If there’s one thing I hope reading Rock n Roll Bride has taught you, it’s that you don’t need to spend all your savings to have a fantastic wedding. Starting off married life with a mountain of debt is no fun for anyone which I why I was thrilled to be submitted this retro bridal shoot using vintage dresses that all cost less than £40 each!
Stylist Ines of Wedding Bazaar Vienna told me, “You don’t always need a new dress to achieve a stunning look and that was the idea behind this photo shoot. All the dresses we used were second-hand and sourced on the internet for less then £40, or they were lent by friends.”
Inspired by the brightest hues, this bridal inspiration shoot was put together by Fern & Field who hire beautiful outdoor spaces for weddings.
“I’ve always loved Mario Testino’s more colourful dramatic fun photo shoots”, says owner Polly who styled the shoot, “and felt that along with recent trends for adding bright colours and metallics around eyes, it was the right time to add more drama and colour to a bridal shoot. We wanted to do this through almost every element including the make up, stationery, cake, flowers and props. Our vision was complimented by Otaduy’s edgy sleek dresses and jackets.”
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.
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.
Top: Poppy Dover Trousers: Otaduy