When it comes to styled shoots, not many manage to marry captivating history with contemporary bridal beauty so seamlessly.
But this showstopper of a shoot, captured at the 940-year-old Castle Keep in Newcastle, did it with aplomb.
Shot by the experienced Lindsay Davison at FAUXeleven Photography, her vision was to display just how romantic the age-old castle could be, while showcasing a range of timeless bridal looks.
Glance to the past
Steeped in history, this imposing Norman fortress, in Newcastle’s city centre, is a rugged reminder of the North’s turbulent past.
Forget stately homes – the castle was a meeting place for armies during Roman times, and witnessed many imprisonments and executions within its great walls.
It is where the story of Newcastle began, the reason the city got its name and has the most commanding views over the city and the River Tyne.
Now, it provides brides and grooms with a beautiful, dramatic surrounding for a wonderful wedding.
“The inspiration for the shoot was definitely the castle and it’s history. Newcastle Castle is a perfect but under-rated wedding location, I love the rich colours.” – Lindsay
Sharing this vision with her suppliers, Lindsay portrayed a range of timeless, elegant and incredibly romantic bridal looks.
The gowns, sourced from First Glance Bridal, were beautifully detailed with intricate embellishments and subtle sequins, while neutral pink and cream flowers conveyed understated elegance.
“I feel like each finished shot came out looking like a renaissance painting, which is exactly what I was looking for for this shoot.” – Lindsay
Those fabulous floral headpieces from Chris Jefferson Flowers & Fascinators. Now that’s what we call a head turner.
CREATIVES & CREDITS
Photography: FAUXeleven Photography by Lindsay Davison
Dresses: First Glance Bridal
Bouquets and Headpieces: Chris Jefferson Flowers and Fascinators
Make-up: Carole-Anne MUA
Hair: Showstopping Beauty
Chairs: Crobsy Hire
Location: Newcastle Castle