A Modern, 1960’s Style Bridal Shoot…

Photo by Paola De Paola Weddings

Photos by Paola De Paola // Post by Hannah Rogers

Vintage Wedding inspiration With A Modern Twist…

Today we’re bringing you a gorgeous creative project put together by one of our suppliers, Natalie at Curious Fair, and the wonderful Kiki from Chosen Wedding Fair and The Hub. It’s also great to see a handful of other MMU suppliers featuring including HEY Style Hire, Rock the Frock Bridal Boutique and Wilden Bride!

This vintage inspired bridal shoot took place at The Art Pavilion in Mile End; a blank canvas flooded with tonnes of natural light – beautiful! With a muted, contemporary colour palette, unique homeware pieces and lots of sweet treats, this shoot is as girly and fun as they get!

Over to Natalie and Kiki to tell us more about this creative shoot…

Natalie from Curious Fair…

I wanted to create a fresh take on the theme, using contemporary trends to create a dreamy, slightly surreal look. The shoot is based around the relationship between a bride and her best friend, girls just having fun before the guests arrive.

Looking back at sixties design we picked out iconic shapes & imagery, muting the colour palette to give it a fresh look. We love sourcing unique items and introducing our couples to our favourite suppliers and Chosen Wedding have a selection of incredibly talented contacts through the Chosen Wedding fairs who together we asked to collaborate with us on this project. The Meringue Girls, Cakey Coo & French Made provided us with a dreamy selection of pastel meringues, bespoke chocolates & an ombre cake to use on our sweet feast table.

We used an array of homeware suppliers who provided us with the most interesting selection of muted crockery, glassware, vases & figurines which we mixed with vintage finds to give the shoot a surreal sixties quality as well as items from Hey Style Hire who have a really wide range of fantastic props and items that can create or set a scene. Gas & Air studios created a sixties inspired bespoke table made from reclaimed scaffold boards & metal hairpin legs for the main feast table.

Kiki from Chosen Wedding…

With vintage being a really popular option for Brides over the past few years, what we look to do at Chosen Wedding Fair’s and also in this shoot, is offer todays Brides to be fresh inspiration for their big day by doing things slightly differently. Combining both the vintage influence with contemporary items gives a modern vintage feel to the shoot.

 Other London based suppliers that we have worked with joined us to create the look also – we had shoes from Love Art Wear Art, flowers from One Flew Over and bridal wear – both bespoke contemporary and true vintage from Rock the Frock Bridal, Heart Aflutter bridal and the lovely Wilden Bride. We also worked with Laura Naish who created wonderful hair and make up for the girls – Becky and Emily who both have quite different looks.

 The shoot just captures my idea of who the Chosen bride is – fun loving, down to earth, playful and wanting something really unique to reflect her own personality in her big day.

Thanks so much for sharing ladies! Fancy checking out Chosen Wedding Fair? Make sure you note these dates in your diary and check out their website here for further information:





The Team…

Concept, Art Direction: Kiki-Sunshine Boonwaat at Chosen Wedding Fair

Bespoke Rabbit Headpiece & Styling: Curious Fair

Photography: Paola de Paola Weddings

Bespoke Chocolates: Cakeycoo

Meringues: The Meringue Girls

Cake: FrenchMade

Table + Props (pineapples, parrots and swan vase): Hey Style Hire

Bridalwear: bespoke bubble skirt dress by Wilden Bride

Bridalwear – vintage dresses & halter neck available at Rock The Frock Bridal

Bridalwear – dress with long skirt- Hazaar of London from Heart Aflutter Bridal

Shoes: Love art Wear Art 

Hair & Make Up: Laura Naish

Flowers: One Flew Over

Bespoke Reclaimed Wood Table : Gas & Air Studios

Bespoke Ceramics: Kina Ceramics

Unique Tableware:

Victoria & Abigail

Mia Fleur

Nom Living

The other Duckling

Venue: Mile End Art Pavilion

Models: Emily Shaw + Becky Baldwin.


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