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?
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.
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!)
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.
It was the perfect venue for our music-inspired editorial and we used the Secret Bar and Orangery as key location spots.
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.
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.
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.
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
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: Lisa Jones
MODEL: Larissa, Body London
VEILS: Diva Designs
HEADPIECES: Victoria Percival
FLORAL WORK AND STYLING: Muscari Events
HAND LETTERING: Lavelle Lettering
DISCO BALLS: JC Events
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.