The story behind today’s gorgeous shoot is that of a young vintage starlet getting ready on her wedding morning. It’s a pretty in pink shoot, but it’s not fluffy pink. It’s dusky and sexy, with enough golds, silvers and sequins to keep it in the realms of grown-up femininity. And it’s got a contemporary vintage vibe. I think you’ll love it!
Victoria Swan, designing and managing director of award-winning online accessories and jewellery boutique Glitzy Secrets, tells us the story of the shoot:
“The concept for this shoot was a pretty, perfume-ad worthy wedding morning. I wanted to achieve a glamorous vintage style with a subtle ’60s Bardot vibe, aimed at the more fashion-led bride, as opposed to a traditional bridal style. The aim was to tell a visual story of a bride preparing for her special day on the morning of her wedding. The colour scheme was pink, pink and more pink, and I’m actually sure the team thought I’d lost my marbles at times, but I love the romantic, soft aura it created.
“We knew from the initial planning stages that we wanted to shoot in a venue with pink décor but, as you can imagine, finding the perfect setting proved to be a challenge. I really wanted to work with talented photographer Emma of Griffin Photography because her work tells a captivating story and luckily, after speaking with Emma, she suggested the beautiful, and importantly, pink bridal suite at Trereife House in Cornwall, which was just perfect for the romantic feel of the shoot!
“To achieve a glamorous vintage style, sparkly figure-skimming gowns in blush hues by Eliza Jane Howell beautifully carried through the pink colour scheme and coordinated exquisitely with Glitzy Secrets pearl and crystal jewellery and hair accessories, which accentuated the pearlescent embellishment. A romantic shoot isn’t complete without fragrant blooms, so an abundance of divine rose arrangements by Anna’s Flower Barn were scattered around the room.
“Our model’s hair was styled in a half-up 1960s-inspired beehive style to give an air of femininity, which was also reflected in the make-up look we went for: soft smoky eyes and the prettiest pink lip with a delicate light rose blush.
“This shoot turned out to be one of my favourites – glamorous and a little edgy.”
Photography – Griffin Photography
Hairstylist – Goldbirdhairdesign
Make-up Artist – Natasha Flower Make-up Artist
Florist – Anna’s Flower Barn
Prop Assistant – Rustique & Quirky
Venue – Trereife House
Jewellery and headpieces – Glitzy Secrets
Dresses – Eliza Jane Howell
Lingerie – Shell Belle Couture
Shoes – Freya Rose
Gold Shoes – Harriet Wilde
Model – Nicky Connolly of MOT Model