Category Archives: Styled Photo Shoots

Colourful Bridal Shoot Inspired by Rock n Roll Bride!

I’m not usually one to get persuaded by flattery, but when a photographer Isabel Sacher emailed me to tell me that this bridal photo shoot was 100% inspired by Rock n Roll Bride, well, I had to check it out! It’s pretty mad to think that this little blog I started in secret ten years ago is now inspiring someone living in a completely different country to create an alternative bridal shoot!

“The inspiration for this shoot was honestly, Kat’s hair!” wrote Isabel. “I always adored her hair, because I used to have coloured hair in earlier days as well. I wanted to create something truly bold. For such a long time I had these fragments in my mind of a bride wearing a combination of a tulle skirt and a leather jacket and on the other side those colour shades of blue and pink I wanted to involve.”

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Welcome to the Summer of Love (50 Years On!)

June 1967 was the beginning of the famous “Summer of Love” where the Monterey Pop Festival, with performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, kicked off a time of of hope, optimism and real social revolution. Today, fifty years on (!) we’re celebrating with this fantastic sixties inspired shoot!

Photographer, Emma, told us all about her inspiration. “I’m a big fan of the 60s era and I really wanted to put something together to mark the 50th anniversary of this incredible period in our history. An alternative way of living was being explored and the emphasis was on travel, festivals, sex, drugs and, of course, Rock n Roll”

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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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Over The Rainbow: Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

As issue 14 is now on sale, I thought today I would share some of the bonus photos from our issue 13 rainbow bride fashion editorial. I love putting these shoots together with my amazing photo shoot team (do go and check their websites out in the credits at the bottom of this post, they really are the BEST at what they do!) and although I’ll always prefer to share real wedding inspo on the blog over styled shoots, when you create something you’re proud of its fun to share that too!

The inspiration for this shoot was simple: RAINBOWS! However, as ever, we wanted to put a twist on the trend and do something unexpected. So, rather than throwing all the colours in every shot, we decided to create a colour blocked effect with each outfit.

Below is each outfit we put together. Obviously we didn’t stick to the exact colours of the rainbow, instead going for softer tones such as mint, peach and nude to add a yet another twist to the tale. For the most part we also tried to match each contrasting coloured wig from Annabelle’s Wigs with something else in the shot as well (the nails, the colours in the background) for some added colourful contrast.

Grey

A simple dress and pink bob – who knew it could look so incredible?

Dress: ASOS Shoes: ASOS Bag: Poppy Lissiman Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

I’m obsessed with this Katya Katya Shehurina dress. Again, the pink bob and matching fabric in the background really sets it off.

Dress: Katya Katya Shehurina Shoes: ASOS Bracelet: Stylist’s Own Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

Mint

I would have literally never thought to put a neon pink wig with a soft mint outfit, but it totally works! Our model definitely has some Milla Jovovich/ Fifth Element vibes going on in these shots don’t you think?

Top & Trousers: Sharon Bowen-Dryden Shoes: ASOS Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

Peach

This peach Belle and Bunty dress is a dream. Lisa, our photographer, wanted to channel some soft focus 80s glamour with the close up photos of this look. It’s definitely not going to be for everyone but I kinda love it!

Dress: Belle and Bunty Jacket: Missguided Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons

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Turn Your Bridesmaids into Rainbow Bright Unicorns with Curious Coco!

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When it comes to looking for bridesmaid dresses, it can be tricky to find anything really, truly unique. Sure, if you want to do the mismatched thing, or the multiway dress thing, or the 1950s reproduction thing it’s getting much easier, but if you want your maids rocking something really wacky and different it can be pretty difficult. While the high street is also a great place to look, it can also be hard to make sure all your girls match and look like bridesmaids, rather than just wedding guests.

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Enter Curious Coco: A new range for alternative bridesmaids from the genius team behind The Couture Company! When I saw this shoot to launch the collection with all that colour and sparkle and rainbow action, I knew I had to share them with you.

“This shoot was created with one mission in mind: Go as bright as you like!” explained Jo, the brains behind The Couture Company and Curious Coco. “In a world of wedding beige we want to splash colour wherever we go. Our aim is to be super bright and offer a real alternative to traditional bridesmaids options.”

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Dia De Los Muertos Inspired Painted Wedding Dress

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Colour loving babes listen up! If you’ve been wondering if rocking a coloured gown on your wedding day was the right choice or not then I’m pretty sure today’s incredible photo shoot will help you make up you mind. I mean WOW.

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Inspired by the colours of Dia De Los Muertos, photographer Christina Sanchez, dreamt up this incredible shoot. “We shot in Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano in California”, she said. “I love collaborating with amazingly talented people to create unforgettable imagery. We created this to share with everyone who loves these same things as much as we do!”

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