Photography by: Binky Nixon Photography
Recently we were excited to be asked by the lovely Helen from Doily Days (also a Mr & Mrs Unique supplier) to run a competition within their first magazine.
Being a massive fan of Doily Days and what they achieve there was no question that we wanted to be part of this exciting new project of theirs! So we ran a competition for one lucky couple to win a styled shoot with some of our amazing suppliers.
The lucky winners were real life couple Lucy & Rob. Lucy tells us a little bit more about the day and how much she loved being involved:
‘I was quite nervous about the photo shoot but realised quickly when I met the team that I had nothing to worry about. Erica from Mr & Mrs Unique and Binky from Binky Nixon Photography were so good directing us and putting us at ease so Rob and I quickly relaxed and really enjoyed ourselves. Doing the shoot in Hove was amazing – the beach hut supplied by Vintage-Events was beautiful and the people were so friendly.’
‘The whole day was brilliant Rob and I had a great time and the photos are unbelievable. We are so glad that we got the opportunity to take part and would like to say a massive thank you to all the people involved.’
‘My hair and makeup was done by The Beauty Artist who did such a great job – I honestly felt like a movie star! Rob and I got to try some delicious cocktails, invented by Lizzie from Wedding Yurts and tasty canapés by Social Pantry. Plus I got to wear some seriously beautiful jewellery by Isobel Hind Couture, and was given a stunning bouquet to carry, designed by Vintage Floral Design.”
‘I actually wore my real wedding dress on the shoot – it was designed and created by Charlotte at Wilden Bride. When Rob and I got engaged, I threw myself into dress hunting with a vengeance, I tried on so many gowns, and our house was knee deep in wedding magazines. However I quickly became disheartened, nothing seemed very different or personal, I think I went a bit dress blind! Luckily I found Charlotte at Wilden Bride.’
‘We set up a meeting and discussed what I liked and what I felt comfortable in. Quickly the ideas started to flow, and we decided on a 1920’s style dress with a dropped waist and low cut back, from there Charlotte produced some beautiful sketches and a voile.”Originally I had wanted a vintage dress but found they were all much too tiny, luckily Granny let me raid her fabric box and I found some amazing antique lace nightgowns. Over the next few months Charlotte set to work, I’m sure that I drove her round the bend with a constant stream of ‘quick ideas’ but she was always very good at steering me back on course.’
‘The end result is a dress I will always treasure, it is so personal to me and I have the happy memories of the whole design process, which I just loved.’
A massive thank you to Lucy and Rob for taking part in the photo shoot! It was great to meet you!