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Chintz, Pattern Clash & Maximalism Meets English Country Garden: Most Curious are Back for their Spring 2020 Wedding Shows!

Oh hellll yes, Most Curious is BACK! The wedding show for the style savvy couples and only the coolest kids is heading to London, Norwich, and for the first time ever, Manchester (!!) in February and March and I am SO HERE for this promotional shoot.

These images blew me away! They’re so very inspiring, so very unique and will give you a great preview of what’s in store at the shows. Harking back to the 70s and 90s with its chintz meets English country garden vibes, it somehow still feels bang up to date and modern. I would LOVE to see a real bride rocking this floral jumpsuit (literally made from curtain material!) down the aisle.

Jumpsuit by Velvet Johnstone, Hair bow by Fi Graham Millinery, Shoes by ASOS

Show founder Becky, told me all about the inspiration for this one-of-a-kind wedding shoot which was put together using suppliers that will be taking part in the show. “Our themes include the mighty return of chintz, pattern clash and maximalism. We completely love the austere and minimalist vibes that have been part of recent trends and see them being around for a long time, but for us, looking forward, we feel a shift towards florals, stripes, pattern pattern and pattern, bows and frills. Think 70s and 90s Laura Ashley. So much so, we commissioned Velvet Johnstone to make this perfect, puff sleeve jumpsuit out of vintage curtain fabric!”

Dress by Katya Katya, Veil by AM Faulkner, Necklace by Wald Berlin via Studio B
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A Tuesday Morning Manchester City Centre Wedding

Becs and Megs’ simple wedding started with a ceremony at Manchester register office followed by a restaurant reception at No 1 Canal Street. Armed with a budget of £3500 they only included things they cared about, wore outfits from Karen Millen and kept the extra decorations minimal. The flowers were limited to their bouquets and the flowers in their hair.

“Our wedding theme was Manchester city centre, rainbow and glitter gay!” they said. “We just love each other and wanted to get married! That was all the inspiration we needed.”

They actually started by planning a secret wedding ten weeks before the date. They were going to just ask just two friends to be witnesses which is why they ended up getting married on a Tuesday at 11am! “The ideas then began to grow as we decided we couldn’t be married without our dearest present to celebrate”, they continued. “We were so humbled that people came from Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Devon, London, the lakes, the Midlands and Manchester to support us. Everyone had to take a day off work and make childcare arrangements, but none of this seemed to matter to them, we invited them and they were so happy to be invited. We loved marching them across Manchester form the registry office to Canal Street, carrying seven rainbow umbrellas just in case!”

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Bright & Bold, Bohemian Backyard Wedding

Finding a lot of inspiration for their wedding on Pinterest but working closely with wedding stylist Kristal Childs to bring their ideas to life, Ashleigh and Jacob hosted their their bright and colourful meets boho wedding at the bride’s parent’s lakeside home. The backyard was dressed with an eclectic mix of seating surrounding the pool and they even had a help yourself drinks cart to welcomed guests to start celebrating as soon as they arrived.

“We really didn’t want anything traditional”, began the bride”, so we opted out of cake and had our favourite desserts instead. Our officiant and our band are both good friends of ours and the groom handpicked all the ceremony music. We wanted it to be as ‘us’ as possible.”

Their dream outdoor ceremony almost didn’t happen as it rained most of the afternoon. However having it later in the day meant the sky luckily cleared just in time! “As soon as the ceremony started the clouds parted and unplanned birds flew overhead. We forgot the rings, so we pretended to do that bit! I would say the ceremony was a little bit of a hot-mess, but it totally fit us. We laughed the entire time. It was beautiful to be surrounded by our loved ones.”

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Tiny Vintage Inspired Elopement in Sweden

Moa and Ludvig always knew they wanted to elope, they also wanted the day to feel casual. The groom was originally going to just wear jeans (but decided at the last minute to dress up just a little bit!) and the bride bought her black dress from My Malina but accessorised it with shoes and jewellery she already owned.

She also made the cake, the groom and his mother arranged the flowers and they self-catered the vegan meal. All in they spent just £1500. They were married at Malmö City Hall in Sweden followed by a small dinner for their closest family members in the groom’s mother’s garden.

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Disney Inspired Las Vegas Elopement Planned in a Week!

Betty and Luke booked a holiday to California and Vegas, got engaged at Disneyland and then decided to elope in Vegas a week later!! As it was an elopement, they kept things pretty simple, while adding a few little Disney touches to make it feel personal. Luke’s parents were on the trip with them so they surprised them by telling them they were getting married the morning of!

“Our inspiration was probably Rock n Roll Bride!” Betty began. “I’d seen previous elopements and loved the dazzle of Vegas and the way these weddings seemed to celebrate the couple instead of hyped up tradition. We were inspired by these couples that tailor the day in their own creative way reflecting who they are.”

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Night Fever: A Glam Seventies Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

The Seventies was a decade of unforgettable fashion, giving us hippie chic, power dressing, glam rock and punk. From Farrah Fawcett to Bianca Jagger, Cher to Debbie Harry, the fashion of this 10-year period was iconic in every sense of the word.

For the fashion editorial shoot in issue 27 I wanted to hone in on this fantastic decade but to bring it bang up to date for the modern bride. Think sequins, ostrich feathers, sparkles and a killer pair of colourful heels!

I LOVED publishing this one (and you guys seemed to too, despite the unconventional cover shot!) and so today I wanted to share some of the images that ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor.

Our stunning models were BFFs Sheri aka Forever Yours Betty and Amanda aka Honeypop Kisses who flew all the way down from Scotland to marry each other for us (ha!) I hope you enjoy looking through the full set.

LOOK ONE

Dress: Velvet Johnstone, Shoes: Kat Maconie, Earrings: Primark
Dress: Alexandra King (Vintage), Shoes: Miss L Fire via Lucy Can’t Dance, Earrings: Primark

LOOK TWO

Sequin Suit: ASOS, Shoes: Kat Maconie, Hair Clips: Crown and Glory, Sunglasses: Oh Hello Vintage
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