Marilyn Monroe inspired Bridal Shoot

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring Marilyn Monroe We LOVE this sentiment. We love self expression and encourage everyone to hold true to their personal style when planning their wedding. We say it a lot, do what makes you feel good… and Marilyn Monroe was definitely an advocate of this philosophy. She is also such a style icon it was a no brainer when the idea came up with Julie Lomax Photography and Marie Antoinette Cakes. We were all instantly excited when we hit on the idea and knew we had to run with it. We took influence from some of Marilyn’s most iconic looks: the signature empire cut and nipped in waistline. We took those elements, updated it with gold sequins and added a Legend twist teaming it up with jagged tulle and black petticoats. And doesn’t Melissa look the spit of Marilyn? I was blown away by the work of Ruby Red Lips makeup and Lucinda Kay Hair Black and Gold is such a glamorous colour combination. It’s quite dramatic and oozes luxury. We love how Marie Antoinette Cakes styled our venue and those cakes! This shoot was Continue Reading →

New Design – Anise, 2 piece wedding dress

When we first saw the images from this Flower Fairies shoot we were blown away. Not only were we in love with the images detailing our work but we were in awe of all the details and work everyone else had put into the shoot. We are always proud and excited by the teams we work with but to be on blog post number 4 and still finding new details to share… well, I’m lost for words. We created three dresses for this shoot and have already shared Erica and Nerine. This blog post is all about Anise and the woodland setting… Anise is part of our growing collection of bridal separates. It’s a two piece gown; off the shoulder lace crop top and full chiffon skirt. We love the relaxed charm of mixing and matching and the versatility of switching up your look throughout the day. And doesn’t Sadie look positively elfin? Aimee and Katy worked their magic in that effortless manner of seasoned pros creating the perfect makeup and hair. Combine that with gorgeous floral details and touches of tweed and I’m in love with the whole woodland feel. And that circlet instead of a bouquet – simply Continue Reading →

New Design – Nerine, dip dye tulle wedding dress

We LOVE all things dip dye. We have been experimenting with dye of late, discovering which dying techniques and fabrics bring out the most amazing textures and dying lace is just far too exciting! There are so many different types of lace and so many qualities of thread that you get the most amazing variations in colour. Nerine is a combination of our most thrilling discoveries; dip dyed lace with overlays of dip dyed tulle in various shades of raspberry. We just LOVE how the tulle softens the colours and creates the most gorgeous ombre effect *dreamy* Nerine was one of three dresses created for our collaborative Flower Fairies styled shoot that was recently featured on Whimisical Wonderland Weddings. We have looked at Erica in more detail already and Anise will follow shortly Accessories: We also love experimenting with accessories and created THE CUTEST lace hooded bolero and floral forehead jewellery. Well, we think the Bolero is too cute for words; a perfect alternative to the traditional veil The Shoot: As I mentioned previously, this shoot was featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings:… Credits of everyone involved are listed below – I wholeheartedly recommend everyone we worked with on this shoot Continue Reading →

New Design – Erica, heather blossom inspired bridal gown

  You may have seen glimpses of this dress in our previous post on the Flower Fairies shoot or seen it featured on Whimisal Wedding Wonderland blog, but there is just so much gorgeousness and inspiration in that project that its waaaay to easy to get distracted by the styling details by Nina Marika, or drool over the Macaron tower by Medici Macerons. I know you’re busy trying to book the adorable heart lights by Typical Type and that you’ve all already checked whether Tiree is available to photograph your wedding. There is so much LOVE for this shoot. I still get lost pouring over the images… you have no idea how long this little blog has taken me to write! So I thought it was about time I took a closer look and shared our 3 creations in more detail. We have talked about Nerine, Anise will follow shortley, but here is Erica… Erica We named this dress Erica as we took inspiration from the Ericacaea family (or Heather to you and me). Tiny heather coloured blossoms clustered in stems that trail over the delicate lace detail. That’s the first thing you see… colour! We know a lot of you are uninspired by Continue Reading →

Dip dye and tweed weddings at Askham Hall

WARNING: Seriously gorgeous inspiration… I have poured over these images for days; seriously stuck on how to blog about this shoot and do it justice. We love our styled shoots. We love getting together with the best in the business and develop an idea. We love taking those first kernels, bouncing ideas off secret pinterest boards and designing dresses and accessories specifically to fit the theme and then spending a day on location seeing all our hard work come together. With our part done all we have to do then, is sit back (or on the edge of our seat) while we wait for the images. In most cases we get to see 1 or 2 images later that evening or the following day and maybe 50-60 images a few weeks later. I think it’s testament to how special this shoot is that Tiree’s sneak peek later that evening contained more images than some full shoots we’ve been involved in, and the curated set of images totals a whopping 33o images… 330!… I have absolutely no doubt that this shoot will be picked up by one of our favourite wedding blogs. There are so so many beautiful details that I’m Continue Reading →

Woodland Wedding featured on Boho Weddings

Recently we had the pleasure of collaborating on a shoot with WeddingNet; a group of wedding suppliers in and around Bolton who get together to inspire and learn from each other. We’ve had the pleasure of working with several members of the groups on many occasions and LOVED how our Woodland inspired shoot turned out. It was also featured on Boho Weddings… our favourite source of inspiration for those of you wanting a natural and outdoorsy wedding Woodland Wedding Inspiration We LOVE everything woodland. We love nature. I’m sure you can see from our designs that we find a lot of inspiration in our surroundings and see the magic in the forests… the landscapes of fairy tales. So we were REALLY excited to work on this Woodland Wedding theme. With the changing seasons we wanted to show how, as a team, WeddingNet works with our surroundings to inspire our brides. Kilhey Court is surrounded by the most gorgeous natural woodland so we let this guide our styling, choosing to split the shoot into two scenes; an almost wild whimsical woodland scene created in the atmospheric woodland of Kilhey Court and a more sophisticated interpretation of woodland weddings brought in to Continue Reading →

Styled Shoot at Harefield Hall

We were recently asked to get involved in a styled shoot up at Harefield Hall in Pateley Bridge with the gorgeous couple Emma and Sam. We had a lovely day surrounded by brilliant wedding professionals, and enjoyed catching up with the amazing Katie Laura Flowers you will remember from our Hipping Hall Shoot. Here are a few of the professional images by the fantastic Paul Maven Photography who was amazing on the day. And do check out all the amazing suppliers in our credits at the bottom of the page… Credits Venue: Harefield Hall Photographer: Paul Maven Photography Stylist: SC Event Styling Flowers: Katie Laura Flowers Cake: Choose Cake Make up: Make up Elegance by Louisa Taylor Chair covers: Chair Covers of Yorkshire LED trees: Carta Projects