Today on Marry Me Ink, we’re escaping this blustery weather and diving into the sand dunes with this floral inspiration including a gorgeous dress from Oh My Honey and photography from Marie Marry Me and Mira Al Pajarito.
The idea of this shoot was born a few months ago. In May we were working in London, and we met Oh My Honey, a vintage bridal brand based there. All the designs are absolutely feminine, with this special vintage touch… It was love at first sight! We had to work with Louise! This summer we contacted Felip Ariza to ask him to do an illustration (love his art!), we started planning this shooting. He sent us an illustration of two Mexican skulls (many thanks again Felip, they are lovely!). We took this picture as a departure to plan something. Our very first idea was a Mexican wedding inspiration shoot, but we realized that maybe it would be better to play only with the couple, in a private lovers shoot. We were also working in a fall inspiration shooting, based in a Charles Baudelaire’s poem: Autumn Song. Martin and I preferred to simplify things to keep working with both ideas.
We wrote Louise to let her know about the idea, and she was so excited too! She helped us to create the looks, in collaboration with L-O-M Fashion and Oh My Honey, a fashion brand with beautiful colourful designs, and some weeks after we received a parcel with a collection of gowns, silk scarfs, skirts, petticoats… When I opened the box, it felt like Christmas morning!
With Gaëlle, from Carnet de Noces, we planned a simple couple shooting in the dune of Pilat, the highest dune of Europe. Can you imagine the views? Just awesome… We told the story to Julie, a jewellery designer. She easily got the concept and sent us some look-books with designs from l’Atelier des Dames. We love her idea about to mix different beaded bracelets, to create a wristband!
Marie was wearing a red flower crown that Esther of Prairie Sauvage made for the shoot. She made also a boutonnière in the same palette for Romain. They were both simply lovely! Julia Marty, the artist behind the brushes, highlighted her cheeks and painted her lips in red. She tied Marie’s hair in a low bun, to crown her head with red flowers. She was gorgeous… We wanted red floral accessories, something less formal than a bouquet. And Esther helped us to choose the perfect match for the couple.
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