Couture is for Grannies: 60’s Mod Wedding Shoot

‘Couture is for Grannies’

-Brigitte Bardot

We love working with Little White Books, so when Maxine approached us to get involved in the shoot to promote the upcoming Great Northern Wedding Show we didn’t have to give it much thought.

  • Great team [tick]
  • Great location [tick]
  • Awesome model [tick]
  • Interesting concept [tick]

60’s inspired Lace wedding dress | Brigitte Wedding Gown by Legend Bridal Designs | http://LegendBridalDesigns.co.uk | Image by Mick Cookson Photography | 60’s styled shoot in Manchester with Little White Books, RED Floral Architecture, Kerry Baker Makeup Artist and Sam Gately Hair Design | 60’s empire waistline short wedding dress, ivory Guipure lace, bell sleeve and A-line knee length wedding dress

The 60’s isn’t an era we have explored in our designs previously. Never ones to take the conventional route we love to explore new ideas and the revolution of the 60’s mod look really appeals to us.  For a business whose entire approach is based on bespoke tailoring we are in love with Brigitte Bardot’s ‘Couture is for grannies’ attitude.

Channeling Twiggy we took those sleek lines and simple silhouette trademarks of miniskirts, A-line dresses and kitten heels and created a wedding dress for our very own Jane Birkin.

We chose a beautiful Guipure 3d sculptured lace with a fab larger than life flower design which so typifies the 60s. The Mod style is all in the cut. Moving away from full skirts and froth to simple lines that show curves we kept the shape simple, opting for an empire style A-line mini dress with bell sleeves and low scoop back.

We teamed this with a simple silk headband mirroring the dress sash and our shorter length veil, hand embellished with the bold lace motifs which float just at shoulder length giving a flirty youthful feel.”

60’s inspired Lace wedding dress | Brigitte Wedding Gown by Legend Bridal Designs | http://LegendBridalDesigns.co.uk | Image by Mick Cookson Photography | 60’s styled shoot in Manchester with Little White Books, RED Floral Architecture, Kerry Baker Makeup Artist and Sam Gately Hair Design | 60’s empire waistline short wedding dress, ivory Guipure lace, bell sleeve and A-line knee length wedding dress

The anticipation to see these images has been agonizing. After pulling out all the stops to create our 60’s dress in plenty of time, wedding season hit us at full force and meant that we couldn’t in fact join the team on the day as we had originally planned. Meeting Kerry and Stacey en route we passed our dress and accessories into their care with promises of updates and sneak peeks and dashed back to the foray at the studio.

60’s inspired Lace wedding dress | Brigitte Wedding Gown by Legend Bridal Designs | http://LegendBridalDesigns.co.uk | Image by Mick Cookson Photography | 60’s styled shoot in Manchester with Little White Books, RED Floral Architecture, Kerry Baker Makeup Artist and Sam Gately Hair Design | 60’s empire waistline short wedding dress, ivory Guipure lace, bell sleeve and A-line knee length wedding dressThe wait then to see the official images seemed never ending, so when Little White Books released the images on Everyday Bride Blog we dropped everything to take a look and WOW! This is just a small selection of the collection of images but we LOVE them!

As I mentioned before the shoot (including the write up from everyone involved) has been featured on Everyday Bride and I encourage you to follow the link to get the full info from everyone involved. For quick links, here is a list of everyone:

and if you want to see how the 60’s look could be incorporated into your day why not take at look at our board on Pinterest?

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