the urban vintage bride

The Urban Vintage Bride

orange and lilac bouquet

Hello readers! The pretty just doesn’t stop this week on b.loved!  Needless to say I get some pretty exciting styled shoot submissions in my inbox, but the ones that most excite me are the ones that are showcasing something refreshing and new.  That’s exactly what I loved about today’s shoot from Charlotte Garratt and Emma Lucy Photography, who mixed Charlotte’s vintage bridal designs with a gritty urban backdrop and absolutely stunning statement bouquets & headpieces from Fearless Florals to create something a little unique.

Charlotte explains more ~

The shoot came about as I’ve been wanting to shoot with the fabulous Emma Lucy ever since she moved to Brighton, and after chatting with her with we decided to base it there as she knew the area and lots of fabulous places to go! We wanted to create an urban, edgy look which is very much Emma’s style, and I wanted to focus it on bridal fashion to inspire brides and give them an idea of a few different looks that can be easily achievable. So we combined the edgy, fun streets of Brighton with fashionable styling!

the urban vintage brideforhead band from glitzy secretsbrooch bouquetthe urban vintage bridebridal shoes by marsha hall

Look one is very much a glamorous look, with a beautiful forehead piece by Glitzy Secrets as the main focus point. Around this we decided to style the hair with lots of height, sweeping into an elegant plait. Make-up added drama with a hint of colour to the eyelids whilst the gown, with a full skirt in lightweight satin chiffon creates a great photo opportunity! We decided to change the look up, alternating between a stunning brooch bouquet, and an equally stunning floral number. Matching earrings and bracelet finished the overall look. 

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For look two, we wanted to create something slightly more chic and sophisticated. A statement floral piece of fresh flowers is a fun, chic alternative to a hair wreath and is another great feature for a photo op.

Photo by UK photographer Emma Lucy Photo by UK photographer Emma Lucy Photo by UK photographer Emma Lucy

For later in the day we choose to switch this with a beautiful hand made creation by Natasha Jane. The red lipstick and backless style of the dress add a hint of daring, and to finish the look Marsha Hall created a pair of stunning bespoke shoes made with lace from the dress.

Photo by UK photographer Emma LucyPhoto by UK photographer Emma LucyPhoto by UK photographer Emma Lucy


Photography: Emma Lucy Photography // Bridal Designer: Charlotte Garratt // Model; Jessica Landauer // Florist: Fearless Florals // Hair Stylist: Yolande Carella // Make-up Artist: Poppy Glendening // Stationery Designer & Button Bouquets: The Finer Details // Jewellery: Glitzy Secrets // Headpieces: Natasha Jane  // Shoe Designer: Marsha Hall


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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