Category Archives: British Brides

The Glorious British Summertime

How much do I love Hayley & Lucas’ adorable English countryside engagement shoot? Almost makes me proud to be British! The ever-lovely Lisa Devlin captured the couple in Sussex as they wanted a countryside location and with the yellow flowers, Hayley’s outfit and the glorious British summertime light (yes, it does happen sometimes) the scene couldn’t have been more perfect.

Over the last year or so props have been massively popular in weddings and photo shoots however Hayley & Lucas wanted to keep their shoot simple – just them. They did opt to bring some flowers though and Donal at Pollen came up with the spiky posy of zingy yellow chrysanthemums to contrast beautifully with their rural, natural setting.

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Retro Art Deco Kitsch

I LOVE a bit of retro kitsch and Caroline & Jim couldn’t be more perfect at pulling this off if they tried. The shoot took place in their own Art Deco apartment in Brighton (just check out the exterior shots!) which has been decorated with an eclectic mix of bits and bobs collected from all over and ranging in era from the 1920’s right through to the 1970’s. I adore everything from the authentic mirror, clocks and Princess Anne collectible mugs to the incredible wallpaper and all the retro furniture.

Jim is ‘Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer’ , a brilliant musician playing  all over the country at gigs, weddings, parties and festivals. Caroline has a complete passion for fashion as she works in the fashion industry in London. The pair both embrace everything retro and nostalgic in fashion and styling, so their style was spot on for this style of shoot. The couple both wore all their own clothes to give a completely genuine portrayal of themselves and who they are as a couple. 

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An Irregular Choice – A Wonderfully Theatrical British Wedding

I woke up this morning to the news that the Rock n Roll Bride Mad Hatter shoot had been blogged by Irregular Choice shoes! Seriously, how glad am I that Vivienne Westwood didn’t deliver my shoes on time and Irregular Choice saved the day? I feel like all famous and stuff…

I thought then it only appropriate that I blogged this gorgeous Irregular Choice bride that I’d been planning to blog this week. I saw a few pictures of bride Sophie-Jayne in her amazing Ian Stuart dress and Irregular Choice shoes on the Schuh facebook page (they blogged about our shoot too!) and knew I had to find out more about this wedding. Sophie-Jayne & Jason got married at Sophie’s old College by a Reverend who used to be one of her teachers. After the very personal ceremony, everybody was transported to Sophie-Jayne’s parent house for the reception in her Dad’s Old Route Master Bus!

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London Rock

Ali & Dean are pure rock! Both in bands, the couple are getting married (in what’s sure to be a super stylish Rock (n Roll) wedding really soon and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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1950’s Diner-Style Charm

Holy 1950s wedding awesome Batman! I love it when a couple really get into a theme and do it so well – so well in fact that their photographer Al Overdrive even dressed up as a 1950’s style reporter (photo below.)

Michelle & Craig got married in style at Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Everything screams 1950s retro rockabilly charm – from the pink Cadillac and the diner style grub (giant hotdogs, create your own burgers, fries, waffles, pancakes, ice cream sundaes, Oreo cheesecake!) to the Vivienne Westwood shoes (of which I will never tire) and Michelle’s custom ‘Beverlywood’ Dolly Couture dress. 

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Stevie Wonder played at our Reception!

I don’t often post weddings that aren’t shot by a professional wedding photographer as I am so passionate about everyone having amazing wedding photography, however there are definitely some instances when I’m happy to make an exception. I am proud to make the ‘wedding’ of Stacey & Dave one of these exceptions.

The pair were at Glastonbury music festival last weekend (actually I think it was the week before, man I am behind with my blog posts!) and got engaged, hurrah! Their friends suggested they get married then and there as Glastonbury is famous for people rocking up and getting married in wellies, surrounded by mud and music! This year however it was 30 degrees and although the ‘wedding’ isn’t a legally binding one (silly UK wedding laws) this is certainly going to be an awesome memory for the couple.

“Our friend Sam joked that we should get married at Glastonbury, and we liked that idea!” Stacey told me. “So the next day, we had a blessing in a quiet garden in the green field. Instead of vows we each made a promise to each other, and instead of rings we exchanged bracelets which we bought from a market stall at the festival. Candles were lit for our family who were not there but there in spirit. After wards we celebrated with Cider and Stevie Wonder played at our reception!”

They are getting married for real (hopefully on the same day) next summer and I can’t wait to see how they’re going to out do this!

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