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A vintage bridal photo shoot in Kent

07 Feb 2019

Featuring a vintage inspired set-up, this photo shoot served to put the bride centre stage and showcase the beauty of a bygone era

Photographer Simon Morris takes us behind the scenes of this Kent-based photo shoot which offers vintage wedding inspiration aplenty. 

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

Having moved to Faversham just over a year ago I am still in love with everything about this amazing Kent market town, with the many stores, crafts and community. 

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Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen.

Upon visiting Antiques on the Mall which is an amazing antique centre in Faversham, I was immediately struck by each area’s layout. I asked about the possibility of collaborating on a wedding dress shoot and thanks to Sophie Norton at Antiques of the Mall and Paul at Ménage à Bois Antique Restoration, we made it happen. 

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What was the thinking behind the décor for the shoot? How did you tie it all together?

Utilising antiques as a starting point, I then looked for a wedding dress designer based in Kent whose style would complement the look. Designer Phiney Edmunson of Poppy Perspective handmakes one-off, boho and vintage-inspired wedding dresses in Ramsgate; she was perfect.

I also contacted Diane Hassall, a designer of wedding shoes, who supplied the shoes for this shoot that complemented the looks perfectly.

Models Rebecca Hawkins and Dani Kerr were both beautiful and elegant.

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What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up and hair?

As the set for the photo shoot was in an antique centre with boho-vintage inspired wedding dresses, Kirsten Hair and Makeup followed the theme by creating vintage hair and make-up looks.

For Dani's long blonde hair, she created soft waves from the '50s and for Rebecca, a '40s inspired up-do suited her perfectly. Kirsten used a rose gold beaded hair slide from Claire's Accessories for Dani and a hair comb from Accessorize to finish Rebecca's look. Bridal hair accessories need not be expensive and sometimes you can find a gem on the high street.

For the make-up, Kirsten created flawless skin with a flick of eyeliner. Kirsten decided not to go for the typical red lips to show that a vintage style can still be achieved with other coloured lipsticks.

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Get the look: 

Photography: Simon Morris, simonsphotography.co.uk
Dresses: Poppy Perspective, poppyperspective.com
Shoes: Diane Hassall, dianehassall.com
Hair & Make-up: Kirsten Hair and Makeup, kirstenhairandmakeup.com/

For more Kent wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of Kent Bride magazine.

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