The perfect escapism for a quiet Monday afternoon. Dreamy and romantic wedding ideas with a Parisian feel.
Pretty pastels, delicate details, tulle and lush blooms create the perfect inspiration for those of you hoping to create a charming wedding. I simply adore the fine art photography, fresh make up and that cosy fluffy jumper.
Thanks so very much to Bowtie and Belle Photography for sharing this shoot with us today.
“We’re a husband and wife team known as Bowtie and Belle Photography, based in the beautiful Cotswolds. Our style is relaxed fine art photography; combining both digital and film for a timeless, romantic look.
Paris; the city of love was the inspiration for our bridal photoshoot at the picturesque Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire.
For quite some time we’ve had one theme in our heads, an idea to create light, beautiful imagery inspired by all things Parisian. Our aim was to combine the delicate colour palette of pretty pastels with elegant classic styling; as if looking through the window of a wonderful Parisian boutique.
Working with a group of talented wedding suppliers we wanted to transport brides-to-be and show how they too can take from this style for their big day. We hope you’re inspired and love the images as much as we do.”
Tags: Bella Bridal, Bo Boutique, Bowtie & Belle Photography, Bridal Shoot, Cake Daydreams, Cleartouch, Cotswolds Vintage Party Hire, Ivory and Co, Kate Cullen Styling, Liberty in Love, Marie Green, Merle & Morris, Samantha Davis Makeup, The Flower Girls, Tinker Jo
At the beginning of planning a wedding it can be tricky to pin down an idea and go with it. I hope this afternoon’s feature will assist you a little along the way, as a host of talented suppliers came together to inspire couples with this shoot.
Curious Fair teamed up with Mr & Mrs Unique suppliers to create a Moroccan Nights inspired wedding. With scrumptious delicacies, jewel tones and a lot of style.
“I run a wedding directory called Mr & Mrs Unique that focuses on unique, creative and bespoke wedding services. One of the things I love them most about my job is when our listed suppliers want to get together to create a stunning photo shoot.
Natalie from Curious Fair called me to say she had an idea for a gorgeous Moroccan bridal shoot. Curious Fair are bespoke event and handmade wedding designers. They are dedicated to bringing to life creative and bespoke events whilst providing a professional and high quality service, so I knew whatever they were thinking about creating.. it would be amazing!”
Curious Fair: “The idea for a Moroccan shoot came from a meeting via wedding hour with the delicious Mimosa catering. Their food & cafes are inspired by Moroccan cuisine, featuring rich tagines & Moroccan style sharing platters. We wanted to create a styled wedding shoot with a twist, displaying an intimate family feast rather than a structured formal meal. We decided to stick with neutral tones for the styling focusing on reclaimed wood, eclectic silverware, glass vessels, concrete vases & blue and white ceramics.
We chose to design a muted backdrop to set off the vibrancy of the rich colour flowers & Moroccan dishes. We were thrilled when Frieda & Sophia came on board to create the bold & unique floral design. The location was Brixton East, a 19th century converted furniture warehouse. Its original wooden floors and quirky details were the perfect backdrop for this intimate shoot.”
Tags: Bridal Shoot, Brixton East Wedding, Charlie Brear Wedding Dress, Curious Fair, Ears & Whiskers Wedding Dress, Frieda & Sophia Floral Design, Jessica Withey Photography, Lovehair & Co, Mimosa, Mr & Mrs Unique, The Aviary, The Beauty Aisle
Let’s escape to dreamy lavender fields. The bees are buzzing, the sun is shining and there is a bride and groom about to commit to one another for a lifetime.
The concept behind these wonderful images today was to create English country wedding ideas for couples. I love the purple colour scheme, the idyllic setting and the delicious looking cake.
Soak up the loveliness.
“When it comes to planning a wedding, the starting point is always location, location, location which is why Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings are always on the hunt for exciting hidden gems to work to inspire a new generation of brides looking for something more personal and unique. Last August we came across these beautiful lavender fields on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, filled with an abundance of varieties and shades of English lavender; and as dusk fell the lavender took an altogether different hue which combined with the lavender essence was just heavenly.
Wolds Way Lavender was the perfect natural setting for our shoot and for a bride and groom to say their “I do’s”. The lavender was a stunning backdrop for us to create a contemporary, romantic and natural wedding shoot to showcase some new styling ideas, gowns and lavender refreshments.
We invited some of Yorkshire’s top wedding talent to collaborate with us and use their expertise to inspire a new generation of brides: renowned country photographer Annemarie King., hair stylist Emily Hawkes, makeup artist Louise Lunn, bridal gown boutique Andrea Bambridge Bridal and Queen of macarons Lynne at Medici Macarons.”
“Our overall vision was to create a quintessentially English country shoot, but with a twist, using natural light and vintage lace, knitted textiles, Japanese kimono silks and cut glass to a create soft, romantic style. We chose strong blues, purples and pinks to compliment and contrast with the lavender.
For the bridal bouquet, groom’s button hole, aisle, alter and table flower arrangements we handpicked blue and purple Hydrangea, pink Japanese Anemone and dried grasses to contrast and offset against English lavender. We are great supporters of the Great British Garden Revival and local flower growers of seasonal, traditional British flowers.
We like to think in words and pictures and were inspired by the song “Lavender blue” and the lyrics were incorporated into our wedding stationery collection.
We designed a guilt-framed order of ceremony which stood at the entrance to the ceremony area on an ornate rustic iron stand. The collection also included invitations, certificates, personalised menus, eat, drink and be merry cards for the cake and lavender refreshments and labels for the lavender confetti.
Our concept for the shoot was to create four inspirational elements within the lavender fields: a beautiful ceremony area, a table setting design, a lavender inspired cake centerpiece and refreshments and a dreamy bride and groom walk through the fields.”
Candy coloured fun inspiration with a dash of sparkle to brighten up your Saturday morning :-)
I love this retro aqua and pink styled engagement shoot, which is full of ideas perfect for weddings too. Think pastel blooms, an ombre layer cake and sparklers for starters.
Thanks so much to Audra Wrisley for sharing these images today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“For this shoot, we hoped to create a shoot of retro-styled engagement photos, hosted at Glen Echo Park. Glen Echo is the oldest amusement park in the US, and operated through 1960 as such! I loved imagining how many summer nights and love birds this park has seen throughout the years, and we hoped to create a spirit of sweet nostalgia with this shoot. I loved teaming up with such a fabulous vendor team, and a beautiful couple to create a shoot filled with these dreamy images! Together with Le Mariee on makeup and hair, Kelly Shore with Petals by the Shore, and an amazing ombre cake and table scape created by our lovely model Colleen, we crafted a beautiful shoot including tones of subdued reds, pastel aquas and pinks. Including a retro vibe with a modern twist, the model’s pastel pink hair and adorable A-line Vera Wang dress fit in perfectly with the vintage amusement park. We ended the shoot with a few sparklers and fireworks, which was the perfect ending to a steamy summer shoot!”
Afternoon lovelies :-)
Those of you that have been following the WWW editorial shoot images; I hope will enjoy this little feature.
Whilst the team and I were busy putting together the shoot, we had the fantastic Jacob Davies from Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions capturing everything on beautiful film. Plus I have some sneaky behind the scenes images thanks to Carey Sheffield and her assistant Jasmine Andrews.
It’s lovely to relive this day over again, hit the full screen button and turn up the volume to enjoy to the max :-)
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Carey Sheffield
Photography Assistant | Jasmine Andrews
Film |Jacob Davies - Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions
Creative Direction/ Styling | The Bijou Bride
Location | Moggerhanger Park
Cakes | Delicieux Cakes
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist | Essex Wedding Beauty
Paper Flowers | Tissue Blossoms
Tableware and Dark Chairs | Hélène Millot Furnishings
Flowers | Joanne Truby Floral Design
Models | WWW real bride Kate, WWW real bride Katy, Kirsty-Anne Tritton
Dresses & Hairpieces | Heritage Brides
Tea Lights | Dot Com Gift Shop
To see the rest of the shoot see below ;
Thanks sooo much everyone :-) XOXO Lou
Tags: Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions, Carey Sheffield Photography, Wedding Films, Woodland Wedding Ideas