Category Archives: Styled Photo Shoots

Are You Ready for Love? An Elton John Inspired Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

There’s nothing we love more at Rock n Roll Bride than going OTT, extra AF and living your best authentic life, no matter what that looks like to you. This shoot, which we shot just days before lockdown began in March (yes, it’s taken me a long time to getting around to blogging it!) was featured inside issue 32 of the magazine, and while we’d been planning it for a few months, the glitz, glamour and all-round flamboyant extravagance of the theme was actually JUST what we needed to see once the dreaded c-word wreaked havoc with the world!

In times of austerity we need escapism, we need fantasy, and we need motherfucking sequins and enormous bedazzled sunglasses, and Rock n Roll Bride aims to deliver. You’re welcome!

I have to give extra love and props to artist Gabriella Rosie, who loved this shoot so much she created this artwork based on the images. WOW!

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Dress: Lucy Can’t Dance
Shoes: ASOS
Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own
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A Post Apocalyptic Viking Wedding Re-Shoot

After not getting the photos they really hoped for at their actual wedding, Anastasia and Kenny decided to do a shoot to re-stage their day to do just that! They chose Moreton Corbet Castle as the location, Fran Hansen to do the most insane (in a good way) viking inspired makeup on them both and Birgitta Zoutman to take the photos.

“For our ceremony we wanted something from the heart and soul, and we were drawn to waterfalls for the handfasting location”, Anastasia explained. “Our re-shoot was an amalgamation of themes that we both loved, merging the possibility of a post-apocalyptic dystopian future with Norse / Celtic heritage. The idea that if society crumbles, once the electricity fades, the last battery runs flat and the gods of technology abandoned us. Mankind will turn again to the old gods for guidance and protection.”

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A Covid Inspired Editorial with Floral Masks

This isn’t your typical styled wedding shoot… which is why we love it! A team of wedding suppliers from Baltimore wanted to get together to create something to reflect how they, and others in the events industry may be feeling during a global pandemic. They also wanted to showcase this ‘new normal’ that we’re all experiencing, but in a really beautiful way.

The idea was the brainchild of Kate Ansari, the owner of Haven Street Ballroom She had the forethought to create a shoot around the new concept of having to wear a mask, and even if you have to on your wedding day, it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or unstylish. In fact, these photos make us want to rush out and stock up on masks to match every outfit we own TBH!

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In Bloom: A Spring Time Pastel Bridal Shoot with a Punk Rock Edge

We’re a big fan of of all the colours here at Rock n Roll Bride, so for the cover shoot and editorial for the March/April 2020 edition we decided to embrace the pastel vibes of the season but to give it our own Rock n Roll twist. Our magazine subscribers LOVED this shoot and so today I wanted to share the full thing anyone who wants to see more. 10 pages just wasn’t enough HAHA!

We worked with a couple of new team members this time too. Cat of Cat Food Cakes made us the most awesome rainbow cake, while Katherine of Katherine Bly Floral Design took the brief and ran with it, creating us these stunning cloud-like installations made from dyed gypsophila.

If you’re a little bit girly but still have some edge, then you’re going to love this one. YES you can still be soft and pretty and hella punk on your wedding day. Enjoy!

LOOK ONE

Dress: Sanyukta Shrestha
Jacket: Alexandra Grecco via Ghost Orchid Bridal Boutique
Boots: ASOS
Birdcage Veil: Katherine Bly Floral Design
Headband: Awon Golding

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Dress: Rowan Joy
Boots: ASOS
Hat: Awon Golding
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Sustainable Bridal Fashion from Bowen Dryden: Introducing The Poem Collection

Looking for a wedding dress that’s unique (duh!), beautiful but also kind to the planet? Then you are going to adore Bowen Dryden‘s newest offering, which just dropped last week! The Poem collection features billowing tiered dresses, coat dresses, hot pants, palazzo pants and cropped tops.

Bowen Dryden have spent over two years working on this collection, from the initial research stages to gaining knowledge and sourcing organic cotton fabrics from ethically grown crops without pesticides to keeping every part of the garment bio-degradable. Conscientiously designing these sustainable garments so that they can easily be worn again. Even the buttons are ingeniously manufactured in cotton, the garment label is embroidered and the swing tags are recycled seedling paper tied with hessian. All materials used are fully compostable, too.

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A Carefree & Gender-Fluid Elopement

Imagine what your wedding could be like if you had no-one else but yourselves to please. If you could wear what you wanted, invite who you wanted and spend the day exactly as you liked, no questions asked. This doesn’t have to be a fantasy and although these images are from a photo shoot rather than a real ceremony, I think they’re going to inspire you to look to yourselves for your wedding concept and ideas, rather than getting lost in a world of Pinterest boards and Facebook groups!

“Together we made a point to focus this shoot on the newlyweds and their relationship with each other”, explained photographer Peyton Olivia. “This shoot showcases a carefree style of wedding ceremony. Stepping out of the bounds of traditional marriage procedures allows for non-denominational affiliation, the acceptance of chosen family members, rather than biological, and the growing gender fluid aspects of a more modern age.”

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