You have to love this time of year, the gorgeous changing of the colours, vibrant orange pumpkins and a Gothic spooky feel comes to haunt us. Halloween in the UK is growing, and why not? It’s so much fun :-) Bobbing apples, carving pumpkins, trick or treating i love it.
So i was really excited when i came across this gorgeous Halloween inspiration shoot, with Gothic drama and quirky touches. If you want some atmospoheric bridal inspiration you are in the right place.
Thanks so much to the fabulous UK wedding photographer, Emma Lucy Photography for sharing her work today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“I had already been in touch with Charlotte Bridal as I wanted to do a vintage styled shoot but it occurred to me while planning a fancy dress outfit that a Halloween shoot would be great fun. Charlotte’s dresses really lent themselves to what I envisaged so I got in touch and we started planning.
I really wanted to do something styled that had a subtle nod towards Halloween and really wanted to stay away from the cliched climbing over graves things, but I was also aware the shoot couldn’t be too extreme for what brides might realistically wear for their wedding. After all, the main purpose was to inspire. The suppliers are all independent, which was really important for me.
I was over the moon when Ana Ospina Ruiz said she was up for it when we did a call out for a make up artist on Twitter, I’ve admired her work in the past and I couldn’t wait to work with her. She grasped what we was trying to achieve straight away and when I turned up at the salon where we were prepping the models she was already working with an airbrush and a bit of lace. Amazing!
Roman Ospina (no relation!) is a friend of Ana’s and owns the Gro’ salons in Clapham where we got the models ready. He’s amazingly talented and I was so blown away I had immediately booked myself in for a cut the week after! He was trained with John Frieda and his salons have a real gutsy approach to cutting and styling hair.
It was also Roman who suggested the venue – I originally wanted to shoot in Norbury cemetery but when I contacted them they wanted to charge me quite a bit to shoot there. Roman had a shoot in Battersea Rise cemetery the week previous, it’s very peaceful and quiet. There’s also some beautiful areas that really worked for our shoot, the variation was great too as both the models had quite different looks.
Claire who supplied the jewellery is a personal friend and amazing at making jewellery and I found Kate Slater who made the amazing lace head and neck piece through Twitter.
One of the models is the sister of a girl who modelled for another shoot for me and the other is a really good friend of one of my recent brides. One of them was experienced with modelling but the other had no experience. Both models were amazing on the day, they were both so naturally confident in front of the camera. It was extremely cold in the cemetery and they both ended up with blue hands!”
Charlotte Bridal Gowns…
Charlotte Bridal specialises in creating one of a kind bespoke gowns designed for each individual bride. The gowns in this shoot are part of the collection designed to give brides an idea of what Charlotte is capable of and can achieve.
Christine is a brand new gown that was created especially for this shoot. In a combination of ivory and black, it features a steel boned corset, built to be able to reduce the waist by up to four inches, creating a beautiful silhouette for your big day. The back of the gown is the main feature (as this is what your guests will see most) showing off a laced up back with a gathering of fabric and a silk rose feature to draw the eyes to the smallest part of the waist. More silk roses are featured on the one shoulder strap, giving the gown a contemporary, asymmetric feel.
Katerina is a statement gown that hugs the body in all the right places, creating a beautiful and feminine silhouette. Made from luxurious silk taffeta and silver lace, it features a waist reducing corset creating a beautiful, feminine silhouette. The skirt is fitted across the front, with a gathering of fabric to compliment the corset and accentuate the hips. A large train with an overlay of silver lace adds drama, and is especially weighted so that it always looks its best and fans out behind the wearer.
Credit where credit’s due…
Photography: Emma Lucy Photography http://www.
Dresses: Charlotte Bridal http://www.charlottebridal.co.
Make up: Ana Ospina Ruiz http://anaospinamakeup.co.uk/
Hair: Roman at Gro’: http://www.grohairstyle.co.uk/
Hair and neck piece: Kate Slater http://www.kateslater.co.uk/
Jewellery: AClaire Jewellery http://www.facebook.com/group.
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