I’ve got a fantastic supplier styled shoot to share with you today, continuing on with the Jubilee theme, from a fantastic bunch based up in Manchester. The lovely Clare from http://www.blushrose.co.uk/ , who I met at the Milton Keynes Vintage Wedding Fair in February, contacted me with this fabulous shoot.
Here she is to tell you a little bit more about the day ….

Diamond Jubilee Year and Independent Vintage Businesses Reign.

“Manchester is fast becoming a hotbed of fabulous wedding suppliers of all things vintage. As the fashion for vintage weddings or adding a ‘homemade’ feel to proceedings continues to grow “The Manchester Vintage Collective” came together to harness and show off some of the talent which has developed across the city.

The Collective, a group of small and growing businesses passionate about vintage style, came together initially a year ago when Amedea from Foley Photography contacted Laura, owner of the Airyfairy Cake Boutique. The first venture was a vintage photoshoot for a newly engaged couple, run as a competition with great success. Since then the Collective has grown to incorporate a small range of specialist vintage businesses.

The business owners all came together to create a stunning photoshoot to showcase each of their products, from the dresses designed by Dodie especially for the shoot, to Katie with the fabulous props and styling which added drama and created the ‘look’ through to Jeni with the complimentary and stunning make up.
Inspired by the sketches of the beautiful dresses by Dodie and the brief from Foley Photography; Perfect Days Vintage worked with Vintage Twee to create the overall feel for each era. The business owners worked over one of the busiest weekends of the year to bring the shoot together and beingcoordinated by Amedea of Foley Photography and the help of the stunning Manchester Art Gallery, the result is a set of truly exquisite images from the day, the perfect showcase for any happy couple planning their big day.
With it being Diamond Jubilee year as well as the 2012 Olympics, the shoot was styled on a 1950’s theme. Using Union Jacks and thinking of all things British we took the bright red colour scheme and worked it through the photographs from the flowers to the styling and the cakes and cake pops. The bright colours really stood out in the images which also added a sense of fun and celebration. The subtle use of the Union Jack in the more muted tones gave a nod to the era along with the crown, colour of the dress and the styling of the venue.
The Manchester Vintage Collective will continue to work together on more wedding and vintage related events and as independent Manchester based businesses, the creative owners all work together to fulfill every bride’s (and groom’s!) desires.

For more information on any of the businesses or their products from The Collective, please contact them via their details below:

Venue – Manchester Art Gallery
Photography – Scott & Amedea @ Foley Photography (http://www.foleyphotography.co.uk/ )
Cupcakes & Sweet Treats–Laura @AiryfairyCake Boutique (http://www.airyfairycupcakes.co.uk/ )
Flowers – Clare at Blush Rose Manchester Wedding Florist (http://www.blushrose.co.uk/ )
Make up and Styling – Jenny at Gorgeous Flawless (http://www.gorgeousflawless.com/ )
Stationery – Joanne at Vintage Twee (http://www.vintagetwee.com/)
Event Styling and Planning–Katie @Perfect Days Vintage (http://www.perfectdaysvintage.co.uk/ )
Bridalwear – Dodie @ Dress ByDodie (http://www.dressbydodie.com/ )
Bespoke Menswear – James @Harris and Howard (http://www.harrisandhoward.com/ )
Hair Accessories – Michelle – 0161 945 8433
Jewellery – Bud @GIA Diamonds (http://www.giadiamondjewellery.com/ )
Hair – Adam @Peeweeswww.peewees.co.uk
Letterpress designer – Jacqui@www.printforloveofwood.com
Textile designer – Emily – http://www.emilybucknell.bigcartel.com/