Welcome back for more of Naomi’s style and our take on glamorous modern Bridal. Each of the girls wore two dresses so we could play with some different looks and with Naomi we made two very different choices….
Look One – Frill Fabulous
First up, we love a frill so we tried Naomi in this Essense of Australia figure hugging dress with a frill fabulous mermaid bottom. Not only did it LOVE her curves but it was feminine, sexy and romantic all rolled into one, whilst being undeniably modern.
With her soft waves and curls this look was all about feminine glamour, with the soft waves complimenting the flowing lines of the dress.
We used the main staircase in Hampton Manor for getting some shots of the dress full length and fabulous and enjoying those a.mazing frills, before we headed out into the garden to rock it up a bit.
The leather was a last minute addition (and who can blame us – she was freezing!) but just looked so totally rock’n’roll we had to make a feature of it… Just goes to show, in a bride this pretty with such a feminine look, a tough edge brings the look up to date and make a great prop for your portrait shots.
For accessories we kept this look super pretty with a side band from Liberty in Love’s own brand, the Cristalle Side Tiara band which is an absolute steal at £80.00. Here at RMW we don’t do Matchy-matchy so instead we looked for something co-ordinating and picked out the marquise shaped stones in the band and went for small drop earrings and a matching bracelet both called ‘Boucheron’ by Stephanie Brown.
Look 2 – Rocking The Big Dress
One of the things we see all the time is the dilemma of a modern bride wanting to Rock a big dress and that is totally do-able. Naomi was super keen to try on a big dress so we chose this simple style, by Essense with floral detail and a Grace Kelly natural waist which stays modern by keeping the silhouette clean and the details pared back.
And how do you keep what is essentially a classic look modern? Why you add a rock star hairstyle complete with quiff and a slick of a statement lip! We then added a Deco-style comb and earrings to complete the look with stand out but chic bling, both from the Nova collection by Stephanie Brown at Liberty in Love.
Of course, we couldn’t let the moment pass without hearing from Naomi about her day with us. So here she is, with her side of the shoot story…
I could not believe my luck when the email asking Real Brides to model dropped into my inbox. I was sooo buzzing about the idea that I immediately knew it would be more than worth the 600 mile round trip.
After batting away a few obstacles that tried to prevent me from making it to Birmingham (with the help from the girlies), I landed on the Friday night. The next morning I stepped out of my hotel to a particularly bouncy Charlotte, followed by Rebecca waving her hands mentally from behind her steering wheel. The excitement was palpable.
Pulling up to Hampton Manor was gob smacking. From the minute we walked in I was perving every detail. Lime green and purple furnishings teamed with rich natural wood and jaw dropping light fixtures. The bridal suite was no different, the room was gi-normous! After unloading the cupcakes, bubbly, gems and dresses, everyone started to arrive!
Everything after that is a blur of hairspray, fake eyelashes, bulldog clips and camera flashes. I L.O.V.E.D. every tiny minute of it. It evoked so many feelings. I felt gloriously pampered at the hands of Catherine, our superb make up artist. I closed my eyes and covered my Champagne glass as Sev doused me in hairspray and for a few seconds indulged in the “this is the morning of my wedding day” fakery. I giggled with Charlotte and Rebecca as I was pinched, squeezed, prodded and jiggled into delicious pieces of wedding pretty. I rocked a leather jacket with a wedding dress. I posed my little wannabe model heart out for Chris the photographer and delighted in the cupcake making skills of his hilarious wife Dani. I tried to convince everyone to let me slide down the banister in a big princess dress. I gazed in wonder and awe at the transformations of Mahj and Julie. I pulled dodgy faces and evil laughs for Aaron the videographer. I sported a platinum mohican. I learnt how to perfectly apply fake lashes. I convinced Adam that a curry is the best hangover cure. I laughed so much and above all… felt totally rock & roll.
Indeed, Rock and Roll Baby. Thank you so much Naomi – you were a complete STAR!
Accessories – Liberty in Love.
Make-up – Catherine Hughes at IvyClara
Hair – Severin Hubert at Hepburn Collection
Photography – Dani and Chris at CBMedia
Styling – Rebecca and Charlotte
Want to look this hot, fancy making waves or rocking a statement quiff? Well, tomorrow we have the most awesome DIY hair special for you plus some real wedding perfection.