well but we never expected anything like the response we got. Thanks so much for everybody who commented on the blog, on twitter and on facebook. I read every single one and they all brought a smile to my face. Extra special thanks to all the other bloggers who took the time to write about and share the photos on their blogs already – Hot Pink Brides, Little White Book Blog, Charley Beard, Plans and Presents, Always Andri, Flutterfly Events & Boho Wedding and Events.
♥ First up, I’ve cracked and joined Formspring. For those of you that don’t know, it’s a website where randoms ask you questions. I don’t quite ‘get’ the appeal right now but I guess that’s how Twitter started! Hell, if I get some good ones then I may even post them here next week. So, wanna ask me a question?
♥ Michonne & Mike’s amazing vintagey/rockabilly wedding
♥ Loving the car, the veil & the sunflower/daisy centerpieces
♥ Flapper girls (and boys) play in a photobooth
♥ Nubby Twiglet’s ‘What I Wore’ – making me reconsider my opinions on sparkly leggings
♥ Gorgeous vintage style fashion shoot
♥ Fabulous interview with my fabulous friend Rhiannon of Under the Cherry Moon (she designed my website graphics dont-ya-know)
♥ Ice lanterns
♥ Incrediblly gorgeous rustic details
♥ Flippin’ amazingly authentic vintage engagement shoot – their style sends me c-c-c-razy!
♥ Comic book inspired engagements
♥ There is something too fabulous about her dress/long glove combo to ignore
♥ How websites work.
♥ There is just something about her simple dress that I love…
♥ The owl and the umbrella
♥ Pop art wedding
♥ Plaid wedding dress
♥ This is one kick ass couple
♥ Floaty dress and freakin’ awesome biker boots. Hell to the YES!
Ella & Sam’s London wedding was such a gorgeously quirky affair that not only I was boiling over with excitement to blog them, but Emily from the ridiculously popular (and in fact one of my personal favourite blogs) Once Wed was too. So we’ve decided to join forces on this one and to both share our favourite bits of this gloriously English affair. For all the ceremony and portraits head over to Once Wed and I’ll handle the beautiful reception details.
You might actually recognise Ella from her sister’s wedding that I also featured on Rock n Roll Bride a while back – who could forget those wonderful red shoes?! While Tara opted for a bright and colourful summer wedding, Ella & Sam’s day was one of enviable vintage glamour and sophistication – with a touch of Rock n Roll of course! I am absolutely crazy for those bridesmaids in sparkly black jackets and the un-corordinated patterned tights (which I think they wouldn have got from Topshop as I have a couple of them in my wardrobe!) Sam’s awesome floral shirt and bow tie combo and Ella’s beautiful Benjamin Roberts dress.
The wedding which was held in Grenwich, London was one of English Heritage and followed by a secret dinner at Davy’s Wine Vaults, decked out with candles and hand-chosen gifts for everyone.
“I always wanted a winter wedding full of candles and fairy lights” Ella told us “and Davy’s Wine Cellar in Greenwich provided the perfect blank canvas for us to decorate and add the personal touches we wanted to surround our guests with. Each guest was given their own personal present as a favor and Sam personally decorated all 80 of the Scrabble-themed namecards to make them laugh upon finding their seat; he was literally covered in feathers and glitter at the end of his little DIY session! The staff at the venue were so kind and lovely and really made the day. They pretty much let us do whatever we wanted and they let us pick our favourite food, a good old British roast dinner.”