I think it generally goes without saying that I adore era inspiration on Love My Dress, and in particular, I adore the styles of the 1950's, which, it would seem, so do a team of talented creatives who got together recently to produce this delightful photoshoot.

The team behind this photoshoot was brought together by Laura of Laura Coleman Flowers to showcase the creative people in the Manchester area who are not only professional in what they do, but incredibly fun to work with, and the images you see here were captured on camera by Manchester Wedding Photographer, Katy Lunsford – a Love My Dress favourite.

Laura Coleman tells us more…

"By looking at one specific era, the 1950's, it was really important to show that a bride can work this look in many different ways.  Whether it be an elegant and classic Audrey Hepburn feel, a love of the 1950's lindy hop vibe, a fan of a fabulous tea party or wanting to rock it up with red lips and a pout only suitable for Mr President himself, the quality of the work that this passionate team created speaks for itself.
 
Vintage take works on so many levels.  We chose four looks styled around four of Charlotte Balbiers stunning gowns.  Location was key and we chose the home of the Sweet Tooth Cupcakery to base the shoot.  A short walk on location with Katy took us to some of the quirkiest and prettiest backdrops in Manchester…"

Crikey, how much do I LOVE this photoshoot?! Vintage Vespa and Colourful Cupcakes ~ 1950's Inspired Bridal Glamour... (Styled Shoots )

 Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Katy Lunsford

Vintage Vespa and Colourful Cupcakes ~ 1950's Inspired Bridal Glamour... (Styled Shoots )

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Such a simply but effective idea to decorate the handle of a parasol with flowers! I love it Vintage Vespa and Colourful Cupcakes ~ 1950's Inspired Bridal Glamour... (Styled Shoots )

The flowers featured across the shoot include anenomes, limonium, sunflowers, stocks, vanda orchids, anthurium, roses, waxflower, dianthus, freesia, veronica, eucalyptus, blossom and pittosporum.  Set with velvet, satin, polka dot and checked ribbons.  The teapots, vases, teacups, bunting and linens were also provided by Laura Coleman Flowers

"Flowers were chosen to be seasonal and to complement the four looks that we were going for.  From fun country styling, to elegant statement pomanders and quirky ideas such as parasols decorated with flowers, each idea was created to ensure that all looks were right for the era whilst demonstrating that with clever ideas, vintage can be applied in so many different ways…"

Vintage Vespa and Colourful Cupcakes ~ 1950's Inspired Bridal Glamour... (Styled Shoots )

"Make up and hair was changed for each look and the tip of the day is that 'Once you've bought a MAC lipstick, there's no going back!'
 
Cupcakes were crafted specifically for the shoot showing the incredible variety that is available to brides looking for something a little bit different.  Bouquet charms were designed from fabrics and ribbons used in the floral designs and the Vespa provided a great opportunity to show that brides really can make things incredibly personal to them on their day.  Even exiting their big day on an alternative form of transport!"

Vintage Vespa and Colourful Cupcakes ~ 1950's Inspired Bridal Glamour... (Styled Shoots )

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Vintage Vespa and Colourful Cupcakes ~ 1950's Inspired Bridal Glamour... (Styled Shoots )

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Flowers and Shoot Coordinater ~ Laura Coleman Flowers 
Photography ~ Katy Lunsford Photography
Venue and cupcakes ~ Sweet Tooth Cupcakery
Dresses and hair accessories ~ Charlotte Balbier.  Dress styles are Cupcake, Sweet Pea, Eden and Minnie from the English Tea Party Collection
Styling and make up team ~ Ailsa McLaggan Styling + Charlie Murray Makeup
Bouquet charms and shoe clips ~ Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe
Vespa ~ Via Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe
Model ~ Kim via Ailsa McLaggan Styling
Location ~ shots taken in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

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Pretty darn beautiful, isn't it?

HUGE thanks to Manchester Wedding Photographer, Katy Lunsford and the team behind this lovely photoshoot.  You can see more from Katy Lunsford on Love My Dress here. Also be sure to pop on over to Katy's blog {her website is currently being re-developed}.

And if you are into wedding dresses that carry lots of pretty English charm, be sure to visit the Charlotte Balbier website.

Have a lovely Monday morning all,

Annabel xXx

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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19 thoughts on Vintage Vespa and Colourful Cupcakes ~ 1950’s Inspired Bridal Glamour…

  1. Wow what a fabulous shoot…exquisite. From the setting, to the vespa, accessories to painted toenails! Just got to love the dresses and accessories and anemones are my favourite.

  2. This gorgeous shoot has cheered me up no end this evening, thank you Annabel. I adore the florals and the make-up is spectacular.
    May have to add some of these pictures to my inspiration file. I’m planning on doing my own make-up at our wedding next January and a red lip is essential!
    Loveaudrey xXx

  3. Gorgeous shoot, so colourful and vibrant. I love Manchesters Northern Quarter and this was the setting we chose for my B2B’s engagement shoot recently, with Vespa included in that too!! Fab location and fab team bringing this all together, it really is a fantastic shoot. x

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