Morgan Wade had been dreaming of a bridal shoot in an overgrown forest for ages. Eventually she plucked up the courage to just go out and shoot it, and she brought an amazing team along with her. “My initial goal was to create a sort of anti-editorial; something that would appeal to a wilder kind of woman”, she wrote. “A bride who wanted to sidestep all the pretty stuff and just go for raw. I knew it wouldn’t be for everyone, and that’s okay. Somewhere out there are women who have to hold back the urge to howl at the moon; those are my brides.”
Alongside Claire of
Poppystone Floral Couture , she sourced local props and décor items. “Claire had pulled together a beautiful scene and sourced everything locally”, she continued. “We purchased the gowns on eBay; beautiful vintage pieces that made us (and the models!) squeal and do happy dances. Our hair and make up artist, Jennifer Wriston, wove olive leaves, flowers, branches, feathers and pops of bright color into the models’ hair.”
“I wanted to create something that was more about following intuition and having fun, staying close to nature and seeing what developed with a great set of creative hands in the proverbial honey pot. This is just the beginning, and very much the direction I want to go in with my wedding commissions.”
You May Also Like
The Great Gatsby
April 4, 2015
This pretty Great Gatsby inspired wedding shoot is the perfect way to ease you into the long weekend. I don't really feature styled wedding shoots on the blog any more (because, let's face it, real weddings are usually way better!) but I loved the use of colour and the elegant, yet totally reproducible, details in this one so much!
Antlers, Coloured Vintage Wedding Gowns & Plaid… Bridal Fashion Just Got Flipped on it’s Head
January 17, 2013
Bridal fashion doesn't have to be boring or ordinary. Oh no, why not take those old-fashioned ideas and flip them on their head?! Antlers, coloured gowns, cardigans, plaid... the possibilities are endless!
Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller’s Wedding
January 8, 2016
So I haven't actually got the scoop of the century, sharing unseen photos from Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller's wedding... but I've got the next best thing! This shoot, photographed and styled by Claire Macintyre Photography, has got to be one of the closest homages to this iconic wedding that I've ever seen!
A Trailer Trash Bridal Shoot with a Vintage Airstream
August 25, 2012
"Ever since I spent time travelling from Nashville to San Francisco last Autumn, I've benn obsessed with wanting to recreate vintage Americana!" wrote stylist Lynsey Le Keux. "This summer I had the pleasure of making it happen. I got together with some serious wedding industry talent including Sassy of Assassynation and Jo of The Couture Company. Our theme was 'trailer trash chic' which basically meant coney neck beers, dust-caked American cars, sweat smudged make up and broad blue skies. The aim was to portray unique bridal beauty against a backdrop of pure gritty trash... We wanted to inspire bridal styling outside of tradition and show our customers that they don't have to follow convention to rock a wedding - bridal beauty is subjective and one thing all the collaborators agreed on was how much we loved customers who did things their way."
Surprise Pool Party Wedding Recreation
November 19, 2012
Oh I love a surprise wedding! And a surprise wedding + pool party!? EPIC!
But this wasn't actually a real wedding (sad face) although it was set up as a recreation of the actual wedding of some friends of the photographer who were married 30 years ago. Jessie & Kenny had this actual wedding, in this exact same spot in 1982 (some of their wedding photos are at the end of the gallery - how amazing are they?!) So to celebrate, and to have an their anniversary party with a difference, they decided to relive the whole thing. This is a styled shoot with a difference and, yes, they really had the big party afterwards!
Go Wild with A Most Curious Party
August 11, 2012
I'm obsessed with this shoot, set up by Becky Hoh-Hale to promote her new breed of vintage wedding fair, A Most Curious Party. If you've been reading Rock n Roll Bride for a while you might recognise that name - I've been lucky enough to feature two of their shoots to promote previous events (as well as Rebecca's own gorgeous wedding).
Alongside the amazing Joanna Millington Photography and some of the other suppliers exhibiting at the shows, Becky wanted to showcase a unique twist on the vintage wedding trend - it's not all tea length 50s dresses and mismatched crockery here! "We had big plans for this shoot", explained Becky. "Originally we wanted to shoot in the Norfolk Woods, where much of the flat landscape looks like the set of Spike Jones’s 'Where the Wild Things Are' but on the day we were strewn with drizzle, which eventually turned into full blown rain, which eventually turned into hail. So onto plan B!"
An Edgy & Urban Bridal Shoot
August 8, 2012
This shoot was set up for Bow Wood Florist, based in Forney, a small town just outside of Dallas. They wanted some edgier images to really show modern brides what they can do. They created the bouquet but allowed photographer Britney of Tucker Images to let her imagination run wild with the styling and location of the shoot.
Honky Tonk and Stevie Nicks Inspired Wedding Ideas: Roni & David
February 2, 2014
Roni and David had their first baby, Quintessa, a few months ago. So when their friend, pro photographer Mysi of Soda Fountain Photography asked if they'd like do a shoot inspired by their love of music, they jumped at the chance to get some gorgeous photos of themselves and their new addition.
© 2008 - 2023 Rock n Roll Bride Ltd, PO Box 3246, Reading, RG1 9LG, United Kingdom.