On the ninth of April 2013 I opened my inbox to find an exciting opportunity from photographer friend Kelly Weech.
Kelly had run a rock the dress competition for one lucky Bride to wear her wedding dress again, as well as this she wanted to pull together a fashion inspired yellow shoot with a vintage feel.
Kelly asked if I had something a bit quirky yet still giving that vintage feel; she had a few other suppliers involved but needed the right dress to pull everything together.
I of course jumped at the chance to make something a different, that little bit of vintage but with my own twist but didn’t have anything already available.
So the only thing to do was make something to fit the theme.
The catch! Yes the catch was the shoot was on the 20th of April so left me with just 10 days to get the dresses made.
The Beautiful bride and model Natalie came in for her measurements and with wanting 2 looks I decided to try on a tartan fifties number I had made a while ago but had never used in a shoot. The dress fitted perfectly so with that I only had to concentrate on making one brand new dress.
My vision was to keep the shape of the fifties skirt but add hip pads to change the shape just slightly giving it a 18th century pannier feel. The top of the dress I wanted to be in keeping with my corseted style dresses so made a simple silk corset with an elongated front to resemble the corsets also of the 18th century era.
To finish the look I made on the morning of the shoot a yellow Dahlia hair comb with detachable birdcage veil and fabric flower hair clip.
The setting of the shoot was the beautiful grade II listed Ingleside house based in Cirencester, it was a warm sunny day with some amazingly talented Gloucestershire based suppliers.
Kelly Weech, www.kellyweechphotography.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Leadbeater @ Ingleside House Cirencester - www.inglesidecirencester.com
Props & styling
Kate @ Lavender & Linen - www.lavenderandlinen.co.uk
Lesley @ The Vintage Hire - www.thevintagehire.com
Josephine @ Josephine Fabulous Flowers - www.josephinesfabulousflowers.co.uk
Head accessories & shoes
Teresa @ Estrella Design - www.estrelladesigns.co.uk
Selinna @ Alissa Couture Boutique, www.alissiacouture.com
Photo Booth & bay trees
Jo @ The Gloucestershire Wedding Company - www.thegloucestershireweddingcompany.co.uk -
Melanie @ www.melanies.org.uk
Jennie @ VWDo weddings - www.vwdoweddings.co.uk
Samantha Davis http://www.samanthadavismakeup.co.uk
Adi @Little Darling cakery