You have to love Brighton for its colourful and photogenic backdrops!! This shoot is set around the lanes, mostly, as it started to rain badly when the team tried to work on the seafront. I actually prefer it like this because you see much more of the alternative beauty of the town, and all those hidden gems that normally lose out to the seafront!
The styling of the bride is really appealing to me, what with her very 1950s influenced dress, and subtle rockabilly hairdo, not to mention her gorgeous tattoos. Love everything about her whole style! Take particular note of the dark tones of her make-up – you can have anything you want on your wedding day, and don’t have to wear subtle make-up colours. Drama is beautiful, so have that if you want that!
And the groom’s suit is pretty dashing and classic, complementing brilliantly the bride’s more edgy vibe.
The Story of the Shoot by Michelle Huggleston
I’ve wanted to shoot in Brighton in for ever. I visited last year for the Fringe festival and spent my days wandering around the lanes and the evenings watching my partner perform stand-up. I loved it. The quirky shops, the colourful bunting everywhere and the graffiti art. I love how expressive Brighton town is; it’s beautiful and colourful, and I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for a styled shoot.
I’m extremely proud of this body of work; I got to work with the most talented and kind people and created something edgy, fun and alternative. I love showing how each couple is different, and that you can have great photographs whether your wedding is set on a beach or some beautiful gardens or more of an urban setting – you just have to have fun with it!
Photography – Michelle Huggleston Photography
Models – Ashleigh Bayton & Kristaps Neilands
MUA/hair stylist – Just Joy
Bridalwear – Pretty Eccentric
Bridal headpiece – Rhapsody by Ceri Baker
Florist – Quince