Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Behind the scenes at the shoot A/W 2013

So I am currently waiting, very much with baited breath, to see the results of my photoshoot from last Sunday. While I am waiting I thought I would share some of my (not so good) photos from the location and on the day of the shoot. I was incredibly lucky to get such a stunning venue, which did require slightly military precision planning to get to and get the shoot done in time but thankfully everything did go to plan. The house itself can be hired out for events and I would say if you are looking for somewhere spectacular this really is the place. 

Potential shoot location.

Couldn't resist a pic of this smiling chap

The spectacular marble hall

One of the potential room locations

The usual suspects were gathered together for the shoot - Paul taking the photos, Roy creating beautiful hair, Fiona doing fab things with make up and Nicola bringing along some strumpet hats and general fabness. We had a wonderful model Olivia from colours agency and I had managed to borrow some amazing accessories from Pam Jenkins and Rene Walrus.

Sparkly shoes for dancing

Paul in action

Our beautiful model Olivia getting hair and make up done.

I cannot wait to see what all this adds up to down the camera lense but from what I saw in the back of the camera I am really excited. I am very lucky that Paul has already sent me one official image from the shoot so incase you missed it on facebook, here it is again. Fingers crossed there will be more soon to show you.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Rowanjoy real bride - Debi

Debi came in to see me during the summer to chat about getting a dress made for her wedding. The main requirement, flattering her baby bump. She wasn't looking for a traditional wedding dresses so we looked through my made to measure dresses but none of them were quite what she was looking for. After spotting the Ella dress and having a chat about how it could be adapted, we knew we had the one. The dress was made in a beautiful pale pink and gold silk satin and used the lace from the original Ella. I made it knee length and lifted the waistband to make the dress empire line so the skirt just draped over her bump. To complete the look Debi got a lovely headpiece and birdcage veil made by Rene Walrus from a piece of the lace. Doesnt she look beautiful.

Rowan xx  

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Maggie Mowbray Millinery

Here is a little bit of sunshine on an absolute misery of a day. I recently lent out some dresses to the Milliner Maggie Mowbray for her spring/Summer 13 Collection shoot and have just got the images back to show you. Arent they gorgeous? I think the dresses and hats go so well together and I love all the abundance of flowers in the room. 

I should have even more photos to show you soon of my new bridal and eveningwear shoot.

Rowan x

MUA Sian Lidgate
Photo Anette Schive
Hair Austen Thomson
Milliner / Styling Maggie Mowbray Millinery
Model Charlotte Elizabeth Black

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Rowanjoy Real Bride - Kirsty

I admit it, I have been terrible at blogging over the last few months but wedding season well and truly took me over. The joy about having done so many wedding dresses and worked with so many lovely brides this year means I have lots of gorgeous photos to share with you. 

Which brings me to Kirsty and her very special version of the Ella dress. Kirsty loved the shape of the bodice of the dress but wanted to have it more fitted over her hips so I added in a gathered lace panel which gave the dress much more of a twenties look (which matches kirsty's gorgeous hairpiece perfectly)Kirsty also like the idea of a more open back so we took out the panel at the back and used a vintage necklace to hold the shoulders up. And, well, doesnt she look amazing.

Rowan x

P.S How awesome is their dog?!

Thanks to fellow GWC creative Lisa Devine for the photos