1960’s Bridal Inspiration – A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

Even today vintage elements in are hugely influential in the world of weddings even if your wedding is not ‘vintage themed’. This beautiful and inspiring 1960’s bridal shoot, set on a vintage train, tells an endearing love story of a secret marriage. Make-up artist Victoria Taylor tells us all about the inspiration, journey of the shoot and all the wonderful wedding suppliers involved…

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

“Having walked the forest trails of The Flitch Way in Rayne, and passed its vintage carriage so often, I felt inspired to create bridal inspiration that was charming, simple and fresh. Rayne Railway stopped serving passengers in 1952 but have a ‘museum’ vintage carriage on the platform, and what a perfect location to create a truly authentic vintage bridal inspiration.”

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

“After collaborating with some amazing wedding creatives, the idea of making it an ‘elopement’ shoot was born, dating it to match the age of the carriage which was 1968, with our beautiful model Megan traveling to meet her handsome soldier to secretly get wed.”

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

“It was sweet, romantic and original and I started to research that particular era of time, pouring through real sixties weddings, magazine covers and old photographs. Keeley Griffin was on board to create the hair and gave Megan a sweeping, romantic beehive and I created a classic cut crease eye makeup that was extremely popular with models and film stars of the time.”

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

“Finding Laura Beresford was an amazing stroke of luck, I couldn’t have found a more perfect photographer, whose style of shooting and editing matched the vibe I wanted to create. Laura takes whimsical, light and pretty images that reflect the era in which we were working. On top of all this was a meeting with Siobhan at Cambridge Vintage Bridal, who loaned us the original Annie Gough gown from the late sixties and shoes, it couldn’t have been more perfect.”

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

“Lastly I brought Rebecca Avery on board, who put together a simply stunning bouquet using pastel tones of pink, cornflower blue and peach combing garden roses, craspedia and freesia, it smelled as wonderful as it looked!”

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

“Little fine details such as original vintage railway stubs, genuine love letters and photos from a soldier to his sweetheart, written in the 1960s were added in. The last touch was an engagement ring that would have been vintage even back then; it belonged to my very own Grandmother, bought in Walthamstow in the 1950s.”

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

“All of these things combined with a truly unique location, created these lovely images, I’m in love with Megan looking wistfully out of the window off to elope with her soldier. As a team, we envisioned a style that could be adapted to any bride today who wants to add in some vintage charm of the past, but remain fresh and stylish.”

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

1960's Bridal Inspiration - A Charming Vintage Railway Shoot

Suppliers:

Venue: Flitch Way Railway

Dress: Cambridge Vintage Bridal

Photography: Laura Beresford

Hair: KRG Bridal

MUA – Victoria Taylor 

Flowers: Rebecca Avery Flowers

Mini Movie/videography: Day and Knight Photography

Looking for more Vintage inspiration take a look at our blog post – A Vintage Hawaiian DIY Wedding and A Bridal Designer Bride

 

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