So many styled shoots look incredible, but often there’s hundreds of pounds worth of flowers/expensive props/ designer everything involved which makes it unreachable for many couples. So when Maddie from Sonnet Weddings and Events got in touch with this gorgeous ‘80s prom-themed shoot completely with decor that only cost around £30, we jumped at the chance to showcase that you don’t need a lot of money to decorate a wedding.
“I have had an idea percolating for a while to create a huge papier mache arch,” she told us, “which started with trying to brainstorm super cost-effective ways to make large-scale decorations. As the crazy pink arch started to take shape and each individual piece was designed and created, the kitschy ‘pink pink pink’ theme came together and all the other vendors ran with it!”
If you so much as glace at social media these days it’s highly likely that you’ll have come across Selkie, their their puff dresses have been going all kinds of viral since last year. And not without due cause, their hyper feminine princess fairy princess aesthetic is right up our street. As soon as we saw their dresses in fact we knew they would be perfect for a bride, even though they’re not really wedding dresses (who cares when they’re this pretty, huh!?) So, we’re super thrilled that Cassandra Daye Photography felt the same and put this shoot together using the gawwwjus Rainbow Puff dress.
Cassandra told us all about it, “I wanted to create something with Olivia and Josh that was fun, playful and unique, but also represented everyone’s style and personality. Cue the iridescent rainbows and streamers, pastels and disco balls, balloons and roller skates, pink guitars and unicorn milkshakes!”
“Olivia styled her and Josh, inspired by the pastel Selkie dress of my dreams and I wanted it to feel like the magic of first falling in love – the ‘rainbows and butterflies’ honeymoon phase with rose coloured glasses – since Olivia and Josh had only been together for a couple of months when we shot this.”
“We shot at L and L Market in Nashville. We started at the coolest retro milkshake bar called Gracie’s and then headed to a new wedding venue in the market, Ozari, to skate and dance and let the magic happen!”
With the dress, the milkshakes and the playful nature of this shoot, it almost evokes memories of our childhood. We hope this inspires you to choose things that you find fun, beautiful and perfect for the two of you for your wedding day whether they’re typically ‘bridal’ or not.
When Emily Zamora of Simply Wandering Photo got in touch with this styled shoot submission, we loved it not only for the gorgeous, fun pops of colour, but also for the unique styling concept! Emily told us; “The incredibly talented Abbey Rose Event Design with the concept of styling a wedding after a song.”
“Growing up in a household of musicians, music has always been a large part of Abbey’s life, so turning to music to inspire her was an obvious step. The song she chose was Rollercoaster by Bleachers. She wanted to incorporate the fun upbeat melody by adding in pops of colour and fun/vibrant elements throughout the day. And what better place to host such a celebration than at an actual working amusement park with rollercoasters.” We’re sure lots of you will resonate with Abbey’s love of music – is there a particular song that could inspire your day?
Poetry meets elegance, fashion and a touch of Italian style was the brief for this gorgeously sumptuous styled shoot by planner and stylist Georgia or Georgia Louise Weddings. “As a collective, we wanted to put together a styled shoot that differs from the usual classic cliches in inspirational wedding content,” she told us.
“It was also paramount to us to convey the importance of human connection after the crazy times we’ve all had recently. Like everywhere, the Italian bridal scene has had a really rough 18 months, and we wanted to put together this shoot to give hope and joy to all couples that have been through postponing their most important day.”
Prepare to have your perception of what bridal fashion can be blown wide open! We all know that bringing your own style and personality into your wedding day (and wedding day style) is something we’ve been championing here at Rock n Roll Bride for over a decade, but hand-on-my-heart I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bridal shoot do it quite so well.
“Wifed Up” is a bridal editorial curated by bridal stylist Dara Adams, based in Brooklyn, New York. “As a black woman working in the monolithic bridal fashion space, I am consistently charged to produce styling that reflects a diverse representation of black brides that shine light on their vast cultural experiences”, she told us.
Have you ever seen a fashion shoot in an elevator? We certainly haven’t and although this session, which was sent to us by florist and designer Valen Ibarra of BLUMENHAUS, isn’t strictly bridal, we have a funny feeling you’re going to like it just as much as we do.
Valen told is all about it, “The whole concept came to me in a dream. In the dream I was in an elevator surrounded by flowers, I woke up at 3am messaged my friend Karina, who is a photographer, and started planning.”
“Literally three days later the dream came to life. The shoot took place in a random elevator in Denver. We hope this shoot inspires Rock n Roll brides and grooms because it takes a step out of ordinary ceremony sites and shows you can elope or wed or have flowers anywhere. It would be an especially cute idea if you and your significant other met in an elevator!”