Heartbreak Hotel: An Elvis & Priscilla Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Devlin Photos

December 27, 2016

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Jacket: Next Shoes: Faith Bodysuit: ASOS Rings: House of Bourgeois from Folly Boutique

One of the most fun and creative parts of my job is the editorial fashion shoots that I create with my INCREDIBLY TALENTED photo shoot team. For issue 10 (Sept/Oct 2016) we wanted to channel one of the original Rock n Roll couple: Elvis and Priscilla Presley. We used just one model, Tarla, who was actually the perfect Elvis and Priscilla, and we shot at Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton.

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Dress & Top: Poppy Dover Shoes: Charlotte Mills

This editorial was created to pay homage to their 1967 wedding at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas. Their iconic wedding images refuse to date, and to this day are still used as inspiration by so many Rock n Roll brides.

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Top: Poppy Dover Trousers: Otaduy

Priscilla, the archetypal wild child (let’s face it she was only 14 when she met her future husband) with those big lashes and even bigger hairstyles continues to be so widely imitated (hello Lana Del Rey and Amy Winehouse).

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Dress, Shoes & Bag: ASOS Bridal 

The King gave us Rock n Roll, double denim, jailhouse stripes and later, even rhinestone jumpsuits. These are all thoroughly timeless trends that work regardless of gender. Mr & Mrs Presley, the ultimate Rock n Roll couple, we salute you.

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Jacket & Jumpsuit: Otaduy Rings: Mawi from Folly Boutique

I adore print, but the sucky part is that while we might shoot a couple of thousand images (seriously, our photographer Lisa Devlin is very snap-happy!) we only have the space to share about 10 of them in the mag. Such a travesty! Which is why I’ve decided to share (some of) the rest of them on the blog with you today. I hope you love them.

Can you believe this dress is from ASOS? They’ve killed it with their bridal range!

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Dress: ASOS Bridal Veil: McFayden Millinery

We also shot this in entirely black and white, which is unusual for me (I love colour) but for this theme it just really worked and actually helped show up the intricate lace on this incredible Katya Katya Shehurina gown.

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Dress: Katya Katya Shehurina Bag: Charlotte Mills Veil: McFayden Millinery
Bracelet: St Erasmus from Folly Boutique

Yes, we shot this final look in a bathroom – ha!

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Top: ASOS Bridal Trousers & Jacket: Otaduy Shoes: Charlotte Mills

This shoot originally appeared in Rock n Roll Bride magazine, issue 10. Issue 11 is on sale right now and issue 12 is available for pre-order and in stores on January 5th.