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1920s glamour

03 Feb 2014

1920s glamour

A styled shoot in Hampshire focused on the sleek, sophisticated glamour of the 1920s using a team of local businesses from the Hampshire Wedding Supplier Directory. Sian Bowron from Amethyst Weddings, explains the inspiration behind the shoot

“I was asked by Eliza who runs the Hampshire Wedding Supplier Directory and Facebook page, part of the Wedding Gateway supplier network, to assist with the planning of a collaborative shoot. She wanted to showcase the variety of suppliers as well as their skills and expertise. There were a few newly established businesses on the directory so as well as looking to network with other wedding suppliers it was thought that a collaborative shoot would also give individual suppliers some material and experience with which to promote themselves and others involved.

“Eliza initially chose a monochrome colour scheme and while still vintage by inspiration we wanted to focus on the sleek sophisticated glamour of the 1920s rather than the floral influence that is currently so popular. With the popularity of the recent film The Great Gatsby, it was easy to find ideas and influences to suit our theme. Lots of delicate beading and elegant silhouettes were prominent within the new season’s bridal fashion.

“While researching this era we found that the art deco style was richly accented with metallics and jewels and in particular emeralds and rubies. We chose these as our accent colours to show how versatile a monochrome colour scheme can be and how a pop of colour can highlight even the smallest of details.

We wanted the shoot to inspire brides, combine a modern colour scheme with classic, elegant, vintage glamour to create a striking, stylish, sophisticated and timeless look.”


Venue: Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke

Photography: Ikon Works & Lisa Gigante Photography

Styling: Amethyst Weddings & Hampshire Wedding Supplier

Bridal gowns: A Bride 2 Bee, Warsash

Accessories: The Tiara Boutique, (feather hair clip, cream rose bouquet with crystal

embellishments, skull cap and veil), Studio-Textiles, (black & white headpiece)

Bridesmaid’s dress: In One Clothing

Flower girl dresses: Eliza Mabel

Groom’s suit: Grooms of Portswood

Make-up: Petra Read, Sublime Beauty

Hair: Suzy Wilson, Hair Stylist and Bridal Specialist

Stationery: Wedding Invitation Creations

Cake: Jill the cake maker

Table runners, red glass and white rose table centrepieces and green charger plates: Quaint and Quirky Event Hire

Chair covers & sashes: Fundoo Weddings

Lollipops: Lovely Lollies

Edible bouquet, buttonholes & macaroons: Queen Bees

Post box: Pretty Post Box

Mr & Mrs deco cut: Beau Paper Cuts

Candle favours: Poppy and Honeys

Car: Cathedral Cars

Models: Dominique, Dawn, Jodie, Si, Ian, flower girls from Eliza Mabel

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