The kind of wedding inspiration that makes my heart skip a beat…I love it when a designer – this one being the uber talented jewellery designer Sarah Drew – and a team of creatives come up with an out-of-the-box concept for sharing their talents. Cornwall Vertigo – inspired by what many deem the “greatest film of all time”. A Hitchcock classic that’s very en vogue with current influences such a Madmen and the Grace of Monaco film inspiring current wedding schemes…
From Sarah Drew: Taking inspiration from early 60s Alfred Hitchcock films and slick ‘Madmen’ fashions, we set up a slightly deconstructed 60s editorial shoot at the end of March to preview my new range of vintage headdresses and jewellery at the ever-so stylish Polurrian Hotel in Mullion, Cornwall.
Big net skirts from Truro designer Anna d’Souza, simple smooth necklines and proper vintage beaded sweaters went beautifully with the new 2014 ‘Sixties Swing’ collection of oversized pearl crocheted bands, bright maximalism brooch headdresses, porcelain flower brooch hairbands, corsage cuffs and a colour pop from vintage multi-strand necklaces.
Make-up artist and hairdresser Neila Dawes used her extensive West End theatre experience to calmly create slightly dishevelled leading lady looks on our beautiful models Kayleigh Sweet and Laura Brown: big cat eyes and subtle candy lips for a slightly less haunted Tipi Hedren look. Small bee-hives and sweeping fringes completed the laid-back 60s feel. Toby, our groom simply needed a slick of brillo cream and some shades to look the part.
The Polurrian hotel itself, perched precariously on the top of cliffs near Lands End, Cornwall set a wonderfully isolated mood for the shoot: with the mid century furniture, retro wicker chairs, bright sea-light and slices of vivid colour fitting in perfectly with our 60s film theme.
Lucy, the photographer, works quickly and unobtrusively to capture natural, richly hued images that have a very vintage feel. She’s good at noticing lovely textures and details, appreciating the quality of fabrics, light catching on crystal as well as the real meaning and mood of how people feel.
A simple bouquet of coral roses with willow buds, studio ceramics and the hotel’s vintage tractor provided cool, quirky finishing touches to produce a bright, optimistic version of a Hitchcock film. Of course the man himself would never have had dark-haired Kayleigh getting her man!
A refreshing contemporary take on classic 60’s wedding style – it’s elegant, impactful and really inspiring as the look translates so well.
Are you planning a vintage-esque wedding day?
//Credits: Jewellery Sarah Drew//Photography, Lucy Turnbull//Make-up, Weddings By Neila//Women’s Attire, Anna D Souza//Venue, Polurrian Hotel//Men’s attire, Wedding Company Cornwall//Necklace, Them Silver Seas