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Babe With The Power – A Winter WitchyBridal Shoot

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.

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Lucky Sixpence Bridal – A 50s Tattooed Bride

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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.

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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!

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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!

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