The Stardust gown by Eliza Jane Howell prompted the idea for this modern photoshoot – Celestial She – that and our love of all things celestial.
We wanted a location that was as fresh, new and exciting as the gowns we were shooting, which is why we chose The Fig House at Middleton Lodge. Middleton Lodge is a stunning countryside estate, already renowned for its beautiful weddings. It has recently expanded to offer couples a new wedding space known as The Fig House. Overlooking landscaped gardens, The Fig House is a versatile venue that blends an almost industrial beauty with contemporary design, providing the perfect blank canvas for this photoshoot.
“The inspiration behind the Middleton Lodge look was a golden goddess Grecian vibe with festival feels – dewy bronzed peachy skin, molten rich golds and deep espresso brown kohl smudged into the lash line to make eyes the key focus. This is one of the best bridal make-up styles if you want your look to be mesmerising on the day without looking OTT,” Amanda Bell, Make-Up Artist
“Our model already sported a cool modern bob. My brief was to give it lots of texture and body to enhance and shape the face to create a look that was super stylish and a little undone,” Tina Elliott, Tina Elliott Hair Styling
We’ve worked with Jade from GASP Photo Co on many editorial shoots and she never fails to blow us away with her work. Creative, alternative and completely unique, Jade has a natural flair for capturing contemporary images in her own artistic manner. “The Fig House remains my favourite venue in North Yorkshire; the wall textures and the light are always so dreamy and interesting to shoot in. Every time I go I see something different.
“Everything about this shoot just worked! The textures on the dresses blended perfectly with the rough walls and the sequins and neon gave it that disco kind of vibe!” – Jade, GASP Photo Co.
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Credits & Creatives //
Photography: GASP Photo Co, www.gaspphoto.co
Wedding Dresses: Eliza Jane Howell, www.elizajanehowell.com
Location: The Fig House at Middleton Lodge, www.middletonlodge.co.uk
Make-Up: Amanda Bell, www.amandabellmua.com
Hair: Tina Elliott Hair Styling, www.tinaelliott.co.uk
Model: Nienke from www.bodylondon.com
Flowers: Manor Garden, www.manorgarden.co.uk
Accessories: What Katy Did Next, www.what-katy-did-next.co.uk
Neon Sign: Coco Luminaire, www.cocoluminaire.co.uk
Creative Director: Karen Bell, Belle Bridal Magazine
Assistant: Sarah Jayne Adams, Belle Bridal Magazine
Special Thanks: Grand Central, www.grandcentralrail.com