• STYLED SHOOT: EARTHY AND ETHEREAL WEDDING INSPIRATION

    Today we are giving you the most beautiful styled shoot that came to us from Greece. It was planned and styled by Fondo Special Occasions who shared the inspiration behind the shoot. Wonderful photography is by Polka Dot Photojournalism.

    “Her eyes are pure stars, and her fingers, if they touch you, freeze you to the bone” – Virginia Woolf

    The concept of love is something universal. The people we choose to love and create memories with, do not understand borders, forms and social conventions. Love is love. 

    Fondo Special Occasions underlines how the choices and manifestations of love can be elegant, beautiful and memorable. This editorial photoshoot takes inspiration from the love story of two historic women, Virginia Woolf and her lover Vita Sackville-West. The whole set up and art direction, has a vintage feeling, a ghostlike aesthetic, it’s an ode to the romantic past with a modern twist.

  • STYLED SHOOT: TROPICAL WEDDING

    Lauren of Lauren Alexander Weddings shared with us this beautiful Tropical Wedding styled shoot. I absolutely love all the styling and colours of it. Enjoy!

    INSPIRATION AND STORY BEHIND THE SHOOT

    This shoot is all about the senses – fierce, animalistic and overwhelmingly beautiful, let’s make ‘strong tropics’ a style that trail blazes onto the 19/20+ wedding scene! The vibe was all about strength: strong women, strong colour, strong patterns and above all strong tropics. Think fierce, think colour, think glitter and sparkle. With Frida Kahlo inspired accessories, pom poms, glitter station, cocktail station, earthy textures, reusing and ethical all products were available to be hired in and reused, or were ethical/sustainable products.

    Handcrafted specifically for the shoot, the dress and jumpsuit are embellished with colour, love and sass.

    An incredible handcrafted cape and veil were accessorised beautifully and crafted for the shoot, alongside bespoke hair accessories and jewellery with pom poms and raffia.

    Deep, sensual and tropical foliage and flowers created drama, height and texture throughout transforming a lovely venue in itself into a tropical paradise perfect for any couple to gain inspiration from. Our cakes were utterly stunning, a little playful and then a spice more traditional.

  • STYLED SHOOT: ELECTRIC LOVE

    So much gorgeousness for you today! Personally it’s so much my style I want all these outfits for myself! :) Enjoy the beautiful same sex wedding shoot planned by Amelia Wilson of AMW Events. Ohhhhhh…

    The inspiration for the shoot was around the lightning bolt backdrop I made. I wanted to create something that had the wow factor and which hadn’t been done before. I wanted to show couples there is more than one way to have your wedding day, and create something unique. To showcase electric fierce women who make their own rules, and the same goes for their wedding day. 

  • STYLED SHOOT: DRUNK IN LOVE

    Two brides - Alternative same sex wedding shoot on Gay Wedding Blog

    Today we have a lovely same sex wedding styled shoot with two gorgeous brides that was shared with us by the planner behind it – Nonie Leonard.

    The shoot was inspired by a couple that fell in love with the venue whilst on a wine tasting tour. As they fell in love with the venue which features a barn, coach house and wine shop the story of the couple is told through their images on their big day. 

    The shoot celebrates a female same sex multi cultural wedding at the beautiful Stanlake Park Wine Estate. The venue has not had a same sex wedding and are vert keen to host one. Celebrating wine from the venue, the theme Drunk in Love was chosen for the shoot and features in the shoot.

  • STYLED SHOOT: BLUE VELVET & DICKIE BOWS

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    One of our favourite photographers Mark of Mark Nortcliffe Photography shared this super stylish same sex wedding shoot he planned and photographed. Read all about the inspiration and wonderful team involved.

    THEME

    I wanted to do an Italian renaissance themed styled shoot. I was inspired by decadence and opulence of this era. Oxnead Hall in Norfolk was the only setting for me with the outside fountain courtyard and the richly laid out sunken parterre with its neat, symmetrical hedge rows and inter connecting paths. A sense of order and calmness.

    Style and sophistication was the starting point for planning the shoot and involving local suppliers that would be able to deliver the vision was high on my list of priorities. I always knew it would be a same sex wedding shoot. Both styled in the same way but completing each other with variations on a theme. The boys outfits were provide by the Cambridge branch of John Lewis under the expert mens wear in store stylist Nick Kisby.

    I visualised both Ben & Charles in Black dinner suits but was drawn to a deep, rich blue velvet jacket for Charles with black tailored dinner suits trousers and patent shoes topped off with a coordinating silk scarf and rich velvet bow tie. Ben wore a tailored classic tuxedo and trousers with a crisp white stud fastening dress shirt held neatly in place with a deep silk cummerbund and bow tie.

  • STYLED SHOOT: FESTIVAL THEMED WEDDING

    We had come across The Missing Sock venue in Cambridgeshire a few years ago, and were struck by how unique, colourful and quirky it was.  There were so many unique features, from a Karaoke bus to quirky seats in a pond to painted murals.  Everything about festival weddings is over the top colour-wise and bright, so, from the outset The Missing Sock was the perfect backdrop for this styled shoot.

    VENUE

    The Missing Sock is part of a charitable network and the profits of the business go towards other linked charities around the country.

    Other venues and projects include CIC organisation Breathing Space (a retreat centre for women) Kinda Village (a growing community in the beautiful landscape of South Wales, and Kinda Place ‘Preston Sands Hotel’ an ETHICAL and community based hotel in Devon.

    FLOWERS

    We made the bouquets big, bright, oversized and extravagant, with tons of mixed colourful ribbon handles.  The flower crowns worked great with the bouquets, and if it’s festival-themed, there has to be some crown-wearing! Wild flowers were definitely ideal for this styled shoot, and this tends to be a natural choice by couples, particularly for this venue, as well as those looking for a festival vibe wedding.  The British grown and whimsical style flowers included the quirky craspedia (yellow balls), daisies,  and the unusual textured burgundy amaranthus – were ideal choices within the mixed bouquets.

  • STYLED SHOOT: I DO IN BLUE

    If you’re dreaming about sophisticated, elegant wedding in France this wedding styled shoot will definitely get you inspired. 

    COLOUR

    The starting point for planning this wedding styled shoot was the colour. We knew that we wanted to incorporate shades of purple, but naturally moved towards a dominant blue colour with crimson and amethyst accents.

    Overall style and inspiration

    Once the colour palette was set, we began to think of the style of shoot we wanted to create. Because of our French heritage, we have always been immensely inspired by our country’s history and after seeing a piece of royal blue Toile de Jouy fabric, we were set on a regal and decadent theme.

  • STYLED SHOOT: DOWNTON ABBEY

    Style! Elegance! All the bling! The shoot that we have today is absolutely gorgeous! Read all about the wonderful team and inspiration behind it. 

    The inspiration behind this shoot is showcasing two grooms in a classical and elegant way with a modern twist with a Downton Abbey influence. We decided to use a real-life couple, Maximilian and Elie to bring the romantic feel to life. The chemistry between the two grooms was effortless and heart felt which was captured in the photos.

    Sam from Flutterbee Me Events and Poppy from The Glitzy Balloon Company are the brains behind this shoot, to bring it to life. Sam is a wedding planner and naturally coordinated the team of amazing suppliers to make the day run to schedule and on time. Her eye for detail and passion for weddings meant she assisted the photographer and suppliers in creating the perfect setup.

  • STYLED SHOOT: WILD ATLANTIC ELOPEMENT

    Ireland has a very special place in my heart and so I’m excited to share this gorgeous shoot with you! Beautifully photographed by Mairéad of Remain In Light on the Irish coast. 

    Love is love. When it comes to diversity in weddings, it doesn’t get any more special than this collaboration.

    Photographer, Mairéad first approached Indian wedding blogger, Poonam with a styled shoot concept inspired by the wild landscape of the west coast of Ireland. A popular place to elope to, it seemed perfect for the theme of forbidden love.

    It didn’t take Poonam long to fall in love with Ireland’s greenery and its Gaelic culture. After living and traveling extensively across the emerald isle, both Mairéad and Poonam were keen on capturing the beauty and heritage in an elegant same-sex elopement inspiration shoot.

    Inspired by Ireland’s vast landscape along the Wild Atlantic Way, Celtic mythology, and the recent marriage referendum vote, we handpicked wedding professionals who would complement our themes. This beautiful part of the world is evocative of Irish culture and conjures images of myths and legends. One such story in particular is that of star-crossed lovers, Deirdre and Naoise whose love is forbidden and in turn they are forced to run away.

    County Kerry is a popular place for such couples to run away and elope to. It’s a magical part of the country, with the Dingle peninsula being the most westerly point in Ireland. Many ships set sail for America and Canada from here, and descendants of those emigrants often return to their ancestral homeland seeking their own stories, some even coming back to elope.