Back at the beginning of April, I had the pleasure of working on a styled bridal shoot at a beautiful location in Abberley Worcestershire.
The Inn is situated on The Worcestershire Way & is set in the Old Square of Abberley. Dating back to the 17th century this venue boasts stunning views of the rolling countryside & is very much the heart of the local community & an ideal meeting place for the residents.
After a fabulous refurb back in 2013, the Inn is now registered to hold civil ceremonies & is the perfect location to host an intimate wedding celebration. With the choice of a beautiful purpose-built gazebo or beautifully decorated interior, this venue is the perfect place to say, ‘I do’.
The styled shoot was coordinated by the lovely Jane Goldman of Tulle & Blue bridal accessories & was a great success. I worked alongside some fantastic local suppliers to create a romantic, spring-themed shoot. We based our theme on Pantone’s colour of the year 2018- Ultraviolet.
We all had our own input into creating the final images, with the hope to inspire future brides-to-be & help them plan their own wedding days to perfection.
After creating my mood boards, I finally settled on the subtler notes of lilac & rose with hints of silver. We had the lovely Octavia as our model, she has the most glorious porcelain skin, with freckles & red curls. Both of my looks worked beautifully on her. The first of which was a classic, naturally vintage look which was perfectly in keeping with the gown chosen. The second look saw a deeper shade of violet with added sparkle for effect & had a more glamorous feel.
We decided to use a second model- Octavia’s sister who we roped in at the last minute- to create another twist on the natural look, this time keeping everything light, dewy & neutral.
The day stayed dry until late afternoon, so we were able to capture some fantastic outdoor shots & we were even blessed with a little spring sunshine before the heavens opened.
The experience was great & we all had such fun collaborating. Working alongside such talent is one of the many reasons I love my job. I get the opportunity to meet so many amazing people who love the industry just as much as I do.
I can’t wait until the next time we can all work together to create magic once more.
I’d like to personally thank each & every one of you-
*Janet at The Manor Arms Inn & her beautiful daughters for allowing us to take over the Inn & modelling for us.
*Jane at Tulle & Blue for approaching me with her vision & making it happen, her bespoke accessories & stationary in out of this world.
*Sarah Palmer of Nellie Photography for capturing the most mesmerising images for us.
*Sarah of Venue Styling & Flowers by Floyd for dressing the room & outdoor areas so beautifully.
*Jane at Longbarn Flowers for the spectacular florals.
*Sian of Cakes by Sian for the dreamily decorated cake.
*Julie at Gatehouse Brides for the beautifully selected gowns & shoes.
*Claire Hateley of Hairstylist Worcester for creating such stunning hair styles.
What a team we were!