Written by Melissa Woods
Images by GASP Photo Co.
Hands up if you've ever fallen in love at the fairground?
I know I have... every single summertime in my early teens, usually around the waltzers - that's where all the coolest boys would be.
Looking back, the whole thing was pretty chavvy but, in my 14-year-old head at the time, it was well 'Grease' and I was Sandy ... 'cept the only thing 'Grease' about me was my hair and my face.
This super-cute styled-shoot perfectly portrays 'love at the fairground' better than my 14-year-old self ever did, that's for sure.
Shot on location in South Shields, North East at the Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, it's a celebration of the millennial bride and groom - cool, fun, alternative, and up for a good time!
I'm a big fan of making the most of your surroundings on your wedding day so, I absolutely LOVE those heavy pops of colour! What an awesome backdrop a fairground makes for a modern couple.
The show-stopping pink 'Fleur' gown by Anny Lin is a perfect example of how to be contemporary but still look like a fairytale bride. The hand-made choker (courtesy of Creative Director, Karen Bell) brings it right up-to-date.
The groom owes his dapperness to Woven Durham where you will find a much more unbounded range of suit options than the general 'monkey suit'.
Question: Where was this Eliza Jane Howell 'Star' gown when I was getting married?
If only I could turn back time.
This is the perfect gown for the millennial bride who is rarely out of her converse... ME!
Check out more from this dreamy shoot in the gallery and see below for a full list of the suppliers and creatives, including our very own Book Of Love fave, Poppy Dover!
- Photography – GASP Photo Co, www.gaspphotoco.com
- Hair and Make-Up – Lisa Jones, www.lisajoneshairandmakeup.co.uk
- Models – Grace Bungoni & Joseph Lawson - Tyne Tees Models
Creative Director – Karen Bell
Eliza Jane Howell (STAR GOWN)
Anny Lin (FLEUR PINK GOWN)
Poppy Dover (POWER OF LOVE TOP)
David Fielden (STRAPPY DRESS)
Cape – ASOS and hand embellished by Kathryn Russell
Grooms Attire – Woven Durham
How cute is the love at the fairground shoot? Heart eyes all round 😍
I'd love to know what you think in the comments below! As always, please like and share this post with bride or grooms-to-be looking for fresh inspiration 🙌🏻