Inspired styled wedding shoot at Beeston Manor, Lancashire.
I’ve previously written about styled wedding shoots, but just to refresh or if you are new to my blogs, a styled shoot is an opportunity for a group of wedding industry experts; bridal boutique, makeup artist, hair stylist, florist, venue stylist and of course a photographer to collaborate on a project that is dedicated to our creative minds. It’s our way of experimenting with new ideas, creating original imagery for our marketing, developing strong networks within the wedding industry, and of course finding the perfect venue to compliment the style of the shoot.
After researching venues local to me, and knowing that I wanted to do a 1950’s styled wedding shoot, Beeston Manor, near Preston was the perfect venue to achieve this. The manor is set in a lovely rural area, with sweeping views, greenery, beautiful flower gardens, as well as a nicely placed driveway. The manor itself is a 16th century converted barn and really is a perfect setting for a bride, groom and photographer. I would like to give special thanks to Amy who runs the Manor for letting us use it – even on a day when she is preparing for the next wedding.
Once the venue had been chosen, I then decided on the actual style from the 50’s that I want. After spending quite some time on Pinterest I decided that there would be two shoots, firstly, a really elegant and stylish themed shoot and secondly a Rock N Roll styled shoot.
From here I carefully selected a team of experts from each area of the industry to get together to work with. A lot of time and research goes into this to ensure that the styles and themes chosen can be achieved to the highest possible standard and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved.
As with my previous styled shoot the dresses came from the award winning Dreamcatchers of Kirkham. The dresses used were from my two favourite dress designers, Caroline Castigliano, and Sassi Holford. However Dreamcatchers also have a wider selection of beautiful dresses to choose from, all from amazing designers. Dreamcatchers is owned and run by Gill and Georgina, a family run business with great expertise to tap into.
Makeup was by Claire Murray. Claire’s knowledge and expertise of makeup, not just in the wedding industry but in fashion, is exceptional. Claire brings with her over 10 years of experience in the industry and is able to deliver exactly what you want. It was great working alongside Claire, she has a fantastic vision and such a good sense of humour. There was never a dull moment all day.
During my conversation with Claire, I asked her if she could recommend a hair stylist to work with us and she said Jade Ingham of Evalle Hair would be perfect. Jade is very talented with a wealth of knowledge and can confidently deliver anything you ask of her.
The gorgeous venue styling and flowers where created by Janette of Promenade Red. The styling that Janette created was out of this world. She has such attention to detail; from the brief I gave her she delivered on that and some. Janette also tied the bouquets and button holes on the day of the shoot. Janette also brought wedding cakes from Iced of Garstang who provided two stunning cakes to compliment the styling.
I will be following this blog with 2 other posts each showcasing the different looks that we achieved so please keep checking the blogs for the updates. Here is the link to the next blog – The Elegant 50’s
Little White Book
Makeup by Claire
Promenade Red Creative Weddings – venue styling
Special thanks to Claire and Bogdon; our fabulous models for the day.
Here is a selection of images, click on them to enlarge.
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