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Styled Shoot: Rebel Renaissance at Rudding Park Chapel

Styled Shoot: Rebel Renaissance at Rudding Park Chapel

A tale of two eras: The unapologetically fashion-forward bridal couture of Bowen Dryden collide with the majesty of Rudding Park Chapel to create an editorial of blousy beauty and rebellious drama. We recruited Helen Russell Photography to deliver our vision.

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Dancing in Daisies Gown, The Poem Collection by Bowen Dryden, Sentiero Pearl and Flower Necklace, £350 Romantica at www.matchesfashion.com, Flowers, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

The Concept

“ I wanted to involve as many magnificent wedding creatives as possible in this shoot. During these restrictive times it is important to showcase creativity, which, in turn promotes positivity.

I asked Stacey at To Be Revealed Styling, one of our online Guest List community members to bring life to this editorial with an initial moodboard. From this, the ideas simply flourished and a textural masterpiece emerged.”

– Karen Bell, Stylist and Editor

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Cake, Gabriella Grace Cakes, Flowers, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

 

Style Notes

Fashionable accents and accessories dominated the style brief, with handmade capes and chokers by Diva Designs complementing the drama and details of Bowen Dryden’s gowns.

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Orchid Rose Tulle Sheer Blouse, Paper Moon Two-Tier Taffeta Skirt, both Bowen Dryden, Bespoke Neck Choker, Diva Designs, Earrings, Starbox Jewellery

The brand new Poem collection, featuring Broderie Anglaise leg of mutton sleeved gowns (where the shape of the sleeve is voluminous at the top and tapers tightly to the wrist), brought texture, pureness and incredible silhouettes against the glitteringly beautiful backdrop of the chapel’s altar.

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Sisters of the Moon Gown, The Poem Collection by Bowen Dryden, Hair Flowers, In-a- Gadda-Da-Vida

The Luxe Details

It was a case of ‘go big or go home’ when it came to the floral attributes of this editorial.

Undone beauty, cascading blooms and a wildflower altar enveloped model Lorrie, producing a billowing drama of effortless beauty and theatrical colour.

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Paper Moon Ruffle Blouse, Paper Moon Two-Tier Taffeta Skirt, both Bowen Dryden, Bespoke Cape, Diva Designs, 18ct Yellow Gold Multi Colour Diamond Chain £125,000, Kendalls Jewellers

Lizzie of In-a- Gadda-Da-Vida floral design studio built a floral stage at the altar and also archway at the entrance of the chapel which became the main sets for all images, as well as fabulous headpieces and bouquets.

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Dancing in Daisies Gown, The Poem Collection by Bowen Dryden, Sentiero Pearl and Flower Necklace, £350 Romantica at www.matchesfashion.com, Flowers, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Adornments came in the form of vintage fine jewellery from Kendalls Jewellers and on-trend pieces from The Bobby Pin. Awon Golding’s millinery took the sartorial style stakes up another notch with abstract headpieces.

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History Rose Candy Pink Tweed Jacket, Orchid Rose Tulle Sheer Blouse, Paper Moon Two-Tier Taffeta Skirt, all Bowen Dryden, Earrings, Starbox Jewellery, Fairy Headpiece, £865 Awon Golding

Gabriella, from Gabriella Grace Cakes, crafted a stunning four-tier cake boasting a hand embellished gold crucifix, as well as two smaller cakes and crucifix biscuits (which we consumed straight after the shoot!)

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Cake, Gabriella Grace Cakes

Sophie, from Walter and Winnie crafted beautiful Save The Date cards in muted pastels and pink ribbons to complement the colours of the gowns.

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Stationery, Walter and Winnie Paper Studio
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THE DREAM TEAM

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, Karen Bell

LOCATION, Rudding Park Hotel, www.ruddingpark.co.uk 

PHOTOGRAPHY, Helen Russell Photography, www.helenrussellphotography.co.uk

GOWNS, Bowen Dryden www.bowendryden.co.uk

VEILS, CAPES AND CHOKER, Diva Designs, www.divadesignsforyou.co.uk

MOODBOARD/STYLING, To Be Revealed, www.toberevealed-style.co.uk

STATIONERY, Walter and Winnie Paper Studio, www.walterandwinnie.co.uk

FLOWERS, In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida Flowers, www.vidaflowers.co.uk

JEWELLERY, Kendalls Jewellers, www.kendallsjewellers.com, Starbox Jewellery, www.starboxjewellery.com, Awon Golding, www.awongolding.com

MAKE-UP, Julian West Makeup Studio, @julianwestmakeupstudio

HAIR, Tina Elliott Hair Styling, www.tinaelliott.co.uk

CAKE AND BISCUITS, Gabriella Grace Cakes, www.gabriellagracecakes.co.uk

MODEL, Lorrie, Body London, www.bodylondon.com

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