It's Friday I'm in Love: A Belle Bridal Editorial


It's Friday I'm in Love: A Belle Bridal Editorial

DATE 10 April 2020

Music takes centre stage throughout this epic Belle Bridal SS20 editorial exploring the eclectic and fun spaces at the inimitable Woodhill Hall in Northumberland. Is there really a better nuptial spot for fun, music and laughter?
Image by Sean Elliot

The Brief

The shoot was to celebrate our love of music, with key songs taking precedence; a rock n’ roll vibe was essential and our love of the disco ball evident throughout.
Image by Sean Elliot

The Photographer

As one of Belle’s key go-to fashion photographers, Sean nails the brief with a bold use of colour and composition (He was also solely responsible for some of the absolute standout shot ideas!)
Image by Sean Elliot

Image by Sean Elliot

About the Venue

Woodhill Hall is the creative couple’s paradise found and the ultimate party venue, sitting smugly in its notoriety as one of the finest ‘Wedding Weekender’ venues in the UK.  Boasting eclectic spaces at every turn – it offers a plethora of cool spots to party, wed, feast and retire, including an on-site Teepee, Secret Bar and ceremony-tastic Orangery.
Image by Sean Elliot
It was the perfect venue for our music-inspired editorial and we used the Secret Bar and Orangery as key location spots.
Image by Sean Elliot
Belle Loves – The Secret Bar – complete with ‘Selfie Neons’.

About the Gowns

Si Bridal in Newcastle provided the incredible gowns and statement for this shoot. Renowned for their breathtakingly sexy silhouettes, the shoot showcases some of the brand new bridal gowns from Israeli superstar Riki Dalal, a range exclusive to this Newcastle-based boutique.
Image by Sean Elliot
We also brought in a couple of cool designs from Sanyukta Shrestha, namely Aspen and Arista from the new Autumn Day Dream collection.

Hair and MUA

Lisa Jones created a rock n’roll look for this shoot, her background in fashion editorials and vast experience with Belle Bridal allowing her to nail the shoot vibe effortlessly. Cue bold lip and winged eyeliner.
Image by Sean Elliot

The Styling Team

Muscari Events created the most beautiful dried flower intallations and even created a vinyl record backdrop (which took ages!) Lavelle Lettering hand painted ‘It’s Friday I’m in Love’ onto velvet.
Image by Sean Elliot
Styling was finished off with twelve disco balls literally strewn around for effect.

The Belle Bridal Dream Team

PHOTOGRAPHY: Sean Elliott Photography
LOCATION: Woodhill Hall, Northumberland
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Karen Bell assisted by Beth Callaghan
GOWNS: Si Bridal, Newcastle
GOWNS: Sanyukta Shrestha
MODEL: Larissa, Body London
VEILS: Diva Designs
HEADPIECES: Victoria Percival
HAND LETTERING: Lavelle Lettering

Special Thanks to Grand Central for travel tickets for this shoot.

Fore more bridal fashion inspiration take a look at our dedicated Styled Shoots page, or read our extended Woodhill Hall shoot when you download the SS20 issue of Belle Bridal Magazine now available in the Google Play and App Store.