A very kitsch same-sex wedding photo shoot
I was trying to think of a different adjective for kitsch and looking on the thesaurus, I came across these, camp, artificial, tacky, ostentatious, and corny. Are any of these describing the overall mood of our very unusual bridal shoot? Perhaps!But when Lau from frenchmadeand Myriam from La dame au beret and I, sat down to brainstorm a new story, this is exactly what we wanted to achieve. Something unique and very alternative. We wanted something creative and challenging, something that was exciting, fun and refreshing. I photograph many same-sex couple weddings, and I really wanted a message containing the LGBT values. The brainstorming triggered new ideas and as Lau and Myriam are both French we were thrilled to investigate the innovative images of Jean-Paul Gaultier and Pierre et Gilles.
The end result of our shoot?
Well, some might think that it's a bit OTT, and yes I agree very OTT actually but fun and real, in a very poetic way. We were looking for a wedding theme that combined cool imagery with vivid colours. To bring to life original Bridal inspirations for the not so conventional couples. There are more images here. This shoot has been very successfully and is featured on... Way Out Wedding Blog Mr and Mrs Unique Blog OUT Madmoizelle Bee Bee Blog
Venue – Brixton East
Concept/coordination/cakes – French Made
Concept/coordination/Photography – Paola De Paola
Video – Digital Bohemia
Styling #1 and stationery – Beyond Vintage
Styling #2 and flowers – The Vintage Floral Design Co.
Make-up #1 – Mel Kinsman
Make up #2 – Nina Bains
Hair – Philippe
Concept/coordination/Headdresses/hats – La Dame au béret Millinery
Dresses – The Couture Company
Origami bouquet and backdrop – The Origami Boutique
Shoes – Art and Sole Customised Shoes
Save the date magnets – Love Me Do Designs
Cockatoo lamp, mushroom and rabbits – MaidenM
odels – Emily, Yaourou, Jo and Lucaz