February 5th, 2018 | Laura McDonagh
The life of a creative wedding industry type is a busy one and photographer Camilla from Camilla Lucinda Photography wasn’t alone in feeling exhausted at the end of a hectic and successful summer season. However, instead of hanging up her camera and kicking back for a well-deserved break, she rallied together a group of like-minded North West and East-based industry experts for some sublime creative play at her family’s farm in Carlisle. And boy, are we glad she did.
This rustic, nature-inspired autumn wedding shoot is full of charming homespun details with crates, chalkboards and pops of autumnal colour all making an appearance. It also features the bridal trend we can’t get enough of: yup, a sumptuous berry lip. Half prim and proper, half full-on fashion-y, we’re huge fans of this bold, seasonal look.
If you’re planning on getting hitched in autumn, this one definitely is for you. Making the most of the season’s gorgeous light, Camilla showcases the kind of sun-soaked photographs you can aspire to if you’ve set the date for September or October.
With images by Camilla Lucinda Photography. Model Sian Ashton.
camilla says: After a busy summer season for all suppliers involved in the wedding industry, I approached a couple I knew regarding doing something a bit more fun and creative. When shooting weddings (or creating bouquets, headwear, cakes etc), you tend to be creating something to a fairly strict brief – with the shoot, though, we wanted to establish an overall theme and then let each supplier run with their own ideas. It was a shoot where we could all afford to think a little bit more ‘outside the box’. Personally, I wanted to do something that refreshed my creativity, and allowed me to play with natural light. After all, you can only really test your ideas on a shoot like this rather than on someone’s big day.
The title we all worked off was ‘A Rustic, Sun-Drenched Autumnal Wedding’. I created a big mood board for all the suppliers and let them use that as their starting point for inspiration. Colour-wise, we all looked towards plants and trees in autumn and the colours they naturally produce: darker green hues, maroons, rich reds, as well as burnt oranges. The sunshine really worked with the scheme, drenching the photographs and props in beautiful golden sunlight.
Colt Close Farm is our family farm; my grandparents – both 91! – currently live there. Since starting my wedding photography career and shooting lots of different barn-styled weddings, it’s been on my mind how amazing our family farm could be for a wedding or styled shoot. Therefore, it was totally my first choice location-wise. It allowed us to have full run of the property and surrounding land too, which was a huge bonus.
We wanted the styling to be in keeping with the look of the farm, so a mix of elegant vintage and a natural rustic vibe. The farmhouse itself is a beautiful sandstone brick building, so with the table set-up we went down the vintage/elegant route with a floral table runner, vintage table settings and candle holders from my gran’s personal collection. Calligraphy-wise, Jessica from Handwritten Decor created wooden and chalkboard signs, following the current trend in the industry and fitting nicely with the rustic farmyard setting. The flowers were supplied by Roseberry Floral and were stunning. We mixed and matched lots of details in different settings, for example the floral table runner was used on the table set up, over the bride’s forearms behind the cake, at the bottom of the Pimp Your Prosecco station, and around the Love At First Bite setup – it’s creative (and cost-effective!) to reuse elements for different parts of a day.
December 1st, 2015 | Rachel Parry
This afternoon on the blog we have a gorgeous autumn wedding styled shoot full of rich tones and truly beautiful styling.
Organised by wedding planner Kristin, who makes up one half of Mr & Mrs W, the shoot was a collaboration of top suppliers from Knutsford to show off the talent that can be found within the North West town.
To give more details on the vision of the shoot and the wedding enthusiasts that were behind it, we’ll hand you over to the lovely Kristin.
With images from Mr and Mrs W.
kristin says:: The inspiration behind this shoot was to bring together all the wedding suppliers from the town of Knutsford into the absolutely stunning autumnal setting of Tatton Park.
Here in Knutsford you can get everything you need for a stunning wedding day, so we wanted to bring it all together at this spectacular venue to show all the brides-to-be out there, just how special Knutsford is.
When it came to picking a photographer for the shoot, there was nobody else I would ask other than Mark, who is the other half to me and our business. With his fashion and commercial background and his natural wedding photography style, he was perfect for what I wanted to achieve.
November 19th, 2013 | Julia Braime
I absolutely adore this pretty and simple styled shoot sent to me by wedding blog favourite Lee Scullion and House Of Mooshki. It might be the fantastic photography, the romantic backdrops, the cool couple or the to-die-for dress. It might be the fact that I’m super excited at the prospect of a (very) cold snap and gallons of snow (hey, wedding exhibition season is over… lets get to sledging)! It might be that these cats are actually a real life engaged couple as well as being super gorgeous…
Or it might be that this entire shoot is staged oh, let me see, at the most ten yards from my old school in Durham City. In fact, I think some of these pictures are outside my old headmaster’s window. I kid not. So: unique and gorgeous images, a real life love story, snow upon snow and a good dose of personal nostalgia = one happy wedding blogger.
Bring on the magic and sparkle!
All images by Lee Scullion.
Lee says: Time to cool things down with a snowy wedding shoot in the historic city of Durham. This was shot back in the spring of this year – our English weather sure knows how to surprise us! Our model Tamzin wore “Sarah" a tea length full lace dress by House Of Mooshki alongside Vivienne Westwood jellies and a faux fur stole. The groom was head to toe in Raven Vintage.
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Images: Lee Scullion Photography
Groom: Raven Vintage Clothing
Lee Scullion is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier
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September 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime
I’ve something lovely to round off another pretty Monday on these pages, with this stunning styled shoot sent to me by Stephanie of SB events and showing off the work of a very talented collective of Yorkshire wedding suppliers. Girls, if you want your wedding day style to be whiter than white, look no further.
With images by Todd & Moore Photography.
Stephanie says: Whilst at a site-visit at Scampston Hall, near Malton, I was blown away by the Palladian Bridge in the grounds. Louise Legard (Wedding co-ordinator and sister of the owners at Scampston) mentioned that they were in the process of acquiring a wedding licence so that couples could get married on the bridge. This gave me the perfect opportunity to showcase the bridge on a styled shoot with local suppliers.
I have always had a love for ancient Greece and the Palladian bridge had the perfect backdrop. The Grecian wedding theme is as vintage as you can get. The colours used were ivory, gold and green and the colours complemented the theme and can be seen throughout from the cake to the flowers.
I called on friends and wonderful photographers Jill Moore and Julia Todd from Todd & Moore Photography, whose fine art and eclectic style were the perfect choice.
I wanted the shoot to have a natural yet glamorous feel. The first look, was a relaxed ceremonial style where the bride had her hair down with a floral crown. The second style was more formal which included our model’s hair in classic Grecian braids and really showed off Enzoani’s Harmony dress.
Flowers were designed by Flowers By Joanna Keely. The bridal bouquet included soft avalanche roses, spray roses, poppies, eucalyptus and eryngium.
The beautiful wedding gowns are from The Harrogate Wedding Lounge. The two dresses showcased in the shoot were Mia Mia’s Summer and Enzoani’s Harmony.
Props were supplied by venue decor stylists Catching Your Dreams. Decorations included gorgeous white candelabras, ivy garlands, birdcages and urns.
The collaboration was a huge success and everybody involved had a fantastic time and the images captured the glamorous Grecian theme beautifully. The Palladian Bridge will have a wedding licence from January 2014 and the images will be featured in their wedding brochure.
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Design & Co-ordination: SB events
Venue: Scampston Hall
Photography: Todd & Moore Photography
Flowers: Flowers by Joanna Keely
Hair & make-up: Beauty Call
Bridal Wear: The Harrogate Wedding Lounge
Grooms Wear: Humphrey & Tilly
Venue Decor: Catching Your Dreams
Cake: Babycakes York
Ceremony Chairs: YF Events
Rings: Iain Henderson Designs
Models: Celia Legard & Mungo Fawcett
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September 6th, 2013 | Julia Braime
So, it’s official – Autumn has arrived. The weathermen are saying that there’ll be no more sun for us, and I find my thoughts turning to new boots and winter coats (ah ok, I was thinking about those back in July… always a season ahead of myself)! If you’ve got a September wedding coming up, don’t despair, I reckon we can still squeeze out an Indian summer yet.
If you’ve cracked open the black opaque tights and are anticipating lunch at your desk (forgot your umbrella? Thought so) then today’s sunny styled shoot sent to me by Ruth Mitchell Photography and celebrating our great Yorkshire countryside should take you back to less soggy times.
Be inspired… there’s always next year!
Ruth says: We all knew all along but now it’s official, Yorkshire has earned the title of the leading destination at the World Travel Awards. With it’s dramatic landscapes, stunning coastline and vibrant cities and great architecture what better place to get married?
Way back in April, Yorkshire Country Weddings decided that we wanted to share some of the natural beauty of the area with you. Based right in the middle of the Dales and North Yorkshire Moors national parks in the area where James Herriot had his veterinary practice, we were inspired to have a photo-shoot with a simple country theme in keeping with the area.
We love some of the gorgeous themed weddings that brides choose but we thought that the beautiful landscape surrounding Laskill Country House in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park spoke for itself -so on a very windy day in April some of the areas best wedding suppliers got together to showcase the area and their products. See if you can spot anyone under the table hanging onto the tablecloth so that it didn’t blow away – again!
Due to the wind we were unable to take all of the outside shots that we would have liked to, but you can sample them for yourself on Sunday 22nd September when Yorkshire Country Weddings are holding a wedding fair at Laskill Country House which is near Helmsley and just along the road from the fabulous Rievaulx Abbey. After meeting the suppliers you can soak up the scenery with a free coffee, and a cake if your fancy takes you, and chat about the ideas and inspiration you have gleaned from your visit.
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Images: Ruth Mitchell Photography
Wedding Flowers: Elise Flowers
Wedding Dresses: Carlton Couture Bridal
Wedding Cakes: Fairycakes & Co
Make Up: Shazia Brierley Makeup Artist
Stationery: Oh Abigail
Venue: Laskill Country House
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November 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime
Something fishy’s going on today on the wedding blog. But don’t get your tackle in a twist, it’s only the gorgeous Lissa Alexandra Photography with her fabulous seaside bridal fashion shoot. Man the lifeboats!
Let’s hear from Lissa, who explains the concept behind the shoot. She says: For ages I’ve wanted to do a bridal shoot, but with a twist. It’s very popular for photographers just to plonk a model in a field and shoot but I wanted more depth to mine. As a Yorkshire lass with a love of the sea, the North East coast seemed a perfect location. My style of photography is slightly vintage and I love rural/ traditional locations, so Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay fitted this perfectly. Rather than just have the girls walking round the villages I wanted to quirk it up a bit. For some reason the idea of a bride dressed as a fisherman made me smile and I hoped it would make the viewer smile too! So the theme for the shoot was born: vintage coastal life with a dash of kitsch.
My first task was to find the models. My fellow photographer buddy Ella jumped at the chance and her best friend Pam joined the fun too. Once I’d had their dress sizes I was lucky enough to borrow some stunning dresses from Sharon at Eternity Bride. I wanted one with a really long train as I had visions of it bellowing in the wind on the beach. This was the champagne coloured strapless dress. The other dress was white and stunningly simple with just two string of pearls across the back. The final dress used in the shoot is from one of my client’s businesses Heirloom Couture. It was a genuine vintage dress in champagne with a sage green coral style embroidery pattern. It was perfect for the shoot! All dresses are available for purchase, contact Lissa Alexandra Photography.
With my shots in mind, my next mission was to source the props. The lovely Rachel, from Simply Vintage Events was fantastic! After a random list of weird and wonderful things from me she came up with everything I wanted including anchors, fishermen’s hats, starfish, parasols, horseshoes, smoking pipes, bucket of flowers and much more!
Whilst at a wedding fair I met the very talented Katy from What Katy Did Next I was in awe of her stunning headpieces. I knew I definitely wanted to use her pieces for my shoot, and I think you’ll agree, they look amazing plus the models wanted to keep them all!
Katy then suggested I take a look at the button bouquets made by Emma at Beau Buttons. Again, wow, I fell in love! What fabulous bouquets and such a great alternative to flowers. I love the fact that they can be kept for life for passed down through generations.
One of the models had worked with the make up artist Natalie Greenwell. Nat was a complete godsend. Not only was she brilliant at makeup and did exactly what I asked for but she was so jolly and upbeat. She even stayed the whole day and helped out as my assistant, superstar!
Finally the last piece of the puzzle was to find somewhere to stay. After doing a reccy of the villages I came across Staithes Cottages. Maureen sorted me out the perfect cottage dead in the centre of Staithes so we could walk about easily, which to the local and tourists caused much humour and intrigue!
The shots in all are a mixture of quirky, romantic and creative photographs which is generally how I cover my weddings. I like to capture natural moments sharing the subject’s personality. I also love to use props which I carry to all shoots with me. They’re a great way of helping people relax in front of the camera. By giving them something to do it really helps them with their confidence and they have a laugh with things, leading to more natural results, which I love!
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