Otaduy | Galactic Love

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Fashion is having a love affair with anything galaxy, space and constellations at the moment, with absolute killer looks from Chanel, Gucci and Saint Laurent dominating my heart.

Way Out Wedding favourite Otaduy’s latest collection, Galactic Love, takes inspiration from the same pool and more subtly reflects it, most notably in the details on the Andromeda, Spica and Galatea dresses.

This shoot includes many of the dresses from the collection but rather than go space-age actually styles them ‘1990s meets high street meets couture’. Definitely my kind of look, mashed up so.

Stylist Monica Anoz says,

“We wanted to achieve a bold style, with grunge touches, lots of leather, and vintage elements, such as Gucci pearl shoes, grid t-shirts, jewellery, cowboy boots and black sunglasses. However, we wanted to keep the classic touches like silk, embroidery, and exquisite fabrics to the touch and sight.”

We never stopped orbiting together. We are the universe.

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Metallics meets Vintage | A Bridal Shoot Mash-Up in Margate

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You know what I like? Shiny things. And vintage bridal. And Margate. So this styled shoot ticks all these boxes and then does extra time. Sometimes the styling of vintage wedding attire stays very much within the same boundaries we’ve always seen, and so you can get ‘vintage blindness’ or even boredom. Which is a shame because I am a huge fan of preloved (case in point: owns a preloved bridal range…).

But the styling here looks firmly to the future, what with all that metallic going on, and that creates a new and arresting context for the vintage pieces. It’s reimagined and therefore brand new again. It’s innovative and clever, and I think you might just love it…

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All The Stars Explode Tonight: Archive 12 Lookbook

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It was the galactic styling of this lookbook shoot from Northern Irish bridal boutique Archive 12 that caught my eye on Instagram: the projections of constellations onto the model, echoed in her make-up where stars adorn her face, all grounded with a grungey pairing of trainers and gown. Well, it’s just modern bride styling perfection for me.

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Oh, You Pretty Things 

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There’s so much retro kitsch in this shoot!! I can’t love it enough!! Sugary shades, 1970s ornaments and furniture, 1950s hair and make-up, even my favourite the 1980s gets a look-in on the jewellery side.

The clash of all these works, and again proves you can bring together all the things you love at your wedding, no matter if they are wildly varying. Your wedding day is truly a day you can indulge your loves and passions and represent yourselves fully and eclectically in style. Do not hold back!

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Autumnal Distillery Wedding

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Working in the wedding industry, as today’s bride does, you get to see so many cool venues. But this one, a distillery, was a hidden gem. Photographer Chantal of The Gibsons told me, “Kristin is the creative behind Struve Photography, and after seeing wedding after wedding she realised that she just wanted to make the day how they would want their day to go. So they got ready together and did a first look then on our way to Glengoyne Distillery we stopped off at locations which had meaning to them both. Kristin was pregnant with their son at the time so this was very convenient for her as well.

“The wedding was small and heartfelt filled with their favourite people. The guests got a whiskey tour while we snapped some more photos of the two of them around the distillery.

“Tables had an outdoorsy forest theme also involving their two beloved cats Pepper and Fidel. There was no dancing in the evening. Just the enjoyment of conversing at the table with each other which was so lovely!”

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