Edgy Disco + Glitter Bridal Inspiration for Cool, Alternative Weddings…

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Photos by Camera Hannah

Disco Fever…

What a way to start the week… we have this incredible collaboration between the very talented Camera Hannah and our very own alternative bespoke dress designer and Mr & Mrs Unique supplier, Jo from The Couture Company to share with you.

This edgy bridal shoot combines my love of creative photography, disco and glitter and makes references to fashions of the 1970’s and Studio 54. Having previously featured their last project (which you can see here,) I knew it would be something I had to share with you! Over to Hannah to tell us more…

Camera Hannah…

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I’ve been having a love affair with disco music this year, from the over-played classics that I’ve been finally actually listening to and falling in love with, to rare vintage tracks and new disco-infused indie music. This obsession got me thinking about creating some disco wedding inspiration for alternative couples.

The aesthetic was inspired by the fashions of the 70’s, Studio 54, with a modern edge and visualising the sound of the best disco music: glittering layers, high energy and lots of attitude. If you’re thinking this all sounds like a ridiculously complicated vision, then you’re absolutely right. Luckily I had Jo from The Couture Company to work with, who just completely got it and ran with the idea, bringing …

Alternative ‘Forbidden Love’ Elopement Inspiration in the Peak District…

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Photos by Magda K Photography

Autumnal, Runaway Bride Inspiration…

Today we have some gorgeous elopement inspiration for you; Set in the rolling hills of the Peak District, telling the story of two alternative, runaway soulmates.

Combing beautiful tartan fabrics, autumnal colours and stunning scenery, this edgy yet magical shoot is all about representing ‘forbidden’, intense love.

Over to Magda from Magda K Photography to tell us more…

Magda…

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I love the concept of forbidden, crazy love and finding your soulmate. It’s that connection that is so magical and very special that is so exciting! I wanted to show the story of two traveller girls who are living alternative life who decide one day to elope and to declare their love to each other on a top of a hill, running away from pressures that comes with living in big cities and organising a wedding.

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Inspiration for this shoot started with Esther from Frock Shop – dress designer and maker – who showed me this beautiful tartan fabric that inspired her to design a dress. Esther asked me if I would be interested in photographing the dress but the moment I saw the fabric I knew I wanted to make the fabric the star- it was so gorgeous! We both wanted to do something different and this tartan fabric was what we both needed to start

Congratulations, You’re Engaged! What’s Next?…

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Photo by Cassandra Lane

Love is in the air…

If you’ve found yourself on this post then chances are you’ve just said YES! Congratulations!

So, what now!? With all the excitement of getting engaged, usually comes a truck load of stress too. To help you out, we’ve got some top tips to make the most of your engagement, how to get ahead with your wedmin, and tackling the finer details…

Photo by Bai & Elle

Questions, questions, questions…

Before you’ve even started showing off your ring the questions will come flooding in… ‘Have you set a date?’…’Am I invited?’…’How did he propose?’…Everyone around you will be super excited so get ready for your engagement to be the topic of conversation!

If you don’t want to give too much away, or you haven’t made any decisions yet, come up with a blanket statement to use whenever someone comes pestering. Something like “We’re looking at having a Autumn wedding but haven’t worked out the finer details yet” or “We’re just so excited being engaged right now”. They should get the hint!

At this point, hold off inviting anyone or making them part of your wedding party. You can’t really un-ask someone to be your bridesmaid, so really take the time to think about it.

Guest list & budget…

Your guest list will 100% …

A Pink Glitter, London Elopement: Edgy City Bridal Style…

Edgy, Pink Bridal Inspiration…

What an awesome way to start the week by sharing this badass bridal shoot; an epic London elopement set on the back street of Shoreditch… perfect for couples looking to throw the wedding rule book out the window and do things their way.

This shoot combined everything I love about creative weddings… Pretty pink stationery, quirky wedding decor, tons of glitter and edgy bridal styling. Just check out those lush ‘Done Deal’ matching vintage customised denim jackets LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Over to the creative team behind the shoot Ellie from The Wedding Enthusiast and Charlotte from Redamancy Wedding Planning to tell us more…

Ellie…

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Our inspiration was couples bedecked in sequins eloping in sandy Vegas scenes with bright lights, but we wanted to put a softer London twist on it, as we’re both lucky enough to call this incredible (mostly insane) city our home.

Our brief started from a main couple of shots we had in mind, which we shaped the shoot around – the icing-smudged invite was one, and the end scene in the cinema was another must-have. 

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We wanted to capture a couple who were free-spirited and oozed style, whilst eschewing many of the traditional elements a couple may not feel reflects them anymore. We played on an elopement style setup, complete with matching

Mystical, Latin American Bridal Shoot Inspired by Madonna…

Moody, Vintage Madonna Vibes…

Today’s inspiration is brought to us by Lauren from French Made Cakes and a fantastic team of creative wedding suppliers. The shoot was inspired by Latin American and Andalusian cultures focusing on the religious and symbolic importance of Madonna.

We hand over to the team to talk more in-depth about what inspired this mystical, moody shoot…

Lauren…

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This bridal inspiration shoot took place at the stunning Ringshall Grange in Suffolk, England. We imagined a solemn, passionate, devoted bride awaiting her husband to be. The colour palette dominated by purples (majestic colour that used be reserved for royalty and church), deep red, black and gold suggested a darker and moodier feel for the styling and stunning photography by Joanna from Joasis Photography.

The thought process behind the stationery taken directly from the ‘crying Madonna’ theme. Lou from Beyond Vintage pulled red out from the colour palette and experimented with watercolour, almost like blood stained teardrops onto the paper. Mixed with complimenting calligraphy and text fonts to complete the collection. Finished with hand dyed silk ribbon and a wax seal.

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Vintage lace wedding dresses and veils by Days of Grace worked perfectly in creating a look that takes us back to a Spanish colonial residence for a candlelit wedding dinner. Handmade headpieces and vintage jewellery by Myriam from 

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