Charlotte Balbier
Brides Up North Wedding Fairs

halloween is here.

October 31st, 2014 | Julia Braime

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Is it just me, or did things suddenly get a little freaky around here?

I can’t resist a bit of Halloween mischief, especially when it’s executed as stylishly (and as eerily) as this gothic bridal shoot by Abi of Wooden Hill Images and her clever team.

Look out, she’s behind you…

Halloween Bride from Sarah MacVean on Vimeo.

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Be honest, who checked?

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Abi says: With a background in theatre and a passion for literature and transforming it into the visual, I wanted to be able to celebrate the change of season and create a Halloween ‘bride’.

My team researched the idea of a gothic bride and took influences from novels, listened to music and found a great location next to Lake Gormire at the bottom of Sutton Bank near Thirsk.

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Brides and Belles supplied a wonderful dress from Victoria Kay Gowns which suited the brief and then we found the black velvet coat we wanted from gothic clothes supplier The Dark Angel.

We met on a day in October and our model Simona was transformed by Deborah from Love Hair and Beauty, who never fails but to understand what we ty to achieve and knows exactly how to create it.

Jane from Wedding and Events Floral Design had created wonderful bouquets and a head dress, collected fabrics and rabbit skulls, skilfully made a bustle for the back of the coat and finished off the detailing to the top hat.

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It was a walk into the woods, with bags, boxes, a dog, wellies, umbrellas, smoke bombs and some cameras… and in a race against weather, we created!

It has to be noted that Bill the greyhound, despite shaking with nerves was a total professional.

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The Haunting, A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By White Room Sheffield

November 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Something a little different this evening on the wedding blog, as The White Room Sheffield explore a very different look for their most feminine of wedding dresses.  Whilst I personally prefer The White Room Sheffield’s usual more clean and classic styling of these high end designer gowns, I think it’s interesting that this gothic take on frothy ivory tulle and the purest French lace actually kinda works. 

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Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, or be afraid of the dark…

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: James Stewart Photography

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Chloe from The White Room Sheffield explains the concept behind the shoot: For our third photo shoot in as many months, were asked to be part of a very gothic take on bridal, orchestrated by the lovely Emma at Orchis Florist, right here in Sheffield. 

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: James Stewart Photography

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We decided that ‘vintage’ was been done to death and it was nice to see gowns in another way… so we took three of our favourite gowns to a very cold manor house in Sheffield and this is the end result! It was great to see just how versatile our gowns can be, and how they pop with even the most blood red lip and Tudor inspired hair. 

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We shot Cymbeline’s new diffusion range "Pour Une Oui" and our lovely gown "Oui 3" a high neck lace gown which we paired with our mantilla lace veil. Wigs and Warpaint not only did an amazing job on the hair, but made the nails look exceptional!

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We paired the usually very fun and flirty "Fauvette" by Cymbeline with DC Bouquets "Vivienne" and "Natalia" headpieces and Rachel Simpson "Mimi" shoe.

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Photography by James Stewart

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