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!).”
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.
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!
A 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.