So, 2 minutes ago we were on the run up to the Great Northern Wedding show and looking for models. All of a sudden it’s June… JUNE!!!
May has been, without a doubt, our busiest month so far. It seems to be taking over most summer months as the choice for weddings. Maybe it’s the double whammy of Bank Holidays or maybe it’s just because the weather tends to be quite beautiful; either way it meant we were pretty much locked in the sewing room for the whole of May.
As a result, everything non-imminent wedding related has been put on hold – planning our autumn collection (yeah totally out the window), getting involved in shoots (delayed until after wedding season), keeping up with the world (what – there’s stuff happening outside our door?), buying light bulbs (yes, seriously need light bulbs!). It’s also meant that we have a backlog of gorgeous we still need to share with you…
Grunge Biker Wedding Inspiration
Back at the beginning of the year, when Kate and Lisa of Paragon Floral Design got in touch asking if we wanted to be involved in a collaborative shoot we knew instantly we would say yes. We LOVE their original design ideas and that they’re not afraid to take and idea and spin it on it’s head. We started discussing themes and lighted on a grunge biker wedding theme. Lisa’s mum is a biker, as is my husband, and once we’d had the idea we knew it would be so much fun. All the better that Kenny (Kenny Brown Photography) is a bit of a bike nut too!
The shoot was actually held at Kate and Lisa’s workshop and they transformed the hell out of the plain breezeblock shell, creating 2 stunning floral backdrops and so many amazing ways to use flowers in your wedding! We’re just going to let the images speak for themselves – we’re just blown away by how gorgeous they are…
For this shoot we took 2 of our designs and remodeled them with a more grunge/biker edge. Here’s a closer look:
Cara, our 50’s inspired gown of subtle gold sequin sparkle under pleated tulle. The soft diagonally cut layers of tulle over a full circle satin skirt contrast with the masses of frothy black petticoats; just prefect for swirling when dancing the night away. All the different textures adding up to a truly unique but perfectly romantic bridal dress for the alternative bride. We continued the theme of contrasting textures and looks by teaming with hard core boots and the softest of lace jackets adding a touch of black to finished the look. The best of both worlds……
Hanne has a quiet sophistication all of its own. It’s classic couture cut is enhanced and softened with a delicate printed chiffon lining. The full skirt is cut short at the front for optimum shoe impact but with a full train which flows and billows when walking. This is echoed by the deep cowl neckline which again reveals the delicate beauty of the printed chiffon beneath. Once again we have looked for contrast and used the softest of soft leather in Ivory to create a cinched in waist. Again we opted for serious boots and a lace bandana to keep that alternative vibe going while showing that alternative can still be oh so romantic and expressive of you.
Flowers and styling: Paragon Floral Design
Photography: Kenny Brown Photography
Dresses: Legend Bridal Designs
Hair and Makeup: Brides by Binx
Models: Zoe wearing Cara and Chloe wearing Hanne
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