Boardwalk Empire Bride ~ 1920’s Inspired Bridal Fashion at Alexandra Palace, London…

I do hope that Love My Dress is developing a reputation for featuring some of the most beautifully styled and photographed bridal inspiration photoshoots coming out of the UK right now, because it seems of late, I have featured several that knock my socks off each time I look at them.  This latest photoshoot is no exception.  

Inspired by the utterly fabulous American series, Boardwalk Empire, this photoshoot which took place at Alexandra Palace in North London, pays homage to the 1920's, and presents the style and fashions of the day in a way that can be replicated by the modern day Bride.

London based wedding and portrait photographer Kirsten Mavric tells us more about this shoot…

"A few months ago, I was lucky enough to watch the first season of Boardwalk Empire, and I fell in love with the fashion and the styling of the era.  The clothing of the twenties was loose and comfortable, yet so flattering when compared to the corseted styles at the turn of the century.  Perhaps that's why the style is so timeless, and why brides today are still paying homage to it. 

Despite never having photographed (or been involved in) a styled shoot, I started to ask around on Twitter and the name that kept coming up over and over again, was Tiffany Grant-Riley of Grant-Riley Styling.  Between us, we sourced the full length dress and coat, as well as the stunning peacock dress from Lindsay Fleming Couture in Scotland, and the flapper dress was kindly lent to us by State of Grace in London

Emmy Shoes supplied us with the truly beautiful shoes that the model is wearing.  Vintage Magpie provided the exquisite bouquet and designed the gorgeous wedding stationery just for the shoot."

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

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"I was over the moon to have Cassandra Rizzuto and Mariam Jensen on-board for hair and make-up.  These women know their craft inside and out, and are a pleasure to spend a day with. The lovely Natalie Oxford assisted me on the day.  Special thanks have to go to Tiffany, however, I really couldn't have done it without her.

The shoot was at Alexandra Palace in North London.  All week I prayed for dry weather, but clearly I must have upset someone upstairs as it was dull, grey, slightly wet and incredibly windy!  A typical March day, in other words.  Despite this, our trooper of a model did everything that was asked of her and the time flew by…" 

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Stylist Tiffany Grant-Riley of Grant-Riley Styling tells us more about those involved in the shoot…

"This shoot was an absolute joy to style and allowed me to work with designers I haven't yet had the chance to work with. I've coveted designer Lucia Silver of State of Grace gowns for some time now and always had it in the back of my mind to use one of her exquisite beaded 1920s flapper gowns when the opportunity arose. State of Grace take period styling very seriously and can style your complete bridal look from hair and make-up, bespoke gowns and beautiful shoes.

U&Mii is such a talented designer, a real jack of all trades. Her felt bouquets are a thing of beauty but what I really love is her eclectic style of stationery design – the pieces you see here were produced especially for the shoot, I especially love the dance card in the popular dusky pink-a key Deco colour. Thanks also to Emma at Vintage Magpie, the original queen of the beaded brooch bouquet. Having followed her work for a number of years it was a real treat to finally hold one of her creations, such beautiful quality and the perfect keepsake for after your wedding day.

When I'm styling bridal I almost always use Emmy shoes, they're unbelievably comfortable and the embellishments are stunning. Emmy Shoes' new Love Letters collection is to die for!"

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I love love love this gorgeous button and crystal bouquet by Vintage Magpie.  Vintage Magpie designer Emma's own wedding featured on Love My Dress back in December last year…

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Photographer – Kirsten Mavric
Stylist – Grant-Riley Styling
Venue – Alexandra Palace, North London
Dresses – Lindsay Fleming Couture + State of Grace in London
Beaded brooch bouquet – Vintage Magpie
Stationery – U&Mii
Shoes – Emmy Shoes
Hair – Cassandra Rizzuto
Makeup – Mariam Jensen

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I LOVE this photoshoot so much!  Huge thanks to London based wedding and portrait photographer Kirsten Mavric for creating and sharing these inspirational images with Love My Dress, and thanks to all the other members of the talented creative team who made this photoshoot possible.

Just to let you know, that Scottish Bridal Wear designers Lindsay Fleming will be visiting London on 14 April, enabling Brides in London and the surrounding areas to book in for private consultations, viewings and dress fittings.  Click here for further information, or contact David at Lindsay Fleming on 07966 227271.

Be sure to visit the following links for more brilliant bridal inspiration:-

   ♥ 1920s wedding and bridal inspiration
   Bridal Photoshoots on Love My Dress
   ♥ Lindsay Fleming on Love My Dress

…and do let me have your thoughts below – as always, I'd love to receive your comment 🙂

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.