Styled Shoot

Dark Romance. A goth glam styled shoot at Tickton Grange

21st March 2019 | Rachel Hirst

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While we’re huge fans of pretty, light and delicate, spring/summer weddings we also love the romantic moodiness and deep, opulent tones that a wedding during the darker seasons of the year can deliver.

As such we were instantly drawn in by this atmospheric winter styled shoot, put together by and led by Yorkshire-based stylist Claire of Born Boho, who was inspired by a new rural wedding setting added to the already established Tickton Grange’s fabulous big day offering.

Keen to complement Tickton’s Farmstead, while providing something a little different to the norm, Claire and her fellow suppliers settled on a gothic/glam theme with a deep, earthy colour palette and the most striking of florals and décor.

We implore any rustic bride-to-be to absorb the beauty of the moongate alter adorned with the most spectacular arrangements of flowers and foliage. We’re also a fan of the alternative bridal makeup, perfect for autumn/winter brides who are all about the dark berry lip – and then there’s that crown, the ultimate bridal accessory, right?!

So let’s welcome Claire to the blog with the finer details – ladies, take note!

With images by Cluskey-Smith


Claire says: I organised the shoot selecting a team of both well reputable and fresh-to-the-industry local suppliers. The shoot was inspired by a new wedding venue setting that I was keen to help throw into the public eye while giving some recognition to awesome local suppliers who I really wanted to work with.

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I had heard about a brand-new rustic addition – The Farmstead – to the already well established Tickton Grange Georgian manor house within the very same East Yorkshire village as myself. The team there had just finished renovating it. The exposed beams and rustic feel complemented our style for the shoot perfectly.


We were keen to do something quite different to what we’d been seeing lately and came up with a gothic/glam style with a nod to boho as well. I wanted to show off certain key pieces from our range to demonstrate how versatile they are in being used for different themes. The chandeliers inspired the glam side of it! We also thought it would be great to embrace the dark gloomy weather and offer inspiration for winter weddings.


We used my giant chandeliers in the outdoor covered barn area, the moongate alter and Persian runner for the ceremony area and peacock chairs/table accessories for the table shots. The giant dreamcatcher was used as a table plan.

The florists, Bloom & Bridal, created an unusual floating installation, bouquet and other arrangements to attach to chairs etc. A stationery range was used from Really Rosie, done in matt black and foil rose gold. Our colour scheme was black, beige, golds and deep earthy tones.

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I chose Ghost Orchid Bride to supply the dress, necklace and earrings as they have such a unique array of designs. They are also very boho inspired and I loved the fluted sleeves and exposed back of the dress that I chose for the shoot.

Our model also wore a crown by JB Millinery.


Makeup artist Sam Page went for a deep indulgent makeup look to complement the dark tones chosen through the flowers and accessories. We wanted hair – styled by Oh.Hello by Unity Rhodes – full of volume to complement this look and also felt it went well with the gothic/glam style.

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We would have loved to have had more time to do extra shots but unfortunately time was against us with the dark drawing in. It really was a real highlight to work with people for the first time and everyone was extremely friendly, relaxed and at ease with each other. I felt we achieved the look we were going for and met our main goal in showing off the new venue.

Since launching Born Boho just four months ago we have already done so much and worked with such a variety of people, it’s really keeping us on our toes! We have some exciting things taking place this year, including more collaborations/styled shoots with some amazing talents which will showcase our pieces in some completely different surroundings to what we have done already. Bookings are coming in fast now as the boho trend increases in the North. We look forward to seeing what the future brings for us.

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