Elegant, Romantic, + Retro

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True style doesn’t fade. That’s the feeling created by this styled shoot from a group of Newcastle-based creatives and stylists.

With a nod to timeless, mid-century, retro elegance re-imagined with a fresh coastal feel, here are some styles for brides wanting a day that captures shades of classic, old-Hollywood glamour while still telling a modern-day love story. With a beach-town backdrop, these ethereal images make the most of the coastal colours and soft winter light.

A bit like the town of Newcastle itself, the resulting styles are really a mixture of old and new. It shows how it’s possible to hold on to the best of the past while still being open to embrace and create the new.

Vintage Hollywood meets Festival Queen

This is a look for the bride that wants something different. The hair was brushed out to create a wispy halo, taking advantage of flexible hairspray and dust teasing powder to enhance the style. To continue this bridal hair look with an edgy twist, her makeup featured vibrant rusty, warm tones. This choice amped up the eyes, while keeping it cry-beautiful and wearable. These shades also complemented the green tones in her eyes. Her skin was kept natural and neutral with an all over glow, ensuring the eyes were the stand out.

The dress is from Stone Cold Fox vintage, an LA-based label that takes inspiration from the delicacy of vintage clothing and seeks to make it fresh again.

Ethereal Boho Princess

A traditional bridal look which is all about romance. The hair was created with clip-in extensions to create volume. Layered braids were intertwined and then pulled out for a whimsical finish. Baby’s breath was used to form a soft crown in front of the braid. A brown smokey eye, using warm brown tones enhances her blue eyes, finished with a pop of shimmering light on the eyelids. The skin has a fresh finish with a flush of pink to the cheeks for softness.

 

60s Glam Beehive

Tease. Tease. Tease. The 60s beehive is at once both sexy and elegant, and simply an iconic look. For its creation you need to smooth the hair while leaving the ends bouncing. Leaving out small sections of hair at the side and back gives a soft but retro finish. Neutral eyes with only a wash of shimmer over the entire lid were set off by a classic black liner and flick for extra definition. A matte skin, with dimension added to the high points of the face was a perfect fit for this retro-era style, finished by a deep red lip for an edgier take on the classic 60s red.

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