Inspired by local record stores and the Pacific Northwest's grunge rock history, Karrie (of Sparks Fly Events) contacted me with the idea to do a rock and roll inspired wedding shoot! I was super excited about the concept and was 100% on board. We were both disappointed in the lack of variety of "rock and roll" weddings, and in our research there was a lot of the same look. Lots of black and red color schemes. We decided to create a luxe-grunge wedding styled shoot with plenty of rock and roll cred, but with luxurious textures and a heavy dose of glamour. Glitter and Leather. Studs and Roses. Our "bride" is a truly rock and roll gal, a local burlesque dancer (she performed in Adventures in Oz with me, as the Tornado!), and the "groom", who can rock a serious man-bun, is a former coffee shop owner (my former boss, actually!). These two are rad folks, but not in a relationship with one another, though it was fun to have them as our models! Her amazing nails were actually my inspiration for my crazy emerald city nails for Adventures in Oz! And you might recognize her studded jacket, it's one of my favorite pieces from my closet and a regular here on the blog in my outfit posts.
I was so in love with the braided faux-hawk the ladies at Embellish created! Mae's grey hair was perfectly unconventional, yet chic, and the up-do gives homage to punk culture, while still being glamorous and pretty. Her Elizabeth Stuart dress was classic and elegant, but the giant tulle skirt was so much fun and playful. As we walked down 6th avenue, the huge skirt flowed out behind her in the wind. I also loved how it was slightly blush, a departure from more traditional white and ivory dresses, but still decidedly bridal.
We went with tons of gold and blush in the color scheme, and lots of sparkle. Who says rock and roll isn't glamorous?
So many wonderful vendors contributed to the shoot, so scroll down to the bottom to see all the amazing talent involved!