ELEGANTLY EDGY 'MODERN VICTORIAN' INSPIRED SHOOT
Manchester hall is an incredible hidden gem of a venue based in the city centre. Previously the Freemasons hall it has a beautiful mix of modern with unique historic features. We were so lucky on the day that we had the majority of the venue to play with. The teal coloured walls were what attracted me in the first place so i knew we had to use that as a backdrop for some of the shoot. Working with Marni was an absolute dream - she is so creative and captures such amazing shots. Her creative style of photography has made the shoot come alive!
I am super proud that this shoot has been featured on Belle Bridal magazine, Urban wedding company blog and The wedding academy.
The concept for the shoot was 'Modern Victoriana' - loosely influenced by the era in it's bold, rich colour and dramatic details. I wanted to show off all the incredible detailing from all the suppliers by creating a capsule of images that showcased a transition in style throughout the day. So many are opting for an evening outfit change at their wedding now and i love that so wanted to play on that idea a little throughout the shoot with various looks.
The ‘Un-wedding’ or non traditional weddings are becoming increasingly popular and i don’t see that disappearing but thriving more and more throughout 2020. With brides making bold statement choices with their own style and decor styling - we wanted to show how finding inspiration in something ‘traditional’ doesn’t mean you have to take it on in a literal sense if that isn't your style. The shoot was about choosing items that added some drama and working on creative direction that created a theatrical presence. Ultimately encouraging people to be bold and show off who they are!
Serendipity bridal had just opened their new boutique and they brought some beautiful dresses by Shikoba bridal. Tassle details and fringing really highlighted the boho luxe vibe with extra drama from the incredible headpieces by Rachel Chaprunne and paintedleather jacket from Mama Inc studio. The stunning silver headpiece was designed specifically for the shoot and incorporated beautiful burgundy and teal crystals that added a regal feel to the styling and added to our dark colour palette.
The entire teams attention to detail is what made the shoot so special. Having the incredible duo of Charlotte and Amy for hair and make up brought the vision of the portraits to life by going for a slightly moody, almost gothic look. Plus the stunning cake by Paula at Cakes by P. The ruffles add such luxury and elegance yet the drip gives it that boho feel. Placed next to the stationery it was an absolute dream of bold colour and floral details.
Our wonderful florist Sara of Bridegemont decorative created an amazing huge bouquet with rich colours. The size and the slightly thrown together look was perfect and gave us loads of scope to play around with.
The shoot took on an intimate feel. With sweetheart tables being so on trend, we wanted to show that you can still be bold and dramatic even in a more intimate setting. Sara also brought along an amazing Victorian urn that we used as a bold big centrepiece on our sweetheart table. By adding striking features both in the personal styling and the design concept, it allowed us to create a capsule of images that showcase an elegant yet edgy style. Perfect for the Boho Luxe bride.
Coordinator / Stylist - Stacey of To be revealed
Instagram - @toberevealed_style
Website - www.toberevealed-style.co.uk (launching soon)
Facebook - @toberevealedstyle
Photographer - Marni Vidal
Website - www.marnivphotography.co.uk
Facebook - @marnivphotography
Instagram - @Marni_v_photography
Venue - Manchester Hall
Website - www.manchesterhall.co.uk
Instagram - @Manchester_hall
Facebook - @MCRHall
Flowers - Sara Webster of Bridgemont decorative interiors
Instagram - @bridgemontdecorativeinteriors
Headpieces - Rachel Chaprunne
Website - www.rachelchaprunne.co.uk
Instagram - @rachelchaprunne
Facebook - @rachelchaprunne
Cake - Paula at Cakes by P
Website - www.cakesbyp.com
Instagram - @cakesbyp
Facebook - cakesbypmanchester
Stationery and leather jacket - Mama Inc studio
Website - www.mamaincstudio.com
Instagram - @mama_inc_studio
Facebook - @mamaincstudio
Make up artist - Charlotte Marie
Instagram - @charlottemariemuaa
Facebook - @charlottemariemakeovestudio
Hair - Love hair by Amy
Instagram - @lovehairbyamy
Facebook - @lovehairbyamy
Model - Miriam Bowyer
Instgram - @mimbo21
Bridal boutique - Serendipity Bridal
Instagram - @bridalserendipity
Facebook - @serendipitybridalcheshire
Gown designer - Shikoba Bride
Website - www.shikobabride.com
Instagram - @shikobabride
Facebook - @Shikobabride