Category Archives: Bridal Shoot/Trash The Dress

Emily’s Bathed in Colour, Trash the Dress

Whoa holy awesome light Batman! When this trash the dress shoot by Nadine Photography landed on my desk last week, I had to do a double take because the killer light coupled with the orange paint? - recipe for photo shoot heaven y’all!

Bride Emily bought the dress at a clothing swap. It’s already had a stain on the chest and slightly raggedy edges so she wasn’t too worried about trashing it.

“Emily was very fearless,” Nadine told me. “She was the one that suggested climbing up a tree. Thankfully, Andy was assisting me and helped her up a tree despite the layers and layers of tulle.”

“When it came time to play with the paint, we started out with her painting some white flowers pink, and slowly dripping it over the dress. Creation, destruction, art. Here are the results…”

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Candy Coloured Spring Inspiration

Following on from yesterday’s beautiful shoot from Lara Jade, I wanted to share some more mouth-watering Spring inspiration, this time from photographer Yuna Leonard.

This shoot was set up by Yuma to show some of the aspects of Spring that inspire her and her photography.

“I am so fascinated with cherry blossom, candy, all the pretty flowers, the Spring smell… a vintage dress + western boots + candy looking balloons is  my favorite spring combination!” she writes.

Happy Monday everyone!

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A Black & White Checked Couture Gown

There were two things that I loved as soon as I saw this shoot – the model’s gorgeous red hair and that dress! Very Vivienne Westwood inspired on both counts…and we all know how much I adore a bit of Vivienne.

The shoot was set up to promote dress designer Nicki Hill‘s new range of bridal gowns. Based in Southampton UK, Nicki is famed her stunning couture gowns. Dresses like this one are made to order and created in her own studio.

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A Super Cool Britanna Shoot

So the big day is tomorrow. As I’ve said previously, I’m not doing a huge homage to the royal wedding on the blog (there’s enough royal wedding fever elsewhere thank you very much!) however this shoot, inspired by the event, really caught my eye this week. I love it for it’s slight sex pistols/1970′s punk edge. Cool Britannia indeed!

The shoot took place in Regent’s Park, London last week. Bride Noelle hand made her vintage-inspired floaty dress. “We decided to do this cherish the dress shoot with a Great British theme, just in time to celebrate the royal wedding,” photographer Rebecca told me. “We also tied in a fairytale them as the royal wedding is set to be a true British fairytale. Noelle also brought along her pet Pug percy for the shoot, who was just adorable and loved rolling around on the British flag.”

No matter what your thoughts on the wedding tomorrow, I hope you’ll enjoy this stylish shoot…

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Susan’s Paint The Dress Shoot

Susan wanted to get back into her wedding dress for a memorable photo shoot for her anniversary. When she married Jesse 10 years ago they had some trouble with their photographer (who, ahem, ended up in jail) so although they received some 4 x 6 prints, they didn’t manage to get an album or any photo enlargements made. They were also pretty unhappy with the portraits of Susan from the images they did get, and none of them showed off her beautiful dress in all it’s glory.

So, Susan contacted photographer Colleen of Color Me Rad and asked if they could do a trash the dress shoot – with paint and her two kids involved!

“This session was more than just trashing the dress” Colleen told me. “It was about giving Susan the bridal portraits she never had.”

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A Proud to be British, Camden Bridal Shoot

A little bit of retro and punk glamour was in order when blogger Adelle Frejus of Peonies and Pearls got together with photographer Anneli Marinovich for a photo shoot in Camden, London.

“My inspiration for the shoot was a 1950′s retro glamour – big hair, red lips and vintage wedding dresses,l” explained Anneli. “I had been wanting to do a bridal shoot ‘with a twist’ in Camden since the start of the year and the 1950′s theme seemed perfect for the setting.”

“I was very excited to get Elizabeth Avey involved – her original 1950s vintage wedding dresses are exquisite and literally “made” the shoot. Proud Camden & Stables Market were the perfect settings to give the shoot a sense of fun and the staff at Proud Camden were amazing for letting us use the stables as our “catwalk” before heading out onto the streets of Camden Town. Each stable at Proud has a different theme as well, which ended up fitting in perfectly with our 3 different looks – vintage, leopard and punk.”

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