Andrew & Talitha were married last year but were keen to do something a little different and have fun doing another photo shoot. “After many emails with Talitha, I knew she and Andrew would be perfect for a fun fair shoot we had been dying to make happen” photographer Angie told me. “We wanted a certain look – 50’s inspired hair and makeup and I knew we had to have a lollipop bouquet and lollipop buttonholes for Andrew.”
The shoot was held at The Hawkesbury Show that happened just one weekend a year, and is about an hours drive from Sydney. “This smaller show was the perfect opportunity to shoot our 50’s Fun Fair Couture Bridal Portrait. The plan was to just have fun. We weren’t sure what games or rides would be there but we knew what we were hoping for. We made sure we headed for the carousel first – we thought these would be our favourite images but it wasn’t until Talitha and Andrew said they were happy to go on the swinging chairs that the magic started to happen.”
Alex & Claire’s retro, 50′s housewife engagement is aces! Not only because it was shot by one of my bestest wedding buddies, Emma Case but because it has tea, cakes and scrabble!
“Alex and Claire are getting married in August and Alex is my best friend’s boyfriend’s brother so I know them both pretty well and am ridiculously excited about their wedding as I know what our nights out are like when we all go out together!” Emma began to yell me excitedly. “A special treat is Claire’s wonderful rendition of “Oh, wouldn’t it be lovely” in a cockney accent…she’s actually very Northern (that’s usually nearer the end of the night).”
“Alex called me about a month back asking if we could do some pictures for their invites and that they had a few ideas (brilliant)…. I arrived at their house and they were both dressed in full 1950′s get up and had the table set ready for their photo shoot! Love it! They wanted to try and do the ’1950′s how to be a good housewife’ thing and they really got in to it… I LOVE couples like that… no I really mean it… L..O..V..E!”
I adore featuring weddings like Alexa & Andy’s the most. British, quirky, emotional and fun! The couple got married at Birmingham Registry Office on Easter Sunday and had the awesome Steve Gerrard on hand to take all their photographs. The room was really modern and had a gorgeous courtyard outside which made for some beautiful portraits.
The reception was held at The Bell, at Tamworth in Arden which they selected for it’s informal and carefree nature. They knew their friends and family would have fun in the pub’s relaxed atmosphere. The cake was made by Alexa’s Mum after they saw something similar in a magazine and decided to have a go at making it themselves (that’s exactly what we did!)
Alexa wore a dress, gorgeous little hat and corset were all custom designed and made by Jo at The Couture Company, at The Custard Factory in Birmingham. “I knew straight away that I wouldn’t have a traditional wedding dress and I really like the 50s style full circle dress so did a bit of internet research and found Jo” she told me. She teamed this with shoes from Dune for the day time and pink, shiny Doc Martens for the evening! Love….!
Oh baby, you are going to love these! Heidi & Rick’s retro engagegement session just oozes 50′s and 60′s kitsch cool. Heidi wore a dress that she actually bought from GAP about 9 years ago and added the apron that she made herself. The show may also have been a little bit stolen by Ginger the cocker spaniel however!
Jacquie & Robby’s fun yet sexy engagements were sent over to me today. I instantly fell in love with her funky style (her ‘Leopard Lolita Dress’ is by Stop Staring she got it from Daddy-o’s) and their ‘poking-fun’ attitude – gotta love that ‘RIP Rob’ graffiti behind them!
“We had these pictures taken in March 2010 on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland” Jacquie explained. “We explored the area and happened to come across the graffiti that said “RIP Rob” and although I usually hate that old idea that once a man is married his life is over, but I couldn’t resist taking a picture seeing that my fiance name is Robby! Also, we stumbled across that old red car and we loved the pictures near the car so much, we used one for our save the dates. If you take a look at the pictures of us near the car, you will notice that a train went by while we were shooting. That day seemed like it was really meant to be.”
It’s my utter pleasure to introduce you to Unique Vintage today. Not only do they have a great selection of both authentic vintage and vintage inspired wedding dresses but they have something to suit every budget! Some of my favourites include the little white reception dresses (from $68), the tea length 50′s inspired wedding dresses (from $130) and of course the more sophisticated Audrey Hepburn style dressses (which range from $500 to $1200.)