We teamed up with some of West Midlands best wedding suppliers at the beautiful Glewstone Court to bring together this incredible inspirational shoot, which is a feast for the eyes!
Jo Agar from Iris & Ivy Photography was the inspiration behind this shoot, here is what she had to say…”When I was introduced to a stunning Herefordshire wedding venue Glewstone Court, my heart fell in love and straight away I wanted to create some beautiful content there. My idea for this concept was to create a modern romantic theme with a whimsical twist” Here is “Whimsical Romance”.
The stunning ceremony room at Glewstone Court has two big beautiful arched windows that are the main feature of the room, creating a huge impact and perfect for a marriage ceremony to take place. I wanted to create a light and airy feel using the light flooding from the windows. Working closely with the team we wanted to create a ceremony with a go big or go home statement.
Styling and Florals
Both the styling and florals were created by Etiquette Event Styling. The vision for the ceremony was ‘whimsical romance’ with florals being a big part of the show. For the aisle styling we wanted to take a classic colour scheme but give it a modern twist with the focus being on impactful asymmetric arrangements and minimal foliage. With the addition of a suspended waterfall garland, the room was softened to create an intimate and romantic space. For added warmth, we picked out the tones of the florals by using soft pink and mauve hues in our candlelight. All of these elements were tied together with the use of rich textures in our ruched draping and patterned rugs.
The Bride wears two dresses in this shoot. The first dress is a beautiful Jolie Berta style 22 – J09 A line glittery and shimmery dress with a structured cuppa corset and tulle bow sitting on the shoulders, available from award-winning bridal boutique TDR Bridal Birmingham. I chose this dress for the shimmery look that would catch the light and it fit perfect with a modern whimsical feel.
The second gown was the stunning Danica dress from Badgley Mischka, also available at TDR Bridal Birmingham. The Danica gown features jaw-dropping sequin tulle cape sleeves that run past its train. Embellished with subtle sparkle, the detachable cape sleeves gorgeously cascade down from the romantic off-shoulder sleeves. A classic mermaid silhouette with all-over floral lace accompanied with dazzling glitter lining, this gown created the perfect feel to the shoot, the Bride looked totally flawless and is sure to leave guests speechless.
I needed a suit to tie in with this softer look and colour scheme. The Venice Lounge Suit from TDR Menswear was the perfect fit. A smart, stylish beige coloured Lounge suit is a classic design with a modern fit, ideal for today’s discerning groom. Ideal for weddings abroad or to tie in with your colour theme.
Michelle G Makeup Artist went with pink tones on the lips with Oriflamme and soft smokey browns on the eyes by Dior. To compliment the Brides beautiful skin she used Charlotte Tilbury and YSL. The whole look encompasses natural, beautiful and classy makeup something that never goes out of fashion.
Charlotte Holder Hair was inspired to create a beautiful boho, full and romantic half up hairstyle with soft waves and using a loose braid technique, which helped to create texture and a light airy volume to the hair working perfectly for the Jolie Berta gown.
For the second look with the Badgley Mischka dress, the hair was let down into soft waves that tumbled over the Bride’s back and shoulders, and sitting perfectly with the low cut romantic off-shoulder neck line of the dress. Both styles flowed beautifully with the dresses, and hair accessories were chosen to finish the looks perfectly.
There were two dresses for the whimsical look, with the gowns full of sparkle and pretty detailing, Becky from Laurel Lime Bridal Accessories wanted the accessories to be a little more playful. She chose a large hair vine of flowers for the Jolie Berta dress as a finishing touch to the beautiful tulle bow shoulders and to add a little interest, little sprigs of handmade baby’s breath pins were popped into the braid.
For the second Badgley Mischka dress, a crown of large decorative flowers with delicate gold leaf accents. A more seductive piece paired with flowing ivory floral earrings to complete the look.
Using layered neutrals, Vanessa from The Sparkling Spatula created a textured canvas over both tiers. Flecked with glitzy gold, this brought an eye catching effect to the cake overall. Dramatic blush wafer sails edged with gold were added in a natural, offset cluster to draw in the eye and provide a modern yet timeless look to the cake overall and fitted perfectly with the colour scheme and feel of the shoot.
Amber from Love Flora Studio designed some invites that fit with the modern side of the shoot. I received Ambers Paloma and Luna collection inspired by classic calligraphy, modern elegance at its finest. These gorgeous invites lay beautifully in the flat lays along with other Bridal prep details.
I asked Sam & Pippa from PRSPR Films to join the shoot as I knew their beautiful cinematic films would finish the shoot off perfectly.
Concept & Planning: @irisandivyphotography
Venue stylist @etiquetteeventstyling
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