Steampunk bride and groom in front of wall with Lets Get Lost written on

A Steampunk Styled Wedding Shoot

Steampunk bride and groom in front of wall with Lets Get Lost written on

If you are not familiar with the term Steampunk we’re sure you will be shortly. Inspired by industrial civilisation around the 19th century, this style is going to be a big hit with couples who want an industrial and urban style for their wedding.

Today’s styled wedding shoot, photographed by Erin Johnson Photography, shows just how cool and creative a ‘Steampunk’ wedding can be…

“The inspiration behind Steampunk stems from mechanical gears, industrial light, tarnished metals and inventive eyewear, all juxtaposed against a more feminine, organic and whimsical atmosphere. The shoot featured five vignettes all designed around this theme.

“Our tablescape included materials of silver, cedar, and brass softened by blush floral, succulents, mustard linen, and curious magnifying glass, and the place cards were accented with miniature whiskey delights and skeleton keys. The lounge was a luxurious spread of mustard and rich browns surrounded by vintage trunks and cameras, complete with elegant sofas and wingback chairs.

“Organic and rich desserts sat sweetly atop mismatched platters, surrounded by draping floral and old bedsprings adorned with tantalizing tags… let them eat cake. Whiskey was poured from timeworn decanters by our charming moustached bartender, flowing into heavy glass tumblers garnished with pomegranate, citrus, and sprigs of rosemary and mint.

“Last but certainly not least, our ceremony featured a 6-foot chalkboard with an airy quote and majestic ship, framed by stacks of suitcases and more vintage trunks. Our bridal party was dressed to the nines, with the ladies in ethereal gowns and dramatic make-up, and the gentlemen in dapper suits and top hats.”

“Ships and sails proper for the heavenly air should be fashioned.” – Johannes Kepler

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1950s bride standing by door

A 1950s Styled Bridal Shoot

1950s bride with hand on hip

Today we are featuring a really beautiful vintage themed bridal shoot. Styled around a stunning 1950s tea length wedding dress, we love the way the team involved have captured the beauty of the vintage style.

This simple styling is perfect for this shoot, as you will see in these gorgeous pictures taken by the talented David Wade of Vogue Shot Photography.

“The shoot took about a month to plan and came about when I met Heidi of Lace and Co. She had some amazing vintage dresses and the cogs in my head started turning – I knew I had to use one for a shoot.

“I started looking for some great locations and found them in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hazlewood Castle. I wanted to give the shoot a vintage theme, and after talking with Natalie our hair and make-up artist I decided on a 50’s theme. We chose a shorter dress to fit the style, and with hair and make-up to suit we were on our way. It was all topped off by the talented Lynne of Stems Design who created a round bouquet to fit with the 50’s style.

“The day was perfect from start to finish. The sun was shining in all the right places and we had a fun and exciting day. These beautiful images are the end product of a fantastic and creative team…”

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An Enchanted Woodland Styled Wedding Shoot

Bridesmaids holding picture frames in front of faces

We have a real treat for you today, as we are featuring this amazing ‘Enchanted Woodland’ bridal shoot, which took place at Escot House. The exquisite outdoor styling by Elle of Inspire-Hire shows just how ‘enchanting’ the grounds of the venue are. We love that the wild animals came out in force and are captured in the beautiful pictures taken by Venetia Norrington, who told us how the shoot came about…

“When I say I chose Escot House for my own wedding venue, you will probably realise how much I love it. It was therefore a real pleasure to assist the owner in showcasing how the venue can be used to inspire a different kind of wedding, something outside of the box and unlike the usual and obvious shoot locations. Working with such a unique venue meant pulling together a team of inspirational suppliers and a highly creative stylist, which is where Elle Winsor-Grime of Inspire Hire came in…”

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Models with binoculars

A ‘Last Days of Summer’ Shoot

Models with binoculars

We are very excited to feature this beautiful styled ‘Last Days of Summer’ shoot on the blog today.

Okay, so we know that summer is not yet upon us, but this shoot reminds us of the long summer days ahead. The dramatic make-up by Claire Salter and dreamy palettes created by Ailsa McLaggan have been captured perfectly by Sarah Jones Photography…

“The name came about as the shoot had been conceived some time ago, but due to everyone’s working schedules we didn’t shoot until much later, the 28th August, so it literally felt like the very last days of summer!  It was a shoot that was very dependent on the weather as we wanted it to look summery and light, so we were very lucky in the end; the dappled sunshine through the trees and the hazy light as the sun went down was just what we were after.

“The idea behind the shoot was to create these two beautiful fashion creatures and a whimsical dwelling for them in the meadows using furniture, beds and tables. We wanted soft, dreamy palettes and silhouettes, but brought an edge to the look by adding curiosities such as skulls, wishbones, cut glass, binoculars and antlers – we almost wanted to create the idea that our fashion creatures were surviving by hunting and gathering objects of beauty from around their habitat. I tore pages from old nature books and chose lines from classic pastoral poets to nail to the trees, and used large sprays of fennel as floral decoration, again to reinforce the hunter/gatherer idea, but also to suggest a sense of romanticism and creativity.

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Bride in venice

A Cherish the Dress Shoot in Venice

Bride in venice

When you think of the most romantic places in the world, a place which usually comes to mind is Venice. So, how about wearing your wedding dress again after your wedding, and having pictures taking in this romantic hotspot? That’s exactly what Anna Dabek did.

With the colourful backdrop of Burano Island and Venice, these Cherish the Dress pictures, taken by Anna’s husband Martin of PhotoDabek, are amazing…

“The Cherish the Dress shoot took place in October 2011 in Venice. In fact this was a Cherish the Dress shoot for my wife, Anna.

“We married on October 8th in 2011 in Poland, and the shoot took place on Burano Island near Venice, and in Venice itself. We chose this location as Venice is a very romantic city with lots of amazing backgrounds, and the temperature and lighting conditions are great in October. Another factor was the very reasonable tickets from a low-cost airline 🙂

“We decided on the day to visit Burano Island first, as there are lots of lovely colourful houses and it’s not as busy as the centre of Venice, then we continued the session in Venice itself until the evening.”

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