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!”
Posted in Bridal Shoots, Inspirational, Vendor Love, Wedding
Tagged 50s Bride, 50s Wedding, Bohotanical, Fleming Photo, Let it Be Cake, oh my honey, tattooed groom, The Vintage Floral Design Co, vintage wedding
About ten days ago, Marry Me Ink was invited to the Oh My Honey 2016 Bridal Collection launch in Brighton. I RSVP’d straight away and had the most wonderful time. As well as getting to see Louise’s gorgeous 50s inspired bridalwear, I got to meet the lovely Lex of Fleming Photo. Lex gots to photograph the Oh My Honey look book this year and, as well, photographed this fab seaside shoot, filled with beautiful wedding flowers by Bettie Rose, that I’m getting to share with you today. I got the chance to chat with both Louise and Lex about the new Oh My Honey bridal collection and the ideas behind the shoot.
I first met Louise around 5 years ago when we worked together on a pinup style shoot with her first bridal collection. After a couple of years of bumping into her at wedding fairs and events, we started a pretty un-official collaboration team aka every time I want to do a shoot, Louise is the first person I contact! I love her general ethos towards business and her imagining and we’re usually totally on the same page with how we want things to look or feel. That’s why when Louise asked if I’d shoot her new bridal range, I jumped at the chance!
We ended up shooting over 2 days; the first being the lookbook and then the 2nd being our Brighton beach confetti styled shoot. I came up with the idea one evening having spent days looking at pretty confetti shoots. So I suggested staying over (ala with no alcohol as I did Dry January for charity!) but we nicknamed it #48hourbridalfest!
I knew I wanted really alternative babes as our brides and it fell into place that we ended up with 3 girls with awesome coloured hair! It’s a great contrast and shows that all types of brides where Louise’s dresses, from beautiful vintage brides to awesome, tattooed alternative brides!
I love visiting Brighton and the weddings I shoot in Brighton are always really colourful, you can’t go wrong with the beach! I really wanted to incorporate Marina Drive and its iconic mint green railings as much as I could.
The original plan was these fun, action shots of confetti but that quickly changed when after 4 confetti cannons that blew off into the sea instantly, so instead we changed tactics to just have fun with the girls despite the horrendous chill!
It was also a great chance to show the new Crown & Glory headpieces and it looks awesome on the girls coloured hair!
Posted in Bridal Shoots, Fashion, Inspirational, Planning, Vintage, Wedding
Tagged 2016 Bridal Collection, Alternative Bride, Alternative wedding, Alternative Wedding Photography, bridal fashion, bridalwear, Brighton Beach Wedding, Crown and Glory, Fifties Bride, Fifties Wedding Dress, Fleming Photo, oh my honey, Outdoor Wedding, Tattooed Bride, Vintage Wedding Dress
When Lexi of Fleming Photography and Rockabetty Studios emailed me with the title “Smoke Bombs Ahoy!” I knew I was in for something amazing! Lexi teamed up with the wonderful Louise of Oh My Honey to create a cute but punked-out bridal shoot with real-life couple Seye and Lucy.
When Louise from Oh My Honey and I both emailed each other the same day asking to collaborate on a styled shoot, I knew the outcome was going to be special! Louise and I met years ago when she first launched her bridal range and I worked with her with my studio company Rockabetty Studios. I am absolutely in love with Oh My Honey dresses and jump at the chance to work with Louise any day of the week! We wanted to vamp up her pretty 50s bridal dresses and that’s where Lucy and Seye from South East London stepped in!
I love alternative, non-traditional couples who are up for a real laugh on their wedding day, so when Seye and Lucy came forward to be our real couple for the shoot, I was so excited! There is nothing easier than photographing real couples in love. You could not only see the love, but the immense fun they both have with each other. Lucy has an incredible amount of work for a number of amazing London tattoo artists and Seye himself has collected pieces from all round the World too. Lucy looked amazing in Louise’s dresses and shows that alternative brides look wicked awesome too!
Smoke bombs was one of the first things I said when we knew we were going to be together a collaboration shoot and lucky for me, everyone was on board! I had never worked with them before, but Seye and Lucy were well up for some unpredictable fun.
Posted in Bridal Shoots, Inspirational, Planning, Vendor Love
Tagged bridal shoot, couple shoot, Fifties Wedding Dresses, Fleming Photo, oh my honey, Rockabetty Studios, Smoke Bombs, Tattooed Bride, tattooed groom, Wedding Inspiration