Rustic wedding romance a plenty in today’s featured styled shoot! We head down to the forests of Blaxton to find out what Hannah, Amber and Kellie have been up to…
What happens when you combine the talents of an amazing florist, a super photographer and a clever couture gown designer? Incredible things, of course!
When camera wielder Hannah Shearman, Amber of Quinlan Couture Bridal and UNVEILED Network Member Kellie’s Flowers joined forces on this stunning, natural-toned inspo shoot, the wedding gods were smiling on them for sure.
Model Freya looks divine in a Quinlan Couture original gown that adds to the boho feel and ties the bridal look into the venue styling, creating that perfect harmony and resulting in wedding inspo magic. We reckon you Yorkshire couples are going to want to soak this one right up. Let’s go!
With images by Hannah Shearman Photography
Amber says: When Hannah asked me to take part in her woodland shoot I fell in love with the concept of nature and the boho feel. The only requirement from the dress was that it was able to move when the bride jumped on the groom’s back. The rest Hannah left to me. I put a lot of thought into the style of the dress and fell so in love with what I created that I am going to release it as the first dress in my first collection.
Hannah says: During lockdown I got fed up of not being able to get out and shoot, so when things started to get a bit better, I thought let’s just go for it. I planned the shoot in about four days and got Kellie and Amber along to get involved. It was amazing how it all came together and it was such a fun shoot. We went with a bit of a boho theme as we thought that it would go well with the woodland backdrop and quite a natural colour scheme, nothing too drastic.
Hannah says: We chose this location because it was close by, convenient and also because it is such a lovely place for a photoshoot when there are no venues open to let you shoot there. I think it was the perfect location, with the corn field in the background and plenty of fields and the woods to use for different shots.
Kellie says: We wanted to make it simple but effective by using the landscape as much as possible. We had a bouquet and buttonhole which were made with pampas grass, bunny tails, hydrangeas, dahlias, roses and lisianthus. We went for muted tones to fit with the landscape and used lots of different flowers to create texture and a soft romantic feel. We also added silk ribbons.
Amber says: The dress, as mentioned above, was made by Quinlan Couture Bridal. It was a gorgeous floaty lace dress with a low cut front and large floaty sleeves. This dress was perfect for the type of shoot we wanted to do and it gave everything a more boho theme. Shoes were the model’s own, so was jewellery, and she did her own hair and makeup because at this time hair and makeup professionals were unable to work. The groom’s attire was also his own, apart from the braces which Hannah bought from H&M.
Hannah says: Our model, Freya, did her own hair and makeup, and we sent her images of the type of thing we were after. We went for a simple elegant makeup look, nothing too out there, just to make her eyes stand out and show her features nicely. Her hair was in simple curls with half tied up for the hair piece that Kellie made.
Hannah says: On the day the shoot went amazingly. We did it in the early evening to capture nice light that wasn’t too harsh and it was perfect. Our main aim was to capture lots of detailed images of the couple wandering around, having fun and to show lots of movement and interesting angles which we achieved. The main highlight was getting the smoke bombs out and getting to run around with them. We did have two but one didn’t work so we had to improvise – which is part of the job!
Amber says: At Quinlan Couture Bridal, we have some exciting plans ahead. I’m currently planning the opening of my first salon in Doncaster. Not only that but the salon is going to be the first fully accessible bridal salon in South Yorkshire, catering for not only able bodied people but also those with all kinds of disabilities. I’m also very proud to announce that we are 100% waste free. No products go to landfill and everything is used. We are also in talks with The National Trust and will be planting a tree for every dress sold, in order to try and offset any harmful emissions.