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dreamcatcher. a whimsical spring wedding styled shoot in the north east

April 24th, 2017 | Alexis Forsyth

A Whimsical Styled Shoot at The Grange (c) Zoe Emilie (59)

The sunnier climes of recent weeks has got us in the perfect mood for today’s spring wedding styled shoot, set against the glorious backdrop of the Blagdon Estate in Northumberland and featuring some of the gorgeous suppliers that we were lucky enough to work with yesterday at our beautiful Alnwick Garden Luxury Bridal Show.

There’s a whimsical quality to this romantic shoot and, dare we say it, even a subtle wild streak thanks to the beautiful pared back blooms and atmospheric woodland setting. And for the bride who is looking for something altogether quirky for her special day, prepare to be inspired by the most captivating blue-hued gown.

Photographer Zoe Emilie shares all the behind the scenes highlights…

With images by Zoe Emilie Photography. Models from Tyne Tees Models.

A Whimsical Styled Shoot at The Grange (c) Zoe Emilie (47)

zoe emilie says: In the quieter months, out of the peak wedding season, we like to create something with a bit of flair, to help promote the talented local wedding suppliers here in the North East – of which there are many. A shoot such as this is also a great opportunity to add something a little bit extra special to our portfolios where we can really show our skills off to maximum effect.

A Whimsical Styled Shoot at The Grange (c) Zoe Emilie (66)

When arranging the shoot, we agreed that the beautiful new wedding venue The Grange (Shotton Grange Weddings) would be the perfect backdrop with its stunning walled garden and woodland.

A Whimsical Styled Shoot at The Grange (c) Zoe Emilie (57)

We settled on a spring look, which was perfect for the time of year, but unfortunately the weather was anything but spring-like on the day of the shoot. We contended with heavy rain and freezing temperatures but as our hairstylist Tina Elliott said “we proved our true northern spirit” and still delivered the shoot – the results where amazing considering how wet it was on the day.

A Whimsical Styled Shoot at The Grange (c) Zoe Emilie (19)

One of my favourite looks from this shoot has to be the gorgeous blue dress with mini gold crown, both designed by Kathryn Russell. It’s such an alternative and beautiful look and when paired with Thoughts Of You Flowers’ stunning florals this look is just to die for. I so wanted a blue dress for my wedding – I wished I’d known Kathryn back when I got married!

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