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Siren Mythology – Nautical Bride By The Sea…

Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas

Photos by Rebecca Douglas Photography

The sea is a destructive yet beautiful force…

We have something a little different for you today…Brought to us by Mr & Mrs Unique supplier, Rebecca Douglas Photography, this nautical bridal shoot was inspired by the myth of ‘The Siren’ – beautiful, yet deadly creatures whom are said to lure sailors to shipwreck with their enchanting music and voices.

Here Rebecca tells us more about the inspiration for the shoot…

Rebecca Douglas Photography…

Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas

In the Summer of 2016, I was asked to be a part of a creative project with the theme of deconstruction. I worked with a team of local creatives who specialise in hair, make-up and bridal fashion to create unique pieces for a local art exhibition.

I have always lived by the sea; it has been my home and it constantly fascinates and amazes me. From the ferocity of the waves to the wonders of the fairytales and mythology surrounding the vast scape. One myth I decided to focus on was that of ‘The Siren’ which first appeared in Homers ‘The Odyssey’; beautiful, yet deadly creatures whom are said to lure sailors to shipwreck with their enchanting music and voices.

Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas

Deconstructing this myth, we worked on the concept of ‘bride’ and how this represents different shades of beauty and opted for a deconstructed feel of the

The English, Downton Abbey Elopement of Esther & Carlos…

Elopement to England…

You may recognise this beauty… the gorgeous Esther!

Esther & Carlos’ wedding appeared in our new Autumn/Winter Magazine (if you haven’t seen it yet you can see it here,) and I wanted to share it on the blog too because I love it so much!

It’s one of my favourites… I don’t know whether its because of the gorgeous pink 50’s dress, the chic styling details or simply they fact they wanted an intimate wedding so they decided to eloped from LA over to England and got married in a castle!

Captured by our very own Mr & Mrs Unique supplier Rebecca Douglas Photography

Rebecca Douglas…

American couple hold a British Wedding with a Downton Abbey theme. an elopement captured by Rebecca Douglas Photography for Mr & Mrs Unique

Why you love this wedding…

I adored that Esther and Carlos focused on what was important to them and followed their dreams of travelling from LA to marry in a castle in the UK with their closest friends.

What were the couple’s requirements…

Esther and Carlos were eloping and they wanted me to capture a little bit of their getting ready, their ceremony and the drinks reception they shared with their friends in the beautiful castle grounds.

American couple hold a British Wedding with a Downton Abbey theme. an elopement captured by Rebecca Douglas Photography for Mr & Mrs Unique

Favourite details of the day…

Esther’s bespoke pink 50s dress was just the dream and it was so perfect for her.

Favourite moment of the day…

Being part of such an intimate

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