Romantic Modern Vintage: Styled Wedding Inspiration
Romantic Modern Vintage: Styled Wedding Inspiration
Heeeellllloooo!! It’s been a little while hasn’t it!? Apologies for my absence… I have been utterly wrapped up in the process of moving my life from the urban sprawl of the big city to the leafy suburbs of Kent! But now… I’m back and I have soooo much wedding gorgeousness to share, I hope it more than makes up for my silence.
Today I’m spilling over with excitement ~ it’s been such a gorgeous spring day and I just flipping LOVE this country when it’s like this ~ I really am full of the joys of spring and I hope you are too.
The modern, vintage styled shoot I’m sharing today is a wonderful collaboration of wedding creatives who are all scaling the heights of wedding fabulousness… Sarah Roberts is the hair stylist and designer behind bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts ~ Sarah’s pieces are incredibly pretty with a romantic, vintage edge… and… the awesome Emma Lucy, Emma is a serious wedding photography talent who specialises in alternative wedding photography and loves to take gorgeous wedding pics ~ reportage stylee. Scroll down to the bottom to see a full credit list of all the other fab people involved!
I’m totally in love with this dreamy styled shoot and feeling incredibly inspired too… here’s what these lovely ladies had to say about their stunning shoot.
‘My business was put on hold last year while I had my little boy, Zach, now 10 months old. When I woke up on January 1st this year though, I decided a new year, new start and I needed some lovely images of my pieces for my website‘
‘I wanted a really vintage, soft romantic look to the shoot because my designs are based around vintage elements such as brooches and dress clips, of which some are rare signed pieces. All have glamour and a uniqueness’
‘I already knew Sam Basham, the make up artist, as I had worked with her on a few real weddings before, so knew her work was flawless. I contacted her and she was definitely up for getting involved. I decided I was going to do the hair for the girls, I love working creatively with hair and knew my vision’
‘The models are all girls I have known through my salon and friends (I had a hunch these girls would love to be involved, I wasn’t wrong). Venue wise, I wanted somewhere that dated back to the 17th century but with clean white paint finishes’
‘I own a salon near Greenwich so knew of the Trafalgar Tavern and also knew they held weddings there. I loved the look and feel of the rooms and was delighted when they said we could shoot there’
‘Then was my biggest task – I wanted a photographer that was unique and had a style to suit the intricate designs of my headpieces. I had been following Emma Lucy’s work for a while and she was exactly what I wanted. I nervously contacted her to ask if she’d be interested and, to my excitement, she said yes!’
‘Last thing we needed were dresses, without those this quite obviously would not have been a bridal shoot. It was suggested by a mutual friend to contact Sabina at Motasem who designs beautiful understated vintage inspired dresses, I just loved her style and was so pleased when she also said she was happy to get involved‘
‘I was so delighted that we had a team of amazing people, then if it couldn’t get any better Emma told me she would be bringing along another photographer to help get some shoots as we had three models it was a lot of work, on board came Eliza Claire, another amazing photographer‘
‘The whole of the team completely saw the shoot in exactly the same way as I had originally visioned and in fact the results were better than I had imagined. It was such an amazing day and I want to work with this talented team over and over’
‘I’ve been absolutely loving doing styled shoots recently, I find it’s such a wonderful way to stay up to date while building on my skills and pushing myself creatively, which reflects in my wedding photography. I think it teaches a sense of stopping to think about how to frame a shot’
‘Not only that – I get to work and meet amazing people from the industry! Early in January I received a beautiful email from Sarah, one that’s now kept in my ‘feel good’ box – she had said she just had to ask me and that she was a massive fangirl of my work- I couldn’t believe it, little ‘ol me!‘
‘I checked out Sarah’s website and knew I had to be involved. The headpieces Sarah makes are stunning. I tweeted a call out for a second shooter the week before and I was over the moon when Eliza Claire, a well established wedding photographer, said she was happy to get involved’
‘You can see Eliza’s photos here: and I’m sure you’ll agree they’re beautiful‘
‘I really wanted to get a dream like, romantic look for these images. The venue lent itself perfectly to this with beautiful leather chairs and big windows’
‘I also wanted to show a slightly modern edge to some of the shoot so I played on this with the girl in the tea length dress in the doorway. I shot in such a way the images looked quite grainy and film like and then enhanced this with the post processing’
‘I’m really happy with how the shoot turned out and it was an absolute joy to work with Sarah and the team’
I love, love, love LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing guys, you must all be so excited with the results.
Photography: Emma Lucy
Second Shooter: Eliza Claire
Hair: Sarah Roberts
Tiaras & accessories: Sarah Roberts
Make Up: Sam Basham
Venue: The Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich
Lots of Love
and remember… keep wanting!!