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Glamorous Grunge Bridal Inspiration – The Ivory Edit by Bowen Dryden

Glamorous grunge bridal inspiration – Bowen Dryden’s Ivory Edit Collection…

At Mr & Mrs Unique we adore Bowen Dryden and the lovely Sharon, the designer behind the bridalwear brand. So when this awesome grunge-inspired shoot with an edgy punk styling twist hit my inbox, I knew I wanted to share it with you today.

As usual, a cracking team was put together to showcase key pieces from her Ivory Edit Collection.

Over to the team to tell us more…

The Team…

Bowen Dryden’s Ivory Edit is a collection of incredibly versatile pieces that can be worn in a multitude of ways. In classic Bowen Dryden style, we wanted to follow a less traditional look for this shoot. Dialing down the femininity seen in a lot of bridal wear shoots and took inspiration from punk styling and high fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Saint Laurent. 

We toughened up the beautiful shapes and fabrics of the Ivory Edit pieces with black leather, spiked jewellery, boots, and grungy makeup and hair, showing that bridal wear, even all ivory, does not have to be classic. The Bowen Dryden bride is someone with great style and a fashion understanding so we wanted to reflect that in this shoot. Every silhouette can be worn in a modern way.

Bowen Dryden famously renowned for creating flamboyant coloured bridal

She’s Like A Rainbow… Rainbow wedding inspiration and bridal style!

Rainbow wedding inspiration and bridal style…

Today is the day I finally get to share with you the photoshoot I worked on (with an awesome bunch of suppliers) back in Autumn last year.

It’s been ages since I’ve styled anything solely for Mr & Mrs Unique and I’ve been itching to get creative!

The theme we ran with was rainbows/weather (in pastel tones).  Rainbow-inspired bridal shoots are not uncommon but I really wanted to take a different approach with this… instead of throwing rainbows, glitter, unicorns, and a million and one different ideas at the shoot (which seems to be the norm,) I wanted the focus on creating shape, movement, beautiful bridalwear, strong makeup, and fun portraits.

On the day, there were just the three of us (the epic Lisa Jane, myself and the lovely Carina from Powder Blue Artistry). We used pieces from Bowen Dryden’s beautiful new bridal collection and a stunning rainbow dress from Halo and Wren Bridal. Location wise we were lucky to use The Farmhouse at Redcoats in Hertfordshire which offered gorgeous grounds including the surrounding cornfields. Accessories we keep simple and used statement weather inspired pieces from Wolf and Moon.

The results…  I loved so much that I used on the front cover of our newest lookbook which you can view HERE 

A huge thank you …