Wedding inspiration - Rock n' Roll meets vintage (and there's a motorbike!)


If your style has a good measure of rock and roll and a dash of vintage, then this wedding inspiration shoot could be right up your street!

And if we do say so ourselves, we think this street is a particularly awesome one where you’ll find beautifully delicate bridal dresses and wild florals living right next door to old-school tattoos, a vintage motorbike and a very cool gold-top Les Paul guitar. If this all sounds like a bit of you then read on…

Tattooed bride with red and pink hand-tied bouquet
Rock and roll bride and groom in church

Located at the beautiful Furtho Manor Farm amongst the Northamptonshire countryside (with its own church I might add!), the scene opens with the arrival of the groom on a vintage motorbike to await his bride.

She meets him within the intimacy of the stone church wearing a beautiful two-piece ensemble; an intricately sequinned camisole matched with the softest grey tulle skirt and finished with some cheeky floral leather pumps, perfect for the bride who values style as well as comfort!

Her hand-tied bouquet is a stunning display of informally arranged scarlet roses and soft pink peonies and feathery astilbe interspersed with eucalyptus, thistles and seed pods.

Groom on vintage motorbike
Rock n roll bride and groom on church pew
Rock and roll bride and groom laughing
Just married with motorbike

For the after party shots, we hit the industrial style barn for his and hers cocktails. Beneath the festoon lights and soft drapes, the table is set for two against a black tasselled backdrop. The red and pink colour palette of the wedding florals is also picked out in the stationery and beautifully hand painted on to the cocktail board and replicated across the menu and place cards.

Wedding cocktail board black and red

The table is completed with a nod to the vintage motorcycle; a battered oil can filled with matching blooms, and the statement cake takes centre stage. A black tasselled creation with gold brushed bas relief roses topped with handmade sugar roses and calla lillies. 

Black tasselled wedding cake with sugar flowers

The motorbike and Les Paul gold top electric guitar complete the couple’s evening shots with the bride wearing a full skirted dress and a beautiful wrist corsage, leaving her hands free to devour a slice of their wedding cake!

Bride and groom on vintage motorbike
Rock and roll bride and groom with Les Paul guitar
Tattooed bride and groom eating wedding cake

The Dream Team…

All of this gorgeousness was created by a collaboration of awesome suppliers who put their incredible talents together to produce a kick-ass shoot!

Photographer: Nicola Dawson Photography

Venue: Furtho Manor Farm

Florals: Wild Rose Florist

Stationery: Anna Jane Designs

Drapes and festoon lights: McGee’s UK Ltd

Cake: Cherry Tree Cakerie

Bridal wear: Sequinned camisol and grey tulle skirt by Bowden Dryden; Jacko floral leather trainers by Florence; and white bridal gown by Sassi Holford. All supplied by Woburn Bridal

Groom’s wear: Model’s own

Models: Cara Hodges-Melia and Wayne Russell

The Gallery