Today I am thrilled to share this amazing Vintage inspired Styled Shoot at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Images were captured by Barry Forshaw Photography with an incredible collaborative team.
I hand over to Barry Forshaw to tell you all about the shoot and the stunning Venue…
“I was a wedding registrar in Newcastle upon Tyne for almost 10 years and I conducted around 2000 weddings.”
“When I became a wedding photographer there were several quirky and unique venues I was aware of but many couples weren’t, and I thought that should change.”
“I approached Tyne and Wear Museums with the idea of doing vintage styled wedding shoots at the Discovery Museum and the Laing Art Gallery and they said yes!
“Once I had the venue sorted I needed to find some collaborators.”
“I met Michelle Whitfield, from Michelle et al Vintage Wedding, at a wedding fair and she agreed to supply the wedding dresses and became the overall stylist for the shoots. She has a vast collection of vintage and pre-loved wedding dresses and props.”
“For the Discovery shoot Michelle, along with our model Isabelle, chose a 1950’s full length wedding dress with vintage shoes.”
“Next I got a make-up artist called Laura Lou to apply make up to match the dress using subtle, stripped back 1950’s pinup inspiration.”
“Becca chose a hairstyle based on a Gibson tuck/roll which originated from Edwardian times and was later a popular style for women in the 1940’s.”
“It was achieved by curling all of the hair and rolling sections then pinning.”
“This was a great hairstyle for working women in the war as it kept their hair neat and out of the way, it became a popular fashion style after the war.”
“Anthony, our florist modelled his flowers on perhaps the biggest wedding event of the 1950’s – the marriage of Jackie Onassis and John F. Kennedy, utilising white gardenias and orchids.”
“The venue is outstanding and displays many exhibits of local history, including Turbinia, the 34 metre long ship built by Charles Algernon Parsons to test the advantages of using the steam turbine to power ships.”
“It also features examples of Joseph Swan’s early lightbulbs which were invented on Tyneside.”
“It houses the regimental museum for the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars and the Northumberland Hussars, exploring the human side of 200 years of life in the army, and is a very “hands-on” museum.”
“Discovery Museum has four rooms licensed for civil ceremonies: The Great Hall, Turbinia Gallery, Science Maze and Café.”
“The Great Hall is a magnificent wood panelled and tiled room with wonderful decorative metal arches.”
“With a capacity for up to 380 guests it provides a stunning location for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.”
“Turbinia Gallery houses the stunning 34m long ship which was once the fastest in the world. Guests can dine alongside it or perhaps gather here for drinks and photographs before a wedding breakfast in the Great Hall.”
“The Museum café overlooks the Story of the Tyne Gallery and can be hired for more intimate wedding breakfasts, drinks receptions and evening receptions as well as smaller wedding ceremonies. It can accommodate guest lists of up to 100.”
“The Science Maze gallery hosted Discovery’s very first wedding, which was featured in Don’t tell the Bride.”
“It is a versatile space, which offers guests the unique opportunity to explore its interactive science displays. It is suitable for parties of up to 100 guests.”
Thank you so much to Barry and the team for sharing this stunning Vintage inspired shoot.
From the exquisite hair and make up to the beautiful dress and cake and gorgeous floristry the look runs seamlessly.
What glorious images, exceptional styling and what an amazing location to create memories…
Venue: Discovery Museum – http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/venue-hire.html
Photography: Barry Forshaw Photography – http://barryforshawphotography.com
Make-up Artist: Laura Lou – LL Make Up – http://www.ll-makeup.com
Hair Stylist: Becca Lidford – Becca Rose Beauty – http://www.beccarosebeauty.co.uk
Vintage Wedding Dress, Accessories, and stylist: Michelle et al Vintage Wedding – http://www.michelleetalvintagewedding.co.uk/
Florist: Floral Design by Anthony – https://www.facebook.com/FloralDesignByAnthony
Wedding Cake: The Designer Cake Company – http://www.thedesignercakecompany.co.uk/
Bride: Isabelle Grace
Groom: Mungo Nicholson