Category Archives: Styled Photo Shoots

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!

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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!”

Continue reading

Pixel & Hank Handmade Bridal Accessories

Photo shoots are one of my favourite ways to promote…well…anything (we all know I’ve done it enough!) So when this shoot, put together by etsy seller, Pixel & Hank, to showcase her gorgeous handmade accessories landed in my inbox I was sold. “All pieces are designed and handcrafted by me” designer Daisy told me.¬†“I create fabric boutonnieres, funky veils and accessories. My products are different because they offer a twist on what is expected without being to outrageous.”

Agreed!

Continue reading

Couture Florals – Matching Flowers with with Ink

This funky photo shoot was set up by Michael Andrews¬†and Flowers by Susan to showcase a different side to floral arrangements – matching them with your tattoos! They asked former client of Susan’s, Danielle (who is a tattoo artist) to model for them and they shot the series in her shop.

“With this particular shoot, we were deliberately trying to combine and match florals with ink. ¬†Ink is beautiful!¬†Michael told me.”Brides with ink + flowers that match = pretty damn cool.”

Continue reading

Messing About on the River with Joanne Fleming Designs

I wanted to start this sunny and bright Monday morning with a bit of dress ‘porn’ for you all. Who doesn’t adore looking at pastel colours, short hems and gorgeous attention to detail –¬†all perfectly modelled by a stunning rockabilly-esque model? Exactly.

The dresses are all designed and made by Brighton based, Rock n Roll Bride favourite Joanne Fleming. They are (in order of appearance) Clothilde, Audrey and Pieretta. Joanne also made the pretty damn stunning headpiece to go with the Pieretta dress. I am a particular fan of this dress in fact Рmade from metallic silk organza, it has the wonderful quality of tarnishing slightly over time, so the dress starts to look properly vintage very quickly.

Joanne put the model in shoes by New Look which we found for just ¬£20 and customised with swarovski crystals and the shoot took place on a friend’s house boat.

Continue reading