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The Secret Garden. A Styled Bridal Shoot At Combermere Abbey

August 1st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Feeling quintessentially English here on the wedding blog this morning (might break for a scone and clotted cream soon) with a beautiful styled shoot sent to me by a team of North West wedding industry suppliers.  They congregated at Combermere Abbey on a lovely Summer’s day to put together this stunning set of images to inspire you to add some floral loveliness to your own big day.  I can almost hear your Pinterest fingers twitching already, so without further ado, lets enter the Secret Garden…

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The team say:  Unique and beautiful, the Victorian walled gardens at Combermere Abbey, with their botanical riches and stunning architecture, make for one of the UK’s most spectacular wedding venues.  This combined with the current floral design trend, was the inspiration behind our enchanting ‘Secret Garden’ themed shoot.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The aim of the creative team was to capture the ethereal and timeless sensation that pervades at Combermere, a venue which constantly delights, transforms with each season and where each wedding enjoys its own uniqueness.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Award-winning wedding and fashion photographer, Adam Capper, captured some truly inspirational shots. Adam’s passion, detailed eye, raw talent and individual spirit, make him one of the best in his profession.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The shoot was styled by Rebecca Jenkinson of Pretty Little Trio whose vintage crockery, silverware and artifacts add elegance and timeless style to the images. Rebecca’s passion for all things vintage and eclectic collection of pretty china, cutlery, props and glassware is available to hire to create the sweetest of weddings. 

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The wild floral bouquet was the creation of Heather Ryder of Living Colour at Stockton Heath, inspired by the secret garden theme, seasonal blooms included roses, peonies, passion flowers and Sweet William, in vibrant pinks and deep magenta shades and incorporated crochet cotton lace detail and tiny keys to represent ‘The Key to my Heart’ with complementary floral table arrangements.

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This theme also was enhanced by hand-made stationery, courtesy of Hattie Boo Designs.  Emma Bryan of Hattie Boo celebrates the written word and tactile creations, with imaginative and beautiful stationery for all of life’s events including weddings.

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Tempting desserts were presented to the table by specialist event caterers, Pickled Walnut, whose combination of fine foods and sense-of-theatre have won them a place as one of the Abbey’s preferred suppliers.

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Lace chair covers, complementing the table setting, were provided by wedding gown designer, Claire Mischevani of Shrewbury, and are available for hire.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The bride was dressed by Kirsten Lindsay, of Amy Louise Bridal Gowns, Nantwich. This family-managed designer bridal boutique is one of the premier retailers in the North West, with a stunning array of designer gowns and accessories. Those showcased are the exquisitely beaded, vintage-style Jenny Packham ‘Azalea’ and also the purely beautiful, simple ‘Scarletta’.

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Make-up and hair styling was by cute Rockabilly sister-duo, Pouting in Peep Toes. Sal and Eve Yarwood worked their retro-magic on our bride, Lauren, giving her a dreamy ‘English rose’ appearance.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The shoot showcases the natural beauty of Combermere Estate. The venue comprises The Glasshouse in the centre of the Walled Gardens, with 180˚view over the Fruit Tree Maze, the Walled Garden Pavilion and the new Maze Pavilion.

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Combermere Abbey is located between Nantwich and Whitchurch, on the Cheshire/Shropshire border. Weddings and events are held all year round. Award-winning self-catering accommodation sleeps up to 49 guests and includes Gothick gatehouse ‘Stone Lodge’, perfect for the bride and groom.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Venue – Combermere Abbey – for enquiries please contact weddings@combermereabbey.co.uk

Photographer – Adam Capper

Styling & Vintage Accessories– Pretty Little Trio

Gowns – Jenny Packham at Amy Louise Bridal Gowns

Hair & Make Up – Pouting In Peep Toes

Catering – Pickled Walnut

Flowers – Living Colour

Stationery – Hattie Boo Designs

Chair Covers – Claire Mischevani

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Adam Capper

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New Names at BBEH!

August 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I am very much looking forward to attending the British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate in a few weeks time in my new capacity as a .  It’s a trade fair, which means it’s for industry bods only, but whilst your favourite bridal retailers are there selling their wares or supplementing their stocks, I’m full on trend hunting.  For me, it’s all about the gorgeous gowns.  And I’m bringing them direct to you…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Private Label By G

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These gorgeous gowns are from Private Label by G – coming soon to a bridal boutique near you.  You saw it here on the wedding blog first brides Up North!

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Victoria Woodley from Private Label by G says; ‘We create the collections to ensure that there is something for every bride and every taste. ‘The Eponymous’ is an upmarket bridal collection that boats meticulous detail. ‘The Signature Plus’ collection is a plus size collection that is both technically and fashionably designed to enhance the figure and the ’The Ella Rose’ collection has a ‘less is more’ message and features classic silhouettes and offers best value, great styling and outstanding quality.’

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Private Label By G

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But what else is new in the industry? This years new designers at BBEH include Aahan Jewellers, Annais Bridal, Belle Lux, Blossom Tiaras, Butterfly Jewellery, Claire Mischevani, Crystal Couture Shoes, Elegancia UK, Guestlist Design, Hazaar Of London, Her Best Kept Secret, Kiss The Frog Bridal, KLS Halifax, Kurrens, Lisa Marie, Lizzie Agnew, Lovett & Co, Patricia Eye, Pilgrim, Private Label By G Inc., Silhouette Lingerie, Starlet & Co, Stephanie Browne Australia, Verise Collection Limited and Victoria Ann Millinery.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Private Label By G

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Rebecca from Starlet Jewellery says: ‘BBEH will see the launch of the Fontaine collection. Designed by popular demand we have created homage to our Hayworth collection in rhodium plated Silver to create a luxurious vintage feel. Glistening Crystals and beautiful Freshwater pearls are the key ingredients at Starlet Jewellery. Designed in full collections, each hair piece has complimenting jewellery designs.’

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Private Label By G

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Leanne from Her Best Kept Secret Shoes said; ‘The heavenly shoes collections are designed to be very small in style offerings with maximum choice of colour. Her Best Kept Secret offer only 5 essential styles but in up to 14 colours. The shoes are versatile and styles have been purchased for brides, bridesmaids and mother of the bride. Each style has a matching handbag.’

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Private Label By G

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Rachel Lovett and Allison Martin are launching their company Lovett & Co and their first bridal jewellery collection at this year’s exhibition. Rachel Lovett says: ‘We are excited to be launching are first bridal collection at this year’s exhibition. Our collection is made up of approx. 30 pieces and we have taken inspiration from vintage elegance, silver screen glamour and a bygone of style and sophistication. We have given it a modern twist and offering glamour for the contemporary woman.’

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Watch out for Brides Up North’s pick of the new trends – coming soon to Pure Weddings Magazine!

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If you are a supplier reader who wants to register for BBEH or for more information, please visit www.bbeh.co.uk.

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  – Images © 2011 Private Label By G

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