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!
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.
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!
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?
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!
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!