Contemporary 50's Bride - Juno and Joy

Contemporary 50’s Bride

5os bride lookbook

Morning lovelies and welcome to ‘The Lookbook’ our newest feature based on our love of fashion and design. The J&J team spend a lot of time working on styled wedding shoots and with my own passion lying in the delicious design details of an ensemble or set I figured it might be of some help to break down the looks from our shoots (and a good excuse to create many more!) so you can discover the designer/supplier behind a certain gown or accessory…and perhaps experience a eureka moment that inspires your own unique approach to said style.

We do love a frou frou 50’s bride…but if you want to put the F into Fierce than steer clear of frothy layers and textures and go for a cleaner line adding a more modern edge. Avoid pastel shades – a white or ivory longer length gown is crisp, stylish and elegant. Add interest with your accessories – a statement veil for impact and drama and a couple choice “secondary” accessories such as cat-eye shades and colour-punch peep-toes, which can always be removed for some of your photos if you also want to showcase a less (heavily) stylised look…

We’re hedging our bets that if Sandy from Grease were getting spliced today she’d be our contemporary 50’s bride:

50s bride 1 50's bride 2 50's bridal get the look

So there you have it, simple styling, maximum effect.

Feeling inspired?

Do let me know if there are any bridal styles you’d like us to explore. Drop me an email at

♥ sarah

//Credits: Photographer: Lucy Shergold Photography// Stylist: Sarah Christopher, Juno & Joy// Make-up: Eve Ashby Make-up// Hair stylist: Claire Mathers, Creative Wedding Hair//Model:Sophie Hellyer// Location: Pickwell Manor// Dress: Alice by Caroline Fricker Couture//Veil from The Couture Veil by Sassi Holford//Glasses: stylists own via Ebay. This photo shoot was created in collaboration with Wed Magazine for an Era’s Weddings feature.


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