The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year… was last modified: May 7th, 2014 by Annabel

Afternoon lovelies, I've a right royal splash of regal red this afternoon on Love My Dress, courtesy of an amazing group of creatives called 'The Manchester Vintage Collective', who are here to tell us all about this photoshoot that was inspired by the year of the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

Now I'm not going to go all crazy and feature blog post after blog post after bloggggggg post that has been inspired by the Jubilee, but some regal inspired features will absolutely be gracing these pages because well, I bloomin' well want them too, and because I'm also passionate about helping to raise the profile of small/independent traders doing fab things {note to reader – see the infographic at the end of this feature}. I also love the idea of a group of creatives coming together to celebrate all things vintage…

"Manchester is fast becoming a hotbed of fabulous wedding suppliers of all things vintage. As the fashion for vintage weddings or adding a ‘homemade’ feel to proceedings continues to grow,  'The Manchester Vintage Collective' came together to harness and show off some of the talent which has developed across the city…"

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"The Collective, a group of small and growing businesses passionate about vintage style, came together initially a year ago when Amedea from Foley Photography contacted Laura, owner of the Airyfairy Cake Boutique. The first venture was a vintage photoshoot for a newly engaged couple, run as a competition with great success. Since then the Collective has grown to incorporate a small range of specialist vintage businesses {see the infographic at the bottom of this page}…"

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"The business owners all came together to create a stunning photoshoot to showcase each of their products, from the dresses designed by Dodie especially for the shoot, to Katie with the fabulous props and styling which added drama and created the ‘look’ through to Jeni with the complimentary and stunning make up.

Inspired by the sketches of the beautiful Dress By Dodie  and the brief from Foley Photography; Perfect Days Vintage worked with Vintage Twee to create the overall feel for each era. The business owners worked over one of the busiest weekends of the year to bring the shoot together and being coordinated by Amedea of Foley Photography and the help of the stunning  Manchester Art Gallery, the result is a set of truly exquisite images from the day, the perfect showcase for any happy couple planning their big day…"

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"With it being Diamond Jubilee year as well as the 2012 Olympics, the shoot was styled on a 1950’s theme.

Using Union Jacks and thinking of all things British we took the bright red colour scheme and worked it through the photographs from the flowers by Blush Rose to the styling and the cakes and cake pops by Airyfairy Cake Boutique. The bright colours really stood out in the images which also added a sense of fun and celebration. The subtle use of the Union Jack in the more muted tones gave a nod to the era along with the crown, colour of the dress and the styling of the venue…"

 

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The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year... ()

"The Manchester Vintage Collective will continue to work together on more wedding and vintage related events and as independent Manchester based businesses, the creative owners all work together to fulfill every bride’s (and groom’s!) desires…."

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Huge thanks to the full creative team for sharing this regal red and beautifully styled inspiration shoot in homage to the Queens Jubilee and for choosing Love My Dress to share the outcome of the creative vision.

You can learn more about The Manchester Vintage Collective by getting in touch with Foley Photography.

Much love all,

Annabel 

 

 

Creative Team Credits // The Manchester Vintage Collective

Venue – Manchester Art Gallery
Photography – Foley Photography

Cupcakes & Sweet Treats – Airyfairy Cake Boutique
Flowers – Clare at Blush Rose

Make up and Styling – Gorgeous Flawless
Stationery – Joanne at Vintage Twee 
Event Styling and Planning – Perfect Days Vintage

Bridalwear – Dress By Dodie

Bespoke Menswear – Harris and Howard

Hair Accessories – Michelle – 0161 945 8433
Jewellery – GIA Diamonds

Hair – Peewees

Letterpress designer – For Love Of Wood

Textile designer – Emily Bucknell

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7 thoughts on The Manchester Vintage Collective Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Year…

  1. It looks lovely and regal. I love the colour and design of the dress, it looks very unique. The brides bouquet is so pretty esp with the little flags, what a great idea.

  2. This is so different from anything I have seen. The dress looks like it was made for her as it is perfect. I love all the sweets too in those jars. And the grooms buttonhole is something new i havent seen one like that.

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