The Rock n Roll Bride magazine team was invited to shoot a wedding editorial at the iconic W Hotel in the heart of London. It was incredibly fun to have an entire hotel to shoot in, especially one that is as hedonistic as the W. This place has been designed for partying, one of the suites even has a DJ booth in it.
They are very used to accommodating celebrities so we felt right at home. Our shoot was inspired by the Fugees track Ready or Not and looks from that part of the late 90s.
This would be such a cool place for a wedding, imagine sipping cocktails in the main lounge, living it up whilst looking down on Leicester Square and then heading off to your suite for the afterparty.
“Ready or not here I come, you can’t hide, Gonna find you and take it slowly. Ready or not here I come, you can’t hide, Gonna find you and make YOU WANT ME…”
It was such a huge honour to be able to shoot this editorial of a wedding at the Natural History Museum in London when it was closed. They invited the team at Rock n Roll Bride Magazine to use it as a location for one of its bridal shoots.
To be able to use these spaces without having visitors in the background was incredible. The light in the museum is so pretty but of course, the most drama is in the main atrium, Hintz Hall with the huge staircase and the giant blue whale skeleton suspended above. Did you know that it is a female and her name is Hope?
Imagine hosting your wedding here, beneath the whale or they have eleven other spaces that are licensed for weddings.
For this shoot, the styling team knew they had to go big to make an impact on the space. So these were some of the most dramatic wedding dresses that I’ve shot to date. Stunning right?
“I drink sweet wine for breakfast, slept for about an hour or so. Smiled a little IN THE SILENCE, deciding on where to go. Meet me under the whale in the Natural History Museum, I think that’s what she said …”
We were thinking, who inspires glamour, party, feel good vibes? Well, you don’t get much more iconic than Elton John and that is who the team at Rock n Roll Bride magazine looked to for styling cues for this wedding editorial shoot. It was a super fun one to shoot and it was wonderful to be given free reign of the venue, the very stylish Mama Shelter hotel in Hoxton.
Catch a star if you can, Wish for SOMETHING SPECIAL. Let it be me, My love is free. Sing a song to yourself, Think of someone listening. One melody, you’re all for me…
Could we do an Easter Wedding Editorial but make it fashion? That was the challenge the Rock n Roll Bride Magazine team set ourselves. This shoot might be all candy, sugar and bunnies in various shades of pastel but we booked an edgy model to keep it from becoming saccharine. This is actually one of my favourite shoots that we’ve done. The Easter theme was super fun and entered around the incredible cake from Cat Food Cakes. I had met Cat at this wedding and knew she would come up with something really creative for this. At the end of the shoot, we all got to eat some cake and it was so delicious. I also stuffed as many Easter bunnies as I could into my camera bag to take home – I mean look at them, so adorable!
Candy on the beach, there’s nothing better, but I LIKE CANDY when it’s wrapped in a sweater…
A Shoot for Chotronette Wedding Dresses for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. How about florals, says Erica. How about Final Fantasy, say I. Honestly, you should see how long the group chats are pulling these editorial shoots together for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. But we all utterly adore working on them and personally my favourite part is seeing how all our different input ends up translated into the final images. This time I think we can call this Final Floral Fantasy, am I right?
Each shoot is aimed at Kat’s readers who are never going to go for the straight white wedding option. They are pretty alternative but don’t always have a huge budget. So these frocks from designer Chotronette are right up their street and I know that so many brides went crazy on Kat’s Instagram when it was revealed that the dresses are priced between just £100-£850. (shoot credits below)
When clothing brand Little Mistress decided to collaborate with Rock n Roll Bride to create a wedding dress collection, I knew it was going to be so good. Knowing how well that Kat Williams knows the wedding industry – I call her Wedding Google – I just knew that when she was let loose on designing her own wedding dresses, the results would be incredible. I also knew that I just had to be on board when it came time to shoot the Little Mistress Wedding Dress Collection Look Book. This was a dream job and I would love to shoot some more dress collections or Look Books. Pretty frocks, pretty models, pretty styling, I’m all in.
We shot at a pub in Shoreditch – we had been there one night for a team night out ( remember those?) and as the gins flowed, I had wondered out loud if it might be a good location for one of our shoots. So I was super glad that a few months later, there we were using it as a location. It’s wonderful right? My favourite part is that wall with old Face Magazine covers posted on it , so rad!