We don't normally re-blog anyone else's work but....... Since Rent My Dust loves vintage color, we thought we would share with you this amazing Retro Glam styled shoot featured recently on Modele Weddings by Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events and Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography. It is a bit over the top for most brides but I think you will see that sometimes color and vintage do go together! Hope you enjoy!
“Staged in Hicksville, a “TRAILER PALACE” hidden deep in the desert scrub near Joshua Tree, miles from the paved road…it was here that we created the set for what was designed to be an all American scene, staged in a “POST APOCALYPTIC” desert setting (think Mercury, Nevada bomb test site), styled as retro-glam in hyper-color."
As the scratchy old radio played Loretta Lynn on repeat, the set echoed an over-saturated, cloying, over-the-top 1957 scene. The bride is celebrating her perfect day, her perfect husband, her perfect fantasy life.
Heavy-handed, blown out hues – you can almost taste the saccharine cherry pie and intentionally cliched props setting the stage for our protagonist to celebrate her dream moment.
Oblivious to her surroundings, she poses in exaggerated domesticity while around her time and life has been shattered. It’s Mad Max 30 years earlier and she’s the last hold out of a forgotten life. She serves and preens, desperate to fulfill the role.
Slowly she winds towards emancipation. The fantasy starts to unravel. The idealism fractures, and by the end of our story she casts off the foisted role. Screw him. Screw this.
She tears off her chains to the obligations of the past, turns to face the future and realizes it’s too late.
“Life is not perfect. We are unapologetically imperfect women in imperfect times still in pursuit of our perfect unions.”
Modèle Weddings acknowledges and thanks the following talented vendors for their contributions to Retro-Glam in Hyper Color:
Makeup – Tara Dowburd-Luftman of Make-Up Therapy
Hair – Stephanie Ovalle of Make-Up Therapy
Florals – Carly Cylinder with Flour LA
Chairs and Props – Archive Vintage Rentals
Tabletop Rentals – Casa de Perrin
Linens – La Tavola
Cake – The Butterend Bakery
Pies – Porch Pies
Dress – Dolly Couture
Dress Alterations – Leah Bauer
Apron – Two Design Divas
Mannequin – Bob Gail Special Events
Model – Pauline Van Valin