A Vintage Hen Party Inspirational Shoot
Photos by:  Velvet Storm Photography

velvet storm photography vintage hen party

The vintage hen party trend has taken the UK by storm and I have to say, these particular photos blew me away.  Velvet Storm Photography submitted this amazing vintage inspired tea salon shoot located at the retro tea cafe of Metrodeco demonstrating the new fad that has become increasingly popular among English women.  (Before I get ahead of myself, a "hen party", to all the individuals who might need this defined, is the United Kingdom's term for a bachelorette party.)  These lovely ladies decided to ditch the strippers, penis props, and cheesy veils to have afternoon tea and classy cocktails dressed to the nine in vintage attire.  Can you blame them?  As an admirer of classic films stars, this shoot was beyond my ultimate fantasy of a day out with my girlfriends.  SWOON!

velvet storm photography vintage 40s glam
velvet storm photography metrodeco cafe
velvet storm photography girl outside of cafe
velvet storm photography vintage cafe girl drinking tea

A vintage hen party is a fantastic idea for any bachelorette looking to incorporate her unique style into the wedding plans.  A whole day could be made of this incredible theme.  Hair and makeup could be done in the morning together as a group over mimosas, followed by tea and biscuits at a local cafe. Also, one could easily transfer these gorgeous looks into a night out on the town with cocktails and dancing.  

velvet storm photography hen party cafe cake
velvet storm photography yummy cafe cake hen party
velvet storm photography vintage cafe shelf of different teas
velvet storm photography women enjoying vintage cafe
velvet storm photography woman with the red flower
velvet storm photography cafe cookie plate
velvet storm photography vintage glam woman looking in mirror
velvet storm photography vintage tea set
velvet storm photography vintage radio

You might be asking, “Where do I get the wardrobe for something like this?”  Finding amazing clothes is part of the experience!  I have a few suggestions because it was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this theme.  Obviously if you had them in your current wardrobe that would be great, but think of all the fun you and your girlfriends would have raiding a thrift shop for some great looks.  Another idea would be to check in with your mother or grandmother to see if they have anything amazing lying around.  Family heirlooms are the easiest and cheapest way of getting around the "what to wear" problem.  Even try a costume store to see if they have rentals for the day.  You'd be surprised what is available! 

velvet storm photography vintage tea salon hen party
velvet storm photography woman in blue dress
velvet storm photography woman in blue dress sitting on leopard sofa
velvet storm photography vintage chic woman applying lipstick in mirror
velvet storm photography bachelorette party cocktails

If you are considering this as your bachelorette party theme, also think about hiring a photographer for the day to document the event.  It's such a unique and fun idea and you'd be sorry if you didn't have tons of photos to make the memories last a lifetime.  Who doesn't love getting their photo taken when they are all dolled up and looking extra sexy?

velvet storm photography retro girl with camera
velvet storm photography retro jeweled makeup
velvet storm photography hen party women enjoying cocktails
velvet storm photography retro chic woman in red dress with jeweled makeup
velvet storm photography hen party jeweled makeup
velvet storm photography vintage hen party woman prepares tea
velvet storm photography vintage hen party cocktails

Leave it to the Brits to take a sometimes sloppy, out of control tradition in the United States, and turn it into a refined and chic event.  If this is how the English celebrate getting married with just the ladies, sign me up for a "hen party" every weekend!

velvet storm photography vintage hair and feathered throw

Hope you enjoyed this Vintage Hen Party inspirational shoot!  Leave a comment below and tell me what you think.  I'd love to hear from you!  


velvet storm photography vintage hen party girls enjoying cocktails

Gallery

velvet storm photography retro glam makeup
velvet storm photography cafe treats
velvet storm photography woman sipping on tea
velvet storm photography blonde in red dress gossiping
velvet storm photography retro glam bachelorette party posing in front of cafe
velvet storm photography girl in cafe thinking
velvet storm photography girl fixing makeup in retro mirror
velvet storm photography bachelorette party drinks
velvet storm photography vintage tea cafe with retro women
velvet storm photography vintage hen party hair
velvet storm photography vintage hen party sandwiches
velvet storm photography vintage girl in fur in front of cafe
velvet storm photography vintage woman with camera
velvet storm photography vintage hair and earrings
velvet storm photography vintage hen party tea time
velvet storm photography vintage bachelorette party tea kettle

Vendors

Photography:  Velvet Storm Photography

Location:  Metrodeco

Hair:  Fine to Fabulous

Wardrobe:   Hope & Harlequin (Stylist:  Louise Hill)

Makeup:  Queen-G MUA  (Artist:  Gemma Parsons)

Models:

  • Daisy Miles (contact:  daisymiles@gmail.com) 
  • Lauren Bourne (contact:  lauren_bourne1@hotmail.co.uk)
  • Faye Mill (contact:  fmfayee@hotmail.com)
  • Isabelle L'Amour (contact: isabelle-l-amour@hotmail.co.uk) 





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