It’s very rare that we feature engagement shoots on Rock n Roll Bride anymore, there are just too many awesome real weddings to share instead! However when Kelsey and Gavin’s Sin City inspired engagement shoot landed in my inbox, I knew it had to be published. I have a feeling you’re going to LOVE this too!
Their photographer, Pol, told me all about the session. “They’re set to get married on December 9th of this year. They have always a bit of pin up-ish (especially Kelsey) and we wanted to shy from the typical Utah nature/ landscape theme for their engagement shoot. Instead we decided to shoot around Salt lake city to get a sense of the winter urban vibe.”
Ash and Nick are both actors who have also had experience in designing, directing and film editing. They knew they wanted to do something funny and creative for their engagement shoot, rather than the standard cheesy hug-each-other-and-smile-in-a-dreamy-field kind of pictures. Massive horror and Halloween fans too, the idea of recreating some of their favourite TV and movie scenes fell into place after that!
“The inspiration actually came from our wedding venue, Camp Puh’Tok“, said Ash. “The moment we set foot in the dining lodge, we both thought ‘OH MY GOD, IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE KITCHEN FROM WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER!’, and it took off from there.”
“Nick and I came up with the list of films and shows we wanted to pay homage to, and sourced all the costumes and props from friends, online shopping, Halloween stores, and our own wardrobes. My friend Jen is in our wedding party, and also a makeup artist, so she came along to help with each costume change, and our amazing wedding photographer Nessa K worked her magic behind the camera.”
They recreated Wet Hot American Summer…
I don’t know if I’ve ever featured photos from a bridal shower on the blog (except my sister’s hen do of course, does that count?) but I loved the photos and story behind Sarah’s so much that I’ve decided to share it.
“One of the most important things for me in the run up to our wedding was to ask my best friend if she wants to be my maid of honour” Sarah explained. “I was planning on sending her a special card which I’d had designed especially for her. What I didn’t know was that Manuela, the designer, told her and all my closest friends (who were to become my bridesmaids) about the idea! Together they then started to organise a whole party on a rooftop terrace to celebrate the occasion and our friendships. The whole decoration and details where in the same colour range as the cards!”