DUSK TILL DAWM - STYLED SHOOT
We wanted the shoot to be a little bit badass and quirky, removing ourselves from the norms of styled shoots. Almost a modern day Romeo and Juliet, our story creates a modern day love story. The young couple have escaped the pressures of family and a traditional wedding, and instead go for a personal intimate event, at their favourite social venue. To them nothing is more important then each other. The first look is a more innocent natural style, and the second look is represents maturity, representing their own personal style.
The initial ideas were discussed by a selection of wedding vendors who all like to work with couples who break traditions. We celebrate individuals and explore our creativity to capture a styled shoot that offers something unique, bold and different to the norm. This shoot was for the edgy, trend driven, fashion conscious individuals.
From the outset we knew we wanted to work with a venue that had something unique - popular with the cool kids. We landed on Hagglers Corner in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Not your typical venue, as a music venue and cafe, Hagglers Corner is a creative community of makers and doers, all residing under one roof and a lovely courtyard on the edge of Sheffield City Centre.
Gee and Kieran from Nemesis models suited the bill perfectly, their look was exactly what we wanted. They brought their own style and personalities which made the shoot; and our images look unique and alternative.
Tigerlilly floral Art did the most incredible job on the bouquets and buttonholes. Creating a free spirited bouquet of rich plum coloured callas, hellebores, roses and astrantia and used a king protea to give the design that urban edge. Complimented with ivory ranunculus, fritallaria and lush foliage’s of eucalyptus, sunset, nephrolepsis leaves with some fabulous trailing amaranthus and asparagus ferns.
Gee’s bridal outfits were provided by the lovely Katie from The Aisle, a gorgeous bridal store in Ilkley Yorkshire, where her main aim is Bridal Meets Fashion. We went with two dresses, the first dress had fine fabrications of raw silk, intricate craftsmanship of hand beaded techniques, and contemporary fit; this dress reflected a sense of effortless and modern femininity. The second full lace dress with long sleeves and a high neck fused together vintage glamour with modern styling, giving us that rock ’n’ roll look we love.
We wanted the first look to be as natural as possible, giving a beautiful, innocent feel, soft and smoky tones for the eyes, with a nude lip. Gee has striking, full eyebrows so we made sure these were a focal point... For the second look we wanted something edgy and exciting, almost giving the feeling of changing from a girl to a women. The eyes were much darker created with eyeliner and eyelashes, and the finishing touch been the plum lip colour to tie in with the hair.
Models: Nemesis Models
Flowers: Tiger Lily Floral Art
Dresses: The Aisle
Suits: Norton and Townsend
Make Up: Evangeline MUA
Venue: Hagglers Corner