Two alternative winter styled brides

Today we have something rather different for you; the incredible pictures of two winter inspired bridal looks, for the bride who is looking for something alternative. Emma Brooks, part of the creative team behind these looks, calls them ‘edgy’, ‘outrageous’ and ‘mysterious’ – and we totally agree!

Just look at the detail that has gone into these two looks; the magnificent make-up, quirky hairstyles and the quite frankly outrageous hair accessories. When you think ‘birdcage veil’, we don’t think you will be expecting this!

These theatrical looks have been wonderfully captured in these pictures by Gavin Conlan Photography…

“This is exactly what happens when creative and talented minds come together. Edgy, outrageous, unique and unexpected are words that I would use to describe my ‘Birdcage’, but this is no old school, historical piece.

Winter styled bride with chicken mesh and barbed wire veil

“For the veil I used chicken mesh secured by barbed wire, with a focal point of silver sprayed thistles.  I wanted a pop of colour so used purple orchids, which stood out for a dramatic feel. 

Bride with long hair and chicken mesh birdcage veil Alternative bride with chicken mesh and barbed wire veil

“For the hair and make-up our artists created an ‘avant-garde’ look inspired by the magical world of Narnia. Hair is fuzzy, dense and frizzy, with a combination of both soft and spiky textures adding a perfect backdrop to the barbed wire veil.

Bride with purple orchids in hair and chicken mesh veil

“The skin almost resembles  a blanket of freshly fallen snow, with the iridescent, glistening, and dewy texture created by highlighting and illuminating in pale nude tones, with the addition of silver leaf to complete the drama.

Bride with purple orchids in hair Bride with chicken mesh veil

“The look is perfectly completed using ‘Chelsea Beautique’ pure mink lashes and a slick of white mascara to open the eyes.

Bride with long hair down hairstyle

“This is the edgy look, and the overall result did not disappoint.”

Bride with purple orchids in hair and chicken mesh veil Alternative bride with purple orchids in hair

Winter inspired alternative bridal looks

“Creative, theatrical, mysterious, priestess are perfect words to describe the styling for this winter styled berry crown.  I wanted to use an abundance of berries and textures including twisted wire and birch, and it had to be imposing and bold.

Bride with berry crown and long wavy hair

“Hair inspiration was derived from the colours and textures of a dense winter woodland; soft roebuck brown shades, twig-like sharp zig-zag shapes merging into the crown itself.

Bride with winter berry crown

Alternative bride with winter berry crown Bride with winter berry crown

“The theme continued through to the make-up, with shades and texture of woodland tree bark, leaves of warm shimmering gold, copper and rust with a hint of berry. Our artist created a very strong contoured look emphasising bone structure and radiant skin.

Bride in black dress with winter berry crown

Bride's red berry crown Bride wearing crown of sticks and red berries

“‘Chelsea Beautique’ pure Mink lashes added a soft, fluffy, winged out effect to finish the look.

Bride wearing winter inspired berry crown

Bride with red berry crown Bride in black dress with red berry crown

“It’s always a privilege to be able to collaborate with a creative team I was so excited to see the perfect result.”

Alternative bride in black dress and winter berry crown

Photography: Gavin Conlan Photography

Make-Up: Emma Brooks Make-Up

Hair: Beautiful Hair 4 Weddings

Flowers / Headpieces: Wild Poppies

False Eyelashes: Chelsea Beautique

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