1940s Photoshoot Hen Party in our portable photo studio

…And now for some more glamorous moments from this summer, from a 1940s photoshoot in our portable photostudio. This was for a particularly lovely group of girls, for a hen party this July. The Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties team had a real treat with this one, it was one of my favourite shoots from the summer, as the girls were great fun and happy to experiment with a variety of 1940s fashion styles, from tea dresses to daywear to 1940s movie star style gowns.

We were inspired by 1940s vogue and other 1940s fashion photography for this shoot. Further inspiration came from the wonderful dressing by our vintage clothing expert Ali from Frock n Roll, which went very nicely with our props and accessories.

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1940s Photoshoot

1940s Photoshoot

Vintage Photoshoot

Vintage Photography

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1940s makeover & photoshoot by Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties

1940s Photography

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Unusual moments from the summer’s vintage hen parties no. 2: a mountain drive in a 1940s racing car!

We had such fun dressing up and shooting our 1940s hens for our first vintage hen party photoshoot with a vintage car, and 1940s hair and make up! It took place in Oxford this July. Our photographer certainly had a lark combining the styles of 1940s photography with modern photoshop fun and games!

These two ladies were transported into the mountain scenery in this comic shot…

Vintage Car Photoshoot

The beautiful bride to be looks very authentic in this shot, doesn’t she?

Vintage Car Photoshoot

Here’s the bride to be’s sister looking very 1940s vogue, too.

Vintage Car Photoshoot

1940s Photoshoot

And the rest of the ladies!

1940s Photography

Our vintage photographer was really having fun combining 1940s photography with modern day photoshop in this image. Zoom zoom!

Vintage Car Photography

Tally ho!

Vintage Car Photoshoot

A 1940s photoshoot hen party by Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties

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A fantastic hen party game!

Here’s a fantastic game that was played by the fun, lively hens at one of our vintage hen parties in East London.

The toilet paper bridal wear game!

Vintage Hen Party Ideas

How to play:

1. Split the hen party into teams

2. Give each team at least 1 loo roll

3. Each team has ten minutes to create the best bridal dress they can out of loo paper, on one girl in their team – start the timer!

4. When everyone has finished, you can ask the bride-to-be to judge the dresses, provided she has stayed out of the competition! To ham it up a little, get someone to walk each toilet paper bride down an imaginary aisle and sing ‘Here Comes The Bride’ theme tune!

a bride toilet paper

5. Have a prize ready for the best!

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Wildlife at our vintage hen parties!

A rather unusual post, but here are some fauna that wanted to get in on the action at our vintage hen parties! Or should I say, wildlife that wanted to join in with the high life!

The dog who really wanted a 1950s makeover and photoshoot!

1950s Hen Party

The cool, contented jazzcat who wanted a little speakeasy feather fan tickle from a 1920s flapper – he stayed all through the Charleston class and just couldn’t get enough of the cosy sofa! From a hen party in East London!

Charleston Hen Party

A male cuckoo bee doing an alarm call – looks a little like a Charleston side legkick! One of our hens at this 1950s makeover and photoshoot was also a bee expert. Apparently these male bees don’t sting!

1920s Hen Party

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Unusual moments from the summer’s Vintage Hen Parties!

Those unexpected moments that we loved best from this summer! More coming soon!

Something unusual is afoot at one of our 1920s hen party photoshoots in East London…

Vintage Photoshoot

Careful now girls… (Shimmy-lin and Honey Winchester grit their teeth and predict hen party health and safety mayhem…)

Vintage Photography

Shimmy-lin: ‘Please make sure the bride to be is not in plaster cast for the wedding, ladies…’
Hens: Fit of giggles…

Charleston Hen Party

Woah…..

Vintage Hen Party

Ta da!!! Truly plucky, gals! Tally-ho! In the spirit of those crazy flappers and intrepid ladies of the 1920s, too-too spiffing!

Great Gatsby Hen Party

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Charleston Dance in the Telegraph!

Our website is featured in this article in the Telegraph! From flapper to cocktails: a step-by-step guide to arranging a 1920s speakeasy-style-party:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/10404483/How-to-throw-a-1920s-cocktail-party.html

Vintage Tea Parties

It’s by Lulu from our friends Betty Blythe, who we work with on our vintage hen parties!

Style Me Vintage We were also featured in her recent book, Style Me Vintage: Tea Parties.

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A rather creative 1920s photograph by one of our vintage photographers

I love this rather creative photo from one of our 1920s hen party photoshoots in May!

Our vintage photographer did a little photo-montage, and she placed rather spiffy hen Karen on the gramophone – here she is dancing the hitch-hiker in all her finery!

Charleston Hen Party

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Images posted here with kind permission of Karen and friends.

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