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woodland escape. a boho wedding shoot at this green moon, yorkshire

August 18th, 2017 | Alexis Forsyth

Rustic Styled Shoot (c) PJ Phillips (95)

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, then we think you’re going to fall head over heels for today’s styled shoot, which bundles together all those whimsical rustic vibes with an inspired boho bridal look and the natural setting of the classic (and increasingly popular) tipi.

Located within the grounds of an organic farm and set in ancient woodlands, This Green Moon is a relatively new wedding venue on the outskirts of Leeds and, we think, an eco-bride and groom’s dream. And this editorial shoot, led by Claire Amelia of Leeds-based boutique The Bridal Emporium, delightfully captures the beauty of this magical setting. We’re talking secret hideaways, twinkling fairy lights and a stunning floral chandelier.

Rustic Styled Shoot (c) PJ Phillips (100)

There are all sorts of gorgeousness to pore over – where to begin? The cake is pared back yet so elegant and eye catching; the perfect fit for the all-natural styling of the shoot. Then there’s the table settings – again, very understated but this time, with pops of blazing orange that work beautifully with the amber tones of the tipi itself.

We’re also especially taken by the fabulous bouquets, which look like they’ve just been freshly picked from the surrounding woodland, offering up a wild and carefree vibe in keeping with the shoot’s bohemian theme.

As for the bridal looks showcased by the three models – all are effortlessly chic and stylish, with long flowing unstructured gowns adorned with pretty detailing, paired beautifully with undone hairstyles and a natural makeup palette.

We’ll now pass the blog over to Claire Amelia to share with us all the lovely details about this woodland shoot and this stunning new venue.

With images by PJ Phillips Photography

Rustic Styled Shoot (c) PJ Phillips (4)

claire amelia says: The idea behind our rustic styled shoot was to express lots of bohemian, relaxed vibes and to showcase the indoor and outdoor backdrop of the tipi, which is surrounded by woodlands. The decor, flowers and styling injected a pop of colour that contrasted beautifully with our models’ soft pastel dresses.

Rustic Styled Shoot (c) PJ Phillips (72)

This Green Moon, set in the grounds of Swillington Organic Farm, only recently set itself up as a wedding venue, and it’s not to be missed for those in the vicinity of Leeds who are seeking an outdoor wedding, with bohemian vibes. They work alongside Yorkshire-based Totally Tipi to create the easiest wedding set-up for brides and grooms-to-be. We wanted to really show off this new venue with our editorial-style photo shoot.

We used a mix of relaxed, on-trend and fashionable flowers, decorations and styling. All the flowers, supplied by The Flower Shop Ossett, were specially designed to suit the colouring of the tipi, with rustic tables and chairs also complementing the shots we took outside.

Rustic Styled Shoot (c) PJ Phillips (91)

The stunning cake, which oozes rustic charm, was created by the talented Wildflower Bakery. The stylish and elegantly simple stationery, meanwhile, was supplied by the lovely Gray Starling Designs.

Rustic Styled Shoot (c) PJ Phillips (22)

As for the hair and makeup, crafted by Catherine Elizabeth Hair and Makeup Artistry, we decided on free-flowing locks with a natural beauty palette.

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winter sparkle: a styled bridal shoot at holdsworth house

March 10th, 2017 | Alexis Forsyth

A Winter Styled Shoot at Holdsworth House (c) Tim Dunk (28)

We’re stepping inside an enchanting Jacobean manor today for a dramatic, atmospheric styled shoot in Yorkshire.

Showcasing some of the best features that a wintery wedding has to offer – we’re talking bold bouquets, ambient lighting and a splash of gold – this styled shoot really brings the venue, Holdsworth House, to life.

Claire from The Bridal Emporium teamed up with a number of specialist suppliers from the north, including a magician. The group contended with some rather unforgiving weather on the day, but you’d never be able to tell from the fabulous photographs. If anything, the weather just adds to the drama of the images, helping us to fall in love with the beauty of a winter wedding all over again.

With images by Tim Dunk Photography

Models: Emily Jade Walsh, Caitlin Jade McCoy and Alexander Tordoff

A Winter Styled Shoot at Holdsworth House (c) Tim Dunk (54)

claire says: Our winter photo shoot took place in November last year and showed off the beautiful venue of Holdsworth House.

Many brides and grooms get married in the autumn and winter seasons now and we believe you can still look stylish in the colder months. We think this shoot screams uber chic with a touch of elegance, perfect for modern couples looking for a little bit of an edge to their special day.

A Winter Styled Shoot at Holdsworth House (c) Tim Dunk (40)

A Winter Styled Shoot at Holdsworth House (c) Tim Dunk (44)

The team at Holdsworth House were in discussion about doing a shoot with photographer Tim Dunk for a while, then The Bridal Emporium wanted to collaborate with Tim too, which led to us looking at the venue.

We thought that the venue would make a fabulous location for a photo shoot thanks to its dark wood and stone paneling which perfectly suit glitzy numbers, soft lighting, strong cake designs and wintery colours.

A Winter Styled Shoot at Holdsworth House (c) Tim Dunk (32)

I gathered a fabulous team together and showed them our mood board, which oozed sparkle, warm colours, kilts and a touch of romance.

We wanted to create a ‘real life’ photo shoot, to really show brides and grooms how their day could unfold against the stunning backdrop of Holdsworth House. To Have and To Hold Films captured the romantic essence of the venue on film, too.

A Winter Styled Shoot at Holdsworth House (c) Tim Dunk (45)

The day was very successful; we managed to get full ‘real life’ shots, including interaction with a real magician – Matthew J Magic – plus outdoor scenes, even though the weather wasn’t good at all. Luckily, we’re a fun team of suppliers who can work well together, so the poor weather didn’t affect the shoot!

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elegant emerald. a pretty green wedding at bowcliffe hall – wendy & steve

December 15th, 2015 | Julia Braime

A Pretty Wedding at Bowcliffe Hall (c) Razzleberry Photography (44)

Wendy and Steve chose beautiful Bowcliffe Hall near Wetherby for their pretty green wedding that fused both traditional and travel inspired touches… even bringing in some faux snow for an impromptu snowball fight!

With images by Tom at Razzleberry Photography.

A Pretty Wedding at Bowcliffe Hall (c) Razzleberry Photography (16)

steve says: Wendy is a keen snowboarder and so I proposed in the snow. I’d designed her ring to include her birthstone which is in her favourite colour – green – and so I’d spent a little while in the jewellers getting it ready. Once that was sorted I just had to wait for the snow to fall!

I wanted a day that showed everyone who we are – something that was fun but didn’t take itself too seriously. We wanted an informal feel but had nods to the traditional elements.

A Pretty Wedding at Bowcliffe Hall (c) Razzleberry Photography (42)

wendy says: I wanted the wedding to be fun and to be personal to us. We wanted to be a little bit different and to reflect our personalities. We chose to have a map and travel theme as we love adventure.

When we were looking for a venue, we wanted something different and every place we visited seemed to have pre-set ideas and arrangements of what a wedding should look like. Bowcliffe Hall is totally unique – the Blackburn Wing instantly captured our imagination and the Hall, Drivers Club and Gardens created a perfect package.

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