This afternoon it feels as though we have stepped back into a different era.
I have a glorious shoot to share with you; which is a collaboration of some brilliant wedding suppliers. Inspired by 1930s county manor opulence, there were pretty florals, glamorous attire and super styling.
There are so many ideas here to inspire you vintage lovers.
“Full of Georgian splendour, Godwick Hall was the inspiration behind this new shoot by some of Norfolk’s newest wedding suppliers. Piled high with luxurious décor and style, this beautiful manor house in the lost village of Godwick in Norfolk became the backdrop to this gorgeous shoot. From the yellow plaid sofas and emerald green walls of the drawing room to the impressive oak dining table and oversized mirrors, we started to piece together our colour palette of rich golds, warm plum and highlights of soft peaches and champagne silk.
We were won over by the romantic notions of spending an intimate day marrying your favourite by a roaring fire and drinking elaborate cocktail mixes with friends on the sofa until the early hours.
Our vision was a mix of 1930’s vintage inspiration but with a modern edge. A shimmering silk dress made from an original 1930’s pattern by Screen the Starlet with a stunning bow-back detail was the perfect look for our girl. Thanks to its easy timeless simplicity, the dress was able to take a striking heavy make-up look. This is not for the faint-hearted – Georgina Suzanne used a mixture of rich golds on the eyes and created drama and glamour with a deep vampire-esque lip, using three shades of purple and a touch of red for a luscious lip. Betty’s Beauty painted nails in a soft metallic rose gold and an opaque dark plum on the toes.
Zany’s Boutique worked on a plaited updo with loose tendrils so the look was not too perfect – we wanted the hair to be more relaxed than true vintage hair styling. Georgie finished her look with Melissa Morgan Designs beautiful vintage headdresses, a mix of gold and diamante vintage brooches that she lovingly puts together. We had a second look with a floral crown made of pussy willow and waxflower by The Country Garden Florist.
For our guy, we wanted to strike a balance to give him just the right amount of country cool. We styled him with a laidback pairing of casual camel chinos and mustard tweed jacket, then added quirky accessories; a green and yellow bowtie, a plum handkerchief and buttonhole of ranunculus, hellebore, viburnum berries and eucalyptus. For extra English-gent chic, we swept Adam’s hair to one side and slipped on a pair of well-polished tan shoes.
Capturing the groom’s excitement before the vows is as important as the bride’s, so we created a little moment for him to relax and reflect with a whisky cocktail and broadsheet paper. And Archie the dog got involved too!
We really wanted to go all out on creating a luxurious space with a floral focus. With the emphasis on golds and plums, The Country Garden Florist went for a luxe floral vibe, mixing peach roses with deep black grapes and viburnum berries for colour, pure white hellebores and ranunculus for a soft edge, and pussy willow for tactile texture. A large dose of moss kept the look informal and effortless, though the use of urns on tables and in hallways was in keeping with the grand surroundings of Godwick Hall.
The idea behind the bouquet was for it to have a loose, natural feel, giving the bride’s classic 1930’s dress a slight edge, in keeping with the bold make-up. Pure white hellebores and ranunculus, peach roses, grey-blue succulents, the almost petrol-like colour of viburnum berries and the silky catkins of pussy willow all intertwined to create a beautiful unison between soft and romantic, and modern and wild. Effortless, unstructured and utterly gorgeous.
All other arrangements were designed around the same colours, with delicate dill and dried fruits added to the long table centrepiece. Urns were the perfect vesssels for the elegant surroundings of Godwick, so large ones were filled with white antirrhinum, viburnum opulus, pussy willow, eryngium and hellebores. Mini ones featured a mix of all the flowers use throughout the shoot, using different shapes and textures to avoid the look being too rigid. The final effect was unrestrained and informal, but also commanding and stately in the grand rooms of Godwick Hall.
The Little Lending Co. provided the décor and props for the day. From the slate chair backs and reindeer hides on the chairs to the little vintage books and stone bottles on the mantelpiece in the drawing room, plenty of relaxed vintage hire pieces were used to dress the room ready for an intimate ceremony set-up. We wanted to give the shots a sense of isolation, of tying the knot in a country manor on a crisp early spring morning.
We used beautiful vintage props nestled amongst the floral arrangements that helped to create some special moments between our models. Brass candle sticks, antlers, open books and little brass deers were clever little touches that brought the table to life and were perfect accompaniments to those loving glances across the table. Pears were spray painted gold and little flag name places with calligraphy writing were made for each table setting.
Our Love Quote ‘When I saw you I fell in Love and you smiled because you knew’ was written on a blackboard and easel to create a beautiful entrance for guests to see on arrival and set the tone for the day. With natural light flooding the staircase, the shots of our couple were the kind to be treasured. We hope you love them as much as we do.
Photography was by DSPhotography and LP Photography was the 2ndshooter for the day. Darena worked on creating a soft lighting through the edited images to create easy timeless pictures.”
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photographer | DS Photography
Photographer | LP Photography
Venue | Godwick Hall, Norfolk
Florist | The Country Garden Florist
Styling and Prop Hire | The Little Lending Company
Models | Adam Starkey & Georgie Lomax from Sandra Reynolds Agency
Hair Styling | Zany Boutique Hair Salon
Make-up Artist | Georgina Suzanne MUA
Nail Technician | Bettys Beauty
Bridal Dress | Screen the Starlet [email protected]
Bridal Accessories | Melissa Morgan Designs
Grooms Attire | Stylists vintage jacket and accessories
Oh wow. How glamorous!
Thank you so so much to everyone involved in this shoot for allowing me to share the results on WWW today XOXO Lou