Models with binoculars

A ‘Last Days of Summer’ Shoot

Models with binoculars

We are very excited to feature this beautiful styled ‘Last Days of Summer’ shoot on the blog today.

Okay, so we know that summer is not yet upon us, but this shoot reminds us of the long summer days ahead. The dramatic make-up by Claire Salter and dreamy palettes created by Ailsa McLaggan have been captured perfectly by Sarah Jones Photography…

“The name came about as the shoot had been conceived some time ago, but due to everyone’s working schedules we didn’t shoot until much later, the 28th August, so it literally felt like the very last days of summer!  It was a shoot that was very dependent on the weather as we wanted it to look summery and light, so we were very lucky in the end; the dappled sunshine through the trees and the hazy light as the sun went down was just what we were after.

“The idea behind the shoot was to create these two beautiful fashion creatures and a whimsical dwelling for them in the meadows using furniture, beds and tables. We wanted soft, dreamy palettes and silhouettes, but brought an edge to the look by adding curiosities such as skulls, wishbones, cut glass, binoculars and antlers – we almost wanted to create the idea that our fashion creatures were surviving by hunting and gathering objects of beauty from around their habitat. I tore pages from old nature books and chose lines from classic pastoral poets to nail to the trees, and used large sprays of fennel as floral decoration, again to reinforce the hunter/gatherer idea, but also to suggest a sense of romanticism and creativity.

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Bride in venice

A Cherish the Dress Shoot in Venice

Bride in venice

When you think of the most romantic places in the world, a place which usually comes to mind is Venice. So, how about wearing your wedding dress again after your wedding, and having pictures taking in this romantic hotspot? That’s exactly what Anna Dabek did.

With the colourful backdrop of Burano Island and Venice, these Cherish the Dress pictures, taken by Anna’s husband Martin of PhotoDabek, are amazing…

“The Cherish the Dress shoot took place in October 2011 in Venice. In fact this was a Cherish the Dress shoot for my wife, Anna.

“We married on October 8th in 2011 in Poland, and the shoot took place on Burano Island near Venice, and in Venice itself. We chose this location as Venice is a very romantic city with lots of amazing backgrounds, and the temperature and lighting conditions are great in October. Another factor was the very reasonable tickets from a low-cost airline 🙂

“We decided on the day to visit Burano Island first, as there are lots of lovely colourful houses and it’s not as busy as the centre of Venice, then we continued the session in Venice itself until the evening.”

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Pink and mint styled dessert table

A Pink and Mint Dessert Table Shoot

Pink and mint styled dessert table

Dessert tables have become really popular for weddings in the last few years, and we love them! Who wouldn’t want a table full of delicious treats?

Today we are showcasing this amazing ‘Pink and Mint’ styled wedding dessert table, put together by a team of highly talented individuals. The colours are exquisite together and perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

We hope you love these ideas as much as we do.

“Asma from Sugared Saffron put together a great team of wedding suppliers to bring her vision of a pink and mint dessert table to life, which I styled on the day. Chandos House was the perfect backdrop, and the blousy peonies, roses, and sage foliage in the flower arrangements picking up on the different shades of pink and mint on the main centrepiece cake. To tie the theme together, circles were used on the cake and mirrored on the stationery. I also created an elevated cake stand with stripes to echo elements of the stationery, and the heart and pink swirl macarons on sticks gave the table a playful touch.” Andri Benson, Always Andri Wedding Design

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Flower girls with flower crowns

A Vintage Style Flower Girl Shoot

Flower girl with flower headpiece

Today we are featuring the cutest vintage style flower girl shoot with the most beautiful little girls.

If you are having flower girls at your wedding then these pictures will really inspire you and give you ideas for accessories and hairstyles. Claire Salter has done an amazing job with the girls’ make-up and hair, keeping it very minimal and relaxed.

We adore this little shoot that was captured by Ursula Kelly Photography, and we are sure you will too.

“We wanted to create a magical vintage, yet authentic look on the photo shoot. We worked outdoors (in between showers!) just using daylight and one giant reflector, and this allowed the natural beauty of the young girls to shine through. Keeping it simple works best, especially with little ones, as it’s all about ensuring they are relaxed in front of the camera so you can capture that wide-eyed innocence.” Ursula Kelly Photography

“The girls on the shoot were selected for their beautiful doll-like skin, wide eyes and innocence. The make-up I applied was very minimal; a touch of Vaseline on the lips of the younger girls ( Livi and Tianna ), with a slight POP of colour on their cheeks.

“For Bonnie (the older girl) I added a highlighter to really enhance her skin, a very small amount of cream eye gloss to the base of her lids and a very light stroke of mascara.

“The hairstyles I created also needed to be innocent, relaxed and not too contrived, and they were complemented by the simple, cute flower crowns and lace headpieces.” Claire Salter

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Bride sitting on sofa with three dogs

A Deer Park Spring Wedding Shoot

Bride sitting on sofa with three dogs

Before Christmas we featured an amazing Winter Wedding Shoot at Deer Park; you know, the one with the reindeer. There are no reindeer in today’s shoot, but there are three super-cute little West Highland Terriers. Full of the joys of spring, we are sure you will love these images taken by Venetia Norrington. Come on spring!

“We were delighted to work again with The Deer Park Hotel, a stylish boutique hotel nestling in the outskirts of Honiton, Devon.

“Spring is a season of renewal and growth, and therefore it was an easy choice to select a colour palette of yellow and green. Spring is also the season of frothy blossom; we included a bower of blossom in the drawing room which is licensed for weddings.

“The table settings echoed the theme and colours, and I used spring bulbs as favours, with the label ‘Let Love Grow’. We also had a little help from some white and fluffy four legged extras; the hotel welcomes well trained dogs.

“There was a host of golden daffodils in the grounds, and a beautiful tree swing, a romantic spot to take some time out together as a couple and a fantastic photo opportunity.

“The Summer House is also licensed for weddings, and we were able to carry the theme through by adding an arch of blossom and yellow aisle flowers. The yellow accent colour was picked up in the chair cover bows, the lanterns decorating the summer house and the yellow umbrellas.”

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