From Emma, the photographer:
We wanted to create an inspirational shoot for the modern elegant bride, to show that beautiful can still be very natural and uncomplicated. Our French Blue editorial was inspired by the understated glamour of France. Inspired by the color palette of french chateaus, we chose a blend of neutrals and soft french blues to create this shoot. Photographed with the exquisite backdrop of Dorfold Hall in Cheshire, we told the story of a bride getting ready on her wedding day, with quiet moments of contemplation amid a soft and feminine atmosphere.
With our stylist, we crafted the shoot from a selection of handpicked vendors who suited the fine art brief perfectly: from the delicate hand calligraphed stationery, to the neutral hand grown neutrals, and the wonderful cake in shades of blue and white. The elegant dress was the perfect fit for this shoot. It was the right amount of glamour, while still being understated and modern. We paired it with some beautiful accessories to create these high end looks. The make-up created a fresh & glowing look with the use of natural products. The perfect finish were the relaxed hairstyles created to compliment the dress and jewelry.
Photography Emma Pilkington | Designer/Stylist Helen James | Floral Designer Fletcher & Foley | Dress Anna Campbell from Jean Jackson Couture | Hair & Makeup Sarah Morten | Venue Dorfold Hall | Cake The Frostery | Jewelry Agnes Walker | Stationery Beautifully Lost Studio | Shoes Di Hassall |Model Amy Crawford at Boss Models
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The thing you realize very quickly when you start your wedding planning is that your venue easily dictates the rest of the details (including your dress). When you have a really grand estate like the one shown in this beautiful shoot, it allows you a broad range of choices. We love the choices made here – allowing the dresses and beautiful florals to be the focus, and the venue to be a sumptuous background that provided the rest of the beauty.
From the photographer, Trinh:
This editorial took place in the Italian paradise of Lake Como at the elegant Villa Balbiano. Our real couple, Bianca and Francesca are deeply in love, and adore Italy, traveling, and classic fashion. The extravagant natural setting offered a perfect mix of scenery without needing to bring much else in. The clear blue water, the sloping hills of the mountains, and the blooming flowers and plants were perfection. We kept the styling and directions classic and elegant to go along with the grand villa. Then all we had to do was capture the chemistry of the couple.
Photography/Creative Direction/Styling Trynh Photography | Planner NKT Events | Floral Design Madness Flowers Italy | Wedding Dress Musat | Hair & Makeup Ava Belle Luxury | Venue Villa Balbiano | Cake Qualcosa Di Dolce | Man’s Suit & Accessories The Brian & Barry Building | Jewelry Di Gregorio Gioielli | Bridal Accessories Nea Bridal | Stationery Victoria Krav | Tabletop Tableset Luxury Rentals | Ribbons Seidenband | Boat Riva | Models Bianca & Francesco
From the photographer, Olivia:
This intimate celebration took place in Leavenworth, Washington, deep within the Cascade mountains (about an hour and a half east of Seattle). We created a relaxed couple’s session along a stunning jade blue river, a rustic yet refined bride and groom, and a modern intimate table setting with special emphasis on the elegant stemware and the organic floral elements.
From creative director Anna:
This shoot was inspired by the golden rays of light that linger in the air just before sunset. Olivia’s photography shines when she is able to utilize golden hour; however, in the Pacific Northwest we aren’t always blessed with sunny days! So we set out to find creative ways to infuse that same feeling of warmth, adventure, and peace into each element of a beautiful wedding day, through the use of soft golden tones and delicate design.
We wanted to balance the energy of youthful romance with elegant, refined design and found that balance with a gorgeous, simple bridal gown. The plunging neckline of the gown was softened by blush tones throughout, and by floral appliqués cascading down the tulle skirt. Golden yellows and soft pink tones were brought together in the floral design. We loved that the bride’s bouquet almost feels like you’re looking at a sunset, with the sun hanging on the horizon and soft pinks glowing in the clouds above.
Photography Olivia Carson | Creative Director Anna Peters | Floral Design Kelly Sullivan | Dress Tara Lauren from Lovely Bride | Tabletop Rentals Cort Party Rental | Ring Point No Point Studio | Paper Goods + Calligraphy Jordan Cotton | Ribbon Froufrou Chic | Real Couple Models Meryl & Brad