HOW TO LOOK LIKE A BAD ASS BRIDE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
Lucky Sixpence Bridal recently made the move from London to the creative haven of Margate on the Kent coast. To celebrate the move, founder Anna wanted to do something to showcase the beauty of the area and the local creativity and so this shoot was born!
“There is so much incredible talent to be found in the area and the majority of the team on the shoot were local and the others worked a lot in the area but were based in London.” Anna told us.
“Perhaps you could say the theme was Support Your Local Girl Gang!’”
“The inspiration evolved as we went along, making for a collaborative shoot. Starting with the idea of a desolate moonscape and Lana del Rey and Barbarella space babe vibes, the idea expanded to encompass a lot of trends in fashion / bridal fashion including a lot of colour, doughnuts and metallics!” She explained.
Choosing the right suppliers for the shoot was an exciting prospect for Anna, “I was bringing together the worlds of London talent I already knew and new girl gang members I sought out in Margate! I had a quirky personal story to how I knew everyone whether it was through Instagram stalking, at wedding fairs, or even meeting them in Los Angeles when I attended Sophia Amoruso’s Girl Boss Rally earlier this year.”
“We wanted this shoot to speak to both a totally out -there-bride, who wants to bring their personality to run throughout their day, picking up on key trends right to someone looking for a more traditional look but wanting to be inspired to incorporate some quirks into their big day.”
“We envisaged a ‘high fashion’ style shoot where we knew that it could be used as inspiration in lots of different ways. Nothing upsets us more than brides not feeling they can do what they want for their wedding, it’s your party and wear a pink jumpsuit if you want to!” She added.
“As a brand, Lucky Sixpence Bridal is the outfitter for BadAss Brides. Girls who call BS on certain expectations and pressures put on them for their wedding and who want to challenge expectations and have the day that they, and their other half truly want to experience and remember for the rest of their lives.”
“It’s important to consider what parts of your wedding will have a life past the big day; why not invest in a dress you could upcycle afterwards into something you could wear again, get that amazing jacket you’ll wear again and again and those shoes you’ve always wanted…now’s the time!”
All wedding dresses sold by the brand are true vintage (bringing with them the style, eco-friendliness and adaptability that comes with them) and are incredibly affordable. The dress featured in this shoot is a handmade 50s gown from California and comes in at the top range of the current bridal collection at only £250.
Vintage bridal wear: Lucky Sixpence Bridal | Bridesmaids: Peony Vintage | Bridal model: Just A Uniform | Bridesmaids: Emma True & Daisy Ley | Hair: Love Your Hair Cassandra | Make Up: Lucy Baker | Bespoke Nails: Nails by Mets | Doughnuts: One In The Oven | Photography: Lex Fleming Photo | Videography & Drone: Straight Up Grizzly | Sunglasses: Giant Vintage | Metallic jackets & clutch: Sarah Baily | Earrings: Sweetie Pips | Illustrator: Megan Metcalf |