Set in and around the streets of Kuala Lumpur, this is an editorial that walks a line between grunge and glamour. The urban setting, with its grit and grime, adds an edgy energy to the contemporary styling. The sequins and silks in particular are fabulous against this backdrop, with the sequins glinting light into the darkness, and the satin lending its softness to the hard concrete greys.
I have to admit, fairytale editorial shoots have a large piece of my heart! And this one is a glamorous, very 1950s pin-up, badass fairytale shoot!! There’s an edge to the magic and enchantment that I know my retro-loving readers will adore…
The colours in this bright bohemian wedding inspiration shoot are hot, spicy, sultry and summery, and they will uplift you and transport you to exciting far off places…
Styled by Hannah Taylor Wedding Stylist, it features lots of vibrant tones mixed with Indian textiles, delicate lace, handpainted glass and stationery, and much more.
“This is the perfect inspiration for free-spirited colourful themes such as Boho Bollywood, Boho Punk, Fairy Wonderland, and Bright Bohemian.”
Hannah designed the set and styled the shoot, creating and supplying the décor, textiles, flowers and stationery.
The biggest thing I love about this shoot is that a female model plays both Priscilla and Elvis. I have a big thing for same-sex shoots, particularly where one role is masculine. It appeals to my interest in gender, sex, and sexuality (favourite degree module, back in the day!) and how all these can and do blur.
The fashion is also undeniably forward-looking, despite being inspired by the 1960s rock and roll era, what with its jumpsuits, decorated leather, and show stopping veils. This is how you do retro and inject it with tomorrow.
If you know you want heaps of colour for your wedding day, you have just stumbled upon some pretty perfect inspiration, my friend. There is colour, and loud colour at that, in almost everything in our art influenced editorial styled shoot: from the flowers, to the cake, the dresses, even the groom’s suit!! This is ‘Art School’.
Lisa from Carmela Weddings and I had just finished our futuristic, conceptual shoot ‘The Other Space‘ and were keen to hook up once again, so I sent her the ‘Art School‘ idea board I’d been building. A fabulous team of suppliers was formed, and our ideas flowed as we bounced off each other, culminating in this beautiful shoot we are all incredibly proud of. It’s contemporary, bright and fresh, and perfect for spring and summer couples.
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!).”