Great to meet you Tattoo Tea Party

It’s been a week since our foray into the tattoo scene with The Tattooed Wedding Collective. A whole week and I’m not sure we’ve properly recovered yet! For those of you who are yet to hear about The Tattooed Wedding Collective let me give you a small introduction… here at Legend we are mad about tattoos. We LOVE em. We’re covered in em. There’s nothing more interesting for us than creating a dress that works with and enhances a brides ink. So it makes sense for us to search out our brides in the places we feel at home. Now, as much as we love to hang out at tattoo conventions we figured it would be a little bit random to simply turn up to our favourite tattoo show with our wedding dresses, so we chatted over the idea with our friends in the industry and reached out to Marry Me Ink with the idea of a wedding fair within a tattoo convention… and so the Tattooed Wedding Collective was born. Together Legend and Marry Me Ink approached the Tattoo Tea Party with the idea of hosting a wedding fair within their show and after some exciting planning sessions The Continue Reading →

Victoria + Paul; a tweed wedding for our competition winners

We love Victoria and Paul. If ever there was a couple so utterly made for each other then surely they are it. So before we get into blogging about Victoria and Paul’s wedding and how much we loved being a part of it we need to tell you that Victoria and Paul were the winners of ZT Photography’s competition that was run earlier in the year. We were very privileged to be able to host a competition where one of our brides (for Legend brides are absolutely the best brides ever) won their wedding photography… yes… won their wedding photography! What an epic prize! Needless to say, all the images included in this post are courtesy of ZT Photography, and to say that just 4 weeks before their wedding Victoria & Paul had to change all their plans, I think their wedding was AMAZING. (It’s also the reason we were honoured to be able to offer Victoria and Paul get ready at our little shop before the short walk to the registry office). Victoria and Paul… We very rarely get to meet our grooms, in fact in the hundreds of brides we’ve helped get ready for their wedding (and thinking Continue Reading →

Boho babe meets Rock rebel in ZT Photography’s LEVEL UP workshop

I can’t believe it’s the middle of July and we haven’t yet had chance to share this gorgeous set of images from LEVEL UP… Back in April we helped our good friends Zo and Liam on their LEVEL UP project; lending dresses for their unique styled shoot idea… “Ultimately Level Up! was designed to create opportunities for photographers to get creative and build a portfolio of shots to attract the right kind of clients for them! Our first session had a bridal concept, with two different bang on trend styled brides with plenty of cool and creative scenarios to shoot.” Zo ZT Photography We have never been involved in this kind of shoot before. When we usually get involved in shoots it’s right at the beginning of the process and have a hand in developing the concept and style direction. We then create pieces specifically for that shoot. . On this occasion Zo had a very clear idea of the vibe she wanted to create and the dresses were already in our collection. Zo and Liam pulled together some awesome creatives to help with their vision, and this is where the Boho Babe Vs Rock Rebel concept came together: Venue: Ashfield House, Wigan Continue Reading →

Easter, April and full swing wedding season

As promised in my previous post I’m sat here in my PJ’s, brew on one side, chocolate on the other and looking forward to getting out later today. We didn’t manage to keep the whole of Easter weekend free of work but we’re still getting time to chill out and take a breath. Now I have a moment, I realise there is so much coming up in our diary that we haven’t shared with you: Wedding fair at The Wellbeing Farm – Sunday 3rd April NEXT SUNDAY! Wow, how did that creep up on us? We are really looking forward to joining the team at The Wellbeing Farm for their wedding fair next week. It’s such a quirky venue and we love it. There are few wedding venues that really let you run wild with your ideas but The Wellbeing Farm is one… I can’t wait to see who else will be exhibiting too and of course met loads of excited couples. Really looking forward to next weekend! Level Up with ZT Photography Our good friends Zo and Liam are sharing their expertise in a workshop specially developed for photographers wanting to build their portfolio. Date: 19th April 2016 – Continue Reading →

A Competition only for Legend Brides courtesy of ZT Photography

You REALLY don’t want to miss this! We are super excited to announce that we have teamed up with Zo + Liam from ZT Photography to offer this amazing prize for one of our brides. Seriously girls, this really is a prize worth winning and a fabulous opportunity to grab these award-winning photographers to shoot your day! If you have read any of our other posts you will know how much we love ZT… These guys rock! See more information below on how to enter. Win your Wedding Photography with ZT! About ZT Photography! Fast approaching five years in the wedding industry, Zo + Liam are creative souls living by the seaside. Their style is mainly documentary with a side order of cinematic portraits. They love to capture emotion, bursts of movement, passion and energy alongside great narratives. Check out www.ztphotography.co.uk to find out more. What you’ll win: Full wedding day coverage with two photographers (Zo + Liam) 450+ photographs with reproduction rights A password protected downloadable gallery How to enter: For a chance to win your wedding photography with Zo + Liam, you must LIKE the ZT Photography Facebook page and message or email (zoe@ztphotography.co.uk) with the following: * Continue Reading →

Royal blue and blush red bridesmaids for Melissa and John

Melissa and her bridesmaids were a riot. Every fitting was filled with giggles and laughter. Looking back at the time we spent with Melissa and her girls, all I can really remember is that there was plenty of fun and a good dose of teasing. That’s why we’re so pleased Zo and Liam sent us these pictures from Melissa and Johns wedding day; the images really show an amazing day filled with hilarity, and although we weren’t there we know their cheeks would have been aching from laughing so much. Thank you for having us as part of your wedding preparations Melissa. Images: ZT Photography    

Here’s to our models…

The crazy girls who say yes to our silly ideas, who suffer inhuman poses ‘in the name of art’ and endure bitter weather conditions to help us get the perfect shot. Our gorgeous girls that hold their breath, squeeze their muscles and clench their buttocks to maintain a pose long enough for the conditions to be right. Who balance candles in the palms of their hands while hyperaware that hot wax could drip onto the dress and lie on stone cold floors or in frozen lakes because that’s what the brief requires. Here’s to our girls, who allow us to primp and preen them to within an inch of their lives; let us backcomb their hair into a birds nest and apply makeup they could never imagine themselves wearing; who let us dress them in all manner of outfits without a hint of bemusement and ask them to walk in shoes we wouldn’t attempt to wear ourselves. You girls rock! We are only too aware of what we ask of you; it’s a hard job and a long day and you girls are amazing… Thank you! IMAGE CREDITS… please see specific image for photographer details. Included: Tiree Dawson Photography ZT Continue Reading →