So you have seen how the first part of our shoot by the coast went and the beautiful scenic shots that Mel took with blue skies and white sands, well the second part was a little bit different! Mel, from Mel Brown Weddings, had some crazy ideas for the more urban part of the shoot, here is her blog on how the second half of the day went………
Well one of the things in my life that always entertains me, is that deep down, I’m a rocker and a bit of a metal head at heart, my favourite colour is black and if I could sleep in a coffin rather than a bed, I would! I love dark and brooding images full of deep hidden political, social and emotional meanings, mix a skull, a few crows and a hex or two and I’m as happy as Larry!
… but then, everything I shoot, is light and bright and full of unicorn giggles it makes me super happy, like I’m doing a little jig all over the rainbow. Many a mead filled evening has given way to me pondering on how I come across in my work and if it’s a true representation of my inner being…
I then realise that that was probably one glass too many and head to bed.
The second part of our Local to Louth shoot, let that side shine out a little more, and I would love to know what you think of the end result.
We hopped over to Skegness, I really love a typical English seaside resort, the tea cup rides, the ferris wheels, the slot machines, the ice cream vans that sell hot chocolate. The really bright colours mixed with the cacophony of sounds and the people who love to be there but look as if they wish they were somewhere else. To me it’s got a charm that you can’t find anywhere else.
Making full use of the amazing arrangements that Fran had brought with her and my rather over-loved leather jacket, we took a little bridal sass to the streets of Skegness.
With a morning getting to know each other on the beach and capturing lots of shots, we knew that now we could just have some fun. We were a little more limited as we needed to be careful of the dress, so it had a new set of dimensions that we needed to work with and to, as a group. One of the biggest ones, and the least talked about (until Mel enters the room) is that fact that we will bump into other people and they will likely assume that they are a real bride and groom. So we plan out a back story to pre-empt and embrace the un-intended, kind and very generous, disruption to the work flow.
So here were our couple, ‘newly married’, local to the area divulging an array of stories to anyone who engaged them with conversation. Talk about cat among the pigeons. The more elaborate and detailed Michael’s stories became, the more interesting Paige’s reactions were!
I hereby formally apologise to all and every wonderfully loving, kind person that congratulated our couple on the day! We are grateful for all your help on our shoot and hope you will forgive us for leading you astray.
We pushed boundaries, spoke to strangers and ended up loving Skegness, the people there and a ‘shoot wrap’ full of lots and lots of hugs.
Again, a huge thank you to everyone who took part, as it would not have been the same without you. You all made it extra special and full of laughter, because of who you are and your honest love for all things wedding.
Go Dream Team!
Contributors and special thanks to local suppliers:
Dress by @ivoryandco
Rings from @thehirstcollection
Flowers grown and sourced locally from @evolveflowers and @oldfarmhouseflowers
Ribbons by @bertieandfred