WEDDING WEDNESDAY – HITCHCOCK INSPIRED SHOOT

Wednesday October 17 2012.

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After being talked about all year, The Girl starring Sienna Miller will finally hits our screens this weekend and I for one am very excited about it.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s the HBO/ BBC TV movie about Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with Tippi Hedren, the star of The Birds.  It also inspired the lovely Caro Hutchings and myself to recreate some iconic Hitchcock scenes in the Wedding context, as something a little different to inspire you brides to be.

The styled shoot, which I’m delighted to be sharing with you Bijou readers today, took inspiration not only from Hitchcock’s movies but also the actresses who starred in them.  Grace Kelly, Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak remain a key reference for brides who want to recreate that 1950’s look and luckily we had (the simply wondrous with a make-up brush) Kari Rodnes, on hand to recreate those classic styles.  Let’s start with The Birds, the film that made Tippi Hedren a star.
hitchcock bridal inspiration

Wedding dress by Oh My Honey

Tippi Hedren spends a lot of the movie running from the dreaded birds and Caro captured some great shots of our model in motion.  A vintage feather headpiece would be a great alternative to a veil for the 1950’s loving brides.  I find a black feather headpiece on dark hair creates a unique and unexpected effect.

the birds wedding inspiration

Wedding dress by Oh My Honey

Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious is one of the lesser known films in his catalogue but Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are sensational in it.  Notorious involves a poisoning (a bit of a spoiler, sorry!) which we’ve recreated here with our model whose sumptuously clad in vintage inspired bridal lingerie by Ayten Gasson.
hitchcock girl lingerie

Bridal lingerie by Ayten Gasson

It wouldn’t be a Hitchcock inspired shoot without a play on the famous Psycho shower scene.

hitchcock wedding cake

Giant Wedding Cupcake by Dixie’s Cupcakery & headpiece by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture

psycho wedding

Rear Window is one of my favourite Hitchcock movies, it is so full of tension and of course Grace Kelly looks divine throughout.  You can just picture this Oh My Honey Wedding dress on Grace Kelly, the nipped in waist and full skirt create such a beautiful silhouette.  An embellished belt or oversized sash would make the look personal to you and your Wedding day.

grace kelly bridal look

Wedding dress by Oh My Honey

Kari teamed smokey eye make up with vintage rolls to create this Grace Kelly inspired look.

hitchcock fashion

Wedding dress by Kate Edmondson

kate edmondson bridal

Wedding dress by Kate Edmondson

Dial M for Murder also starred Grace Kelly and this Wedding stationery design by Golden Apple would be perfect for building a buzz amongst your guests about the Wedding day.

hitchcock inspired shoot

Wedding stationery by Golden Apple Designs

hitchcock style

Wedding dress by Oh My Honey

And one final Hithcock reference to inspired you, this time from Vertigo where Kim Novak runs up and down a lot of stairs, to say anything else would spoil it for you.

vertigo inspired bridal

Wedding dress by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture & Headpiece by Natasha Jane

hitchcock styled shoot

Wedding dress by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture & Headpiece by Natasha Jane

bridal hitchcock inspired shoot

Wedding dress & Headpiece by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture

hitchcock inspired shoot wedding

Wedding dress & Headpiece by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture

So what do you make of your Hitchcock inspired shoot?  Did we miss any of your favourite Hitchcock movie moments?  And if you watch The Girl this weekend, share your thoughts with me below or on twitter.

hitchcock inspired shoot

Wedding dress by Oh My Honey

Credits

Caro Hutchings Photography – www.carohutchingsphotography.com

Sheila Udeagu Photographer’s Assistant – www.sheilauphotography.co.uk
Kari Rodnes Hair & Make Up – http://www.karirodnes.com/
Oh My Honey Wedding Dresses – http://www.ohmyhoney.co.uk/
Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture Wedding Dresses & Headpieces – http://www.kateedmondsonbridal.co.uk/
Ayten Gasson Lingerie & Nightwear – http://www.aytengasson.com/
Natasha Jane Hair Accessories – http://www.natashajane.co.uk/
Dixie’s Cupcakery Giant Cupcakes – http://www.boutiquecupcakes.co.uk/
Golden Apple Designs Wedding Stationery – http://www.goldenappledesigns.co.uk/
Models – Klaire Mcintyre and Agata Mazur