Styled Shoot

A Winter’s Tale – a bridal styled shoot at Healing Manor

19th February 2019 | Alexis Forsyth

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Your Pinterest boards are going to be very happy today, as we have a captivating styled shoot just for you, promising all those wintry wedding day feels.

Set in the fabulous Healing Manor in Lincolnshire, with Victorian brickwork, meadows and a beautiful barn – this versatile venue provided all the talented suppliers behind this shoot with the perfect canvas for showing off exactly what they can do. And we’re impressed

A lavish red, navy and gold colour scheme framed the overall theme for the shoot. Cue lots of foliage, berries and pinecones to bring this seasonal shoot to life. The styling is sublime – from the four-tiered marbled cake and bespoke wedding bonbons to the wild style bridal bouquet.

The model’s showstopper of a gown, we’re talking a lust-worthy tulle and soft satin fishtail wedding dress with all over lace detailing, high neckline and illusion back, is to die for. And her extravagant flower crown finishes off this boho look perfectly.

There are so many details to swoon over today, especially for the autumn and winter brides among you, so here’s Lisa, from wedding directory Lincolnshire Weddings, to tell us more about the shoot and all of the fabulous suppliers who got involved – enjoy!

With images by Holly Bryan Photography.

Lisa says: It was important to have the location of our shoot at Healing Manorwhere the first Lincolnshire Wedding Fair will be hosted on Sunday 14th April 2019. My goal was to incorporate as many exhibiting suppliers as possible whilst also encouraging collaborations between businesses that may not have previously worked together.

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Holly Bryan Photography wanted to incorporate deep red, navy and gold tones to reflect the changing seasons from autumn to winter. We chose not to restrict ourselves with a theme and instead built the shoot around the colour scheme.

Healing Manor is the first hosting venue of the Lincolnshire Wedding Fair. It was important commemorate this by having the location of the shoot at this picturesque venue.

The venue is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in a rural setting. and offered Holly multiple backdrops, ranging from a moated island, meadows and distinctive Victorian brick walls, to a beautiful barn. These all complemented the colour scheme perfectly.

It’s clear to see why so many brides and grooms choose Healing Manor as their wedding venue. However for us, it was much more than the beautiful exterior that made this an easy choice. It was about being involved in a constantly evolving venue whose creative marketing approach is beyond anything we’ve seen before.

Holly had such a clear vision for the day, which would lead to her taking on the role as stylist and photographer. It is no mean feat to undertake such big roles within a shoot but Holly perfected both and we couldn’t be prouder of her work.

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Holly had help with styling from florist Sarah Wyatt of Treasured Bouquets. Sarah’s attention to detail is incredible, she has an amazing ability to stick to a brief but create something beyond expectations. Sarah created a wild style bridal bouquet and matching flower crown using deep burgundy, plums and blue flowers. She incorporated lots of mixed foliage, pinecones, berries, pampas blooms and a splash of gold. The hand tied bouquet was finished off with beautiful floating hand dyed silk ribbons. A table centrepiece, tall floral arrangement along with foliage detail on the napkins and chair signs completed the look.

The Chocolat Story created bespoke wedding bonbons using deep red, navy blue colours with a touch of 24k gold and a personalised quote. Flat Chance created two beautiful Mr & Mrs gold signs for the table and the back of the chairs, which added personality to the shoot.

Katie’s Cupcakes experienced her first photo shoot with us and I hope she enjoyed the day as much as we all did having her involved! Seeing Katie’s work up close and the amount of detail that goes into her designs is incredible. Katie created a beautiful four-tier wedding cake using gold lustre, navy and grey marble with blackberries, various autumn coloured berries, roses and the odd pinecone. It seamlessly fitted into our shoot’s colour scheme.

Proposals Bridal Room allowed us to borrow the most beautiful gown by Ronald Joyce, called Naomi. This showstopper, tulle and soft satin fishtail wedding dress with all over lace detailing, high neckline and illusion back, fitted perfectly with our theme.

Stationary was provided by the Luxury Invite Company. Recommended by Treasured Bouquets, it gave two businesses an opportunity to work together who wanted to collaborate on a table plan. I’m proud that my business enables people to cross paths that may not have done so without these opportunities. The Luxury Invite Company created beautiful stationery, pushing our colour scheme to the forefront and adding rose gold foiling and tassels to boot!

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Holly and I could not recommend our model Megan Battersby enough. Not only is Megan incredibly beautiful, she is a pleasure to deal with on and off set. Numerous times, Megan was called upon at a moments notice and she delivered. I can’t wait to see where Megan’s modelling career takes her, skies the limit!

Makeup was created by the very talented Kate Atkinson Makeup Artist. Kate’s work speaks volumes, Megan looked stunning and her makeup lasted the entire day. However, Kate did more than beautiful makeup, she created an atmosphere that set the tone for the entire shoot. Kate made everyone feel at ease by starting conversations and creating a rapport with each supplier.

The lovely Natalie George The Makeover Fairy and Lincolnshire Weddings very own Supplier List member took over the reins with hair. Natalie worked tirelessly to produce not one but two beautiful, timeless hairstyles under tight deadlines. Natalie worked closely with Victory Designs, who trusted Natalie implicitly, to produce a style that would enhance her customised headpiece.

Victory Designs’ headpiece completely took our breath away. Di paid homage to the gown and created a bespoke design using high quality pearls, Swarovski beads and Swarovski crystal drops. The forehead detailing was stunning and couldn’t have complemented the look any better.

We felt incredibly lucky when Katie from Salt + Silver agreed to supply her beautiful handmade jewellery for our shoot. “You are my sun, my moon and all my stars” is just one of the quotes that inspired this collection, bringing such a romantic touch to the day.

The hashtag #teamlincsweddings was derived from the shoot as everyone championed each other’s work and really went out of their way to help and support one another. An accidental, all women team turned out to be a girl power dream team! These beautiful images will be looked upon fondly as Lincolnshire Weddings’ first styled shoot.

The highlight from the day had to be Cromwell Black, the beautiful Great Dane. He made an unexpected debut appearance in the shoot whilst celebrating his first birthday in style at the dog friendly Pig & Whistle at Healing Manor. He gave me palpitations around the beautiful gown, which I was tasked in looking after, although I needn’t have worried!

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