AN OPULENT FRENCH BAROQUE INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT

AN OPULENT FRENCH BAROQUE INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT

Have I ever told you how much I love flowers? They just make everything look so pretty! Photographer Nikki Kirk recently sent us this ridiculously romantic shoot, full of extravagant florals and fabulous dresses just in time for Valentines. Enjoy!

AN OPULENT FRENCH BAROQUE INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT

AN OPULENT FRENCH BAROQUE INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT

AN OPULENT FRENCH BAROQUE INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT

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Roll Up, Roll Up! – A Dark Circus Styled Shoot

Dark Circus Styled shoot

Hello Lovelies! And welcome to Bespoke Bride, for those of you that are recently engaged and taking a gander at us for the first time! Today I would would like to introduce our first styled shoot of the year, shot by CTI Photography. Newbies might not be sure on the concept of a styled shoot so, I thought I would give you a little background information on their purpose here on Bespoke Bride.

The idea of a styled shoot has gained much popularity with wedding suppliers over recent years, as they pull together to organise shoots that promote their work, products and styles. Many suppliers want to show their flexibility and more often than not it is a chance for a supplier or photographer to express their creativity and learn or do something new. You might wonder what purpose it serves for those planning their wedding? Well not only does it give a supplier a chance to show what they can do, but the shoot itself can also act as inspiration as suppliers strive to create something unique and original, encouraging couples to build the wedding they want rather than the wedding they think they should have (but thats a whole new topic that we could spend forever talking about!). 

 The circus is often thought of as being bright and colourful  but what I love about this shoot is its dark, gothic undertones, certainly not what you would expect from your average trip to the circus! Here is photographer Clare to tell you a bit more about the inspiration behind the shoot…

A Dark Circus Styled Shoot

I have always wanted to do a photoshoot in a big top of a circus, and so when I found out that a circus was in town, I thought it would be a good chance to see if I could make that happen! What was even better was that they had a big red vintage curtain which was just what I wanted to work with. I wanted to do something a little bit different, and have more of a gothic/alternative feel to the shoot. I wanted some strong contrasts within it. I worked with some incredible suppliers who were fabulous and really helped bring my ideas together.

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Haunting Halloween

Yes ladies and gents it’s that time of year when things are starting to get a little spooky! The evenings are drawing in, the moon is almost full and pumpkins are being purchased all over the place!

This season had us wondering how fun it would be to have a Halloween filled wedding?! We don’t mean your tacky plastic blats stuck on the walls or your guests filling the room covered in face paint & masks!

We were thinking vintage horror films as table names, magic potions as favours, Pumpkin centre pieces and black gothic birdcages! It could be beautifully haunting…

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Bespoke Brides Top 10 Coloured Wedding dresses on Etsy

Good evening lovelies,

Boy do we have a treat for you today. As you must know by now we have a small obsession with Etsy, many hours can be wasted just looking through all the amazing stuff on there. Today we wanted to share with you some of the most gorgeous wedding dresses but with a slight difference – they aren’t white.

Picture courtesy of Etsy

Ever thought about wearing black to your wedding? Well why not,  this Black Swan Silk Layered gown from Holly Stalder exuberates elegance and would certainly make a statement at any wedding. Whats more its a bargain at £566.94, this dress is to die for. (Dress also comes in Ivory, you can purchase it here.)

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