Category: Styled bridal shoot

Gatsby Glam – 1920s Bridal Shoot at Hayne House

As a professional makeup artist, I have long been fascinated with the roaring 20s era for fashion, glamour and sophistication. I was eager to incorporate the perfect 1920s bridal look into my portfolio for brides dreaming of a great Gatsby-style wedding… Hayne House in Kent was my natural choice for such a shoot. The ‘Former Hunting Lodge’ at Hayne House was once home to Edward Simpson and his wife. In the 1920s they would often travel to their other house at Port Lympne where they were entertained by Charlie Chaplin. I picked the luxurious colour palette of emerald green, gold,…

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Styled Shoot – Edgy, Intimate, Sustainable

Earlier this year Jude (stylist and venue owner of Wickerwood Farm) and Anna (floral designer from Tales from Apple Tree House) hatched a plan for an inspirational bridal shoot. They wanted to focus on intimate weddings (sign of the times) with an emphasis on sustainability, a subject close to both their hearts. The concept of the shoot was to depict the ever-changing seasons using dried flowers from Anna’s East Sussex cutting garden, as well as Jude’s interpretation of ‘festive luxe’. It shows how a smaller, intimate venue can be cleverly used to create a mood using natural, organic materials. The…

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Citrus Love Styled Shoot at Manor Barn

Today photographer Masha Unwerth shares the inspiration behind her zingy late summer shoot… This shoot was inspired by the citrus colour palette and summer Italian heat! With the end of the summer approaching I felt mesmerised by the amazing weather we still had and wanted to create something bold to inspire brides-to-be. It was important to keep this colourful shoot bold and crisp. To empower couples wanting to incorporate the vibrant colour into their wedding design. As a photographer I associate the vibrant colours of citrus fruits with Tuscan sun, which led me to the overall theme, Citrus Love. We…

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Garden of England Bridal Shoot at The Secret Garden

Today we hand over to Lily Jones Events to tell us all about the inspiration behind this beautiful, quintessentially British bridal shoot at The Secret Garden in Kent… Kent, also known as the Garden of England, is definitely one of the most beautiful counties to get married in. With its rolling hills, beautiful coastline, bountiful orchards and hop gardens, Kent was named ‘The Garden of England’ by King Henry VIII and has kept true to its name to this day with its iconic oast houses and, most famously, growing the strawberries for Wimbledon tennis tournament every year.  With its beautiful…

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Updates from The Boat Shed…

I think big things are in store for The Boat Shed, Hampshire from next year and beyond! (Above photos: Annamarie Stepney) With our first wedding this summer postponed until next May, we’ve already got three weddings next year to kick things off. And we have back-to-back appointments booked at our open day on 13th September so I expect lots more bookings to come in after that. (Above photos: Annamarie Stepney) This is the first open day we’ve had at The Boat Shed. We had a wedding fair in March, it was a great day with A LOT of suppliers in…

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Dutch Masters-themed Bridal Shoot @ Fabrica, Brighton

This unique and dramatic styled shoot was curated by Alex Cvijovic from The Wonderous Wedding Fair. Her vision for the shoot was to juxtapose the vibrancy of Dutch Golden age paintings with vintage florals. The palette was a combination of rich sultry colours with pops of blue and gold. The Venue Fabrica in Brighton is a former Regency church in the heart of the city. It boasts impressive stained glass windows, high ceilings, and a traditional overhead balcony. Now a contemporary art gallery, the venue allows a number of exclusive ceremonies to be held every year. Alex was looking for…

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The Boat Shed – Kitsch & Nautical Styled Shoot

Way back in March, before the world ground to a halt, I organised a styled bridal shoot at The Boat Shed. I wanted an opportunity to get some awesome photos of the venue and I knew I could count of some of my fantastic contacts to collaborate… I wanted a pro on board when it came to the ‘look’ so I asked Sally Gallis, Events by Design if she’d like to lead on the concept and styling… and boy, did she do a good job! The theme was kitsch/nautical. The idea was fun, tongue-in-cheek, saucy sailor-boy kinda vibes. As you…

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Country/Frida Kahlo Inspired Bridal Shoot

We’re in love with these images submitted by Toni of Cuttlebone Photography. The flowers are such statement pieces (especially the Frida Kahlo inspired crown!) and the white boots give a cool country vibe. Over to Toni to explain a bit more about the shoot… Brandon (Flowers 4) and I had worked together a few times on shoots and have been friends for years. For this styled session we wanted to create a country, rock and roll wedding with a side of Frida. A statement headpiece rather than the dainty norm and stunning bouquets filled with beautiful scented blooms and pampas…

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Styled Bridal Shoot at The Winding House, Kent

Kent-based wedding planner Natasha Spencer curated this simple, elegant bridal shoot at The Winding House. Over to Natasha to explain her inspiration behind the cool collaboration… “I’ve spent a lot of time swooning over beautiful, minimal wedding styling lately and wanted to create my own shoot.” “The minimal, industrial-style colours I took inspiration from are natural, crisp, clean and simple.” “I softened the minimal colours using neutral tones and copper.” “I wanted to keep everything paired back whilst exuding luxury, warmth and style.” Planning and Styling – www.natasha-spencer.co.uk Photography – samieleephotography.com Venue – www.thewindinghouseweddings.com Dresses – www.harpersmithbridal.co.uk Hair and Make Up…

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Bridal Inspiration – Southsea Styled Shoot

Today, extracted from our current issue, we’ve got an uber-cool inspirational shoot for you. Shot in my hometown of Southsea, Portsmouth and involving some of my very favourite supplier folk, this shoot was a no-brainer for our issue 17 cover. The only problem was choosing which image to use! The shoot was organised by my good friend and colleague Alex Cvijovic who runs The Vintage Parade and The Wonderous Wedding Fair. With a background in art and design, Alex always comes up with unique concepts and executes them perfectly. This shoot took place at The Queens Hotel in Southsea, a magnificent…

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