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Unique 60’s Shoot at a Chateau in France…

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Photography by Rebecca Douglas

A Retro Bridal Shoot…

I was sent this colourful bridal shoot by photographer Rebecca Douglas who put together this shoot in a gorgeous Chateau.  A big group of fun, creative bridal folk took the trip over to France to work on this project including Mr & Mrs Unique suppliers Skinny Boy Weddings and Bubblegum Balloons.

Here Rebecca tells us a bit about the shoot…

When I booked Chateau Neuvillette, I could see how amazing the floor in the dining rooms was in the images and this inspired the use of geometric monochromes.

Looking at colour trends in weddings, more and more bold colours are shining through and I could see from fashion trends for 2015 that this is set to continue. So, Jenny at Bellaboo and Beau and I chose a bold palette of Kelly Green, Marigold, Hyacinth and Sunkist Coral which really popped against our monochromes. 

I love the invites that Whippy Weddings created and the epic macaron cake designed and made by Liz at Sylvia’s kitchen. Our goldsmith, Ami Blastock Jewellery created a bespoke range of geometric shaped jewellery for the shoot and a totally stunning head chain for the boho look.

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Anemone Blue Florist focused on colour popping bouquets, with the initial bouquet being simple in design, reflective of 60s wedding florals and then created a gorgeous hand tied rustic bouquet for the boho look. She even used black tie to create a gyp tie for the first look, a new was to use florals for the boys!

Karen at Rock the Frock Bridal and Verity at Vanity Box teamed up to work out the look of the hair and make up with the wonderful dresses and accessories.

Back to the floor obsession, and The Alphabet Lounge letters pop against the floor and I used some of the sequin reflection to create a double exposure.

Bubblegum Balloons created some bespoke balloons with the chequer monochrome tails and I love how great these look against the village house. Atelier Rousseau hand made gorgeous garters which make an appearance in a smoldering closing shot!

Skinny Boy Weddings…

When Rebecca got in touch to ask us if we’d like to be involved with the French 60s shoot, it was a no-brainer.  We love working with Rebecca and the opportunity to drink red wine and eat stinky French cheese was too tempting to pass up.  The shoot was a blast and we had loads of fun creating the film.  The other suppliers did an awesome job and the results speak for themselves.

In the edit, we wanted to capture the feel of 60s France, so we decided to employ techniques such as jump cuts that were commonly used in the Nouvelle Vague by the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut.  For the audio, we gave another nod to 60s France, by using a song by the ultimate 60s icon, Brigitte Bardot.

Thanks for sharing the shoot with us… Here are some more images from the day

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