Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Rowanjoy Real Bespoke Brides May - Alison, Carrie and Jennie

3 Gorgeous brides for May all in bespoke dresses, all completely different.

Alison's dress was a gorgeous simple, classic shape where it was all about the design details on the bodice. The dress was made in a beautiful pearl coloured duchesse satin with a keyhole and button detail at the back but it was really all about the shoulder detail. Stunning beaded and diamante appliqu├ęs were added on the cap sleeve of the dress and just finished off the dress perfectly.
I also had the pleasure of making Alison's bridesmaid dresses, who all chose different designs in 2 gorgeous shades of teal. Don't they  all look beautiful.

 Carrie was my gorgeous bride all the way over in America who discovered me through my etsy shop and ordered a completely bespoke gown. The inspiration for Carrie's dress came from the styles of the thirties and she chose a gorgeous panelled design with low back detail. A beaded ivory lace with silver details was layered over a champagne silk satin and the scalloped edge of the lace finished off the neckline and hem of the dress. Carrie also commissioned a juliet  cap veil which works perfectly with the style of the dress.

Photography Anna Rebecca Photography, Nashville

For Jennie's dress some cape action was the one big design feature she was looking for and some damn good cape sleeves she got. A delicate, gold embroidered tulle was used for the sleeves and was combined with fabric from her gran's wedding dress to make the bodice of the dress. Jennie accessorised her dress with the most amazing brightly coloured pompom headband. I think Jennie looks utterly fab and completely comfortable in her dress, surely a dress you can do Kate Bush arm wafting in can only be a good thing.

Photography The Curries

Rowan x

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Descend into Dusk

 When I organise photoshoots I always find the location the hardest piece of the puzzle to organise. Whether it's that I can't find somewhere that has the right look or I can find somewhere but they want to charge a fortune/we can't get access/is on the other side of the world, it can be really difficult. But sometimes the perfect location pops up on your instagram feed and it belongs to your friend and you know you have to do a shoot there because it is beautiful.

And that was this flat.

Layers of peeling wallpaper, perfect muted tones, torn paper on the floor. A space in decay that we imagined our girl had grown from and was part of the building itself. Her outfits merge with the colour palette of each room - layers of lace and organza grow up her body, torn ruffles of silk and tulle burst out of seams and vintage wallpaper prints combine with soft lace. Her hair is tangled and knotted, braiding and lace from her clothing weave their way up and around her head. Decaying and dying flowers grow out of the peeling walls and cascade down the fireplace onto the remnants of the flat's previous existence.

Descend into Dusk.

Photographer - Paul Marr
Make Up - Bo Kawczynska
Floral Installation - Rachel @ Hedgerow
Location - Emily @ Fantoush
Outfits - Rowanjoy

Rowan x

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


It was an absolute joy to see our 'Like a Daydream' photoshoot featured in the Herald Magazine on Saturday, there is nothing better than seeing your work in print. The shoot started life as an idea between myself and the wonderful florist Linzi from Jack Fleuriste. Taking inspiration from Edward Scissorhands, pastel poodles and Tim Walker shoots we wanted to create a surreal, dream world with an overload of candy colours and florals. 
We had the wonderful dream team of Paul Marr photographing, Roy Rogers doing hair and Rachel Gallagher on Make up and with our gorgeous model Rhiannon, everything came together just perfectly.

I absolutely love the images we created so here are the full set for you to have a gander through.

Rowan x
Clothing - Rowanjoy  
Photographer - Paul Marr  
Make Up - Rachel Gallagher 
Floral design and Headpieces -  Jack Fleuriste 
Model - Rhiannon Elliot