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true honesty: a stripped back styled outdoor wedding shoot at manor lodge

May 19th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Pretty Styled Shoot at Manor Lodge (c) Stu Ganderton Photography (6)

Today we’re bringing you another helping of wonderful wedding inspiration in the form of this stunning styled shoot, put together by a talented team of South Yorkshire suppliers.

Enlisted to showcase the beauty of Manor Lodge, a new venue to the Sheffield wedding scene, photographer Stu Ganderton seized the opportunity to capture a shoot that was as honest and pure as its setting.

Keeping things simple, Stu and his expertly picked team focused on making the attire and flowers the main stars of the shoot to show that money invested into key areas of a wedding can really make it stand out from the crowd.

Another honest element to this shoot that we adore is that the models are actually a couple. As a result you can really feel the emotions, particularly in the image where Oliver is planting a tender kiss on Danielle’s head – we love!

To explain more about his ideas and how he executed them, we’ll now hand over the blog to photographer Stu…

With images by Stu Ganderton Wedding Photography.

A Pretty Styled Shoot at Manor Lodge (c) Stu Ganderton Photography (22)

stu says: When I decided to do the shoot, it was initially as just some simple marketing material for the venue to showcase the beauty of the ruins and Turret house. Manor Lodge has just recently started doing weddings, aimed at the Boho and DIY market, so I wanted to keep things as simple as possible, but I also wanted to show what could be done by a bride investing in the right areas on her wedding, and also what can be achieved when you engage the best creative brains in the market.

It was also important to me that the shoot had an ‘honesty’ to it, so that it was believable. So rather than spending on chocolate fountains, candy carts and love letters; getting a great dress that flattered the model along with beautiful flowers and a good photographer was at the forefront.

A Pretty Styled Shoot at Manor Lodge (c) Stu Ganderton Photography (32)

A Pretty Styled Shoot at Manor Lodge (c) Stu Ganderton Photography (19)

The two “models”, Danielle and Oliver have never had any modelling experience. Oliver is actually my son and Danni is his real girlfriend. So we had a real couple which I think complements the shoot and makes it more real!

I said all of the way through that I wanted the flowers and dress to shine through, so using the ethos of the original idea, we did not have any hair or makeup professionals on the shoot. Danni did her own makeup as she would normally, and said I wanted her to have soft curls.

A Pretty Styled Shoot at Manor Lodge (c) Stu Ganderton Photography (24)

The dress and veils used in the shoot were supplied by Kelly of KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer, and as soon as I mentioned the shoot to her, she knew exactly what dress she wanted Danni to wear. ‘Violet’ the dress modelled by Danielle in the shoot is an ivory, floor-length, circle skirt gown with a corded lace V neckline bodice. The full skirt is made of two layers of ivory duchess satin and chiffon with scallop lace edge detailing on the waist. We styled ‘Violet’ with the ’Louisa’ bridal belt and to mix up the looks for some of the shots we also added the ‘Evelina’ veil with Sam from Fantail Designer Florist’s stunning floral crown.

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shape shifters. an alternative bridal wear styled shoot in sheffield

December 9th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

A Bridal Separates Shoot (c) Folega Photography for KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer (92)

Although the dress reigns supreme in the world of weddings, brides now do have choices beyond a gown with dreamy separates and even jumpsuits making an appearance on the bridal catwalks.

Keen to encourage brides-to-be to think outside the box, Sheffield wedding dress and accessories designer Kelly Marie Redhead of KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer, collaborated with some of Sheffield’s top wedding suppliers to create a fashion forward styled shoot.

Captured in the city’s Botanical Gardens the group’s aim was to inspire brides to consider alternative bridal attire whilst showcasing all the suppliers’ talents in creating a contemporary bohemian look.

To give more details on the concept of the shoot and the styling within, we’ll hand over to Kelly…

With images by Folega Photography.

Models: Charlotte Helena Rowlett and Sophie Temple.

A Bridal Separates Shoot (c) Folega Photography for KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer (64)

kelly says: The shoot took place in the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Sheffield, and we used both the gardens and conservatories to show off the talents of all the suppliers involved.

We wanted to create a shoot with a fashion forward edge to inspire modern brides and show how they can emulate a contemporary style on their wedding day.

A Bridal Separates Shoot (c) Folega Photography for KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer (108)

I designed and made the two outfits especially for the shoot – a jumpsuit and a two-piece – which will feature in my latest collection. These were styled beautifully with stunning bouquets and flower jewellery, along with stationery and cakes.continue reading

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