1920’s Inspired Bespoke Bridal and Beachside Style…

Some of you may know I was involved in this amazing 'Big Fat UK Wedding Bloggers Photoshoot' with Kelly, amongst other bloggers.  For this particular photoshoot I'm sharing with you today, Kelly collaborated with Photographer Sassy Lafford of of Assassynation Photography.  Together, the two came up with a 1920's inspired theme, and boy was I blown away when I saw the results.  Knowing I love the vintage style, Sassy and Kelly approached me to ask if I'd like to share these photographs with my readers.  The answer, was of course, Yes!  I love everything about these images, the mood and tone, the colouring, the styling, the amazing venue and props, and that dress! It's all totally sublime – each element works together brilliantly {infact there are a whole host of amazing people involved in this shoot – check the credits at the end!!}

Photographer Sassy told me some more about the concept behind the shoot…

"I love all things vintage and I had a burning desire to bring some creative and very lovely people together for a 1920's Art Deco inspired shoot.  The idea for the shoot was to take aspects of the 20's and mix it with the modern day rather than to be 100% true to the 20's era.  After much searching we found the amazing Midland Hotel in Morecambe which had exactly the look I was hoping for. 

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

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"I then contacted the very talented Vikki at Liliia and asked her if she would like to make an art deco, 20's inspired one off gown for the shoot, she was thrilled to take part as she loves making dresses that are a little different from the norm.  My good friend Shelley of Jezebel Makeup agreed to come and do the makeup for us and all of a sudden we had a wonderfully creative team!

I wanted to tell a story with the images – not one of 'Hollywood Glamour', as so many people do with the 20's, but one of stern and serious 20's women and the men who loved them.  I love a strong heroine, not just in books but in images too!"

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Photography and Styling – Assassynation
Male Model – Matt Ratcliffe
Dress – Vikki Lafford of Liliia
Venue – Midland Hotel in Morecambe, with special thanks to Lindsay Price
Men's suit, suitcase, umbrella's – Denise of Vintage Whistles
Make Up – Shelly of Jezebel Makeup
Hair – Samantha Blakey
Flowers – Swallows & Damsons
Props, suitcase, tea sets glasses, fur coat: Vintage Crockery & prop hire
Gramophone – Cocoa The Chocolate Wonderland
Pearl head piece – Jo Barnes Vintage
Peacock head piece – H F Couture
Diamante head piece, necklace and feather shrug – Queens & Bowl
Shoes – Rachel Simpson Shoes
Cake and cake stand – Favours by Madam Chocolat

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WOWSA!! Kelly you look bloody brilliant if I do say so myself, and Sassy, what an amazing job lady!!!! Big hoorah's too for every other member of the creative team who made this possible, not least Vikki Lafford of Liliia for producing the stunning 1920's style drop waist gown, especially for this photoshoot.  Well done everyone, you should be super-proud of these images.

You can see more from Assassynation Photography on Love My Dress here, more creative bridal photoshoots here and more from dress designer Liliia here. 

I hope you find inspiration in these beautiful images – share your thoughts below 🙂

Much love,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.