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90s Grunge Meets Disney Wedding Ideas

Well, those are two things I never thought I’d be putting together but, as I’m sure you know, when it comes to alternative weddings nothing is off limits! You know what though, 90s grunge and Disney are both totally my jam!

The mood board for this shoot was based around tartan shirts, Dr Martens,  Kurt and Courtney’s wedding on Waikiki Beach and Marc Jacobs’ Perry Ellis Grunge collection from 1992. “I’ve been lucky enough to have been part of many beautiful, ethereal styled shoots over the past couple of years, but none of them have allowed me to really scratch a more playful, eccentric itch”, explained florist Lisa of Floral Menagerie. “I was just desperate to make floral Mickey ears and put a flower crown on a groom!”

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Glamorous Grunge

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Stylist Karrie Anne Holland had the idea for this glamorous Rock n Roll wedding shoot when she moved to Seattle. Inspired by the vibrant artist scene, and the grunge influence of the 90s (particularly Nirvana of course) she set about pulling together this shoot inspired by them both.

“A styled shoot is definitely fuel for the creative soul!” she said. “Being new to the area I wanted to connect with other artists and the small business community and this was the best way I knew how.”

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“The edgy feel of downtown Tacoma really influenced the vibe for the shoot as well.  We knew we wanted to make music an intricate part of this shoot, while still incorporating the glam side of Rock n Roll.”

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Grunge-Inspired Fake Wedding

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Lola and Andre didn’t really get married, in fact he’s gay and she’s a lesbian! These images are from a photo shoot put together by Brazilian wedding photographer Gabriel Galvani in São Paulo.

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“My inspiration for this wedding shoot was create a grunge/ alternative fake wedding between my friends”, said Gabe. “I’ve wanted to shoot a bride with an undercut forever so this was my chance! I needed to give life to something that was in my head.”

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Sparkle Motion: A Grungy Glittery Wedding Shoot

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My working title for this blog post was ‘Sparkle Motion’… because it’s the first thing that popped into my head when I started to write the feature. It stuck, because after thinking long and hard, I couldn’t imagine anything else being as apt. These glorious pictures were submitted by Utah based wedding photographer Natalie Wall.

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“I had been wanting to do a moody stylized bridal session for a while”, she wrote. “While I love working with clients, it can become creatively exhausting. Anytime you have a collaboration of people with different ideas, you tend to get multiple potential outcomes. As an artist, it can be very difficult to put aside your creative preferences to please those you are working with and/or for. This shoot was, essentially, to liberate myself from just that. I wanted to create something, using challenging lighting, to create a nontraditional mood – dark and romantic, edgy and beautiful. Something I could see out from start to finish, while remaining in artistic control.”

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Inspiration for your Perfectly Imperfect Wedding

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The day I published this article on wedding trends (and why they suck) Scottish wedding photographer Caro Weiss got in touch to tell me she couldn’t agree more – and that she’d just done a shoot with florists, Pyrus, for the exact same reason!

“Every year before wedding season kicks off I like to do a collaborative shoot with like-minded wedding industry friends”, she wrote. “It has become a highlight at the end of winter for me and I really enjoy coming up with a concept and challenging myself. For this year shoot I wanted to really focus on the fun side of things.”

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“I have become rather bored with seeing the same kind of styled wedding shoots in magazines and on blogs (that is obviously not the case on Rock n Roll Bride!) usually featured a wavy haired ‘pretty’ brunette looking demure and elaborate dresses and lots of little ‘pretty’ details. Well, tell you what. The best weddings I have been to and photographed are nothing like that.”

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So, We Got Married… (Again!)

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One of the questions I get asked over and over again is what would Gareth and I do differently if we were getting married today. Of course my answer is always “so much!”. Both of us have changed considerably over the last five and a half years and our styles and tastes couldn’t be more different to how they were back in 2008.

As many of you will have read last week, Lisa asked if we would model at the two year anniversary of her Photography Farm. During every workshop she organises a styled shoot for her students to practice what they’ve learnt, but more than just that, she always pushes herself and her team to come up with something creative that reflects the real-life couple who are modelling.

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When we started chatting about the kind of shoot Gareth and I might have, we began by discussing the whole “how would you do your wedding differently?” question. And then Lisa had a brainwave. Photography workshops are supposed to be all about teaching aspiring wedding photographers how to book, shoot and process weddings, but they only ever give the students the chance to practice these things in an unnatural situation – i.e. a styled shoot. Sure, the couple might be real and the styling authentic, but getting the shot when you have two hours to work with the couple is a totally different beast to needing to nail it first time and getting creative within your ten minute allocated time-slot for couple portraits.

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