You may have heard about the fabulous TwoBirds dresses designed for Bridesmaids of which, offer 15 style ways to help you and your maids create different looks depending on your theme! – Perfect for all shapes and sizes, your girls can choose the style they are most comfortable in and shows a little of their individuality within a larger group!
These versatile gowns allow the perfect opportunity to alternate small details and recreate your look as you transition from ceremony to reception! Inspired by this idea, we caught up with Amanda from Dantuma Photography who has teamed up with Swan Brides, Groom Hire and Alcumlow Vintage Farm to demonstrate 3 different bridal looks from the different necklines. Providing the finishing touches were Flowers on the Cobbles, Kreative Hairdressing, Sarah Dunn Make-up and Time for Sweetpea.
B o h o inspired
In keeping with the Bohemian style we used the cream Two Birds dress from Swan Brides and chose the “Knotted Tank” wrap which made it soft, floaty and in keeping with our whimsical feel. Make-up was kept to a minimum with a natural blush to the cheeks; it brings more attention to the eyes. Hair was kept to loose waves making it soft and romantic which complimented the floral head piece perfectly. The look was finished with a olive tweed blanket with pea green tassels from Tweedmill. Armani our model bride looked stunning!
Our setting was next to the beautiful lake at Alcumlow Vintage Barn, a very special location which felt so peaceful and magical. The beautiful grasses and lakeside was the inspiration for our floral headpiece, bouquet and buttonhole from Flowers on the Cobbles, which used English grown flowers and foliages where possible such as the delicate Tanacetum Daisy, Asparagus fern and Jasmine foliage. This created a natural wild look with a whimsical touches.
No Bride is complete without her groom, welcome Daniel who was our “Mr Darcy” for the day with wavy dark hair wearing a olive tweed waist coat with matching bow tie from Groom Hire, he complimented our Bride perfectly.
L o v e in a Shepard’s Hut
For this look we wanted to push the boundaries and do something for the more edgy bride wanting something a little less conventional. We were inspired by a Shepard’s Hut and wanted to create a romantic gypsy style to appeal to Bride’s & Groom’s looking for an unfussy yet flattering alternative theme.
Gill from Kreative Hairdressing styled Armani’s hair to make the look pretty and playful to suit her gorgeous long locks by creating a loose side French plait with wild floral details. Make-up by Sarah Dunn Make-up complimented this look by using a warm colour palette to create a natural, rosy glow.
Our Groom adopted a real relaxed and casual look, with his sleeves rolled up to reveal tattoos, paired with bow tie and stark red braces instantly created a less traditional look and incorporated real personality with just a couple of vintage style choices.
B a r n Glam style
To create a more glamorous evening look we choose the Grecian Twist middle back wrap style for our Two Birds dress and to complete the look hair was worn up with a crystal headband for a Gatsby glam feel. Her hair loosely pinned to create height and volume complimented a more formal elegance and enhanced the feature of the headband. Our Groom wore a dinner suit in royal blue with a black edged trim and bow tie.
A juxtaposition of both rustic and delicate, the barn theme is complete with this stunning paint palette iced cake designed by Time for Sweetpea accenting a robust elegance in tones of ombre buttermilk yellow and detailed with 3 halo’s of fondant flowers and sprigs of greenery.
It is amazing how you can create different looks with the beauty of having just one versatile dress! As there are 15 different ways of wearing the Two Bird dresses so many more looks are possible with a touch of your own personality! We would love to see your style!
For more Boho-look inspiration visit 6 of the Best details for a beautifully Bohemian day and check out the pretty boho beach real wedding of Amie and Stuart
Shoot dream team
Photography Dantuma Photography
Location Alcumlow Vintage Barn
Bridal Boutique Swan Brides
Groom attire Groom Hire
Hair Stylist Kreative Hairdressing
Make Up Sarah Dunn Make-up
Cake design Time for Sweetpea