Photos by Paola De Paola
Today we share with you a fun packed, colourful, stylish and pretty amazing photo shoot- a collaboration of talented suppliers who are friends or exhibitors with Chosen Wedding.
Chosen Wedding Fair was created in 2012 by a frustrated Bride-to-be which has been steadily growing and is fortunate enough to have been graced by some of the most talented bespoke designer makers and vintage aficionados in the UK industry.
They showcase bespoke design and vintage with an aim of creating a fresh and fun way to discover and design your own unique personalized wedding. Ensuring that items are of British Heritage quality, Chosen Wedding work very hard to handpick each exhibitor that they work with for a modern vintage personalized style.
Here Kiki, the lovely lady behind Chosen Wedding tells us a bit about the events and the idea behind the shoot…
We wanted to create a contemporary styled vintage wedding photo shoot – the style of Chosen Wedding Fairs – and we hope that the images show the unique, bespoke and fresh ideas that are on offer from these and more talented suppliers who are part of the Chosen family.
We really wanted to show how contemporary styling could bring a different look or edge to a vintage styled wedding, offering an alternative fresh look to what is already lovely, but may have been done before. Finding Brixton East was a fantastic part of the journey in planning the shoot, the brickwork walls, wooden flooring and rustic feel set the perfect backdrop for the playful ‘secret wedding’ shoot bursting with colour, excitement and a lot of tiny details to bring the wow factor to life.
Curious Fair (who also style the Chosen Wedding Fair’s event interior design set,) chose a very romantic pink & pastel colour palette interspersed with glitter and sequins giving it a contemporary Art Deco vibe – something that the venue for our April fair encapsulates at the Deco built Assembly Hall in Islington. They also created geometric shape decorations placed throughout the sequined tablescape along with using vegetables – a slightly alternative but funky edge.
We gave the couple lots of fun props to play with – supplied by Mrs Terrance and The Sweet Hostess – such as paper cocktail straws, sugar swizzle sticks & confetti pops (by Curious Fair).
Curious Fair also created a couple of Art Deco inspired headdresses made from upcycled jewelry & natural feathers. Both headdresses were a mixture of white, crystal & gold elements which worked beautifully with Adeline’s pastel pink hair to give it a fresh modern edge which also worked so beautifully with the floral crown – colours of which were totally unplanned but happily went so well together!
With the input of all involved – and a fabulous colour palette – and we’re happy to say that the results are something that we are all very proud of.
The shoot was held in March 2014 at Brixton East, a former Victorian warehouse built in 1871 and a real hidden gem for any wedding celebration.
Their next fairs are coming up in Bristol on Sunday 5th October, London Sunday 19th October and then the Berkshire Fair which will be in Reading on January 25th.
We also have a special competition to WIN a pair of tickets, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for details.