Brides In The English Countryside







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We love real weddings, but we also love sharing inspiration shoots with you! Both can be truly inspiring for our brides. Real weddings reflect the culmination of a bride’s vision blended with her creative help. An inspiration shoot is so wonderful because it allows creatives to guide the process start to finish – often with amazing results like these. Enjoy!

From the Stylist, Helaina:
The concept for this inspiration bridal shoot was a soft, romantic, and elegant English country garden with an enchanting, feminine vibe. The foundation for creating this concept were the impeccably crafted, bohemian gowns and the dreamy lakeside setting in the British countryside.

I designed the shoot, to incorporate lots of muted, pastel tones, gilded details and layered neutrals. Embracing our already beautiful surroundings, we decided to highlight the antique furniture, traditional interior design features, and a soft, subtle boudoir. The use of floaty textures, velvet and silk, delicate lace, and fine jewelry, combined with lots of natural light, allowed us to achieve our desired result. We were able to highlight both the serenity and spirit of our brides, appreciating each special moment and touch. They reflected the epitome of strength, elegance, feminism and romance!

Photography Nastja Kovacec | Concept/Styling/Planning Helaina Storey Wedding Design  | Floral Design & Venue Narborough Hall Gardens  | Dresses Claire Pettibone from Blackburn Bridal | Hair & Makeup Alison Jenner | Hair Accessories Debbie Carlisle | Bespoke Veils Sash and Veil | Jewelry Stone Hearts Club | Shoes Emmy Shoes | Cake Butter Beautiful | Stationery Elmo Paper Stories | Flower Girl Attire Wild and Gorgeous | Models Sophie Witt of Gingersnap Models, Nicky Connolly Sim, and Poppy Willow (The Lovely Flowergirl) | Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab


Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

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