Follow The Call of The Disco Ball

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Written by Erin Balfour

Photography by Rocksalt Photography

“Wanna disco? Wanna see me disco?” sang/snarled Le Tigre, once upon a time… There was more to it than this one line that I’ve isolated purely to say something related to this post, but that’s for another day. All you need to concentrate on right now is putting your eyes and your hearts to work on this styled shoot. It’s got a soft side, it’s got a badass rock ‘n’ roll side, and both dance stylishly around the disco ball, chasing the rainbows and confetti of light it generously throws out.

The shoot was sent this way by our girl Jess from W Collective, who’s been a member of our cool AF wedding supplier directory from day one. Maker of veils that literally make us stop scrolling and double tap as quick as human dexterity reasonably allows, she’s brought to the world ombré veils, Pegasus adorned ones (OMG), pearl festooned numbers (see below), and, my favourite of the moment, the golden leopard print one (Manic Street Preachers fans, you need to get on this for your wedding day…). Excitingly, we’ve collaborated on an idea to bring you one that’s inspired by Black Mirror’s San Junipero - I KNOW!! - and this will be sold in the Way Out Wedding shop soon.

The venue for this shoot is The Giraffe Shed, which is establishing itself as one of the hottest new venues around. Based in Wales, its Instagram says it’s a “wedding venue that Nanna won’t approve of…”. She may not approve, but it’s a safe bet she’ll end up falling in love with it like everyone else does. Also it has THE perfect peachy/pinky wall I have ever seen, and your wedding photos would be wise to include this opportunity.

The jewellery is Viviian Jewellery, which marries sculptural influences with stackability. Which literally makes me empty my purse in the direction of the website.

The models’ hairstyles, by Hair at Hurst Barn, bring a mix of ‘70s chill and a bit of Vikings and we are happy happy about this mix. Make-up artist Hannah Carson has gone for glitter and glow in two very different looks, both of which guarantee disco is not dead.

Blooms of Bridgnorth provided a gorgeous bouquet with a palette of lilac, yellow ochre and soft sagey greens, while Pheasant Botanica sculpted an amazing bracken moon, which isn’t shown here (this is just one half of a two-part shoot) but you NEED to see it on their Instagram!!

We love showing off what our directory members create. If you love Jess’s veils, please do head over to her directory entry and book her for your own wedding day!

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Creative directors - W Collective + Rocksalt Photography

*Veils - W Collective

Photography - Rocksalt Photography

Venue - The Giraffe Shed

Florals - Blooms of Bridgnorth

Bracken moon - Pheasant Botanica

*Make-up - Hannah Carson MUA

Hair - Hair at Hurst Barn

Jewellery - Viviian Jewellery

Models - Chelsea +

*Member of The WOW Edit Directory

Contact us here if you would like information on how to join us!

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