Alternative wedding inspiration isn’t always as easy to come by as you might think. Yeah, sure, there are a bunch of “alternative” wedding blogs and fairs and stuff, but curating them to be effective is a different thing altogether. So when, whilst at Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza, I had the chance to do a mini photo shoot on vintage film cameras, I figured there was a chance to see what was out there. And I am SO GLAD that I did.
I came to realise, it doesn’t actually take that much to go down the alternative wedding route. More than anything, it actually just takes a little bit of inspiration, imagination, and a large smoosh of your own personality. Alternative is, more often than not, a case of you being YOU. Anyone can throw some bits and pieces together, and make them pretty(ish). But it’s what you do once you’ve thrown them together, which makes the difference.
I owe massive thanks to a small handful of wedding suppliers who were also happy to think outside the box…go with the flow…chill and have fun. They were totally on board for quite literally throwing stuff at me, and just seeing what would happen. We did the session in about 20 minutes, with approx 3 minutes planning beforehand. I grabbed my film cameras and some rolls of film, and ran outside The Bond Co in Birmingham with these gorgeous girls. This Alternative Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot quite literally fell into our hands…in the golden sunshine towards the end of the wedding show. And it was glorious.
Dresses: Legend Bridal Designs Ltd
Photography: Jay Emme Photography
Flowers: Bride and bloom and Tuckshop Flowers
Button/brooch bouquet: Jamball
Headwear: Hats by Maison de Cantern
Crockery: Charlotte Clark Designer Maker
Venue: The Bond Co
Dev & Scan: Carmencita Film Lab
Models: Katie Quayle, Chloe Quayle
Special thanks to: Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza
Alternative Wedding Inspiration Photography