So then, most of you won’t know but way back when at the beginning of 2011 we styled some of the RMW real brides in a selection of sexy gowns and glitzy accessories. We thought our readers would benefit from seeing *real* girls in a variety of bridal fashion as so often the inspiration shoots we post feature models of a certain size and height.
I’ll admit, due to time constraints we didn’t think we would be able to do the same this year which would have been a huge shame but due to a selection of IMMENSE suppliers and the fact Celine, Amanda, Alex, Shirley, Jo and Kelly all made themselves available last minute it was all systems go for the end of April…..Hooray!
Firstly a bit of a theme, we wanted to have a definite direction for the shoot and after falling in love with a picture of a um… retro hoover (all will become clear in due course promise!) the “The RMW Stepford Wives” was born.
Think ladies who lunch. Think ladies who look perfectly turned out and manicured at all times – yes even whilst knitting.
Think tongue in cheek chic.
And rather than just stick to frocks and frills this time we also included some decor ideas too – all the more for you gorgeous lot to be inspired by you see.
In keeping with the Stepford wives theme this shoot was all about the glamour and the polish, the world of bohemia is everywhere at the moment and although we love it (and I want more than anything in the world to put someone in a Lana Del Rey-esque floral crown) we thought we’d stick to timeless elegance with a wee bit of cool thrown in for good measure.
You know that Sunday in April where we had torrential rain? well that ended up being the one we picked. Brilliant. Not. I have never been so soaked-through for so long in my entire life. However these things happen so although we couldn’t use any of the beautiful walled gardens or outdoor space for the backdrop we figured out a plan B and made the most of what was available.
And I’ve got to hand it to the girls – all they did was laugh, joke and have a really ruddy amazing time, despite being freezing cold for hours on end and having to get into some rather ahem awkward poses.
We will be featuring the shoot from tomorrow – there will be two parts as well as a behind-the-scenes special.
Please leave our brides lots of love for all of their efforts and general greatness in the comments box lovelies.
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