As Christmas is drawing nearer and we start to wind down with our families (or not so much if you’re working over the Christmas period – I know I am with my career in the NHS) We will be staying quiet here on Marry Me Ink.
But just before I sign off until 2018, to celebrate this magical season, thrifty and eco friendly bridal wear brand Lucky Sixpence Bridal got together a coven of excellent wedding businesses for their Winter bridal shoot ‘Babe With The Power’ shot by wedding and fashion photographer Phil at Grey Fox Photography.
Too often the wedding industry pushes one ideal of bridal beauty and wedding style and all the wedding vendors involved in this shoot had had enough! As an alternative to the often OTT Great Gatbsy, furs and glitter themed shoots for winter brides, Anna from Lucky Sixpence Bridal and Michaela from Clear Hearts Planning took inspiration from the millennial obsession with witchyness with bath salts and sage sticks from She’s Lost Control and candles from Mama Moon, not to mention the backdrop of the stunning and gothic Salmestone Grange. The outfit, boots by House of Elliot, hairpieces and veil from Mcfayden Millinery, hair by Hayley at Meraki and make up by Sasha Prebble enhanced our winter bride, Fern’s natural beauty and magnetism – making her the Babe With The Power. Incredible skin products from cult US brand Witch Baby Soap such as ‘Graveyard Body Oil’ were used to make Fern glow ethereally and bring her look together as a sparkling white witch.
Intermingled with the theme of spirituality the shoot celebrates a number of wedding trends predicted for 2018 (maybe they used their crystal ball, no joke – there was a crystal ball on set thanks to the styling by Clear Hearts Planning) such as the amazing Practical Magic inspired cape from Born To Thread (90s goths all the way!), black accents and crystals.
Furthering the alternative take on weddings theme, the wedding breakfast and wedding cake were in the form of pagan styled ‘festival bread’ by Modern Provider displayed in woven baskets from La Basketry, fairytale-perfect chocolate apples and pure white candy floss from vegan treat providers Naughty Floss.
Posted in Bridal Shoots, Vendor Love, Wedding
Tagged Alternative Bride, Alternative wedding, Gothic Bridal Inspiration, Gothic Bride, Gothic Wedding, Grey Fox Photo, Lucky Sixpence Bridal, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Planning, Winter Bridal Shoot, Witchy Bridal Shoot
Today on Marry Me Ink, we’re heading to Canada – The perfect inspiration for your winter wedding planning. With below-freezing temperatures outside in the snow, the bride wrapped up in a leather jacket whilst being photographed by the fab Jennifer Georgette Photography. I’m in love with crystal tiaras at the moment at this one from Lovespun Creations is gorgeous!!
I first connected with Tracey from Sugar by Tracey a few months back and we decided that we wanted to do a styled wedding that was a bit more dark and moody then the weddings we had been a part of. We decided on a date in February and from there enlisted the help of Darcie from Something Borrowed Wedding and Event Design and Travis from Calyx Floral Design to come up with the styling concept of the shoot.
We worked with some incredible vendors and the final product looked beyond amazing. The models we had were actually a married couple so it made my job much easier as they were totally in love and it felt almost like a real wedding. The bride Ida had some incredibly stunning tattoos to show off but unfortunately since we live in Canada and it is winter the day of the shoot ended up being a little colder than anticipated so she had to wear her jacket a bit more. But they were such troopers and even did some outside in -20 weather.
Posted in Inspirational, Planning, Vendor Love, Wedding
Tagged Calyx Floral Design, Canada Wedding, Crystal Crown, Gothic Bride, Gothic Wedding, Jennifer Georgette Photography, Jewel Crown, Sugar by Tracy, Tattooed Bride, winter wedding, Woodland Wedding
Today I get to share with you this gorgeous tattooed Tim Burton inspiration wedding shoot from a fantastic team including Erin of Way Out Wedding, The Couture Company, Nicki Feltham Photography and many more.
The inspiration for the shoot was simply Tim Burton. The team members are all huge fans of the quirky gothic styling he brings to his films, and so our Pinterest planning board was fantastic!! We focused on his women characters to bring it into the bridal world, and we had a two-part story: one was how his blonde and innocent heroines (e.g. Johanna in Sweeney Todd) would dress for a wedding, and the other was how his anti-heroines (Victoria from The Corpse Bride, or Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd again) would style themselves.
The styling was bold and arresting – think skull jewellery, gothic dresses, in-your-face make-up, a dark denim coloured naked cake covered in vintage lace, gothic millinery, amazing flower crowns, a quirky venue, and taxidermy – and yet all the elements were perfect for an alternative wedding and not at all alienating for real life.
When Erin asked me if I’d like to do the photography for her Tim Burton styled bridal shoot, I jumped at the chance. Between us, we gathered together quite a strong troop of amazing suppliers and some absolutely stunning models, too, and on the day we both came up with some fabulous ideas for creative shots – we worked so well as a team.
Posted in Bridal Shoots, Inspirational, Vendor Love, Wedding
Tagged Alternative Bride, Beyond Vintage, Corpse Bride Wedding, Death And Glory Taxidermy, French Made, Gothic Bride, Nicki Feltham Photography, Tattooed Bride, The Couture Company, The Vintage Floral Design Co, Tim Burton Wedding, Way Out Wedding