Morning everyone! Ella got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago and asked if she could share photographs from her 1920s wedding inspiration shoot with us all on the English Wedding Blog… and I couldn’t resist. The story behind Ella’s shoot is wonderful – inspired by Ella’s Nan – and the images by Alter Ego Portraits are divine. I’m going to share everything with you on the blog today from Ella’s first email to me, the images and a full list of everyone involved in the shoot.

1920s wedding inspiration photography martin plant (1)Ella, you and Tommy look absolutely gorgeous and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your shoot with us today. Do keep in touch and let me know how the wedding planning goes! Claire x

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“Dear Claire,

I was recently asked if I’d be interested in participating in a vintage style 1920’s shoot by photographer Martin Plant of Alter Ego Portraits. I jumped at the chance as I have always had a deep affinity with the 20’s. My grandmother gave me a photo of Jessie Matthews and I had to admit the likeness was uncanny. I also have a theatrical background and staring at her photo always gave me a sense of belonging, of coming home.


Just one click will have you smiling and feeling great – it did for me! When I first found the Alter Ego Portraits website I loved it instantly. If I wasn’t glued into Manchester I’d be there now, pouting and giggling for a fantastic photoshoot. The lovely Erica can show and tell you more about Alter Ego Vintage Photoshoots than I can, so here she is for an inspiring guest post!

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Whoosh. One minute it was Christmas and now, here we are, deep in the heart of wedding season – all in the blink of an eye. Everyone we know who isn’t planning their own big do is picking outfits, debating headwear (de rigueur since Kate & Wills’ do) and snaffling up nude court shoes for their next outing.

However, while the congregation tends to approach wedding-dressing in a fairly conservative manner, the brides we meet tend to all want something truly individual. This is why we love English Wedding, Claire always manages to find something to inspire us – and we were honoured when she invited us to write a guest blog. We’re very lucky to have met many brides here at Alter Ego Studios – all of whom are gorgeous, creative and inspirational themselves.