A Gorgeous Glewstone Court Shoot Where Modern Luxe Meets Fine Art

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We have teamed up with some wonderful West Midlands based suppliers to give you some gorgeous, glamorous inspiration for your big day. Three style stealing looks and details to die for if you are planning a luxurious, romantic wedding.


Held at Glewstone Court Country House, this styled shoot features timeless elegance with a modern edge.


Nestled deep in the Herefordshire countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Brecon Beacons sits Glewstone Court Country House Hotel.


The Grade II listed manor house still retains many of its Georgian and Regency features dating back to the 19th century, including a stunning spiral staircase rising from the entrance hall to a magnificent landing. Perfect for a classic and elegant wedding shoot, the venue offers a timeless backdrop.

natural photography

Jo Ager from Iris & Ivy Photography, a West Midlands-based photographer known for her relaxed, natural photography, is behind the concept of this beautiful shoot.


She says: “My idea for this concept was based around a modern luxe style meets fine art for the modern day couple. Keeping with a very simple and sleek modern style with added elements of romance and elegance.


To define the style Etiquette Event Styling brought this vision to life by touching on timeless florals using foliage and ivories but with a twist that oozes modern chic. The table was layered with textiles that draped down the one end of the table to give a fine art luxury feel. The use of gold against a neutral palette of grey worked as a sophisticated colour pop lining all the plates, glassware and cutlery. The lit candles finished the look adding an air of romance.


From the modern elegant style of the dress and tux to the sleek hair and make up, the simplicity of the stationary and the cake. All these elements helped create this timeless look ending with an ever so popular champagne tower.

The bride wears Style 88258


The bride wears Style 88258 by Justin Alexander from award-winning bridal boutique TDR Bridal Birmingham, which features airy chiffon to create a dreamy A-line wedding dress. Skilful hand-pleating details the plunging V-neckline and continues along the waistline to accentuate the bride’s figure. Vintage inspired bishop sleeves add a stylish touch to this romantic look and tie-in with pleated cuffs. The style is complete with an invisible zipper and chapel length train.


The groom wears a modern black tux giving a sleek, timeless, and sophisticated look along with a classic black bow tie and black patent shoes.


Make up
Michelle G Makeup Artist went for a flawless look, glowing and just timeless elegant makeup which complimented the dress and worked fitted perfectly with this modern but romantic style. Michelle used Charlotte Tilbury and YSL on the skin, Dior eye shadow, Oriflame lipstick, Tom Ford bronzer and Hourglass highlighter.


Charlotte of Charlotte Holder hair knew the hair style had to be clean, elegant and sleek as the dress style and neckline determined this. Charlotte decided on a sleek ponytail showing off Lexi’s beautiful face but also drawing the eye down the back of the dress to the low V neckline. Modern and bang on trend.


When I gave Laurel Lime the brief, Becky knew her accessories would fit perfectly with the soft dreamy chiffon fabric and beautiful floating sleeves. The accessories needed to be simple and feminine, with a natural element to them. Becky designed and sculpted large clay flowers, set them onto hairpins with freshwater pearl centres, and coordinated them with freshwater
pearl drop earrings.


I asked Vanessa from The Sparkling Spatula to make an utterly stunning cake that would blend into the gorgeous surroundings. This meant paring back on details – Vanessa went for super tall tiers with a white blank canvas, and added a modern touch with a clear acrylic separator tier. A touch of gold geometric design brought minimalistic glamour and the modern floral cluster matched the florals of the overall decor to tie everything together.


I asked Amber from Love Flora Studio to design some invites, menus and guest name cards that fit with the sleek and modern side of the shoot. I received Ambers Paloma collection inspired by classic calligraphy, modern elegance at its finest.


I asked Sam & Pippa from PRSPR Films to join the shoot as I knew their beautiful cinematic films would finish the shoot off perfectly.”


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Concept & Planning: @irisandivyphotography
Photographer: @irisandivyphotography
Venue stylist @etiquetteeventstyling
Florist: @etiquetteeventstyling
Venue: @glewstonecourt
Makeup: @michelle_g_mua
Hair: @charlotteholder_bridalhair
Dress: @tdrbridalbirmingham
Suits: @tdrbridalbirmingham
Accessories: @laurellimebridal
Cake: @thesparklingspatula
Stationery: @loveflorastudioco_
Videographer: @prsprfilms
Models: @elliotandlexi

Glewstone Court Country House Wedding Venue

The Venue


Held at the beautiful Glewstone Court Country House, which is nestled deep in the Herefordshire Countryside and set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking the Brecon Beacons. Glewstone Court makes the perfect Country House wedding venue.


Their Grade II listed Manor House still retains many of its Georgian and regency features dating back to the 19th century, including this stunning spiral staircase rising from the entrance hall to a magnificent landing. Glewstone is a truly idyllic setting that creates a stunning backdrop for your special day and these images are an example of some of the incredible shots you can get on your big day too!

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