The Bride Diaries Photoshoot ~ Adeline’s Vintage Look

Following on from The Bride Diaries Photo shoot, i have the first set of images from the bridal looks. First up i am sharing Adeline’s beautiful images.

Adeline was our vintage bride. With the first look more of a 1950s cutesy feel and her second outfit from an older, perhaps 1920s era.

We were super lucky to have some amazing people and suppliers involved in making the shoot happen. With more on that further on in the feature, along with some insight into how Adeline’s hair and make up was created too, just scroll down. A huge thank you again to Anna Clarke Photography for her genius images of the day.

Here is what Adeline had to say about the day;

“What an amazing day! I must admit that I was a little unsure at first. Did I really want to be photographed wearing a wedding dress before my own big day? Was I ready to be pampered and treated by some of the best in the wedding industry? (Actually scrap that question, of course I was!) And the main thing on my mind, how on earth would we pull this off with us all living in different corners of the country?

The answer at the end of this amazing day was that I was truly amazed at how all these wonderful people had come together and made us brides-to-be feel very special. We had a fantastic day in which I didn’t stop laughing! Especially when the pigs chased Laura around the farm!

I am so proud of everyone who was involved. Especially Lou who has been a constant support to the 3 of us. It has been a wonderful experience writing for Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and I feel that I have made some beautiful friends for life.

Thanks everyone!”


For Adeline’s first look she wore the beautiful Yvette Dress with Lace bodice by Sabina Motasem and a stunning Birdcage Isis Veil by Madeleine Bride.


Sharon from Wonderful Wedding Hair created Adeline’s hair style, here Sharon tells us how she created the first look;

“For her first look we wanted to use the birdcage veil, and for her second a 1920’s style veil. The hair was curled and pinned back into loose random curls, which even survived the lace part of the dress having to go on over her head! The birdcage veil was then secured to the side of her head, some of the netting on the veil was pinned to get the right shape.”


The amazing Katy from Make Up by Katy did Adeline’s beautiful make up look, Katy tells us how she created it;

“Adeline has a beautiful exotic colouring and features that can take that little bit extra. I went against the norm and applied both a smoky eye and a dark lip. Usually a big no no but when done correctly, it is a stunning and striking look.

After creating a flawless yet skinlike base I set about with a bronze cream shadow and started to map out the shape of the smoky eye. I wanted to create a sultry affect so I swept the colour quite low under the eye. I used Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in Busy Signal. These a creaseproof and water resistant, perfect for weddings! Over the top I pressed in Laura Mercier Cognac and Truffle and blended through the crease. A smudge of black kohl pressed into the lower and upper lashes added the definition and then 2 coats of mascara on curled lashes.

The cheeks were softly contoured with bronzer and highlighted with Benefit Moonbeam. On her lips I pressed in a dark red lipstain, Laura Mercier Mulberry and softened the edge with my finger.

The key to keeping this look wearable for your wedding day is the skin. if the skin looks heavy, so will the whole look. With the skin light and a little dewy it keeps the look fresher.”


For the second look Adeline wore the incredibly beautiful Rosamund Dress by Johanna Hehir and the Lyla Veil by Madeleine Bride, which quite frankly we all swooned over hehe!


Sharon from Wonderful Wedding Hair, tells us how she created Adeline’s second look;

“The hair was unpinned and combed with a wide toothed comb to get a natural tousled look and teased into shape once the 20’s veil had been fitted.

This type of veil is designed to be worn low on the forehead, but as you can see on Adeline there was some movement and it suits her in all the positions. I think it should be a personal preference with the wearer, on what looks and feels right.”


Credit where credit’s due…


Venue: South Farm

Photography: Anna Clarke Photography

Styling: The Bijou Bride

Make Up: Make Up By Katy

Hair: Wonderful Wedding Hair

Dresses: Sabina Motasem and Johanna Hehir

Accessories: Madeleine Bride

Shoes: Model’s Own

Balloons: Bön Bön Balloons


It really was the most magical day, and it was so wonderful meeting the lovely Adeline. It was freezing on that February day and she was a total pro ;-) Can you believe Adeline gets married in just weeks, and i know i will be so sad to see her leave The Bride Diaries.

Anyway, thanks so much again to everyone involved in the shoot, i will be sharing another of the girl’s shoots in the week so stay tuned.

Please do leave the gorgeous Adeline some love… hehe! XOXO Lou


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  • Argh these are beautiful honey. Was the most amazing day!xx

  • thanks so much lovelies :-)) xoxo

  • thanks Jackie xxx

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