Are you planning to elope? If so, I hope this gorgeous shoot might inspire you. “I really wanted to showcase a different way to do a wedding”, wrote wedding photographer and driving force behind this session, Joel Bedford. “I pictured this lovely couple driving out into the middle of nowhere to recite their vows. The idea seemed so romantic to me: a red vintage sports car, a ballerina skirt and a couple in love.”
“My good friend Jasmine owns a bridal boutique and happened to have a Monique Lhuillier skirt that fit perfectly into the theme. I paired it with the bandeau top for a twist of romance. I think it’s such a lovely thought to pair something so high end with something laying around in your closet. Effortless romance! The rest was just chemistry between Alex and Samantha… that’s something you can’t make up.
I was a grunge kid. Nirvana and Sonic Youth were my jam and ripped baggy jeans and chains around my neck were my attire of choice. So when I was sent this grunge inspired elopement by Tawnee of the wedding and events company Urban Shindigs and Sarah of photography duo Val and Sarah I couldn’t wait to relive my teenage years by sharing it with you all.
“We really wanted to incorporate things in a true 90s grunge fashion,” Sarah explained. “Not just black and studs. We wanted to bring the bright color from Nirvana t-shirts, torn off jackets and just the feeling of being laid back and in the moment and be reminded of a time when MTV actually played music videos.”
This shoot is certainly going to appeal to all you Whovians out there. Come on then, tell me, who’s having Dr Who influences in their wedding? ”Ever since I became a fan of Doctor Who I’d wanted to do a styled shoot and combine it with one of my other favourite things in life: weddings, of course!” explained photographer Kat Forsyth. “I’d seen a couple of Who-themed shoots around, but I always felt that none of them got it quite right; they were either really pretty, floral and sparkly, or a little too much like a cheesy costume party. I was sure that by assembling a hand-picked team of Doctor Who geeks (read: experts), we could come up with a shoot that not only captured the quirky and fun aspect of the show, but also the atmosphere.”
“There was one important aspect we had to get right”, she continued,” and that was was the venue. Because Doctor Who travels so much through time periods, I wanted somewhere that looked timeless, so that it could appear to be anything from an old Victorian building to a futuristic space in New New London. The Tobacco Dock in East London proved to be perfect for our needs, with its concrete walls, brick archways, and glass ceilings.”
Be sure to check out the fun video too. It documents the story the suppliers come up with for the shoot!
This hippy-esque countryside shoot was set up by wedding photographer Camilla Rosa. who really wanted to shoot an emotional set that perfectly reflected the couple in it. Jesse and Charlie live in a hut on the banks of a river with no electricity, sing in a band, home made pretty much everything and only wear charity shop or home made clothes – so her idea was perfect for them!
“I wanted to have the opportunity to shoot a ‘wedding’ in my own style, the way my hands and head tell me intuitively to do it”, Camilla wrote. ”So I called upon the most in-love people I know to help me out, Jesse and Charlie, who I knew fitted with the way I naturally love to shoot. As a couple they are just cool, and totally unaware of it, mainly because that is how they were brought up and this is who they are.”
How do you fancy getting married in a woodland? Well this shoot from Jade Langton-Evans Photography is sure to give you some inspiration in the right direction! I’m loving the pretty, rustic details and Nicola’s gorgeous flower crown. In fact I don’t think I’ll every get bored of brides in flower crowns!
The couple wanted to get back to nature with this post-wedding shoot. The flowers and hair were designed to be very free and natural which fit with the forest location perfectly. Nicola loves vintage cameras and tea so these were also incorporated. “We wanted a very earthy, simple and beautiful shoot focusing mainly on the couple”, wrote Jade, “but we also wanted to show their love for these things within the set.”
After lying flat in front of a fan for about 20 minutes straight, we were cooled down enough to get back on the pavement for the next set in our lookbook shoot with Rent Patina. When owner Michelle told Gala, Shauna and I that they’d grabbed a bunch of disco balls, called in some rainbow confetti and balloons, and found some vintage silver roller skates lurking in their collection I had high expectations for what we’d see… but nothing prepared me for this. This set up is literally my dream come true, I’m sure you can see why!