THE LOVELY LADIES BEHIND OUR ROCKING 1950S CAMDEN BRIDAL SHOOT

As promised in my earlier post, I'd now like to share with you more details on the fabulous ladies involved in our Rocking 1950s Camden Bridal Shoot.  If you've fallen in love with something you saw, I've also included links to the items used so you can buy your very own!  BIG thank you again to everyone involved, I really appreciate you all helping out and loaning us items that really gave our shoot the WOW factor!

So let's start with the lady who made it all happen, the lovely and extremely talented Anneli...

ANNELI MARINOVICH PHOTOGRAPHY

Credit: Alex Beadon
Not having modelled before I was a bit apprehensive about how I'd perform in front of the camera.  Anneli put me at ease straight away and gave me direction when I needed it.  Before I knew it my inner model had been released and I was having soooo much fun!  I'd definitely recommend Anneli for your engagement or wedding photography, not only do her photos look absolutely amazing..she's a dream to work with!  You won't be disappointed.

So a bit about the lady in her own words.....

I have always had a passion for beautiful photography - whether it be beautiful places, faces or moments. I left the sunny shores of South Africa almost 6 years ago now and decided to see the world...starting with a small mud island in the United Kingdom! Armed with my basic point-and-shoot I started exploring London and Europe and soon discovered that I wanted to take photos...better photos than I had been taking! Two years flew by and I met Wayne - a talk, dark, handsome stranger with a gorgeous smile. Little did I know that I would be Mrs Marinovich two years after we met! A fellow South African (now on a British Passport), Wayne has a passion for Wildlife and wildlife photography (check out his site here) and after falling in love with this wonderful man, with the tender heart and hands, I discovered myself falling more in love with photography...

In February 2009 I bought my first 'serious' DLSR - a Canon 450D. I was mesmerised and started to read every photography magazine I could lay my hands on. In December 2009, Wayne and I tied the knot in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa and I fell in love with...well the idea of capturing and being a part of that one special day, when dreams came true and promises would be made...

Thanks to a passion for people and my love of a good Engagement Story...I am now a wedding & portrait photographer, based in Leatherhead, Surrey.

I have loved the journey that brought me to this point and I am so excited about the future and what it will hold. I cover weddings in London, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and the rest of the UK. My aim is also to cover more destination weddings - combining my love for travel & wedding photography, so whether you are getting married in Europe or destinations in South Africa like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban or Pretoria, get in touch!

Go to www.annelimarinovich.com if you'd like to see more of Anneli's amazing work and to get in touch with her.


ELIZABETH AVEY VINTAGE WEDDING DRESSES

I popped in to Elizabeth's boutique the other week and it is amazing!! I wish I knew about her when I was dress shopping.  If you think the dresses used in our shoot were gorgeous then you'll be gobsmacked when you see the racks of dresses in Elizabeth's shop!  Seriously stunning, made me want to get married all over again!  Not only are Elizabeth's dresses stunning, she's a friendly and bubbly lady who will instantly make you feel at ease.  You can tell when talking to Elizabeth that she really loves what she does and you couldn't even imagine the attention and care that goes into restoring some of her dresses. Brilliant value too!

So more about Elizabeth and her boutique.....

Elizabeth Avey opened the first of her four vintage boutiques in 1988.  She is now dedicated exclusively to vintage bridal wear, bringing a wealth of experience and an inexhaustible passion for beautiful and original vintage wedding dresses to her stunning bridal collection in North London.  She believes strongly in quality service and customer care.

Elizabeth's wedding dresses are priced between £650 and £1,500.  She has an amazing selection of styles and generally have between 60 and 80 beautiful and unique dresses in stock. Elizabeth aims to have the widest possible selection of sizes, although vintage wedding dresses tend to be in smaller sizes such as 8/10/12. She constantly strives to include the rarer size 14s and 16s in the collection. Elizabeth can recommend an expert alteration and tailoring service with a wealth of experience dealing with vintage fabrics to discuss any size or style changes you may have in mind.  The cost of alterations is not included in the price of any of the dresses.

Two beautiful examples of Elizabeth Avey dresses below.

Go to www.elizabethavey.co.uk to visit Elizabeth’s website and find out more.

DC BOUQUETS

Debbie Carlisle creates bespoke handmade bouquets and headpieces using vintage jewellery and buttons, crystal, glass and pearl beads, and luxe fabrics like silk, lace and velvet.

Every design is created by Debbie to complement your gown and accessories. Each bouquet is an individual piece handmade from antique and vintage store finds which means every Debbie Carlisle Bouquets bride will walk down the aisle with a unique design.

Your own heirloom jewellery can also be wired into your bouquet or turned into a headpiece to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind accessory that doubles as a personalised reminder of a loved one on your wedding day.

If you'd like to get your hands on the bouquet I used in the shoot (see below!), or maybe an adaption of it then follow this link.  You can buy this stunning bouquet for £200.  A real statement piece for any vintage bride!


Go to www.dcbouquets.co.uk to visit Debbie’s online boutique and find out more about her work.


LIBERTY IN LOVE

I've known Siu of Liberty in Love for a little while now, so when I knew I had the shoot coming up she was the first lady I got in contact with!  I knew her accessories would be the icing on the cake!  They looked out of this world and I felt like a glamourpuss wearing them :)

A little bit about Liberty in Love....

I’ve always loved fashion and, and following my wedding in Santorini in 2007, I became a bit of an accessory and wedding-obsessive. Having worked in marketing for a creative design agency, I have a really keen interest in all things online and design. You could say that Liberty in Love was a way for me to combine all my passions together.

Inspired by her own wedding, Siu Coll set up Liberty in Love in 2010. Aimed at the modern bride with a passion for style and fashion, Liberty in Love is the place to visit to find the perfect accessories for your ultimate big day look.

Below you'll find pictures and links to the gorgeous accessories we used in the shoot.  Just click on the links to go directly to the item and find out more.  Or if you just fancy a browse go to www.libertyinlove.com.






Last but certainly not least I'd like to introduce you to my best friend from Wales the extremely talented Becca Jones!  Bex was responsible for the amazing makeup you all loved so much!  I said I want tiger print eyes and a Jessie J look and walla Becca produced it with amazing results!

Bit about Bex....

I've always been a creative person having studied Art & Design Diploma at the University of Wales Cardiff followed by a degree in Graphic Design (where I met Adelle!). However, I'm so pleased to have found the perfect channel for my creativity through make up. I love working with people and even back in school would draw pictures of faces constantly...perhaps a sign this would be my future career - I also loved life drawing in college so make up artistry is the perfect profession for me. I see make up as an art form and although it's a disposable and transient art form, it does not make it less powerful. Make up has the power to change the way somebody feels, can give confidence and add theatre and drama - all of these things I find very satisfying to be a part of. A great deal of my inspiration is taken from fashion trends both current and retro and also music, especially sub-genres such as psychobilly, rockabilly, metal and punk. I adore high fashion editorial make up looks which are great fun to create. However, the most satisfying part to me is transforming the way somebody feels about themselves, instilling a new found confidence which doesn't necessarily mean a lot of make up, just make up that works and plays on the best features.

My favourite things......Shoes,  Music: ska punk, reggae dub and mash ups. 
Icons: Alice Dellal, Tasha Tillberg, Debbie Harry - I admire females with attitude! 

Love the countryside yet feel equally at home in the city and a random fact is that I can drive a combine harvester having been brought up on an arable farm! Another random fact is that I love neon lights which may be why I've been to Vegas three times....but lots more places to see and people to meet and I can't wait to do it :)

If you'd like to find out more about Becca or want to get in contact please go to www.beccajones.co.uk.


WOW that was a long post!  Hope it proves helpful to those who were interested.  Thanks for reading! A xo

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