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Mr&MrsUnique at Aynhoe24


Afternoon lovelies :-) This afternoon i have the pleasure of sharing a very unique shoot organised by my lovely friend Erica of Mr & Mrs Unique, a wedding directory full of creative wedding suppliers. Erica told me;

“I wanted to create something special to celebrate Mr & Mrs Unique’s first year, a unique wedding photo shoot that showcased our colourful array of suppliers; a blend of the extraordinary, talented, the crazy and downright amazing!

I decided to hold the photo shoot at the opulent Aynhoe Park, with its tasteful excess and eccentric decoration of art and curiosities collected from around the world, I couldn’t think of a better backdrop for our suppliers!”

Erica got together some of Mr & Mrs Unique’s amazing suppliers with Alexa Loy who photographed the shoot and Draw Down The Stars who captured it all on film. I love the eclectic array of decor, the magnificent backdrop of Aynhoe Park with it’s amazing taxidermy and the brilliant fashion.

Thanks so much to Erica and all involved for letting me share this lovely lovely shoot today.


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Credit where credit is due…

Photographer: Alexa Loy Photography

Second Shooter: Anna Bowkis Photography

Styling: Erica Willoughby-Smith at Mr & Mrs Unique

Venue: Aynhoe Park

Bride dresses:

Feathered dress & Lace dress by Charlotte Casadéjus

Cream sequinned top & skirt & pink jewelled by Wilden Bride



Bags & jeweled headpieces by Carlotte Casadéjus

Feather & Flower headbands by Bijou Bijoux

Shoes: Rachel Simpson at Luella Boudoir

Car: Karma Kars Cotswold

Yurt: Wedding Yurts & The Raw Chocolate Parlour


Heart Cookies & Mr & Mrs cupcakes by Nevie Pie Cakes

Snake cake & Bronzed square cake by North Star Cakes

Peonies tiered cake by The Sugared Saffron

Yellow & grey cake by Claire Kemp Cake Studio

Cheese wedding cake by Halsey’s Deli

Canapés & Tarts: The Social Pantry

Stationery: Dolce Roopa

Table styling, crockery & glassware: Lavender & Linen

Flowers: Bella & Fifi

Wedding gifts:

Bird teacup & saucer, horse rocking chair, chair with union jack cushion from The Mint List

Video: Draw Down the Stars

Models: Valerie McCallum & William De Coverly

Hair: Holly Power [email protected]

Make Up: MAKE UP Artist Boutique [email protected]

Words: Paul Chambers


Just amazing!!! What a brilliant team and such inspiring results. Thanks so much to everyone involved for letting me share this shoot today XOXO Lou

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  1. 26.02.2013 at 2:18 pm
    Laura {Babb Photo} says:
    Lovely work everyone. I love Aynhoo park!
  2. 26.02.2013 at 2:55 pm
    Danni The White Rose says:
    I LOVE this venue and this is an exciting shoot, so many fabulous details and the oh so fabulous KarmaKar x
  3. 26.02.2013 at 2:55 pm
    Becky Male says:
    Wow - love the dresses! The bride on the huge chair, what a cool shot. Love so many of the details in this shoot. Excellent photography Alexa.
  4. 26.02.2013 at 3:00 pm
    Nicola Mason says:
    What a fantastic shoot, there's not one thing i dont like! Great work by alot of talented people x
  5. 26.02.2013 at 3:15 pm
    Lizzie Jones says:
    It was amazing to spend the day at Aynhoe Park with such an amazing bunch of creative peeps, thank you Lou for featuring the photos on your blog X
  6. 26.02.2013 at 4:26 pm
    Alexa Clarke Kent says:
    Gorgeous photos! It looks like you had a field day doing this shoot. The venue, styling, models, details are all beautiful
  7. 26.02.2013 at 5:06 pm
    Kat Hill says:
    SUPER gorgeous! Love it xx
  8. 26.02.2013 at 5:13 pm
    Cristina Rossi says:
    Amazing shoot! Love it! Fab venue! x
  9. 26.02.2013 at 6:23 pm
    Adeline Tye says:
    This is my new favourite venue. I have been drooling over it for the past couple of months and am now drooling over these images! Love all the dresses! And if I were to re-do my day, it would be here!
  10. 26.02.2013 at 8:26 pm
    Kate Cullen says:
    This was one of the best days I have ever had - a bunch of super-talented wedding people! Thank you to Mr & Mrs Unique for bringing us altogether.
  11. 26.02.2013 at 8:48 pm
    michelle waspe says:
    awesome, sumptuous imagery!! fab work as always xxx
  12. 26.02.2013 at 11:30 pm
    Lauren Baker says:
    Amazing shoot! Oh what i would give to shoot there, lucky Alexa and you did it justice- fabulous and really creative photography xxx
  13. 27.02.2013 at 2:59 am
    Jennifer (TheWeddingMile) says:
    Fantastic! You don't see nearly enough giraffes at weddings these days... xox
  14. 27.02.2013 at 7:05 am
    Grace says:
    I really love that Champagne Bar tent! Really novel idea. The whole wedding looks lovely actually. Lovely photos!
  15. 28.02.2013 at 2:31 pm
    Lou says:
    amazing, thanks so so much for all of your lovely comments, this shoot is amazing :-)) Xxxx
  16. 01.03.2013 at 6:28 pm
    Alexa Loy says:
    Wow thank you so much for all the comments, means so much to me- the shoot was amazing to work on, the team were amazing, I would love to get married at Aynhoe! x
  17. 03.03.2013 at 7:11 pm
    Emma-Jane {Buckingham Events} says:
    Some fabulous food shots (I'm a foodie lover!) - am off to source those amazing heart cookies. Great work (although not a fan of the animal usage if I'm really honest but if I close my eyes to those) love it x
  18. 03.07.2013 at 5:11 pm
    HenorStag says:
    I love this shoot! It is so different and individual! The dresses used throughout are simply stunning. And as for the champagne bar and animals- very creative!
  19. 20.03.2014 at 4:19 pm
    Hailey @ says:
    Like others, this photoshoot is absolutely wonderful. The dresses are the best and the one with the slit on the left leg I could see myself wearing. That is one sexy dress!

    Best Wishes


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