Merry Kitschmas Everyone!

I love doing styled shoots as it’s an opportunity for me to show all of you some of the OTT ideas you could incorporate into your weddings. I start with an idea and then work to make it a reality, I look in all sorts of places for inspo. I then create mood boards, contact vendors and secure a venue.

If you like the look of this shoot and want some kick ass styling for your wedding just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. 

This shoot was a collaboration that was the result of a VERY enthusiastic chat in an East London pub with Chloe and was recently featured on Marry Me Ink 

The theme is a Merry Kitschmas wedding, the idea was born of my love of “more is more,” Bjork and artists like Paul Yore, this mixed with Chloe Lee’s love of all things kitsch, Disney and O.T.T. Meant the cuteness flowed. She is the perfect pick for photographer as she knows how to make everything look adorable. 
I got the whole team involved in bringing the kitsch, even though we all had different jobs on this shoot the team bought some of their fave Christmas Kitsch items for me to add into the styling. It made for such a great selection and made the van so full of fun. Kayleigh K our MUA bought her personal style of flawless bright skin and she added some beautiful sparkle to fit our theme. 

The cake with biscuits hanging from it was the genius idea of Malarkey cakes who also made the sparkly doughnuts hanging on the DIY mini doughnut wall made by Clear Hearts. They created the adorable biscuit pops which eliminated any sticky finger problems as the bride and groom tucked in enthusiastically.
Looking at the models  (makeup artist Yazz and tattoo artist Chris) you can see why Paper Hearts paintings was so keen to illustrate their likeness, she did a beautiful job and it turned out the couple were already big fans of her work! What a lovely Christmas gift that they got to keep after the fun day of shooting. 

 The shoes by Beretun Designs are a Christmas dream, they have a well known poem in and the cheeky questions of “naughty” or “nice” these paired with the grooms hand tattoo saying “play nice” was a beaut little tie in. The jacket (WOW) and pom pom earrings are the by the amazing and unique Sassy Freak. The cutest bridal headpiece came from McFayden Millinery and we styled this with a simple and stunning two piece from Halo and Wren boutique. A flower hoop from Sweet Pea Rosa made our bride look delightfully regal in her soft-toy hat and jacket. 
Our “is he or isn’t he Santa” model wore a bespoke red velvet suit from the talented Karlus G Tailor, a bow tie and pocket square from the stylish LV made in London was a fresh take on the standard grooms suit. Magic happened in finding suppliers for this shoot, the light up necklace and lapel piece was created by Fwaylawn and when I said “go for it” boy did she?!  

This shoot was all about the tasty sweetness of Christmas and that was delivered full force by the incredibly original Anges De Sucre with a croquembouche that caused squeals of delight as each new person saw it. 

With the background of a classic VW van with pick n mix and festive ribbons included (white van wedding co) for our gorgeous couple to lounge in and fill with their obvious love! Umbrellas were provided by brolly bucket and protected the couple from our onslaught of bubbles and pom poms (is there a cuter “onslaught” imaginable?). Photographer Chloe Lee and I were so excited to have our vision realised by so many talented suppliers.  

The video comes from Electric Blue and shows that kitsch can be rock n roll too, she showed off the trolls and polly pockets I found in my parents loft to perfection. I can’t wait to see more weddings in 2018 featuring these! Scents and personalised candles were provided by Sweetness and light candles, as soon as the cinnamon hit our nostrils on the day we were ready to get in the Christmas mood.


Styling and planning- Clear Hearts- www.clear-hearts.com
Photography- Chloe Lee- www.chloeleephoto.co.uk
Videography- Electric Blue Weddings- www.electricblueweddings.com
VW Van- The White Van Wedding company-www.thewhitevanwedding.com
Cake, biscuit pops, doughnuts- Malarkey Cakes- www.malarkeycakes.co.uk
Croquembouche- Anges De Sucre- www.angesdesucre.com
Bridal Outfit- Halo and Wren- www.haloandwrenbridal.com
Bridal Shoes- Beretun Designs- www.beretundesigns.co.uk
Groom suit- Karlus G Tailor- www.karlusg-tailor.co.uk 
Grooms shoes- Stylists own (Dr Martens) 
Groom bow tie and pocket square- LV made in England- www.lvmadeinengland.co.uk 
Necklace and Lapel piece- Fwaylawn- www.etsy.com/FwayLawnNecklaces 
Brides jacket and earrings- Sassy Freak- www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SassyFreak
MUA- Kayleigh K- www.kayleighkmua.com
Floral hoop- Sweet Pea Rosa- www.sweetpearosa.com
Head piece- McFayden Millinery- www.mcfaydenmillinery.com
Illustration-Paper hearts paintings- www.paperheartspaintings.com
Candles- Sweetness and Light- www.sweetnessandlightboutique.co.uk
Umbrellas- Brolly Bucket- www.brollybucket.co.uk
Real couple Models- Yasmina- www.instagram.com/yasminachanelmakeup/
Chris- www.instagram.com/bintt/
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