Captured by the talented Emily Hannah Photography and featuring some of the regions most esteemed creatives, bursts of colour and a bubble gum bride were the order of the day in this styled shoot, featuring the newest gowns from the Alan Hannah, Moonshadow 2020 Collection at the ever enchanting Lartington Hall.
Decadent balloon elements created an ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ style, with giant helium balloons providing dream-like scenes throughout the halls of the venue. One of the latest trends in wedding styling, the balloon hoop created an interesting shape dynamic to the space and had a fairy-tale-like quality when paired with the latest Alan Hannah gowns.
Tasteful and sophisticated, the Teesdale space, renowned for its exquisite interiors, extensive gardens and exclusive chapel, transformed into a kaleidoscopic backdrop filled to burst with colourful balloons from Imaginarium Balloon Studio and eye-catching blooms from Flori and Fern.
‘The vision was to showcase playful, soft romantic florals which emulated the size and bubbling structures of pretty pastel balloons and powdery sugar-craft.” – Anna, Flori and Fern
Large Verena Hydrangeas featured opulently throughout the botanical arrangement. Their huge pom-pom like heads gave texture and structure and an element of fun. Garden style roses from VIP Roses were placed in luxurious abundance in varieties including ‘Chiffon’ ‘Prince Jardinier’ and ‘Victorian Dream’. Dancing through the large headed blooms were smaller spray rose varieties of Pink Bomabastic, Sweet Akito and the beautifully perfumed Majolika as well as heady scented Matthiola and lavender blue delphiniums. The paper-like petals of Sweet Peas delicately floated from installation to table, adding a whimsical element and the sweetest fragrance to the ethereal candy dream.
The rainbow of colour was carried through to the make-up with striking eye-shadows and eye-liner contrasting the pure white Alan Hannah gowns and accessories.
‘I really wanted to bring a glossy, radiant, smooth skin together with a high fashion twist of aqua blue, fresh mint green on the eyes and warm coral baby pink hues on the cheeks and lips.’ – Amanda Bell, Make-up Artist
Taking inspiration from Tokyo’s Harajuku Girls, with their playful make-up colours and styles, Amanda mixed together shades of aqua, blue and white to add tie-dye graphic lines to the model’s eyes, extending and exaggerating their shape. Perfectly flushed lips and cheeks were highlighted using a mix of white, peach, bright pink and gold colours.
Using Kenra products, hair stylist Tina Elliot created a polished, ultra lux look which matched the vibe of the rest of the models ensemble to create a perfectly blended overall look.
Sadie May Cakes made this candy daydream even sweeter with a pastel dream cake and dainty treats which complimented the cascading, ombre veil from Bex Brides.
Grumbleduke Events brought all of the elements from these expert suppliers together to create this heart-stopping collaboration.
‘So many shoots at Lartington Hall showcase the classical beauty of the venue, we wanted to shoot the space from a thoroughly modern perspective’ – Danielle, Assistant Stylist
When curating the shoot, Lartington Hall’s effortless elegance lent itself to an explosion of chic. The plethora of colour brought out another side of the neutral colour palette of the Hall to result in a candy pop affect.
The Dream Team
Gowns: Alan Hannah
Veils: Bex Brides and Diva Designs
Hair: Tina Elliott
Make-Up: Amanda Bell
Cake’s: Sadie May Cakes
Balloons: Imaginarium Balloon Studio
Flowers: Flori and Fern
Venue Styling (Place Names, Perspex Signs, Key FOBs, Charger Plates): Grumbleduke Events