We had the use of two venues in Leicester. Belgrave Hall which was built in the early 18th century and the grounds give a secret garden feel to the shoot. Plus Abbey Pumping station, opened in 1891 and this Victorian pumping station is now a museum, but the great news is that this venue has just been given their wedding license. We are the first companies to gain permission to shoot at this venue and as you can image we were very excited to be given the go ahead, as we love to see all the unusual and alternative venues that weddings are now taking place in and this one really does have the wow factor for the alternative, Marry Me Ink bride.
Eloise of EK Bridal specialises in bespoke bridal wear
“All of my dresses are designed, pattern cut and made by myself in my home studio. The dresses I made for this shoot were produced solely for the style of the venues and the theme we were working towards. I love anything that is quirky and slightly unusual, so to design for a steampunk Alice theme was just my thing. The shoot was amazing to be a part of and everyone involved were so enthusiastic and absolutely love what they do you can really see this I feel in the
Alison of Wonderland Weddings is all about bespoke wedding crafts
“I produce alternative bouquets using anything but real flowers. Paper, brooches, fabric wire and beads. The flowers and mask that I made for this shoot showed the work I really love to do. Working on this project was an amazing chance to work with others who enjoy doing something a little more than your standard and watching our ideas turn into fabulous images.”
How awesome is this shoot and the venues used? I agree with Joanne Withers Photography that these venue would be perfect for the alternative and tattooed bride. Thank you to everyone involved in the Steampunk Alice shoot and for sharing with Marry Me Ink. Be sure to check out the full list of suppliers at the end of the feature and leave some love!