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Focus on Wirral pub for magazine photoshoot
11:07am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
A WIRRAL pub provided the backdrop for a team of makeup artists and fashion stylists who took over for a magazine fashion shoot.
The Hilbre in West Kirby was the setting for The Jilted Bride, which depicted a bride going back to the pub for a drink.
Stylist Kerryn Grady explained why the Hilbre was chosen as the setting for the shoot. She said: "I've been in the industry for a number of years and this is the first time I've used a pub as a setting for one of my shoots.
"I chose this venue as it is a real, authentic British pub, where you go for an afternoon pint, and I felt it would make a nice contrast to these extravagant vintage wedding dresses.
"The shoot went brilliantly! Josie and her team were so helpful, and the pub itself was just perfect as it was spacious with good lighting.
"The Hilbre has been my local for years, and I knew has been given a new lease of life by Josie.
"As we're targeting local magazines I thought it would also be nice to shoot in a local establishment and hopefully bring a bit more patronage to it."
Kerryn Grady explained the idea behind the shoot: "We wanted to show how anticlimactic it is after the big day, and how brides never want to take their dress off - this theme is nothing new - so we modernised the idea by setting it in a pub.
"We decided that this bride was more angry than upset at being left at the altar, so she goes to her party but there is definitely a melancholy feel to the pictures as she poses alone without her groom."
Licensee Josie, who has run the pub for almost a year, said: "It was really exciting to have a fashion shoot take place at the Hilbre – it's not often we have a models and team of stylists and makeup artists at the bar.
"Whilst the shoot was taking place, the customers were really intrigued with what was going on.
"We had a lot of fun and we invite Kerryn and the team to use the pub as a backdrop anytime."
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