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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Vintage brides and groom laughing

A Floral Brides Styled Shoot

Vintage brides and groom laughing

The cold weather has started, so today we want to warm your hearts and bring back memories of summer with this beautiful styled shoot ‘Floral Brides’, photographed by Griffin Photography.

Featuring dresses from the fabulous Annalise Harvey bridal collection, the shoot took place in a beautiful flower meadow in the sunshine, the perfect spot to capture the romance of the loved up couple who took part in the shoot.

“During the summer I was commissioned by the very talented bridal designer Annalise Harvey to create a bridal fashion shoot with some of her collection.

“The location was breathtaking, situated in Fowey in a flower meadow that was the grounds of The Garden Gate Flower Company. The Garden Gate team worked alongside us to create all of the floral headpieces and the bouquets, as well as the floral arrangements. I just adored the actual meadow, it was such a dream to be able to shoot in such a beautiful place and for the weather to be so wonderful.

“Annalise and I chose the models; we wanted them each to look different, and we also thought it would be a good idea to create a shoot using an actual loved up couple, so we centred the shoot around Emily and Stuart.

“As the photographer I planned each of the shots that I wanted with each of the models. One of the shots was based around a mad, fun party scene – I wanted Stuart to be stood still while the girls were having fun; it worked out well I thought. I also wanted to focus on the male holding the bouquet, as you do not often see this in fashion shoots. Each of the models had their own group of images to model and they showed the dresses off beautifully.

“I was very lucky to have such a great team of people to work with on the shoot, and the location made my job easy, being so beautiful that time of year!”

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Smoke and Mirrors wedding table sign

A Smoke and Mirrors Styled Wedding Shoot

Smoke and Mirrors wedding table sign

Today’s styled wedding shoot is something a little different. Melanie from Cranberry Blue Weddings and Events styled this fantastic ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ shoot, which was photographed by wedding photographer Steve Shipman.

We love the way Melanie has created such a a spectacular visual display with the beautiful tablescape, and The Langham Hotel provided the perfect setting for the shoot.

“I absolutely love the private dining room at The Langham in London, and I’ve always felt this would provide the perfect backdrop to an elegant and inspirational wedding. So, I decided to team up with some amazing suppliers to create an inspirational shoot.

“The pink interior provided the starting point for the styling, and the inspiration then grew around the title ‘Smoke and Mirrors’.¬† The focus was on the table set up and the details such as the cake, stationery, reception drinks, sweet table, accessories and flowers. We used a colour palette of different tones of pink mixed with pewter and silver, and included some quirky touches.”

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Vintage bride and groom sitting on chairs

A Movember Styled Wedding Shoot

Groom outside barber shop

Since 2003, November has become the month where men all around the world ‘grow a mo’ to raise awareness and money for men’s health charities. Started in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown from 30 ‘Mo Bros’ and no money raised in the first year, to an incredible 1.1 million Mo Bros raising ¬£92 million in 2012.

This week we’re sharing this amazing Movember inspired wedding shoot, photographed by Studio 1079. Styled by Rook and Rose Floral Design Boutique, and planned in just 5 days, the simple styling works perfectly with the barber shop setting to create an incredibly cool shoot. We’ve been waiting all year to share this with you…

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Boho bride with flower crown

A Boho, Earth Child Bridal Shoot

Boho bride with flower crown

It’s not often we are sent a shoot that has taken place throughout the whole day, resulting in amazing pictures from the daytime sky right through until sunset. For this amazing boho styled shoot, the photographer Phil Drinkwater has done an amazing job capturing the elegance of the lighting.

This shoot has such a romantic yet whimsical feel, which is what Claire Salter and the team behind the shoot wanted to portray.

Claire told us “To be honest the shoot evolved around the gorgeous, footless shoes, designed by Arianna Tiara. I just love these and wanted to do a hippy, bohemian styled shoot, where the bride is a free spirit, earth child.”

We hope you love this Boho, Earth Child bridal shoot as much as us…

“The story behind the shoot was to create a boho, earth child style bride. The woodland/meadow setting provided a beautiful, natural backdrop which took our girl from the late afternoon sunshine to a candlelit evening. Tea lights in jam jars, ribbons catching the breeze, and a delicate lace teepee set the scene.

“I created hair accessories that echoed her surroundings, and I wanted to create pieces which would give the impression they were made from found materials. Using feathers and flowers gave an elegant but relaxed look.

“The baby’s breath crown is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to create a simple, romantic, bohemian feel, and silk flowers can be used alongside real ones to create beautiful floral crowns.” Lucy Hallard, Boss Model Management


“The hair and make-up needed to have a relaxed, boho feel. I gave Amy’s hair a soft wave without too much product, which allowed her hair to move freely in the gentle breeze.

“The make-up I chose was all about shades and tones that would bring together the warmness of Amy’s hair, the warmth of the summer evening sunshine, and the shade of the flower headdresses created by Lucy. I also used products with light reflective shimmer in them so they would catch the sunlight and warm tone, to bring out the blue in Amy’s eyes.” Claire Salter Bridal Make-Up and Hair Styling


“The story called for a wide variety of natural lighting options, from soft gentle backlighting of the afternoon, through late evening sunset across the trees, to actual sunset. Into the night, the scene was lit by an Icelight which gave a soft and gentle feel and was set to a similar brightness to the tealights. Amy was positioned and posed in natural environments to complement the natural material used throughout.” Phil Drinkwater


“The ‘Iris’ gown is very Victoriana looking with its detachable cape and intricate lace detail. The gown itself is made from two beautiful lace cloths that have been layered to give it its unusual look.

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