At the end of November, I got together with an amazing team of women from around Bristol. We put together a vintage wedding inspiration bridal shoot that would still be very modern for a city wedding in winter. We styled three different eras: the 20s, the 30s and the 50s and created very wearable looks for each decade. I had great fun taking these photos with an amazing team. I hope the shoot proves to be useful for anyone looking for vintage wedding inspiration for their day!
At the top of the iconic Park Street in the centre of Bristol, Goldbrick House offers wedding receptions in it’s quirky townhouse with lots of unique rooms and vintage decor. Despite being stuck inside all day on a very rainy day in November, the venue provided some amazing opportunity for some authentic looking bridal portraits!
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Kate from Heartfelt Vintage, a beautiful shop in Clifton Village, lent us these gorgeous, genuine vintage dresses. “ I want to offer an alternative to the traditional bridal boutiques and create a relaxed and informal environment where brides can try on dresses without feeling overwhelmed”, and, she adds, “there’s always plenty of tea and cake!” She also puts together complete vintage packages including the hair and make-up to make wedding planning as stress-free as possible! For this occasion, our girls modelled two 20s dresses, a 30s satin gown and two 50s frocks and as you can see, they all look fab!
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All of the hair for each era was styled by Able Mabel. As a vintage specialist, she works closely with the Heartfelt team adapting styles to suit. She also creates bespoke hats. Beccy (pictured above) is wearing a red velvet and vintage lace hat to complete her 50s look.
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The Make Up:
Claire Clark Make Up Artist
Claire is a makeup artist with over 10 years experience in fashion and beauty. She offers a tailored and personal service, designed uniquely to interpret the Bride to be’s individual style. From the modern, bohemian, contemporary bride to pure vintage glamour your bridal vision will be recognised and become a reality! Here she has perfected the look for each decade, a particular favourite being the 20s “Cupid’s Bow” lips.
Emerald and Jade
All the flowers including the bouquets and head pieces in the shoot were made by Fiona from Emerald and Jade. “I just really want the flowers to reflect the bride”, so she creates individual bouquets that are really tailored to the vision her brides have in their head or, if they’re struggling, she’ll help them come up with an idea which really says “this is me”. For this shoot, she put together different styles with delicate, faded colours or big bold statements which really looks very eye catching in the photos!
Rosie Shaw Cake Company
Sarah from the Rosie Shaw Cake Company created three spectacular cakes for the shoot, all with a winter vintage theme. She also designed and made the sphere cakes which look beautiful in the vintage china cups as a table decoration or favours. She only uses the best ingredients available from free range locally sourced eggs and organic flour to the best Madagascan vanilla bean paste. “We are passionate about our creations and work closely with your requirements insuring that your special day is a happy memorable one,” so you can arrange a no obligation consultation with plenty of cake to test!
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