This afternoon I am so excited to share with you a major project I worked on alongside some super talented wedding suppliers.
I thought it was high time to get stuck into a new editorial project, creating bridal and wedding inspiration and ideas for my lovely readers.
I have a peek preview of the shoot’s gorgeous models; WWW real brides Kate and Katy and model Kirsty-Ann (plenty more to come). But today it’s all about the details and décor.
The idea behind the shoot was pared back elegance; set in the woodland with muted colour palette and dreamy photography. Raw materials taking a forefront with foliage arrangements and natural cakes. There are a few DIY tutorials to come too, so you can totally recreate the look yourself.
All of the gorgeous imagery is courtesy of the utterly wonderful Carey Sheffield…
Tags: Bridal Shoot, Carey Sheffield Photography, Delicieux Cakes, Essex Wedding Beauty, Helene Millot Furnishings, Heritage Brides, Joanne Truby Floral Design, Moggerhanger Park, The Bijou Bride, Tissue Blossoms, Woodland Wedding Ideas
Those of you who have yet to have your hen party are totally going to enjoy today’s feature. Why not share with your favourite girls and get excited or inspired about all things pretty.
I love how this shoot shows the girls getting ready together, looking utterly divine and enjoying a piece of cake at the end. Plus there are some beautiful florals and frocks.
Thanks so very much to Lato Photography for sending over these fantastic images today.
This afternoon we are getting lost in Lavender.
Clare and James met when they were 17, fast forward and they are planning their countryside wedding. They headed to Mayfield Lavender for their utterly dreamy engagement shoot. There really are no words. So beautiful.
Thanks so much to Murray Clarke Photography for sharing his wonderful images this afternoon.
Clare told me; “Jim and I met when we were at school – I first noticed him in our English class, where he was giving a talk on how to build a nuclear missile…!! We’ve been together since we were 17 and, despite studying at different universities, have now built a life together in London.”
“The proposal was incredible- we were on a camping trip travelling around Northern Italy and there were 3 days he’d organised that I didn’t know about. We bowled up to the most beautiful villa, Villa Bellpogio in Loro Ciufenna, where he proposed. We spent the next 3 days going around vineyards and being taught how to cook authentic Italian cuisine – it was perfect.”
This afternoon I have another glorious set of inspirational images to share.
We are going all natural, bohemian and country with this bridal look. Perfectly tousled hair, fresh blooms and a scrumptious naked sponge cake. Effortlessly beautiful.
Thanks so very much to Frankee Victoria Photography for sharing her images today, here is what she had to say;
“I hadn’t done a styled shoot before, but knew exactly the kind of thing I wanted to go for, kind of vintagey, kind of airy, kind of rustic. I’ve been so inspired recently by these kind of wedding details and wanted to put together something that was fun and simple, yet had a beautifully natural feel.
The dress is not a wedding gown at all, and was actually one of my own finds from an online shop – but felt that it fitted the brief completely (simple and beautiful!) I designed the table with little rustic details, the mini milk bottles I am in love with at the moment! No particular colour scheme, just a rustic and natural feel. Then I managed to get together with some fabulous local suppliers for some stunning wedding hair and makeup (Debbie Mac hair and MUA), gorgeous floral crowns from Stephanieverafter and Ami the cake fairy for that beautiful naked cake!
We had a little brainstorm and we knew that we wanted to do it up at Brill Hill in Oxfordshire (just up the road from me) - on the hill is such a beautiful place to shoot – overlooking the good old English countryside. I absolutely loved doing this shoot (it was basically like styling my own mini wedding!) and It was also such a great chance to get together with some local suppliers and have a bit of fun with it. Hopefully it serves as some inspiration to others too. :-)”
Tags: Ami the Cake Fairy, Bridal Shoot, Debbie Mac Hair and Makeup, Frankee Victoria Photography, Stephani Ever After
Sarah and Chris had a long distance relationship for 9 months; with Sarah living in New York and Chris living in France. But they set up home in Glasgow where Chris popped the question at the Botanic Gardens. They headed back there for their rainy romantic engagement shoot, which I just adore.
Lets savour the love.
Thanks so much to Anna Urban for sharing her atmospheric images this afternoon.
“Chris and I knew each other from school but it wasn’t until 2008 when I was living in New York that we got to know each other again. Chris came to America on holiday with a friend and we decided to meet up for 4th July weekend…and the rest is history as they say! We started a long distance relationship with me being in New York for another 9 months and Chris living in France. (There were a lot of expensive phone bills!) Eventually we both moved to Glasgow where we stayed for a few years and this is also where Chris proposed.”