Styled shoot: I fell in love with Disco

As you know there is nothing we love more than getting involved in a styled shoot. Well there might be one or two things, but getting together with our friends in the industry and creating something new is right up there with seeing our brides happy on their wedding day. Well, today’s inspiration is the result of joining forces with Typical Type and Tiree Dawson. You’ve seen us work with these guys before on our Viking shoot, our Dip dye and Tweed shoot and our En Hiver shoot but this is a little different… when Megan and Tiree get their heads together crazy things happen and I’m putting this one right up there. Who knew 70’s disco glitter balls would create such beautiful style inspiration? Well take a look… (and scroll to the end to follow links to everyone involved) We created 2 dresses: Pandora Pandora calls back to the 70’s with its boho vibe that brings to mind the disco beat of flares, soft lace and high waist dreamy maxi dresses. This dress is truly individual and so romantic with its oversized hood and flowing sleeves cut from lace which has the deepest of deep borders. So, while it Continue Reading →

Vicky and John’s Boho Stydd Garden Wedding

Vicky has to be one of the most fun loving and laid back brides that we have ever had the pleasure to work with and these wedding pictures by Foxley Photography really show the laughter and fun of Vicky and John’s wedding day. Vicky’s bohemian dream wedding dress looks absolutely amazing on her; completely backless, barely there bodice and full length lace skirt with cut away lining… we really LOVE how Vicky’s dress came together and I’m going to share a little bit of the process with you here as I feel it will help some of you reading this. There really are no limits. If you can imagine it, we can make it. However that in itself can be daunting. There is a confidence in knowing exactly what you want and being able to describe it down to a ‘T’ but what if you have a bundle of ideas or just know how you want it to make you feel? Well we can help there too. ANYTHING is possible and you don’t have to have a fully formed idea of exactly what you want before coming to us. Vicky knew the aesthetic she was looking for but was struggling Continue Reading →

Vikings inspired bridal shoot at Lowther Castle

So what happens when you have ideas overflowing? We have created a couple of Game of Thrones and Medieval inspired wedding dress this summer  and have loved every minute. We really got into the zone and had dress ideas spilling out all over the place so when Tiree and Megan got in touch to discuss concepts for our third project together we knew we had to suggest a lavish and contemporary interpretation of Vikings. We have worked with Tiree (Tiree Dawson Photography) and Megan (Typical Type) on our En Hiver and Flower Fairies shoots and while the 3 of us were discussing concepts for our third project together that the idea of luxury Viking wedding inspiration really took hold… it was the perfect time for Typical Type to launch their TOPtable and Tiree was itching to return to Lowther Castle in Penrith. … this was going to be EPIC! We set about finding the right suppliers for the project; likeminded suppliers whose creativity and passion really stand out. On our shoots we really like to encourage people to take inspiration from our shared pinboards.  It’s about a mood, a feel, showing couples what they might want to consider for their 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 →