Bowling Alley Rockabilly Bridal Shoot

This exceptional Rock n Roll style fashion shoot photographed by Jessica Monnich at Highball in Austin Texas hit me right between the eyes. I’ve fallen in love with the vintage 1950s rockabilly stylings, the gorgeous fashion, the stunning models, the bowling alley setting…well basically how damn cool the whole thing is! I’m so excited to share this shoot and all the people involved with you..you’re gonna love it!
Be sure to also check out Wild Orchid Studios‘ amazing video to accompany this set after the ‘jump’

“We went with a 50’s theme. The location was very hip swanky 50’s feeling bowling alley on South Lamar in a bowling alley here in Austin Texas called Highball. In keeping with the vintage theme we did a place setting in the color scheme of the shoot using fiestaware which was popular during that time period. We thought Wizard of Oz Pez dispensers would be fun as that was a popular movie during that time. We also had mock cakes made up for the shoot that had a very rockabilly feel to them as well. The “bride” carried a lotus flower surrounded by sweet peas and the “bridesmaids” carried a combination of flowers including pink sweet peas and poppies.”

A_MG_9635

Continue reading

Crazy, Mismatched & Colourful

Remember this stunning film noir style shoot that I featured back in May? Well the couple Sami & Katherine are now getting married and who better to shoot their engagements at the amazingly bright Hirshhorn Museum (and upcoming wedding of course) than there friend Emily Porter?

“Sami’s socks are always crazy and mismatched and he shares my love of short doses of things – TV shows instead of movies, short stories instead of novels. He loves jazz. And probably once every few months he’ll message me asking for my photoshop “expertise” in making some crazy graphic for a tshirt. Once it was Sarah Palin’s face superimposed on a daisy. Most recently he asked me to photoshop a cape onto a picture of Ronald Reagan on a horse.”

“Their apartment is full of bookcases. Some of them are filled entirely with books on learning different languages because Katherine’s brain must always be taking in new information. She studies for fun. Katherine speaks with a thick New York accent and every time I visit her I get treated to the most wonderful of facial masks.”

4380174999_994c46c8eb_o

Continue reading

Thursday Treats – 25th Feb 2010

4381098999_5863e42b1d_o

Credit: Miss Dee Ahoy

Are you kidding me? Is it actually nearly march already? C-c-c-razy! OK Thursday Treat fans..saddle up and prepare yourself for another 7 days worth of internet pretties…

♥ First up, a little ‘toot toot’ to yours truly – did you recognise the fuschia haired chick in today’s headline image? Oh yeah baby that’s ME! This lovely little drawing was sent to me by illustrator-extraordinaire Miss Dee Ahoy and I actually nearly wet myself with excitement! Thanks to Miss Dee for the utter love. Mwah!
♥ This diy wedding is awesome to the max – mismatched bridesmaids will forever be cool in my book
♥ Secret celebrity wedding!
Ruffles, red shoes, big red heart – pop!
Sweet, outdoor wedding
Fierce engagement session (faux fur for the win!)
AMAZING rockabilly style lesbian wedding
Let’s get colourful
♥ Fashion and home design inspired by The Red Shoes
♥ A Midsummer Night’s Dream themed wedding (these shoes are Irregular Choice – I’ve swooned over them before!)

crimson-white-vintage-summer-backyard-wedding02

Continue reading

Sweethearts

When blog land favourite, Amelia Lyon, posted Sam & Nikki’s amazing looking wedding on her blog yesterday I was sure some other, high flying, blogger would have snapped them up for a feature. Never one to give up without a fight, I emailed Amelia on the off-chance they were available…and guess who got lucky?!

Sam is actually Amelia’s cousin. He married his sweetheart in January and luckily for us Amelia was first on hand to take these amazing shots. Nikki wore her Grandmother’s dress (sweet) and stunning cobalt blue shoes from DSW.

Be sure to check out their amazing love story/ same day edit video by Shade Tree Films after the ‘jump’!

snblog_033-thumb-678x452-7493

Continue reading

Chic, Intimate, Library Wedding

I am literally dying over Steve and Caitlin’s personal, intimate wedding.  The wedding took place at The Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, Illinois, which at one point, used to be the Elmhurst Library. Steve & Caitlin drew from this (and their love of books) for some of
the detail themes. They made library catalogue cards as their escort cards and each table was named after a different book. They had old photos of their families going back generations scattered throughout the mansion, and also had a room full of antique
games for guests to play.

They decided to save money was by creating their own bouquets and they actually used fake flowers! Caitlin’s dress was from J.Crew and the bridesmaids each chose their own black dress.

caitlin24

Continue reading