Category Archives: Styled Photo Shoots

Paint it Black: A Gothic Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

As the brand new issue is now available for pre-order, I thought today would be the perfect time to share this photo shoot, which was originally featured in the September/October edition the magazine. Creating the fashion editorials for the magazine is one of my favourite parts of my job. I have a fantastic team of incredible talented babes behind me and we have SO MUCH FUN doing them.

I’ve wanted to do an all-black, gothic bridal shoot for a while, but one that avoided cliches and anything airing on the side of tackiness. I wanted it to feel high end yet achievable, glamorous and gorgeous yet featuring clothing that a real Rock n Roll bride might want to wear. I love how it turned out so I really hope you love it too!

With print of course we can’t always share as many images as I might like (damn not having unlimited pages to play with!) so I’m really happy to be able to share some shots that I really loved, but didn’t quite make the cut.

If you love lace, skulls and black nail polish… If you have a penchant for the dramatic… If you would rather wear a studded choker than pearls and diamonds… If you’d never be seen dead in a white wedding dress…. Then it’s time for you to embrace your inner goth and paint it black!

Just because you’re walking down the aisle, doesn’t mean you have to abandon your gothic heart. A dark, dramatic colour palette can be just as romantic and stunning as a pretty, pale one.

Dress: Lesley de Freitas

Dress: Sophia Kah

Dress: Sophia Kah

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A Skeleton’s (Not So) Bridal Shoot

Halloween is just around the corner so I couldn’t resist sharing this seriously spooky, actually quite scary, Halloween inspired skeleton shoot. It’s not massively bridal but I think that’s why I love it! Halloween weddings aren’t about conforming to tradition are they!?

The shoot took place on a dry lake bed in Nevada, and real couple Jackie and Pablo acted as the models. “I knew I wanted to do a shoot for Halloween but I also wanted it to be about love”, said photographer Jenna. “I came up with the idea of skeletons to portray a love that is more than skin deep, a love that’s embedded in your bones.”

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Subtly Halloween Inspired Rooftop Shoot

Halloween is just a few weeks away so what could be a more perfect shoot to share today than this one? Inspired by Memphis (where the session took place), Halloween and autumn, the nods to the season are subtle, but effective. I’m not a massive fan of really over the top, themed Halloween shoots so this one is right up my street. In fact if I was having a Halloween wedding this is exactly how I’d style it!

“The inspiration of this styled wedding shoot was HALLOWEEN”, photographer Ashley wrote. “Kelsey (Connor and Co.) and I wanted to do a bad ass alternative bride shoot and decided it should be Halloween and it was appropriate for the time of year. We took classy and elegant and brought it to a whole new level.”

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A Dog Themed Wedding Shoot

Yes you read that right, I really am publishing a wedding shoot with dogs as the stars today. Why not hey!? Not only are there real life dog models but their human counterparts are rocking all manner of puppy themed clobber and the table is covered in doggie plates, kitsch ornaments and the stationery is all puppy themed. I approve!

“The inspiration for this shoot was pretty simple”, explained photographer Ellie Grace, “DOGS! I am a crazy dog lady and I know that if I got married, I would want as much inclusion of dogs as possible. For this shoot I decided that instead of going down a colour theme or specific style, I just thought, dogs and lots of dogs!”

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The Painted Leather Jacket

I’m not usually one for wedding ‘trends’ but if there’s one that I can totally get behind, it’s the painted leather jacket. What a perfect way to add some personalisation to your wedding outfit, while looking totally bad ass at the same time! Team it with a floaty dress and black boots and you’re on to a total winner.

This shoot, send over by photographer Rebecca Searle ticks all these boxes and so many more. I’m so thrilled to be sharing it today!

“This is a seductively dark editorial featuring a painted leather jacket and handmade lace boots”, Rebecca writes. “This shoot is dedicated to the bride who is not afraid to celebrate her inner rock chick but who also wants a beautifully polished bridal look.”

“Our original inspiration stemmed from seeing the incredible painted leather jackets created by Wolf & Rosie. We knew they would pair perfectly with the understated elegance of the Kate Edmondson dresses which have such a contemporary grace about them. Once we stumbled across the totally unique, and rather provocative and fun ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ lace boots by House of Elliot, we knew they would all fit together perfectly.”

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Brand New Dress Designs from Chotronette!

Rock n Roll Bride favourite, Chotronette, have just dropped their brand new collection and be still my beating heart! The designer duo, known for their jaw dropping colourful, floral creations are back… With a bang.

With prices ranging from an incredible £200-£1000 (yes, really!) these beauties need to be on your radar, stat!

From dramatic floral numbers to metallic touches and a rainbow of colours to keep even the most non-traditional brides happy, these Romanian designers took our wedding dress dreams and made them a reality.

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