Paris...the Rock and Roll Way!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tuesday 12th Oct...officially the best day of my year so far. About a month ago, I decided to get into be honest, I still dont know how to use it but what I have been doing is posting up my website in the name of shameless self promotion and hoping for the best. It was on such a day that I was Tweeting when I got a phone call from the lovely Penny from Tigerlily Wedding Planners was one of those dream phone calls that we all hope for. "Would I like to come to Paris and shoot Kat from Rock and Roll Bride in a Marie Antoinette styled shoot"...errrr is the sky blue? For those of you who dont know Kat Williams is the candy pink haired, tattoo covered author of alternative wedding blog Rock and Roll Bride her mantra "my aim is to provide a little haven of kick ass weddingness in the overly poofy, pastel and often puke-worthy wedding world. If you’ve ever picked up a bridal magazine and felt queasy, or trawled the internet and felt disheartened by what you didn’t find, well my friend you are in the right place! ♥" Loves it!

Soooo one month later, Im up at the crack of dawn (4am) to get the 6.55am Eurostar into Gard de Nord :-) I had never been to Paris before and so was bursting with excitement. Its safe to say Paris rocks big time.
The team consisted of David McNeil Photographer, Cassandra Rizzuto on hair, Shell de Mar awesome assistant and Penny from Tigerlily who worked incredibly hard sourcing many many beautiful pieces for the shoot including a handmade crown by Kirstie from Flo and Percy, shoes from Emmy 3 stunning dresses from no other than Ian Stuart
The weather was perfect, crisp and sunny but quite chilly but it didnt matter as we were rushing around Paris, hopping in cabs, sweet talking the hotel staff to keep our rooms for longer and thanking taxi drivers with tiny cakes for his wife. We caused a frenzy at Sacre Coeur, when Kat resplendent in her pink haired glory and massive tulle wedding dress got drew a massive crowd and got papped by literally a hundred tourists. To top the day off we made a dash for the Eiffel Tower at sunset and to capture the massive structure with amazing light. I feel very lucky to have been involved in this project, Rock and Roll Bride has a huge following and so it will be excellent exposure for me. Plus the team worked so well together it couldnt have worked out better if we tried...Good times!! The full story goes live n Kat's blog tmorrow at 9am!!

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  1. Your blog is fantastic. Your work is amazing!! The shoot looks oh soooo FAB!! I will be up bright and early to read the full blog. I love rock n roll bride x
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  2. Congratulations Alison! The shoot looks amazing - now I am even more excited about having asked you to do my wedding make-up next June! m.v.b. xxx (I'm the crazy girl who wrote to you in May this year about my wedding next June)