Bringing the joy back in to weddings, this styled shoot sought to show that small doesn’t mean you can’t have the soirée of your dreams.
Becky, owner of gorgeous Warwickshire boutique Lavelle Bridal Couture, enlisted a brilliant team of suppliers to help put this project together which showcased one of her bespoke gowns in all its glory.
Dreamy backdrops, muted tones and a smattering of creative flair in a gloriously luxurious setting – it’s a divine depiction of how weddings can still be sensational no matter their size.
An idyllic, country house nestled in the heart of the England, Flore House is a picturesque home plucked straight from the pages of a Jane Austen novel.
It gives us a glimpse in to luxurious, high society living from a bygone age.
“Stepping inside the house we knew straight away that it was the perfect location for our shoot. Through every door, a surprise waiting to be discovered, our own little private wonderland.” – Becky
From the grand staircase adorned with animal heads lit by the opulent chandelier to the moody drawing room scattered with comfy sofas and plush cushions, it was the epitome of country luxe.
The dining room then again provided another twist in the story and gave a soft lightness to the wedding breakfast set-up.
“Not only did we have the run of the gorgeous 17th Century house to play in, we also had the grounds to roam freely in. A mixture of pristine manicured gardens set against woods that lead out to the lake.”
STYLED TO PERFECTION
Becky teamed with savvy stationers Junie Punie to dream up the magical styling for this shoot.
“Junie and I met on multiple occasions to plan this shoot and miraculously had come up with the same awe-inspiring vision…we’d even pinned the same ideas to our mood boards!
Our main inspiration was to create magic no matter what. Small intimate wedding, large grand affair, the inspiration that this shoot provides is endless. Regardless of the guest list, it’s still going to be one of the best days of your life and it HAS to be memorable.”
Balloons and flowers spilled and cascaded over the staircase and out of the windows and doors, mixing luscious greenery with delicate dried blooms and soft pastel shades.
A mix-and-match approach to the stationery and styling with monochrome accents gave it the modern twist Becky and Junie were trying to create.
“Everything tied in together perfectly. Texture was so important in this shoot but used very carefully throughout, soft and sleek coupled with ruched and feathered.” – Becky
THE DELICATE DETAILS
Although you may be limited on guest numbers to your wedding, you can, absolutely, still have the dress that you’ve always dreamed of.
Lavelle stock a wide range of renowned Hayley Paige designs, and Becky chose ‘Reagan’ – a ballgown silhouette in sand-washed orchid with all-over caviar beading for this project.
And here the boutique owner demonstrates her enthusiastic passion for fashion…
“The delicate floral patterns are adhered by hand, and finished with a glitter edge to add a little sparkle.
The illusion, sweetheart jewel neckline combined traditional techniques with a modern twist, while the boned bodice provided support with delicate spaghetti straps and a low back.
It was the perfect dress for this shoot.”
A perfectly imperfect curled up-do with beautiful, delicate floral pins and a natural yet radiant look finished Rosie’s look elegantly.
Nathan’s suit, his own from their wedding a year ago, looked smart and stylish and the perfect colour combo alongside Rosie’s dress. A real life, ‘model couple’ if we ever saw one.
SHINING THROUGH THE FOG
“This shoot was such a wonderful chance for incredible wedding suppliers to come together and do what we all love best, weddings!
The emotion that we all felt on the day was oh so real for so many reasons.
We kept Rosie and Nathan apart while they were both getting ready which then had us all, including Nathan, in tears as Rosie walked down the staircase to meet her groom.
The excitement that then continued throughout the day was palpable and something really special to be a part of.
We’re so happy to be able to share this joyful occasion with you and hope that you love it as much as we do.” – Becky
Oh, we do Becky.
CREATIVES & CREDITS
Dress – Lavelle Bridal Couture – www.lavellebridalcouture.co.uk @lavellebridalcouture
Styling – Junie Poonie Events- www.juniepoonie.com/events @junie_poonie_events
Photography – Charlie Flounders – www.charlieflounders.com @charliefloundersphotography
Venue – Flore House – www.florehouse.co.uk @flore_house
Florist – Running With Wolves – www.runningwithwolvesfloraldesign.com @runningwithwolvesflorals
Balloons – The Social HQ – @thesocialhq_
Cake – Oh My Cakery – www.ohmycakery.co.uk @oh.my.cakery
Stationery – Junie Poonie – www.juniepoonie.com @junie_poonie
Hair – Mode Bridal Hair & Makeup – www.modeweddings.co.uk @modebridalhairandmakeup
MUA – Bryony Dalton Makeup Artist – www.bryonydalton.com @bryonydaltonmakeupartist
Luxury Nightwear – Gemma Hill Designs – @gemmahilldesigns
Model Couple – Rosie & Nathan King @rosie_king19 & @nathankingswing