Girl in a Wedding Dress


On my arrival in Edinburgh one of my first missions was to find where all the vintage retailers lived. My search was as I’d thought not too tricky. Practically round the corner from my new home is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and most thriving high streets, Stockbridge. Within this small community lives St Stephen Street. And what a street it is! Independent retailers galore. One of my favorites is Those Were The Days Vintage. A vintage retailer owned by the fabulous Claire Paterson. Behind a curtain at the back of the store lies an absolute treasure chest for any bride to be looking for an alternative wedding dress. One of those jaw dropping situations that brings back memories of your mum saying “Don’t Touch!!”…But clearly all you want to do is touch!







twtd001I could literally spend hours in this shop! And any bride to be should be sure to pop in and see Claire’s collection of wedding dresses, a unique array of gorgeous and well cared for original gowns from 1920′s ‘Hollywood Glamour’, to 50′s & 70′s mini A lines. Not to mention the Lace and quite stunning veils!



Next up on my mission was to find a make up and hair specialist. Not a difficult one, they do not come much more special than the utterly gorgeous team at Miss DixieBelle. Casci was the girl with the plan and did quite a bloody fantastic job! A Glasgow girl with a big heart and a lorra soul!







Casci was a true professional and turned our stunning model Marie-Clair in to a perfect 50′s siren. One of all our favorite eras. I can hold up my hand and say that if (sorry, when!) I am ever in need of a vintage styled make-over then I’ll be skipping gleefully along to these gorgous gals parlour!








     Next up was lil ol me.


I had such fun doing this shoot.


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