Illuminate: The Belle Bridal Editorial

By Paula

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Pearl Dress from Halfpenny London at Marrime Bridalwear, Jesmond

Pearl Dress, £2250, Halfpenny London at Marrime Bridalwear, Jesmond

Bridal photography at Brinkburn

THE LOCATION:

We chose Brinkburn  for our ILLUMINATE SS19  editorial location as everything about this wedding venue in Northumberland is simply enthralling.

Brinkburn is the most magical location in Northumberland. Set in a secluded wooded ravine on the banks of the river Coquet this beautiful 12th century manor house, church and Grade 2 listed stable block and grounds provided an unrivalled location for our lead editorial.

The beauty of Brinkburn is its sheer diversity and magic. From a boho wedding reception in the on-site rustic tipi, to a minimal and modern ceremony and party in the impressive adjacent White Room – options are hampered only by lack of imagination. We wanted to capture as much as possible whilst maintaining a fluid colour palette throughout.

Looking at these images – it’s no wonder that so many couples love the unlimited photographic options available to them at this historic estate.

Bridal photography at Brinkburn

Stevie Gown from Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear

Stevie Gown, £2950, Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear

 

THE BRIEF:

The brief was to explore the unique spaces that make this venue literally sing. Lots of light chasing and uncovering beauty spots for wedding photography via two girls wrapped up in their own love story…

Gowns by Alexandra Grecco and Kate Halfpenny from Marrime Bridalwear in Jesmond

 

THE GOWNS:

We opted for simple and modern silhouettes from Alexandra Grecco and Kate Halfpenny from Marrime Bridalwear in Jesmond partnered with a vintage 1980 Harrods steal from a hospice shop in Canterbury alongside Cizzy bridal gowns from Epernay Bridal in Gosforth.

Lucy Gown at Marrime Bridalwear

Above: Lucy Gown at Marrime Bridalwear

HAIR AND MAKE-UP CREATIVE:

With an illustrious history in both bridal and fashion hair and make-up Tina Elliott was an obvious choice for this shoot. She kept make-up fresh yet sultry, with dark tones on the eyes and gloss highlights on the cheeks to illuminate the face. A pink lip made the lips pop naturally.

Vintage Pleated gown, Editor's own

Vintage Pleated gown – Editor’s own – The Manor House

Left Lucy Gown, £2978, Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear

PROPS: The absolutely crazy awesome handmade props for our shoot were crafted by Born Boho, based in Yorkshire. Although they probably look heavy, they were indeed very light and we fell in love with her lace chandeliers and rustic dreamcatchers. All the pieces seen in this shoot can be hired for a wedding. Flowers for the shoot were crafted by Lavenders Blue.

Lucy Gown from Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear, Jesmond

Lucy Gown, £2978, Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear in Jesmond in The Manor House

EDITOR SAYS:

Jade from Gasp Photography and myself work so well together. After shooting together for over 6 years we complement each others ideas and it’s always a joyful experience. She loves our styling ideas and we love how she captures raw emotion effortlessly – she is the ultimate light dancer and a Queen of composition.

Bridal photography by Jade from GASP Photography

 

 

Cizzy Bridal at Epernay Bridal

Style CZ2486-IZ, Cizzy Bridal at Epernay Bridal, £1260

It makes my day looking through her edits.

Iris Gown from Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear and Stevie Gown from Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear

Left to right: Iris Gown, £2673, Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear, Stevie Gown, £2950, Alexandra Grecco at Marrime Bridalwear

THE BELLE BRIDAL #DREAMTEAM

Photography by Gasp Photo Co, www.gaspphoto.co

Models: Bernadetta, Savalas Models and Denisa from Body London

Hair and MUA: Jo Leversuch, www.joleversuch.co.uk

Gowns: Marrime Bridalwear in Jesmond,  Epernay Bridal in Gosforth

Creative Direction: Karen Bell, Belle Bridal

Flowers: Lavenders Blue

Lighting/Props/ All Styling: Born Boho

 

 

 

 

 

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