Beeston Manor weddings – the elegant 50’s.
I hope you enjoyed the previous blog introducing my recent styled shoot at Beeston Manor. Here is the link in case you missed it. This is the first of two follow up blogs to describe the style of shoot and this one is all about the elegant 50’s.
Researching the style for this shoot for me was quite simple as I find it such a beautifully styled era. By using Pinterest and some of the more specialised wedding blogs I built up a mood board of how I wanted it to look. From here a call to Georgina at Dreamcatchers of Kirkham was needed for me to describe what I was looking for and she had the perfect dress. An absolutely stunning designer gown from Sassi Holford, called The Marilyn. This is a very striking dress with a floral design. It bellows from the waist beautifully; the full skirt a dream to work with – light and romantic with a matching veil, it really does have perfect eye catching detail. The dress fit Claire, our wonderful model perfectly and the style was set!
Our male model, Bogdan wore a suit which was also from Dreamcatchers. Here they have a diverse range from designer Peter Posh. The more formal black tie look was chosen to compliment the elegance of the dress.
Before the shoot, Claire, our make-up artist, was working with me on hair and make-up styles via Pinterest by adding to our mood boards. This helped both Claire and Jade, our hairstylist, create the perfect hair and make-up to compliment the look.
The styling and floral arrangements were skilfully crafted by Janette of Promenade Red Creative Weddings. Janette listened to my ideas and also worked on Pinterest adding to our mood boards. Janette has a lot of vintage items which are available for any occasion and she certainly got the look I was after spot on. The pastel coloured floral designs were simple yet elegant in order match the dress.
To finish the styling off, Janette brought in a gorgeous cake from Iced of Garstang.
With all of this in place I chose a variety of backgrounds around the courtyard including the pastel roses to compliment the style of the shoot as a backdrop; later on going back inside for the contrasting look.
Here is a selection of the images.
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