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Renaissance Romance at Woolas Barn

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Renaissance Romance at Woolas Barn

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This elegant shoot took place at Woolas Barn in York. Blending rustic character with modern details, the venue is comprised of 4 seamlessly linked areas including the Stables, the Courtyard, the Granary and the Lambing Shed. Viola Jay Photography says, “I wanted to use the rustic space of Woolas barn and elevate it to something really soft and whimsical, with a renaissance-inspired edge.”  

A selection of hand-picked suppliers worked together to bring this fabulous piece of inspiration to life. Viola continues, “Sarah from Stories of Events and Emma Cox Floristry were the perfect team to bring the vision to life. Sarah’s use of soft-flowing fabrics in the table and the styled areas pulled everything together with a beautiful romance. Emma is the floral maestro and used an abundance of ranunculus, tulips and roses in pinks, mauves and browns to create 2 beautiful climbing installations, 2 dried clouds for the table and ceremony space, and 2 incredibly detailed bouquets.”

We particularly love the model styling. The choice of gowns are leaning towards the more traditional look with very intricate details. Voila says, “The Katya Katya gowns really pulled the concept together. We chose dresses that had a lot of intricate detail in the sleeves, the tiers and the lace to add a bit of luxurious minimalism. Likewise, Saint Beth’s earrings and headpieces added to the looks, the beautiful finishing touches. We kept the makeup glowy, with hints of pink and mauve. Both the girls looked dewy and beautiful. For hair, it was all about texture and detail.”

The neutral palette continued through the cake and stationery. Viola adds, “The cake and stationery featured beautiful floral detail, and in the same ongoing colour palette of nudes, pinks and browns! The team created a beautifully cohesive, romantic and organic vision. Both couples were real couples and had an authentic energy and connection to photography.”

Suppliers: 
Planning & Concept: Esme Whiteside Photography 
Photography: Viola Jay Photography
Venue: Woolas Barn 
Workshop: Untold Workshops 
Styling: Stories of Events
Flowers: Emma Cox Floristry
Stationery: Hawthorne and Ivory
Gowns: Katya Katya
Hair Stylist: Sass & Co
Makeup: Cheshire Makeup Co
Cake: Plumb and Rabbitts Cake Studio
Accessories: Saint Beth Official
Ribbons: Cfleursdesign
Models: Ella & Jack and Talent & Jordan

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Bright and Bold in the Woods

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Bright and bold in the woods

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We had been desperate to plan a bright & bold shoot for quite some time; something that wasn’t afraid to stand out and push the style boundaries. So, when the opportunity arose to combine our colourful vision with a rustic woodland venue we jumped at it. Cheshire Woodland Weddings’ romantic outdoor ceremony area together with their rustic wooden barn made the perfect location. We handpicked a close-net selection of quality, local suppliers and my vision was brought to life. 

Photographer Jessica O’Shaughessy captured all elements of the shoot perfectly. Her style of photography fell hand-in-hand for a colourful theme and the images beautifully reflected all elements of the day. Hannah from Hannah Williamson Flowers created a killer flower crown for model Jo, paired with a beautiful bouquet. Model Kieran fashioned two different suits, each provided by Groom. One featured a quirky pocket garden; a really unique concept that we just adore! Coloured smoke bombs added even more ‘WOW’ and really stood out against the woodland backdrop. Dainty jam jars with colourful stems continued the theme of bright and bold down the woodland aisle. Colourful heart-shaped confetti was hand thrown and shot out of cannons supplied by Your Confetti. 

Sam created two different hair looks, each very natural and effortless including accessories by Cassie M Bridal Accessories. Kavita from Magic Mirror Bridal Makeup kept Jo’s makeup very soft and gentle with bronze eyeshadow and a neutral pink lip. The looks was darkened and made more evening appropriate for shots in the barn. Hanni from My Funny Valentine supplied two beautiful bridal gowns. The first was Saffron by Evie Young, an a-line gown with beautiful leaf pattern detail. The second was Lansbury by Pronovias, a strapless mermaid gown with beautiful beading and glitz detail. My personal favourite detail were the angel wings. They attached around Jo’s upper arms and effortlessly blew in the wind which just looked so beautiful in the images, and it’s a fantastic alternative to a traditional veil. 

The styling really came to life in the magical rustic barn. A stunning tables cape featured beautiful blooms, placed in a statement gold vase and various glass jars. Coloured tall candles added an element of height to the table along with an element of romance. Vintage crockery supplied by Sweetpea & Ivy was an elegant and quirky alternative that looked gorgeous against the wooden panelling of the barn and dark wash wooden farmhouse table. Individual luxe white menus with rose gold wax seal detail created by Knock Knock Penny Studio finished the look. 

The cake was a real showstopper. Julie from The Red Rose Cake Company together with Hannah worked together to create an elegant but vibrant design. A stunning white three-tier with cascading bright florals sat on a wooden barrel. A mouth-watering grazing table was provided by Cheeky Chilli Events. A cold meat platter, delicate macarons and a selection of local cheeses were just some of the delicious treats that featured. Trust me when I say the macarons were absolutely delicious!

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Suppliers: 
Organiser and concept: Bouquet & Bells
Photography: Jessica O’Shaughessy Photography
Venue: Cheshire Woodland Weddings
Cake: The Red Rose Cake Co
Dresses: My Funny Valentine
Suits: Groom
Hair Stylist: Samantha Gannon Hair
Makeup: Magic Mirror Bridal Makeup
Accessories: Cassie M Bridal Accessories
Flowers: Hannah Williamson Flowers
Stationery: Knock Knock Penny Studio
Graze Table & Desert Table: Cheeky Chilli Events
Vintage Crockery: Sweetpea & Ivy
Confetti: Your Confetti
Models: Jo & Kieran from A Couple of Models

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Inclusion Revolution at Bouton Hall

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Inclusion Revolution at Bourton Hall

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Shannon & Jack are Cheshire and London-based filmmakers. Their life was flipped upside down when Shannon injured her spine and became wheelchair bound. They were planning their own wedding at the time and Shannon felt totally alienated when there was no visible disabilities published in any magazines or online blogs.

“I couldn’t find one inspirational shoot or wedding that featured any kind of disability. No wheelchairs, no walking sticks, no visible disabilities. I reached out to fellow disabled brides and grooms and found the story didn’t stop there. There were brides fighting to find dress shops or venues with wheelchair access, and people of all visible and invisible disabilities feeling isolated and completely disheartened. So, Jack and I decided to build a wedding film and photo business that was inclusive of ALL bodies. We set our sights on starting a campaign of styled shoots that featured visibly disabled models, with an aim to inspire couples to dream big no matter their circumstances!”

They were inspired to start a campaign of bridal shoots to encourage disabled couples to dream big on their wedding day and give them hope.

‘I reached out to Zebedee Talent Management, an inclusive modelling agency of all bodies and disabilities, and decided to collaborate with models, Georgina and Rafi. Georgina says, “Representation is almost existent. It’s like it’s forgotten that disabled people also get married. We are still very much human and we dream of our big day”. 

Bourton Hall, a stunning Italianate style mansion in Warwickshire, was the decided venue to hold this shoot. “As a team we decided to go big, refusing to allow any of their disabilities to limit our creativity, but only enhance it! Romina designed the most beautiful gown that could be comfortably worn in the wheelchair. The Country Garden Florist designed floral pieces to surround and highlight Georgina’s two wheelchairs, including her mobility chair by TGA mobility. And Neo Walk designed a pair of walking sticks for the models, including a slick T-shape design in black and white for the groom, which completed Rafi’s suave black and white suit and bow tie.” 

A gold accent was used throughout the styling of the shoot, along with a neutral Italian-inspired colour palette. This was highlights in the wedding cake by Amalina Bakes. “Elizabeth Terzza created nature-inspired custom accessories from recycled gold, including a stunning golden tiara. Events by Keenda designed a tablescape, accompanied by beautifully handcrafted stationery by The Whole Caboodle. Hannah Finn and Moira Borg created two looks for Georgina; the first was her more natural look for her bridal prep shoot. FOr extra luxury, Roisin Reuss sent us lingerie and a bridal robe! Georgina’s second hair and makeup look featured her in her wedding dress, compelted with a delicate pair of hand-crafted bridal shoes created by Di Hassall and detailed veil designed by Rebecca Anne Designs”. 

“We hope this shoot is a message and beacon of hope to bring disability awareness to the forefront of the wedding industry, and that it inspires couples and fellow suppliers to become advocates of the inclusion revolution movement. This is just the beginning!”

Suppliers: 
Photography, Videography & Concept: Forever Curious
Planner: Events by Keenda
Venue: Bouton Hall
Cake: Amalina Bakes
Dress: Romina Fochesatto
Makeup: Hannah Finn
Hair Stylist: Moira Borg
Veil: Rebecca Anne Designs
Lingerie: Rousin Reuss
Stationery: The Whole Caboodle
Flowers: The Country Garden Florist
Jewellery: Elizabeth Terzza Jewellery
Shoes: Di Hassall
Walking Sticks: Neo Walk Sticks
Power Chair: TGA Mobility
Corocheted Wheelchair Covers: Simeli
Body Candles: Caria Candles
Silk Fabrics: Laik Style
Nails: Nails by Marie
Model Agency: Zebedee Talent Management
Models: Georgina Wasdall & Rafi Solaiman

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Release Your Inner Viking

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Release Your Inner Viking

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An alternative Viking themed wedding shoot located at Trevor Quarry in North Wales.

Coordinated by Bouquet & Bells with the concept by The Red Rose Cake Company and photography by Twigs Branch Photography. 

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Bouquet & Bells recently coordinated this organised shoot, and the concept was quite literally dreamt up by Julie from The Red Rose Cake Company. Julie lives near Llangollen and often walks her 4-legged friend among the quarries and hills. She stumbled across this jaw-dropping limestone quarry location and just knew it would be the perfect setting for the Viking theme. 

Bouquet & Bells sourced a close-net team of suppliers and everyone worked extremely hard to bring the theme to life. Props were taken from our own homes including a wooden axe, antique mallet and drinking horn for an authentic look. The overall styling was kept very minimal as we endeavoured to make it appear as if the couple had just eloped together. 


Twigs Branch Photography’s epic creativity and editing style made them perfect photographers for this shoot. The intimacy between Harley & David was captured beautifully and the warm-toned images gave the harsh landscape a softness and elegance. 

Damian created the most breath-taking short film. He used a drone to swoop over the stunning landscape, and had another camera on-foot to capture Harley and David. 

The cake was a striking 4-tier statement with real-leather-look detailing and studs. It was mounted on a rock draped with a reindeer fur throw, finished beautifully with natural foliage and an animal skull. 

Harley wore a full-length v-neck gown in a neutral linen. Her hair was kept very rugged with subtle curls and silver hair beads. David’s hair was placed into a topknot and kept very wild. Both models fashioned black and white tribal face paint with a bold smokey eye and Harley paired it with a rusty red lip. Handpicked jewellery and accessories together with a flower crown added a bit of glam and gave a nod to the more modern-day wedding. David wore a grey tweed suit and a linen shirt to match Harley’s dress. Both finished the look with cool Dr Martens, perfect for climbing the harsh terrain.  

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Caroline from Flowers at the Dutch Barn used a mix of warm-toned fresh flowers. The bouquet was kept fairly minimal and tied with a deep red velvet ribbon. 

Uniquely Styled, the sister company of Tipi Unique, provided real fur throws and cushions to add a touch of softness to the scene. 

 

Suppliers: 
Planning: Bouquet & Bells
Concept & Cake: The Red Rose Cake Company
Photography: Twigs Branch Photography
Videography: Damian Kelly Media
Flowers: Flowers at the Dutch Barn
Hair & Makeup: Cassie M Bridal
Jewellery & Accessories: Cassie M Bridal Accessories 
Props: Uniquely Styled
Models: Harley & David (Alternatively Wed)

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