Modern Bonnie & Clyde Inspired Bridal EditorialAlexandra Knight Photography
Continuing with the Art Deco theme today I have this stunning Bonnie & Clyde inspired shoot to share with you. The creative team mixed modern elements with timeless details to put a contemporary twist on the much-romanticised outlaws, creating a beautifully moody and inspiring editorial…..
A few words from photographer Alexandra Knight ….. “Our shoot was inspired by the dichotomy of rough vs soft, rustic vs elegant and law abiding vs outlaw. Our stylist was inspired to create a vision of a modern Bonnie – of Bonnie & Clyde fame. A woman who represents diversity and elegance no matter what she encounters. One who is unafraid to take (fashion) risks, like her white Halston Heritage jumpsuit. A jaunty, cream wool beret sewn with gardenias on the vine and pampas grass finished off the iconically modern look.
Her horse is our Clyde, and his presence reflects the wilder elements of Bonnie’s style – like her colorful bouquet. Sepia-toned flowers with pops of jewel tones byFlori Flowers represent the theme of rustic elegance, with a twist. The palette was brought to life with hues of peach, plum, and caramel and a little bit of soft blue. The feeling the shoot was to evoke is that maybe there is a little outlaw in all of us, a restrained wild elegance.
Bonnie and Clyde were outlaws in a time of the Great Depression and the myth is a romanticized version of stylish, devil may care attitude. We featured Bonnie alone in this shoot and traded in her gun for a beautiful bouquet of flowers, but made sure she still had a stylish getaway car. The vintage Bentley parked on a long, gravel road along a rustic country fence is a timeless image.
Our stylist has a background in theater and the shoot was composed like a set complete with a custom made artisan sign emblazoned with ‘Just Hitched’, giving the illusion of being a street sign on a rustic road.“
Isn’t it fabulous?? As always, a huge thankyou to everyone listed below who lent their time and talents to bring this creative editorial to life. And especially to Alexandra Knight who captured it all so perfectly. If you love Alexandra’s images and would like to see more of her work do pop over to her website at www.alexandraknightphotography.com and don’t forget to find and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Now if this has you dreaming of an Art Deco wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this prohibition inspired shoot with a contemporary twist or this floral filled aristocratic beauty (all the way from Russia), and this oh-so-elegant Gatsby inspired affair in a palette of black and gold. Or if you want to see how to throw a modern art deco wedding of your own, Samantha & Kent’s sophisticated celebration at Biltmore House is an absolute must see!
Credits & Contributors
Photography: Alexandra Knight Photography || Ceremony Venue: Private Residence || Event Planning: Darling Be Daring Events || Floral Design: Flori Flowers || Hair & Makeup: Andrea Yasmeen || Wedding Dress: Halston || Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Papell || Submitted via Matchology