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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New 2014 Olivier Laudus Bridal Accessories Collection Shoot

New 2014 Olivier Laudus Bridal Accessories Collection

New 2014 Olivier Laudus Bridal Accessories Collection Shoot

Today we are delighted to be featuring the stunning new 2014 bridal jewellery collection from The Wedding Community’s very own Wedding Jewellery and Accessories Advice experts Olivier Laudus.

Following the huge successes of The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, the ‘Great Glamour Collection’ is all about evoking Hollywood glamour and the elegance of bygone eras, and includes exquisite pieces which will be popular with vintage and contemporary brides alike.

Below are some pictures from the fabulous collection shoot, as well as some of our favourite pieces from the new 2014 collection, photographed by Fiona Kelly Photography.

Sangeeta Laudus, co-founder of Olivier Laudus, told us about the new 2014 collection…

“The Great Glamour Collection was put together with the stylish bride in mind. Our philosophy has always been less is more with the emphasis on design and quality, so that is what was at the forefront of our minds when Olivier and I were picking pieces for our new season collection.

Bride in Corinthia Massimo Restaurant

Bride wearing Clarisse Forehead Band £135 & Alejandra Bracelet by Olivier Laudus

Bride wearing Arabelle Hairpin by Olivier Laudus

Bride wearing Maggie Headband by Olivier Laudus

“With the continued love of vintage and the huge successes of the Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, we wanted to offer pieces which gave a subtle nod to the twenties but were still bang up to date and would work for contemporary brides. A forehead band like the Bohemia just oozes glamour with its mix of Swarovski pearls and crystals, and the Melody tiara has a distinct regal air without being overly fussy.

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Bride sitting next to coloured paper pom poms

A Confetti Inspired Styled Wedding Shoot

Bride sitting next to coloured paper pom poms

We adore today’s bridal shoot as it is so vibrant and whimsical. Bea and Jude of EFC Photography created this shoot based around a theme of confetti, and used amazing handmade flowers and paper pom poms, confetti chains, streamers and LOVE signs for styling. The Coast dresses the models are wearing are to die for, especially the blue evening dress at the end.

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“The idea came about after we worked with Alicia at a Coast display in their House of Fraser, Oxford Street concession. Coast had been promoting their wedding dresses that day and we thought we could put something together for a small shoot to round things off. Our first choice of venue cancelled at the last minute, so Charlotte found Hendall who were the perfect hosts, even when we set the fire alarm off while steaming the dresses!

“We’d decided on a theme of confetti as we thought it would go nicely with the dresses, and we aimed for muted, autumnal shades. When discussing the concept with a florist she recommended paper poms instead of flowers, which is where we found Juliet, who in turn recommended Scene Setters and their gorgeous signage. We weren’t concentrating on flowers so made a bouquet ourselves and brought loose flowers for accessories.

“All the contributors were very generous with their time and expertise; we are very grateful.”

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Vintage Bride looking in mirror

A Great Gatsby Styled Bridal Shoot

Vintage Bride looking in mirror

Merry Christmas and congratulations to everyone who got engaged yesterday!

The Great Gastby film has inspired many weddings this year and we are sure it will be a huge influence for 2014 weddings too.

Today’s feature is a beautiful Great Gatsby styled bridal shoot that is full of glamour and sophistication. We adore the elegant dresses, dramatic make-up and intricate detailing of this shoot.

Susie Bloice told us how the shoot came together…

“The team who organised the shoot had decided to take inspiration from the film The Great Gatsby, as it is going to be a big inspiration for 2014 brides. It brings glamour and sophistication back from the real Hollywood glam / flapper dress eras, but now with a modern take; the vintage style is timeless and we wanted to represent this.

“The only way to dress for this kind of style is to go for it; there is never too much bling, either in the dresses or the hair, make-up is statement and gloves and shrugs add the sophistication to pull the outfit together. Altogether the results speak for themselves.

“We decided that we would need a statement location, dresses, accessories and, of course, hair and make-up.

“The location was the beautiful Inchyra House; 18th century grandeur, all grace and charm with an old-fashioned French feel.

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Bride and groom at wedding outside in the snow

A Deer Park Winter Wedding Shoot

Bride and groom at wedding outside in the snow

It’s not often we get to share a wedding shoot with reindeer… so we’re rather excited about today’s feature. As it’s nearly Christmas we wanted to bring you something festive, and this should be just the ticket. We are in love with this winter bridal shoot which took place at The Deer Park Country House Hotel, not only for the reindeer, but the abundance of Christmas cheer that is in the details. Grab yourself a cup of coffee (or mulled wine if you prefer, we won’t tell anyone) and take a look at this beautifully styled winter wedding shoot, photographed by Firetop Photography…

“The aim of this styled shoot was to portray The Deer Park Hotel as a wedding venue for both winter and Christmas weddings. The inside table settings are more overtly Christmas themed and the outdoor shots demonstrate how a winter wedding could look at the venue’s beautiful grounds; a pathway lit with tea lights leading to The Summerhouse which is licensed for weddings, cosy hot water bottles and blankets for your guests, and a glass of mulled wine for the bride and groom as they pose for their photographs. The accent colour of deep red is picked up in the bouquet, the roses in the brides hair and her groom’s burgundy velvet jacket. The winter scene is completed by Dancer and Prancer who live at a local farm three miles away from the hotel.”

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