Bride and groom standing in meadow by rustic dresser of wedding cakes and desserts

A Rustic Meadow Styled Wedding Shoot

Bride and groom standing in meadow by rustic dresser of wedding cakes and desserts

Oooohhh, you are going to love today’s inspirational wedding shoot. With some of the cutest sweet treats we have ever seen, bridal flowers to make you swoon, a cool, rustic table plan, stunning bridal beauty and a whole lot of of meadow… well, what’s not to love?

Jane from Jane Beadnell Photography told us how this gorgeous shoot came together…

“I worked with Amy of Greenhouse Florist for this styled shoot. We wanted to create an outdoor wedding in a meadow, and include a dresser full of cakes and sweet treats. On the day of the shoot it rained all day, but we didn’t let this stop us.

“Our beautiful model, Kendal, wore a stunning Donna Salado wedding gown, provided by Louise of Curvy Bridal. The tone, texture and colours of the gown worked really well with the soft, natural meadow setting. Kendal’s hair was styled by Lauren Sally, with the twists and curls of the hairstyle complementing the rustic flower crown that Amy had created using thyme, poppy heads and thistles. Lauren created Kendal’s make-up look using soft, natural shadows from MAC, with pretty pink lips.

“The Rolling Pin freshly made all of the cakes and treats for the dresser dessert table, with the dresser framed with flowers arranged by Greenhouse Florist, who also made the groom’s buttonhole to complement our bride’s flower crown.

“The door and picture frame seating plan is one of Greenhouse Florist prop rentals, as is the dresser, and I took great pleasure in filling each picture frame of the seating plan with stationery.”

Rustic dresser of wedding wedding cakes and desserts

Heart pie pops Doughnuts

Bags of popcorn

Rustic dresser of wedding cakes and desserts

Old red Coca Cola box with pie pops sticking out

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Bride resting head on groom's shoulder

Getting to Know – Story Of Your Day

On Monday we’ll be publishing the first article from our new wedding videography expert, Emma Wilson. In today’s Getting to Know feature we find out more about Emma and her wedding film business, Story Of Your Day…

Emma Wilson, wedding videographer with Story of Your Day

Interview with: Emma Wilson

Company Name: Story Of Your Day

Website: www.storyofyourday.co.uk

Location / Coverage: Based in Yorkshire, covering weddings nationally and destination weddings too

How did you first get into film production?

I have been working in TV and Film production since I left university over 20 years ago. I am a journalist by trade, which is why Story Of Your Day is about telling people’s stories. I originally worked as a news reporter and programme maker, and in the past 10 years I have been a video journalist, but it hasn’t allowed me to be very creative and that’s why I decided to change my career.

I left my career at the BBC in September 2015 to concentrate on my flourishing wedding film business. It is my belief that you should follow your dreams and do a job you love, and then it’s not like a job at all.

Bride resting head on groom's shoulder

How did Story Of Your Day get started and how long has the business been going?

Three years ago a colleague from work asked me to film his wedding. To be honest I had no intention of it being such a life-changing event. I was recommended by various photographers at first who wanted to work alongside ‘more considerate’ videographers, and then, after taking on more and more bookings, I decided to build a website. It wasn’t until last year when I joined The Female Creatives Association that I realised this was my true calling. I rebranded and worked hard on developing a filming style that set me apart from many other videographers, to truly tell couples’ stories and became more niche. My new and current website closely followed, with all my new style films.

Which areas of the UK do you cover? Do you film weddings abroad?

I’m based in Yorkshire but to be honest I rarely do weddings locally.

I am the recommended videographer for many reputable venues such as Castle Howard, East Riddlesden Hall, Goldsborough Hall and Alnwick Castle (AKA Hogwarts) in Northumberland. I have also filmed at Chateau Rigaud and Chateau Challain in France. This year I have a wedding in Sorrento.

I’ll travel anywhere if the wedding sounds right for me and ultimately my style.

Bride and groom kissing

Which is the best wedding you have filmed and why is this one so memorable?

This is a hard one because all my weddings are so different and it’s the variety I love the most.

I was incredibly honoured to work at a very big wedding this summer where the couple had exclusive use of Alnwick Castle…

 

But I also loved travelling to France to a wedding in September because the weather was so perfect…

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