The title of this blog is taken from the David Bowie album "Pinups" and regular readers may recall me mentioning an alternative wedding shoot I put together earlier this year, inspired by 70s - more Aladdin Sane era - Bowie. Think magenta, teal, metallic, androgyny, cosmos. I shared some behind the scenes photos from the day here: Winter Peach Photography: Coronation? What Coronation?
Well finally, some 7 months later, I can now share with you some photos and stories from that day.
A little background. We had to postpone twice due to sub zero temperatures and models dropping out. We eventually went ahead on King George's Coronation Day back in May. Incidentally, a previous shoot of mine, inspired by the TV series Stranger Things, took place on the day of the Queen's funeral. On May 6th the weather forecast was abysmal but all suppliers were on the same page and the "now or never" momentum kicked in.
We met at the handsome Georgian Firs Wedding Venue in Worcestershire for bridal (and "groomal?") preps courtesy of FinnElla Beauty (Make Up) and Dionne's Bridal Hair.
Both wore make up. Our female model's hair was slicked back for a more androgynous look. She also had two outfits to wear, both with a distinctly 70s vibe. For the ceremony she wore a sparkly mini dress with balloon sleeves (very Studio 54 era Cher), accessorized with a velvet peony choker hand made by Present Perfect Creations and a single earring by London jeweller Catherine Marche. I felt that one statement earring as opposed to two, better suited the futuristic boundary-pushing element of our theme.
Our groom gamely agreed to don a diaphanous, cut to the waist, floor length collared jacket over a bodice and wide legged trousers. All outfits were supplied by Velvet Birdcage, apart from our male model's trousers which I had brought to spare his modesty. He also wore a bejewelled necklace matching our bride's earring.
Eventually, buoyed up by cake and coffee and during a brief respite from heavy rain to what I would call "driving drizzle" we went for it.