“Tony and I have always been into tattoos and are both big pin up girl fans, both classic and modern,” begins Bride Cindy. “Neither of us ever thought we get to have a wedding that truly expressed who we were, and we were soooooo wrong. The tattoo / pin up girl theme was one of the first things we decided on. If we were going to do it, we were going to do it right and really have our own wedding … for us and no one else … we got our wedding tattoos during our engagement photo shoot.”
The pin up and tattoo theme was integrated throughout the wedding – from the pin up style bridesmaid dress to the temporary tattoos. All the bridesmaids were given heart tattoos to wear with their husband’s name in it. Well except for Cindy’s 9 year old niece … her tattoo said “Jacob” (from Twilight!)
I’ve got something a little random for you this morning…and why not? Random is good! The fabulous Anna and the Ring shared this gif making webite on her blog yesertday and I spent about an hour on there last night experimenting. It’s surprisingly addictive!
Original photographs all by Shell de Mar Photography – taken behind the scenes on the Rock n Revolution shoot in Paris!
“It was a cold and frosty day in Occidental, CA. Lynnae, the beautiful bride to be, endured freezing conditions for this shoot and was still able to nail the magnum look. We shot all the way down to the coast and continued to smile until our faces froze. Good times.”
I think that says it all really. This shoot it just too stunning for words.
Be sure to check out the rest of this gorgeous set after the ‘jump’
Sara’s bridal shoot makes me heart sing! Motorbike, cute doggie, ink, vintage brooch bouquet…oh yes I certainly approve of this! Sara told me all about her inspiration for her shoot with Sweet Caroline Photo,
“My dress is from Pronovias
and I got it from a bridal boutique in Salado, Tx called Coccinella’s. My necklace was actually found at one of those crazy bridal extravaganzas from Stella Dot. I saw it there, tried it on, and decided within 5 minutes that it was THE necklace! My shoes were none other than Irregular Choice
! Love them! I really wanted something fun, quirky, and comfortable…and flat, as my fiancé is only about an inch taller than me! My bouquet was made by myself and my fiancé, Barrett. I took a bunch of my old jewellery and hair pieces that I used to wear ALL the time and I haven’t been able to part ways with and wired them all together. I also asked my stylists and receptionists at my salon to give me some of their old jewellery because I really wanted a piece of them with me during all of this. They gave me a lot of pendants, rings, earrings, etc, and I love being able to look at it and see pieces of the people that have become my family.”
“As for location, as I said several times, I didn’t want to be in the middle of a field with a bunch of grass and trees because that just isn’t me! I love cities and urban living and wanted my photos to reflect my love for those quirky little places you find around Austin. I loved the recycling plant idea with those huge piles of twisted metal! My inspiration for my entire wedding look just came from my love for pin up girl looks along with the very intense desire to not look at my wedding photos in 20 years and say “Oh my gosh! What was I thinking wearing that ______ (insert crazy, over trendy item here)!” I truly wanted a look that was me, just prettier!”
Don’t you just love it?
Shaun & Lulu Cash (hello, best names ever!?) had a wedding shoot in Adelaide with photographers Aila & Scott of White Wall Photography. Lulu wore custom couture gown by Eliza French.
As they started to shoot, it began to rain so they all ducked under a landing dock in the industrial location they were at – and it turned out to be the perfect backdrop for these shots!
This awesome punk inspired wedding was actually a faux-wedding – a photo shoot set up by stylist MMD Events, blogger Lauren of Every Last Detail and photographer’s Jeff & Anna Katherine of K&K Photography. They wanted to showcase some awesome alternative wedding styling and they certainly achieved that. I am totally smitten and almost a little upset that it isn’t a real wedding – this looks like the kind of party I want to go to!
“We put together this Punk inspiration shoot with the focus all around the *actual* definition of the word “punk”, courtesy of Every Last Detail’s Wedding Style Dictionary,” explained Lauren. “Pulling inspiration from the Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead), punk rock (of course), a little southern California “border-town-cool”, and rockabilly, we wanted the shoot to evoke what the actual “punk” lifestyle is. Our goal was to let brides know that punk can be pretty- not the cliche dark gothic look. We created a “punk” look that was pretty, colorful, and fun, just like the punk lifestyle is!”
The shoot took place at Tampa Armature Works Building in Florida and pretty much all the clothes were either thrifted or found very cheaply. This just goes to show that with a bit of imagination and creativity you CAN have a really Rock n Roll wedding without breaking the bank. I love this A LOT!
Be sure to also check out the FAB video after the ‘jump.’ Gotta love the Elvis dude!