Summer of Love

In order to combat the dark dingy days I thought it was about time to bring back a little sunshine into our lives. We have been lucky with ‘The Summer of Love’ shoot as the photographs have appeared on the front cover of Unique Bride Magazine as well as in The Boho Wedding Blog but now I get to share MY favourite shots with you all.

Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate

Photography: Louise Holgate

Hair & Makeup: Sarah Russell from SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup

Dresses:  LuxeBridal 

Flowers: Fusion Flowers 

VW campervan: Kathryn Marsh

Models: Nathan Bennett and Meghan Howard

To see the press coverage for the shoot check out the Boho Wedding Blog press page and Unique Bride press page.

To see the full collection of photographs see my portfolio



Summer of Love

Friday saw a milestone in SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup’s history. We made a very big update to our Press section of the website.

Here is what is was about …

We’ve been keeping the ‘Summer of Love’ photo shoot under wraps for months but now we can share the love as they have now been published in issue 3 of Unique Bride Magazine, available from 30th August 2012.

The shoot took place on a very breezy summers day in kings norton, close to Solihull in the West Midlands. With LuxeBridal providing the stunning vintage wedding dresses, Louise Holgate taking all the photographs, Fusion Flowers creating beautiful arrangements, Kathryn Marsh bringing along the star of the show Pumpkin the VW campervan and not forgetting our two models Nathan Bennett and Meghan Howard who brought it all to life.

We had to contend with the wind, muddy bogs left by the torrential rainwe’ve been having an the fact that Pumpkin the VW camper wouldn’t fit under the entry gate to the shoot location! But we all rallied round and due to all our hard work we pulled off a successful shoot. So successful in fact that Unique Bride Magazine have put us on the front cover!

So here you are for you all to enjoy …

Unique Bride Issue 3 Cover – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editor’s Letter Page – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 1 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 2 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 3 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup

And even more excitingly the editorial includes a ‘How to get the look’ section written by yours truly. Learn how to do your own relaxed wispy waves …

Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 4 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup

And last but not least SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup has very first advertisement in print!

Unique Bride Issue 3 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup Advert


I do … IN VINTAGE

I do in vintage

I do .. IN VINTAGE wedding fayre

Blakelands Country House, South Staffordshire DY7 5DP
Sunday 29th July 2012

Next sunday the beautiful Blakelands Country House will be opening their doors to host the ‘I do .. IN VINTAGE’ wedding fayre organised by the lovely Eve (a photographer) and Victoria (designs, bakes and decorates wedding cakes).

Pre-register here for you chance to win a photographer and cake for your wedding day!

I was lucky enough to be involved in their promotional photo shoot back in june so I got to see the stunning surroundings of Blakelands Country House myself. Set in idyllic countryside it has an old creaky charm but with all the luxury that you would expect from a top hotel. The main house built in 1638 provides a perfect back drop to anyone wanting to add a bit of character to their wedding. So use this as an excuse to come and see the house for yourself as well wander around and chat to all those amazing vintage exhibitors.

Make sure you visit the ‘Blue Room’ as that is where I will be with the SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup stand alongside Luxe Bridal who sell the most amazing vintage wedding dresses.

I will be offering a special 1960′s inspired promotion during the show so make sure you visit the SGR Vintage stand to get your beehive for £10. Walk-ups will be available but if you would like to pre-book your appointment please email me: sgr.makeup@me.com

See the ‘I do … IN VINTAGE’ blog featuring SGR Vintage Hair and Makeup

Here are some of the photographs from the photo shoot so you can see what lovely treats are waiting for you. I look forward to seeing all you beautiful vintage brides on sunday.

Sarah xx



Champagne, Cupcakes and Wedding Dresses

I was lucky enough to join the amazing girls at the LuxeBridal headquarters for their open day. They were showing off their exclusive range of Vintage Wedding Dresses from the glitz glamour af the 1920s right through to the hippie 70s.

Brides were treated to a glass of champagne and a stunning cup cake, supplied by Emily from Buds & Bows Bakery .

I was there to style the bride’s hair to help show off the beautiful head pieces from Cherished Vintage Bridal Accessories.

And to top it all off Louise Holgate Photography was there to capture it all on camera.

I had a lovely day meeting all the brides to be and the wedding dresses were pretty stunning too!

Check out Louise’s photographs of the day below:



Are we about to pop-up at an event near you?

Its been busy here at SGR Vintage HQ while we’ve been busy planning our next events. Here’s where we’re going to be over the next few months …

Luxe Bridal
  Custard Factory, Birmingham  6th May 2012 11am – 4pm I will be joining the girls of luxe bridal as they throw open their  doors fors for drinks & nibbles.  There will be their amazing range of vintage bridal wear and headwear and I will be on hand to offer hair  styling advice and do so some demonstrations.

Call LuxeBridal on 07530690599 for more information

The Stoke Vintage Fair 

Kings Hall, Stoke

13th May 2012 12pm – 5pm

Pre-book to avoid disappointment:  sgr.makeup@me.com

will be offering special show prices Quick Vintage Hair £15 (20min)  Quick Vintage Makeup £15 (20min)  Lashes&Liner £10 (10min)  File&Polish £15* (15-20min)  *Includes FREE mavala mini  nail polish (subject to availability)

Midlands Wedding Festival St Mary’s Church, Temple Balsall,  Knowle, B93 0AN 23rd Sept 2012 12:30pm – 4:30pm There will be loads of wedding suppliers, afternoon tea and a free  goodie bag for those who pre-book their tickets. I’ll be there with my pop-up vintage salon with competitions, prizes and demonstrations.

Contact Felicity via her website:

http://www.fabulousbyfelicity.co.uk/contact-us.php

TBC: Vintage Chic Wedding Fair, Birmingham, October 2012