Cinderella Fairytale Shoot

Cinderella - 271As I type there is a flurry of snow falling outside,  so it seems like a very good time to share a little magic with you.   At the end of last year the hugely talented Georgina Webb from Ruby wedding Design asked if I would be part of her dream team for a Cinderella Fairytale Shoot.  I was definitely up for the challenge, having seen the amazing images and styling of her previous fairytale shoots featured in Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride.

The brief was to create a bouquet fit for Cinderella at a fairytale wedding. zGmwOuvbQAPfk0T9FvabfYU80JSwPmQpbsHqXvWYb9s O-9ZnMhKUGdLQT1AASnweHOBip40TmC0lDQkdmXKIdk

The bouquet incorporated many themed brooches, including a pumpkin coach, fairy, mouse, glass slipper, masks and even a working diamante clock face (for the strike of midnight!).

The colours were a mix of gold, blue, pink and purple (as well as  lots of glass and sparkles!).

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I designed a matching buttonhole for Prince Charming, keeping with the themed colours. jslZCHDriAvboui69GBdk_fIiQU7MhbBAfYfAVj8ZMc

There were matching Grooms men button holes, in the singular complimenting colours of blue, purple and pink.   Yaq9wB3DjNIpuWOieVwpaZkFK_Ajg6iDUIUOydc9ob4vRWwZUCpaR48HnSiU-1fet8ehPAjVaDaCgnZcydqQBcCinderella - 029

Each bridesmaid had a co-ordinating fairy wand!



There are so many fabulous pics taken by Shannon Robinson (SLR Photography).  To see many more and for a fab write up on the fairytale shoot, visit Ruby’s blog!


Hair – Perfectly Posh Hair Design Flowers – Flowered Earth Cake – Little Cow Creative Cakes Makeup – Liz Tarrant Make Up Shoes – Paradox London Venue – Eynsham Hall Jewellery – Love Vintage Beads Fascinators – Emma Moscow Millinery Button Bouquets – Bride as a Button Videographer – Oxford Media Factory Dresses – Aisle B Yours Design & Styling – Ruby Weddings Photography – SLR Photography Music – Nikki Loy Suits – Anthony Blay Models: Cinderella – Chloe Farnworth Prince Charming – Zac Lyndon Bridesmaids – Denise Brocklebank, Olga Antonowicz, Nikki Loy Groomsmen – John Sinclair, Przemek Fokt, Chris Smith

Hey Soul Sister! A Rocking Red & Monochrome 1950’s Inspired Bridal Shoot

On one pretty chilly day back in April, Bride as a Button collaborated with the great talent that is Martin Plant of Alter Ego Portraits, to create a 50’s style inspirational shoot.



Being a big fan of Martin’s vintage style photography, I was overwhelmed when he agreed to give up his time and help with the project.  The timescale was very tight, with only 3 weeks to prepare and work on the concept.  During which time my pc died on me and with it hours of work lost!
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But I picked myself up, encouraged by the fab Brides of Wellingborough, coming on board.  As well as the beautiful folk of my husband’s family, aka Cousins ‘Eve’ and ‘Freyda’.  Not forgetting, artist, stylist and total cool dude ‘Tommy’, who all agreed to model for me!




My concept was to reflect a very simple 1950’s style, inspired by my style icon – Audrey Hepburn.  Choosing the classic Lou Lou Tea dress from the fabulous Brides of Wellingborough,  red open toe shoes, victory rolls with loose curls and traditional red roses for the hair.


So we headed off to some old outbuildings at Delepre Abbey to rock up the traditional 50’s style in a classically beautiful, Hepburn sort of a way.



The bouquet was designed with a mixture of red, white and black buttons and hand made beaded flowers; finished with a red and white polka dot trim to coordinate with the Vivien of Holloway dress of our bridesmaid.  


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Peggy Sue


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Martin captured some awesome pics and we were delighted to see them featured in Brides Up North blog, which you can link to here.




I hope the photo’s will be inspiring for all those 50’s style brides to be, planning their Wedding.





The whole experience was amazing and what a fun fun day!!   I will never forget the buzz when Martin called “it’s a wrap” and the surreal sight of Eve and Freyda  in the Abbey grounds, strolling along side the dog walkers, with their victory rolls and petticoats a swinging!!



Photo credit:  Martin Plant, Alter Ego Portraits