Okay, we admit it, we’re obsessed. The minimal setup, the connection of the real couple being photographed and that incredible switch to dark once the lights go off is epic. It’s a whole shebang of beautiful styling and conscientious capturing, all transporting us to a celestial plane not often seen in an old mill in deepest Yorkshire!
This curated team of talented wedding industry suppliers definitely understood the assignment for this simply stunning, celestial themed shoot, conceptualised and orchestrated by UNVEILED Network Members Bailey and Mitchell Photography.
In the midst of what might just be one of the craziest and busiest years for the wedding industry, these amazing suppliers have pulled it out of the bag, all coming together to do a truly stellar job.
With images by Bailey and Mitchell Photography
Emily says: The shoot was inspired by our favourite part of the world, Scandinavia. We had our honeymoon in Norway and love the Scandi culture. We were inspired by their sleek, minimal sense of style but also wanted to incorporate the northern lights with deep jewel tones and starry night skies.
We wanted something minimal, chic and neutral to stay with the Nordic theme and so we chose a studio space in an old textile mill in Yorkshire as our location, Feral Studios.
The styling was kept on theme by using deep, night sky tones for the stationery and decor, and we had gorgeous edible geodes as the favours.
We styled an intimate top table for the couple that incorporated some more rustic elements too. Our archway was made for the shoot to frame the couple in the shots and act as an archway where we felt the shots represented a couple giving their vows.
The stationery was created by The Dandelion Art, table settings were done by One Splendid Day from Cardiff and those edible crystals came from Candy Rock Shop in London.
We chose to work with UNVEILED Network Member Kate Clare Couture on the design for the dress as she is a local, independent designer who focuses on handcrafting sustainable items. The veil was by Rebecca Anne Designs in Somerset and jewellery by Devon-based The Lucky Sixpence. The suit was from Yorkshire based brand Pearly King, who are actually based in the same building AND their CEO is a Scandinavian native, so it seemed serendipitous!
Our local makeup artist and UNVEILED Network Member Charlotte Hubbard, champions sustainability and is a vegan makeup artist which is something quite important to us. She created two looks which highlighted Claudia’s beautiful features and took shimmer elements in the highlights and eye makeup from the beautiful dress and starry night sky inspiration.
Our hairstylist and fellow UNVEILED Network Member, Claudia Goodwin, created a sleek and sophisticated look that would work with the hair accessories and highlight the jewellery that we were shooting with perfectly!
The shoot day itself was such a team effort and was so much fun to be a part of. Watching the whole vision come together was brilliant, after weeks of getting parcels full of exciting supplies and putting ideas together. Everyone had an individual hand in making the shoot work and all had a huge part to play. We were on a tight timescale to keep everything running and get our models back to the station to head home but there was such a lovely buzz on set all day!
A little highlight for me was the moment we switched off the main lights to experiment with the starry night light and saw all the little details in the makeup, veil and dress glittering as the models danced!
I think it is worth noting how absolutely fabulous our models, Claudia & Bentsil, were. It really does make a difference when you are photographing a real couple and they were such a great pair to work with. Each and every supplier who contributed made it such a wonderful day!
Safe to say that wedding season this year took over any plans for more styled shoots for now but we would love to get back into shooting more editorial content in the winter months! In terms of our real life weddings, we are starting to get excited for what next year is going to hold and our 2023 diary is now open so couples who like our vibe can get in touch!