As the end of August is drawing near, I thought it would be fab to brighten up your day with this gorgeous Rockabilly shoot from Fleming Photo and Tiger Lily Bus Company that took place at Gate Street Barn.
Lex was first contacted by Marsh and Gwenda about the shoot – I knew I was going to be on board. Having worked with them both before, I knew we were all roughly coming from the same idea. Then I was shown Tiger Lily the bus and instantly I could see it all come together. Coming from a very relaxed, non-traditional approach in how I shoot weddings, it was exciting to plan a style shoot round a bus!
Instead of overly posing the models, I got them to play games, tell jokes and generally have a laugh; something that really suited the overall look we were going for. My favourite part of the day however was getting Molly, our bride for the day, to feed a baby calf in her pink ombre Oh My Honey dress!
Gwenda of The Vintage Floral Design Company and The Vintage Floral Design Studio:
“I met Marsha early on in my wedding industry career and I was so excited by her latest venture with the fabulous Tiger Lily! I instantly envisaged a bold and beautiful colour scheme, the epitome of Summer with a hint of the exotic. Florally, for the bouquet I combined lilies (naturally!) with alstromeria (also know as Peruvian lilies) and some epic protea and some statement phoenix palm
leaves. The buttonhole featured some Blushing Bride mini-protea and a lily bud. On the bus, I combined lilies in our key colours of pink, orange and yellow all along the rails on the ceiling. The table decor includes small arrangements of the key bouquet elements. For the stationery, I again reflected the three main colours and the key motif – more lilies!”
Marsha of the Tiger Lily Bus Company:
“Tiger Lily is the real deal. Born in 1954 with beautiful curved roof windows flooding the inside with natural light. Sympathetically restored to keep her vintage feel. Now beautifully transformed to serve English Bubbly and cocktails. The perfect unique addition to any outdoor wedding to get the party started from reception drinks on arrival and all through the evening. This really is a bus like no other!”
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Tagged 50s Bride, 50s Wedding, Bohotanical, Fleming Photo, Let it Be Cake, oh my honey, tattooed groom, The Vintage Floral Design Co, vintage wedding
Earlier this year, new, disruptive bridal wear company Lucky Sixpence Bridal held a look book fashion shoot with other like minded suppliers. Lucky Sixpence Bridal fancy themselves as ‘bridal outfitters for badass brides’ and their models certainly did have a badass vibe amongst them! The shoot comprised of a look from each of the decades 40s to 80s and together the models formed their own bridal girlgang. The aesthetic was a nod to Wes Anderson with a heavy representation of cake courtesy of bespoke designs from Kooky Bakes and the sumptuous dark wood and leather of the Boulogne Bar.
The nod to the 50s was portrayed by the wonderful tattooed lady, Verity, wearing Lucky Sixpence Bridal’s ‘Rita’ dress – a soft take on the classic 50s shape with a sequinned bodice and a lace peeking out from under the skirt. Paired with some classic Vivienne Westwood X Melissa heels she embodied the modern pinup, ready to elope into the sunset!
Lucky Sixpence Bridal curate and rejuvenate vintage and preloved bridal wear, working one on one with brides to be to tweak and upcycle their dresses. With this level of attention to detail and customisation you might expect the dresses to cost fortunes but the price point is crazy good with a preloved dress, with simple alterations costing around £300!
The lookbook shoot certainly showcased the exciting opportunities available to brides who choose to tweak a fabulous piece for their own big days. With the added bonus of up cycling being eco friendly and working with designers in the UK, looking good doesn’t have to cost the earth!
What’s better than a Rock ‘n Roll wedding? I think getting married by the King is something special, that’s exactly exactly what Chris and Tristan did when they got married! With a custom dress from Dolly Couture and photography from Jessica Branstetter, I am in love with this retro wedding!
We met online. A fateful friend’s request on MySpace. I was a little hesitant because he was a bit younger than me, but he was cute so I accepted. I messaged him saying I wasn’t on MySpace often, so he asked for my number. A few days later he called me. During the conversation I discovered he was still in high school, meaning he’d fibbed about his age on his profile two years. I wasn’t sure what to think, being twenty-three and living on my own… He was surprisingly charming, assuring me he always had a thing for “older women”. Haha. Like I said, he was cute, so… That’s how we initially met.
We had Elvis style vows performed. Promising to not have “suspicious minds” and not to be a “hound dog”… To “love each other tender…” etc. I know Chris and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Several people told me they were either laughing or crying or both! It was lovely and light-hearted. Just what I wanted.