We were going to write a few paragraphs on how much WE LOVE THIS SHOOT. But, then we realised you don’t need us to tell you about how epic everything from the idea behind the shoot, the stunning make-up, the wild bouquets, the photography, the gown, THE CAKES are, you can just see for yourself.
Make sure you check out the behind the scenes account from the divine ladies of Byootefel at the end of the gallery, they offer and exclusive behind the scenes account of the style ideas behind the shoot and the epic crop of suppliers involved.
We choose Lainston House as the venue for the photo shoot, as it is the most beautiful backdrop and has such a variety of places to shoot. The woods in the ground were perfect for our “ceremony” and really captured the essence of the shoot; rustic, simple and about two people dedicating their lives to each other.
The dresses chosen for the shoot were a real reflection of the personalities of the characters the models were portraying. For Kyla we choose a simple bias cut dress called Payton by Charlie Brear. A very minimalist look with no structure to the dress, which just draped off her beautiful curves and perfectly complemented her statement hair style which was created by Lisa at Byootefel. Siân created an understated, glowing, natural makeup look to continue on that effortless theme. We chose a hair vine by White Designs to soften the style and later on in the shoot we added a leather jacket to give her look a laid-back, cool vibe.
For Jade, we wanted a more girly look so choose a dress by Pronovias called Ashley. We didn’t want to be too obviously by putting her in a princess, tulle dress, but this gown with subtle sparkle and simple but glamourous column skirt was perfect. Like Kyla’s it was easy to move in, which is what we felt our brides would want but still showed off her figure. The dress has a slight Great Gatsby feel to it, so Siân used a soft berry stained lip to go with the soft smokey eye makeup she created and Lisa incorporated a stunning browband by White Designs into her hair styling, which really set the look off.
We asked Owen at Little Lillies for bouquets that were individual, wild and free. Giving him a brief colour palette to work with he came up with two absolutely stunning creations for our brides. Him working organically on location was a joy to witness!
Karolina turned up with two absolutely mouthwateringly beautiful cakes. A smaller chocolate and peanut butter one, and a gorgeous white chocolate tiered cake. Simply decorated with fruit and flowers. We were all looking forward to the end of the shoot so we could have a taste! They definitely did not disappoint on the flavour front!
Lastly but definitely not least Jennifer Moyes captured the whole day in moving picture and created the gorgeous film for us. The soundtrack is “Luna” by Charlotte Black.