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Kitsch Christmas Wedding Makeup

I’m all about embracing the quirky and whimsical aspects of life, and when Pix by Vix came up with the idea of a kitsch wedding shoot I jumped at the chance to be involved. It would be a great way of showing how easy it is to inject a burst of personality into the age-old tradition of tying the knot. And what better time to infuse some kitschiness than during the festive season?

But, and it’s a big one, Vix wanted me and my husband to be the models, as it just so happens that my husband, with his grey beard and flowing locks, looks a tiny bit like a certain Mr Claus! In true me style I said yes without thinking it through. All I could think about were pretty dresses and seeing the husband dressed as, what some would say, is my dream man! (Joking of course. I’m already married to him!) And so, a dream team was assembled and together we embarked on a journey to create a bright and bold kitsch Christmas wedding photoshoot.

First and foremost, the colour palette was key. Bold, vibrant hues took centre stage. The brightest pinks, blues and reds filled the Orangery we were using for the shoot. The venue in turn let in the most wonderful light, which made everything so much brighter. The table was adorned with glittering baubles, bright beautiful plates and candles, and festive evergreen foliage. TMS Events, who not only dressed the venue and table, also made the floral arrangements. Which were bursting with seasonal blooms, every detail was carefully curated to evoke a sense of festive cheer.

It wasn't at all about embracing the traditional symbols of Christmas. This photoshoot took kitsch to new heights with unexpected twists and playful touches at every turn. The Christmas tree, filled with pink lollipops and oversized bows and beads. Quirky ornaments, from Funfair signs to vintage toys straight out of a retro winter wonderland. Or how about a charcuterie board, overflowing with treats that are as delicious as they are eye-catching, with Christmas tree lollipops and gingerbread cookies, with a beautifully decorated Yule log stealing the show? Honey and Walnut Grazing made all this and the tastiest mince pies.

The outfits were equally bold and whimsical. I had 3 different items from the amazing Castle Brides and the husband had a very smart morning suit from their impressive collection. We had a great time trying on all the different dresses and suits at their showroom. The jumpsuit was my absolute favourite and paired with the handmade bright and beautiful jacket from Adorn Bridal by Ashley, I never wanted to take it off! Ash also hand made the stunning veil, bow, headband and napkins. That’s talent right there! It was also an opportunity to give my Irregular Choice Christmas shoe collection an airing. The husbands’ shoes were also his own.

I totally jumped at the opportunity to have my hair styled as, you’ll have heard me say to anyone enquiring if I do hair as well, I have no idea what I’m doing! Thankfully Debbie from The Falls at Hi Style stepped in and transformed my poker straight, fine hair into a gorgeous vintage style. Complete with Bettie Bangs!

We were ‘married’ by the fab Debbie T Celebrancy, who also rocked Ash’s amazing jacket!

When it comes to weddings, tradition often reigns supreme. So it's always refreshing to see people embracing their individuality and bringing it, loud and proud, into their big day. If this shoot encourages just a handful of couples to be bold and ‘out there’ with their choices, then we’ve done our jobs!

Photographer & Concept @pixbyvix

Venue dressing & Florist @tmsevents

Jacket, Gloves, Veil, headbands & napkins @adornbridalbyashley

MUA & Model @franklybeautifulmua

Grazing board @honeyandwalnutgrazing

Celebrant @debbietcelebrancy

Bridal wear & suits @castlebrides.bridal

Bagpiper & male model @outlandpiper

Hair @thefalls_at_histyle

Venue & some props @britishironworkcentre

Shoes - models own @irregularchoice




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