Written by Melissa Woods
Photography by Chloé Lapeyssonnie
One of the best things about starting this blog is connecting with so many AMAZING photographers from around the world. When French photographer Chloé Lapeyssonnie sent me this 90's hip hop inspired wedding shoot, I could not believe my eyes!
This vibrant shoot was brought together by Chloe's kick-ass collective 'Kiss & The Gang' who have a joint vision of breaking breaking away from the 'expected' but still keeping things real... just what The Un-Wedding is all about.
The shoot features one of my favourite babes, French bridal designer Violette Tannenbaum, as the ultimate hip hop bride. Violette's personality exudes romance, elegance and fun, so she really is perfect in this role.
So achingly authentic and full of awesome details... be prepared to be inspired in a million different ways.
''At Kiss & The Gang, we're all in our 30s and we felt it was time to indulge ourselves in a little "old school" 90s trip.... And what's more '90s than the 'hip hop y'don't stop' vibe to resuscitate this beloved decade?!''
'' We also wanted to send out the message to future brides and grooms who felt that the overwhelming "shabby chic" trend was not for them, that there is another way to get married in style!
Violette and her husband Abdou, a former hip hop singer; were an obvious choice to embody the urban, stylish and fun couple we had in mind for this hip hop wedding.''
''We added all the typical 90s hip hop wedding markers... a neon arch... a dance battle at the end of the ceremony... some double dutch during cocktail hours...''
One of my personal favourite features of this shoot has to be the cassette tape wall for guests to sign in place of the traditional guest book... such a cool idea for this hip hop wedding and definitely one that could be incorporated into a modern DIY wedding.
I guess when you pick a theme that you are passionate about then the possibilities of what you can do, become endless.
Kiss & The Gang have definitely ticked all of hip hop's boxes when it comes to attention to detail. How 'bout these graffiti invites and mix tape favours for an added layer of authenticity and originality?
All in all this shoot not only captures the essence of an era, but also of a bloody good wedding... style, music, dancing, cocktails and one hell of a cute couple!
See the full gallery below!
Event/Wedding designer: Mel - Never Too much (http://cargocollective.com/nevertoomuch
Wedding dress designer: Marie - La Belle Bobine (www.labellebobine.com/
Stationery: Jess - My Dear Paper (www.mydearpaper.com/
DJ: Vincent - Dance Police (www.dancepolice.fr/
Photographer: Chloé Lapeyssonnie (www.chloelapeyssonnie.com
Videographer: Greg - Vidéo Partner (http://videopartner.fr/
MUA: Mathilde Le Texier
Double Dutch: Jeu 2 Cordes
Breakdance: Thomas Bueno & Gaël Zebut “Arts2Corps”
Graffiti: Fabien Courmont
Anyone else planning a 90s hip hop wedding?... or any other era? I'd love to hear more in the comments below! As always, please like and share this with any modern couples looking for some un-wedding inspiration!