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As we say goodbye to winter, but the nights are still dark relatively early, I thought I would show you this shoot that handles the day to night with pure magic and style. If you’re having a winter wedding, I think you will definitely be ordering lots of sparkly lights after seeing this!

Mairéad from Remain in Light Photography, who brought this shoot together with Cherelle from Perfectly Planned 4 You and Eram from Boom Blooms, told me, “the inspiration for the shoot was a modern urban fairytale, with elements of dancing and magic throughout. With that in mind, we decided to go with the concept of Dance Magic, Dance (as we are all big Bowie fans!).”

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The Story of the Shoot by Mairéad from Remain in Light Photography

The initial inspiration for the shoot came from a desire to showcase pieces that would appeal to modern, alternative brides and grooms who are looking for something a little bit different on their wedding day.

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I was particularly drawn to bridal separates; it’s a trend that’s been gaining popularity within the wedding community for a while, but while looking as a bride-to-be myself, I found that it wasn’t as easy to find them as I’d hoped! I also love the versatility of separates; the way you can mix and match and create different looks to take you from day to night. Another great thing is that you can wear your separates again on special occasions, more easily than you could a wedding dress!

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I met Cherelle Joseph of Perfectly Planned 4 You, and Eram Khan of Boom Blooms at a wedding suppliers’ networking group in London, the London Wedding Breakfast Club, and we decided to plan and create the shoot together.

We decided that we would like to incorporate dance into the shoot; the bride would be a fiercely confident and independent heroine from a modern urban fairytale, dancing her way to her happy new beginning.

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We were discussing our love of David Bowie and his lyrics, which then provided the inspiration and name for the shoot: Dance Magic, Dance. As it was around the time of the first anniversary of his death, we thought it would be a lovely way to celebrate his life and his influence on us.

With that in mind, we contacted Brixton East, as we thought it would be perfect to hold the shoot in Bowie’s old neighbourhood. Andy Luckett, who owns, runs, and lives in the space, was really enthusiastic and so helpful throughout. Brixton East was perfect for what we had in mind – a stylish, contemporary and urban space; a wonderful blank canvas.

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