Vintage Elegance At Goldsborough Hall: A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot In Yorkshire
Posted on: 26/08/2013
Just popping in to wish you all a fabulous bank holiday Monday, and spread a little prettiness before out usual schedule resumes tomorrow. I hope you’re all enjoying the extra lie in!
This July, Brides Up North Featured Supplier wedding photographer Laura Calderwood and couture bridal designer Helen Dryden Harland of Darling Fred joined forces with a collective of Yorkshire wedding industry greats to create a portfolio of elegant images at Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough.
Laura says: We wanted the shoot to have a romantic and glamorous feel, to showcase the elegance and luxury of Helen’s exquisite bespoke wedding gowns and the work of some of our very favourite wedding suppliers.
Goldsborough Hall, with its sweeping lawns, landscaped gardens and beautiful weeping ash and copper beech trees, made it the perfect location for the shoot. It really offers some unique settings for photos, especially in the gardens and when using the exterior as a backdrop. Plus, it gave me the chance to frolic through the grounds of a stately home whilst taking photographs of beautiful dresses. What more could a girl want?
Helen says: We handpicked some of the North of England’s best wedding suppliers to work with us on this shoot. Laura and I are strong believers in building up close working relationships with like-minded people who have a similar style and ethos to us. Darling Fred and Laura Calderwood Photography want to do all they can to help brides have the perfect day they’ve always dreamed of.
Hopefully from the stunning images we’ve produced, future brides will see that this is the case, and that quality, elegance and romance is everything to us. The images from the day really do encapsulate perfectly what Darling Fred is all about. Laura’s style of photography perfectly captures the vintage glamour feel and luxuriousness that Darling Fred believes all brides should enjoy on their big day.
Laura Calderwood Photography
Laura Calderwood is a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in Ilkley. She predominantly covers Yorkshire and Cheshire, but is happy to travel anywhere to meet the needs of her clients.
Laura’s photography style is one that captures natural, unobtrusive shots that tell a story. She also believes that photographs should be as unique as the person or people she’s photographing and reflect exactly who they are as a couple or family.
Laura is always happy to meet over a cup of tea and a cupcake to discuss any of your particular needs for a wedding or lifestyle shoot.
Couture full-length lace and silk wedding gowns
Darling Fred creates couture wedding dresses that are timeless, elegant and feminine. Each Darling Fred wedding gown is uniquely designed and expertly cut to flatter the figure and personality of each individual bride.
Using only the finest silks and laces, each commission is exquisitely handcrafted, embracing the values and traditions of couture for a truly refined finish. Offering a uniquely personal service from start to finish, Darling Fred believes the process of having your wedding dress made should be as enjoyable and special as the big day itself.
Darling Fred also offers a high-quality customisation service from its design studio in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. They can embellish or alter off-the-peg any bridal or bridesmaid gown to create something really personal to you and which perfectly coordinates with your wedding theme.
Venue for the photoshoot
The glamorous and elegant Goldsborough Hall is an amazing setting for a wedding, no matter if your big day is a grand occasion or a more intimate affair. Standing in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, which boast unspoilt elevated views over tranquil parkland, the stately home continues to be one of the most sought after wedding venues in the north of England.
For more information, visit www.goldsboroughhall.com. The hall and its grounds are available for hire on an exclusive basis throughout the year.
Visage Make Up and Hair Design
Hair and make-up for the photoshoot
Allison Halsworth of Visage Make Up and Hair Design worked closely with Laura and Helen before and during the photoshoot to create the perfect look to complement each individual wedding dress.
After hiring Visage for your wedding day, you can be assured of a relaxed and enjoyable experience that results in the creation of your perfect look. Allison loves to spend time with her clients to really understand their style and taste. Her make-up and hair design always aims to enhance the natural beauty of a bride while inspiring her with confidence.
‘All That Jazz’ headpiece, birdcage veil and beautiful butterfly back necklace
Jane Hardman-Ferris of HF Couture designs bespoke and individual headdresses, tiaras, jewellery and bouquets for the discerning bride. Designs are inspired by vintage eras and include pieces of original vintage jewellery, combined with the finest crystals, pearls, beads, fine silks and laces. Jane works closely with each of her clients to create the perfect accessories for their special day. Each HF Couture piece is handmade and truly unique.
Alice & Rose Floral
All bouquets for the photo shoot
Allison Daniel of Alice & Rose Floral loves to create unique designs that reflect each bride’s personality. So whether you’re looking for bright and bold or natural and understated, Allison’s beautiful flowers will really enhance the style of your day.
Bracelets, earrings and necklaces for the photo shoot
Owned by jewellery designer Helena Boal, Darling Jewellery is an online boutique full of beautiful vintage-inspired wedding accessories. Helena researches jewellery from bygone eras and combines it with the latest bridal trends to create a vintage look with modern twist. Darling Jewellery is also available at a growing number of UK stockists.
We Love This
Fabulous ornate armchair and vintage ladder
The lovely Bex at We Love This offers prop hire and styling services for events, retail spaces, launches, weddings, photo shoots and parties. We Love This have a veritable Aladdin’s cave stocked full of wondrously eclectic and vintage style props, which will make any event or space truly unique.
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