Holy Moly! What a way to kick start Wednesday with this True Romance inspired bridal shoot that took place at The Barn at Avington, near Winchester. Taking inspiration from the movies main characters Clarence and Alabama, there is so much to love with the pastel colours, pops of neon, sequin bridal dresses paired with leopard print, and the vibrant modern floral installations.
This beaut of a bridal shoot also features two of our Unique Rebel Union directory members – Pink Palm Events (Ashleigh – a styling and wedding planner guru) and Purple Door Props (ceremony backdrop, table and chairs hire).
Fun fact of the day… True Romance is one of my hubby’s fav movies… In fact, I actually walked down the aisle at my own wedding to Hans Zimmer – You’re so Cool 🙌🏽
Over to the Kirsty from Kirsty Mackenzie Photography to tell us more about the inspiration and the epic team behind it…
Kirsty Mackenzie Photography…
Where did you get your inspiration from?
The Idea for the shoot came from the 90s iconic film True Romance. I wanted to incorporate a modern take on a classic film which has been one of my favourite films for years. Clarence and Alabama’s style were hugely influential to the whole shoot, think animal prints, bright pinks and blues.
How did you find the suppliers who made this concept come to life?
The Barn at Avington was the perfect modern barn for the shoot. It was a blank canvas we could really put a quirky stamp onto. Plus, it had the black modern outside to create some epic outside portraits too.
Alice from Peonies from Pluto really nailed the brief. Her modern bouquet of orchids, dyed lilies and big rubber plant leaves were incredible. She also created some amazing installations with rainbow gyp (who knew that was even a thing!) I now want rainbow gyp on my life always!
Pink Palm Events bought together the whole vison and made sure all the elements worked well together. I am so grateful for her hard work and incredible attention to detail. Ashleigh styled the colourful & modern table with holographic place names by Peach Wolfe. Sarah from Peach Wolfe also nailed the brief and created the most incredible set of stationery and was the main element which incorporated references from the film. Note the “you’re so cool” napkin in the photos!
Rachel, our model bride, wore a sequin & For Love wedding dress called Lady Gee – combined with a till death veil and tassel earrings from Ashely Wild Bridal. Her groom, Jordan wore a pink suit from Suits to Suit with a leopard print shirt and black hat to finish off the look. They also rocked some shades for some fun outdoor confetti and smoke bomb photos!
Purple Door Props created the most amazing Pink and Aqua blue ceremony backdrop – the perfect setting for our couple to say their vows! We added some floral installations and some disco balls to give it that extra vibe!
Sarah from Tiny Sarah’s Cakes created the most incredible dessert/cake station. Not only did Sarah make one cake… oh no she made 3 of the most fun and colourful trio of cakes I’ve ever seen! They were all unique and covered in different treats. The cakes are all vegan showing that ethical and sustainable doesn’t mean boring! We styled the area with Boho & Bloom Prop Hire’s vintage cinema seats to give the area all the dessert station feels.
What details are your favourite, and why?
I love it all! The stationery is a firm favourite for me, just because Sarah thought about every single detail. I also loved the old cinema chairs and the cake display. It all felt so different which I loved!
Do you have any styling tips for readers looking to emulate this shoot?
Having a stylist really takes the stress out of making your wedding look good and come together!
What is it that makes your shoot unique?
We really wanted to create something a bit different from the norm and I feel we really achieved a modern, inspirational wedding shoot, which gives couples who want something contemporary, colourful, and different some inspiration.
What’s the most important tip you have for couples planning their wedding?
Don’t be afraid to go bold and let go of what other people think a wedding should look like.