Category Archives: Styled Photo Shoots

A Groovy Kinda Love – The 1960’s are BACK!

“The idea for a 60’s inspired shoot came about after I noticed we’re seeing lots and lots of vintage 1950’s style about and I figured it was about time the 1960’s gave it a run for its money,” explained photographer Shelly. “I had a vision of a pink bowler hat and from there, everything else fell into place.”

Shelly invited planner Kelly (of Boho Weddings) and Asher to model for her. “I knew I wanted mini dresses in a Mary Quant style and Debbie over at Danielle Lara Couture created these two especially for the shoot. When I went to collect them, I ended up picking up a couple of others at the same time – I just couldn’t help myself!”

Shelly commissioned Muscari Whites to created her an heirloom bouquet of  pre-loved and found objects. Their brief was “pink, quintessentially British and a bit nuts”.  The bouquet even has a little telephone box on it and a London Underground sign.

A Quirky, British, Cupcakey Kinda Day

Oh I do love a pretty & retro photo shoot to brighten up a wedding blog on a Monday morning and this fabulous one, sent over my Bethan of Haywood Jones Photography, fits the bill perfecto!

“The main aim of this shoot was to achieve a real vintage glamour look and feel,” began photographer Bethan. “We wanted a big slice of silver screen elegance with a large portion of delicious cupcakes on the side! My Pretty Little Things specialise in making veils and fascinators which hark through the eras of the 20’s right through to the 50’s and approached me to organise a vintage themed session. When organising the shoot, I contacted Queenies Cupcakes who have a shop in Ironbridge right around the corner to me, to see if we could use them as a location for part of the day. They were absolutely brilliant and we all had a good nibble on the cupcakes while we were there, work is so hard sometimes!”

“I especially love the black and white check floor in their cupcakery and was quickly eyeing up my own kitchen when I got home to see if it wouldn’t look too out of place, so easy to influence! We had to work quickly though as the light was fading fast with it being the beginning of winter and I wanted to use natural light as much as possible. The other half of the shoot took place at my home as we wanted a really simple backdrop of the white painted floor and walls to really focus on showing the veils off.”

Caroline Piasecki who did the amazing hair and make up is a friend of mine and whizzed up the M1 and M6 one cold, grey Sunday morning to create a stunningly elegant look. Chara Jackson was also our willing volunteer model, who I must say a big thanks to. She didn’t complain at donning a strapless tea length wedding dress in the cold at all. The day shooting was loads of fun, punctuated by LOTS of cuppas and cake, a good natter and weirdly some lovely passers by shouting congratulations to us through the window of the shop! Not sure they knew exactly what was going on but we all waved back never the less.”

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A Dia De Los Muertos, Punk Rock Wedding Shoot

This awesome punk inspired wedding was actually a faux-wedding – a photo shoot set up by stylist MMD Events, blogger Lauren of Every Last Detail and photographer’s Jeff & Anna Katherine of K&K Photography. They wanted to showcase some awesome alternative wedding styling and they certainly achieved that. I am totally smitten and almost a little upset that it isn’t a real wedding – this looks like the kind of party I want to go to!

“We put together this Punk inspiration shoot with the focus all around the *actual* definition of the word “punk”, courtesy of Every Last Detail’s Wedding Style Dictionary,” explained Lauren. “Pulling inspiration from the Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead), punk rock (of course), a little southern California “border-town-cool”, and rockabilly, we wanted the shoot to evoke what the actual “punk” lifestyle is. Our goal was to let brides know that punk can be pretty- not the cliche dark gothic look. We created a “punk” look that was pretty, colorful, and fun, just like the punk lifestyle is!”

The shoot took place at Tampa Armature Works Building in Florida and pretty much all the clothes were either thrifted or found very cheaply. This just goes to show that with a bit of imagination and creativity you CAN have a really Rock n Roll wedding without breaking the bank. I love this A LOT!

Be sure to also check out the FAB video after the ‘jump.’ Gotta love the Elvis dude!

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Gorgeous Vintage Bouquets from DC Bouquets

I love it when a great idea comes together – especially when in some small way the Rock n Roll Bride wedding blog can help! The fabulous (and she sooo is) Debs of DC Bouquets was browsing her favourite wedding blog (yes, yours truly’s) one day back in April 2010 and she came across a photographer local to her in South Yorkshire, Dolly Photography. She loved her style and so contacted her to see if she would be up for photographing some of her latest vintage bouquet designs.

“It was perfect timing as I was looking for some shots to use on my new website that would reflect the way my work has developed in the 12 months since I started Debbie Carlisle Bouquets – it’s my official business birthday on January 15th!” explained Debs. “The aim of the shoot was to produce something that showcased the vintage style of my jewellery and button bouquets and hair accessories but that also reflected the edgy alternative style of my brides. Dolly really ‘got’ what I was after and decided to go for a richer, more fashion-orientated look than the twee bridal product shoots you see so often. Stephanie Kipling from MAC did the make-up for the shoot, and I especially loved her decision to give my gorgeous brunette model Laura Charlton a more dramatic look, rather than play it safe with the more obvious ‘peaches and cream’ bridal tones.”

Don’t you just love these? For more info on all of the bouquets and accessories you see here, be sure to check out the DC Bouquets website!

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Beautiful Winter Floral Decor Ideas

I was only sent these gorgeous images yesterday, but I simply had to share them with you before Christmas as they really got me in the mood! Put together by florist Emily Thompson Flowers and the fabulous photographer Levi Stolove, the aim of the shoot was to showcase some brand new, gorgeous and unique winter decor ideas. The location used was Emily’s beautiful shop in Brooklyn.

How stunning would a winter wedding decorated like this be? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling super festive right now!

Be sure to check out the full gallery of gorgeousness after the jump.

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Vashti Cassinelli Flower Couture

Flower Couture is the perfect way to describe these awesome creations by Bristol based florist Vashti Cassinelli. The brainchild of the super creative lady, who has previously launched the successful Belle & Fifi Flowers, her couture range really pushes the boundaries of what can be created with blooms!

“I guess my ‘flower couture’ business came about from my desire to push floristry to the limits and test my own creativity and skills,” Vashti told me. “I love flowers and love placing them into new contexts. As I have a strong love of fashion, flower couture seemed a fun and exciting venture. The response so far has been amazing. I am still dedicated to sourcing as ethically as possible with both businesses. This has always been important to me.”

“The Chelsea Flower Show sponsors this year commissioned me to design and make a dress out of English roses and lavender to promote Gold medal winner, Roger Plait’s garden. Since then I have been taking commissions for one off bespoke pieces for weddings and parties. Of course the flowers do not last; but for me that is all part of their beauty! My work is cinderella-esque and ephemeral. My designs are like pieces of wearable art, designed to last for the duration of an event before their beauty fades. I am quite a romantic!”

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