Dance Magic, Dance

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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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Embracing Alopecia – Truly Beautiful Bald Bride

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One of the key things you think about when planning your wedding is how you might wear your hair. Whether you’ll have an up-do, or go bohemian, whether you’ll have a fancy new style, or remain faithful to your everyday look.

But what if you’ve lost your hair? Perhaps because of medical treatment, stress, or in gorgeous Megan’s case as a result of Alopecia Areata. Or even if you’ve just shaved the lot off! Not many styling tips exist for those with no hair…

This shoot from photographer Sandra Chile moves in the direction of changing this, and makes a statement that you can do so much to feel fabulous on your wedding day, hair or no.

Beauty is an infinite spectrum and there are styling options for all.

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Game of Thrones Styled Shoot

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A couple of years ago, on a beautiful summer’s day in Gloucester, we set up a styled shoot inspired by Game of Thrones.

Ours was a romantic take on the looks from the show, with long flowing wedding dresses, highly styled hair, lots of jewellery and embellishment, and muted metals to balance the sparkly table linen. The stationery and the cake made fantastic use of the motifs of the show, and you’ll have fun spotting all the references!

Game of Thrones wedding need not be a costume party, if that’s not what you want. You can see here that elegance can take centre stage, while still achieving the nods to the show.

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Cloud 9 – The Bridal Editorial Where a Rainbow Exploded

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I think we all need a little rainbow love in our lives right now, so what better time to introduce this incredible explosion of brites!

What really excites me is the textures as well as the fabulous colours – we have pom poms, lace, little fluffy clouds and sequins. It’s a gorgeously insane mix of everything, but it all works together amazingly.

If you were ever to shy away from tradition and a white dress, I would wholeheartedly recommend going the full distance headlong into this magical dream. I sometimes suggest picking out elements of these editorial shoots to use in your wedding day styling, but in this case nope: use it all. It WORKS!!

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How to Have a Tim Burton Wedding Part Three: Anti-heroines in The Couture Company

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the Tim Burton heroine bridal styling over the last two days, featuring the preloved dresses of Bijou Bridal and the vintage gowns of Ooh Mrs James, because now we’re heading into darker times…

Meet our Burton anti-heroines: gothic, mischievous, and almost certainly with the devil in them. There is zero innocence in this part of the story, with the make-up, hair, headwear and dresses dipping into the darker end of the palette.

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