A 1920's Styled Bridal Shoot

A 1920’s Styled Bridal Shoot

A 1920's Styled Bridal Shoot

Fiona Jones from Jones and Co Photography in Farnham, Surrey adores photographing weddings. To be able to document all the emotions, the love and the laughter and produce fabulous imagery for her clients is just a joy for her. Often wondering what it would have been like to be a photographer during different times of our history and being drawn to the 1920s inspired her to shoot a ’20s styled bride as a portfolio piece – her interpretation of being a bride from this time of spectacular opulence.

1920's bride outside Loseley Park

Often referred to as the ‘Roaring Twenties’ it was a great time for new technology, discovery and advancement, and this was a time of prosperity for many; choosing the right location for the shoot was key to the overall look and feel of the imagery. Loseley Park, near Guildford in Surrey, a popular wedding venue Fiona has photographed on many occasions, was the obvious choice.

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Bride sitting surrounded by candles - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot

Bride sitting surrounded by candles - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Today we have some beautiful pictures to share with you from a Gothic styled wedding shoot, which took place at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The shoot was organised by Laura Soothill of Perfect Choice Planning, who told us how the shoot came together…

The idea for the shoot started when Joanne from Simply Bows & Chair Covers Lancashire approached me and asked if I would like to collaborate on a shoot to promote her new black flock chair and table covers. She had a clear idea that she wanted to incorporate deep, dark reds with this design to make the covers stand out.

Joanne says “The idea for the shoot was inspired by some gorgeous black and champagne handmade flock organza I found, which I decided to get creative with and make into fabulous sashes and elaborate chair veils. I often get brides who come to Simply Bows and Chair Covers as they want something a bit different, so I wanted to show brides how they can put the wow factor into their big day by using different fabrics, putting colours together, and using alternative styles. Ok, so the gothic style may be a bit unconventional, but brides can still relate to it, and they get to see a different edge to wedding suppliers that they wouldn’t normally see.”

Of course, when you add red to black and white, an instant gothic feel is obvious. We didn’t want to go overboard with the theme, so we decided to incorporate a classic yet mysterious feel, hopefully adding a timeless essence. Together, we brought together a top-class group of wedding industry suppliers to help create our vision.

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Bride wearing lace wedding dress and vintage inspired headpiece - Vintage Raven Bridal Shoot, Picture by Helen King Photography

Vintage Raven Bridal Accessory Shoot

Bride wearing lace wedding dress and vintage inspired headpiece - Vintage Raven Bridal Shoot, Picture by Helen King Photography

Today we have some gorgeous pictures to share with you from this bridal accessory shoot, featuring pieces from Vintage Raven. Becky, founder of Vintage Raven, wanted some shots of her new products to use in her marketing material, so approached Helen King Photography.  Becky wanted somebody who she felt understood her and her brand, and Helen is due to photograph Becky’s gorgeous 1940’s wedding day.

“Becky and I had a shared vision of what we wanted to achieve from the shoot. Becky wanted shots that were dramatic and different and truly reflected her brand. We decided to approach the shoot from an angle that crossed Vintage glamour with Fairy Tale quirkiness.”

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Pregnancy 'bump' photo shoot with Oscar and Rose Photography

Our Bump Shoot

Pregnancy 'bump' photo shoot with Oscar and Rose Photography

Some of you may already know by now that we (Kim and David, the owners of The Wedding Community) are pregnant with our first baby. Baby H (as she / he) has been lovingly known for the last 7 ½ months is due on 24th May.

We don’t usually post features about personal things on The Wedding Community Blog, but we are just too excited about our soon-to-be baby that we wanted to share something extra special with you.

I (Kim) have so far had a wonderful pregnancy and have absolutely loved every minute of it. We have especially loved watching our ‘bump’ grow. I was absolutely delighted when the fabulous Emma of Oscar and Rose Photography agreed to photograph me and our ‘bump’, and of course I jumped at the chance of having these pictures taken so we can look back at them with our child in years to come.

Emma is an amazing photographer and calls herself ‘A stylist with a camera’, and you can see why. She has a real creative flare and sees opportunities for pictures that most wouldn’t (unless you are a photographer of course!).

I went down to Emma’s studio, which is a beautiful old railway carriage on a farm near Lacock in Wiltshire. We had such fun photographing both inside the carriage (whilst it was raining) and out and about on the farm when the sun came out.

I was a little unsure about ‘posing’ for these pictures, but Emma is just such good fun to work with so I let her direct me as I knew the end result would be worth it. Emma’s style for the shoot was very much about fun and vibrancy with a few stylish shoots thrown in the mix.

The pictures arrived in my inbox the very next day and I nearly cried. They are all absolutely amazing. I’m so delighted that I have had the opportunity to experience Emma’s amazing photography skills and that we have these fabulous pictures to treasure forever of our ‘bump’.

So, as our little one continues to wriggle away (I’m sure s/he is planning their escape route!), we would like to share with you our very special ‘bump’ pictures taken by the super talented Emma from Oscar and Rose Photography…

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PhotoDabek Sahara Desert Bridal Shoot

Sahara Desert Bridal Shoot

PhotoDabek Sahara Desert Bridal Shoot

We have a beautiful bridal shoot to share with you today, shot in the Sahara Desert in February 2011 by PhotoDabek. Martin of PhotoDabek proposed to his girlfriend Anna on the dunes, and the next morning she took part in this fabulous shoot. The shoot only took 2 hours and was created using only natural light.

Martin encourages all his couples to have a post wedding shoot, either in the UK or abroad.

“This is the perfect excuse to wear your dress once again, get some stunning images, feel like a model and have some fun.”

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