A Ballet Inspired Bridal Fashion Edit – Felicity Cooper Authentic Luxe Collection 2018

A Ballet Inspired Bridal Fashion Edit – Felicity Cooper Authentic Luxe Collection 2018

If you are currently pinning designers and dress ideas like crazy, in search of the perfect dress…. let me gently nudge you towards British Designer label Felicity Cooper Bridal and this ballet inspired shoot. Fiona, the designer behind Felicity Cooper has been creating bespoke pieces for brides since 2010 and last year launched her own collection to bridal boutiques at London Bridal Fashion Week.  It was a massive success and today I’m exited to share with you her latest designs from the 2018 Authentic Luxe Collection. They are a little bit gorgeous.

Images Lucy G Photography. Behind the scenes film Paul Kyte Photography

Fiona is a good friend of mine and I’ve been so excited to see how the brand has just sky-rocketed in the past year and it was great to work with the team behind this shoot. I sourced a venue for the shoot, a gorgeous high vaulted ceiling ballet studio, with huge windows, so we used a little bit of ballet to inspire the shoot for the collection.

Fiona’s dresses are beautifully made, with divine lines, gorgeous cotton lace, flowing chiffon and silks with beaded details, they are so versatile too and look epic in every setting from a tipi wedding, a country house, a wedding in NYC and everywhere in between.

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal

The dresses appeal to the relaxed bride, fun loving and fashion thinking bride. The bride who knows her own mind and style, who wants to be comfortable yet look breath-taking.

Felicity cooper
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Felicity cooper
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Felicity cooper
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Felicity cooper
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper

These images were captured by our very own Lucy G Photography, flowers supplied by Chloe Robinson Designs, the behind the scenes film by Paul Kyte Photography, stationery by Hattie Boo Designs, styling by Pretty Creative at Adored Bride and delicate cake by lovely  Marie Antoinette Cakes.

Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper

I asked Fiona to tell us a bit about the collection;

It’s been really well received by the boutiques and brides and I’m so excited about our upcoming trunk shows. The dresses appeal to the relaxed bride, fun loving and fashion thinking bride. The bride who knows her own mind and style, who wants to be comfortable yet look breath-taking.

Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper

The 2018 collection has a relaxed feel, I have taken inspiration from so many things including interior design trends, bohemian fashion and the brides I meet. I’m really happy with this collection and cannot wait to see all the gorgeous brides wearing them on their wedding days.

Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Felicity cooper
Felicity cooper

If you’ve fallen in love with these gorgeous dresses you can catch the collection at the Felicity Cooper Trunk Shows and meet designer Fiona. The next one is this weekend at The White Yard on Monday 1st May and then at Kimberley Ann Bridal Boutique  on Saturday the 8th and Sunday 9th July.

You can also see the collection at their other lovely stockists including Frock n SoulHalo and Wren The White Boutique, Millie Couture Bridal and Brides by Zoe.

Photographer – Lucy G Photography | Bridal Designer – Felicity Cooper | Photo Film – Paul Kyte Photography | Styling – Pretty Creative | Cake – Marie Antoinette Cakes  | Floristry – Chloe Robinson Designs  | Stationery – Hattie Boo Designs |

Charlie Brear and Jesus Peiro for Sophisticated Vineyard Inspired Tipi Shoot

Charlie Brear and Jesus Peiro for Sophisticated Vineyard Inspired Tipi Shoot

I love a Tipi Wedding, I really do, they are such a versatile space, so warm and welcoming in the day and such a party venue at night! So, I’m so happy to be able to share this elegant styled vineyard inspiration tipi shoot today, captured by Lucy G Photography. The images are a collaboration of wonderful suppliers who work together to dress the award winning All About Me Tipis for their twice yearly open weekends. This coming weekend, Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March, is their Spring Tipi Open Weekend at Delamere Events in Cheshire and I can highly recommend it if you are looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding.

This inspiration shoot draws on a subtle vineyard theme, with bleach wood wine barrels, rich deep wine coloured florals, textiles and stationery with gorgeous sophisticated dresses for an elegant twist on a tipi wedding. The styling is by Pretty Creative at Adored Bride, dresses curated by Lucy at The White Closet Studios, Liverpool, beautiful florals by Heather at Living Colour, stationery by Emma at Hattie Boo Designs, hair and make up by Clare at Harry Jon and textiles by Kaye Hannabuss Textiles. We’ll actually be featuring Kaye’s own wedding day on Adored Blog soon, so keep an eye out for that!

We wanted to try and create a bit of a twist on the traditional rustic tipi wedding by drawing on a quite elegant rather than boho look. The vineyard idea, drew together a lovely rich tone to the whole shoot that really works so well in the warmth of a tipi.

tipi
tipi

The tipis were set out with a main reception, party tent along with a smaller ceremony/blessing tent that overlooks the lake.

The two bridal looks were from the collection at White Closet Studios, Liverpool. Both designers dresses by Charlie Brear (the backless dress)  and Jesus Peiro (lace backed dress) have the most beautiful delicate lace details and clean flowing lines. Utterly elegant, classic styles but each a little quite daring and very fashion led.

Beautiful cake

The flowers by Living Colour were just a little opulent, with stone urns placed on wine barrels and deep, claret tones in the stunning bouquet. The stationery again played on the vineyard and wine theme with beautiful hand painted invitations, table plan, save the dates and menus by Hattie Boo Designs as well as all the signage details. The Hollies Farm Shop provided the fabulous cheese and deli board, which Lucy G Photography managed to photograph just before everyone swooped on the cheese board to sample it!

Place settings with little wooden heart favours
table plan
stationery
festoon lighting
deli board
bow tie kaye hannabuss
kaye hannabuss textiles
flowers

Our bride Charlotte had her look created by talented Clare at Harry Jon, with a very natural look to the make up with a subtle rosy claret lip colour and soft brown eye tones. Charlotte’s hair was swept up in a loose up do with the occasional tousled curl loosly falling down around her face and shoulders. For the Charlie Brear dress, Charlotte’s hair was styled with a pretty floral hair clip by Gypsy Rose Vintage.

Kaye Hannabuss Textiles provided the gorgeous bow ties, ties, pocket squares, blankets, cushions and gorgeous claret clutch bags. It is these little details that really bring through the colours of the shoot. Kaye’s work is stunning and all made by hand using liberty prints and Harris tweeds.

stationery
flowers
ceremony
bow tie kaye hannabuss

Vineyards always make me think of organic, rich, italian style cheese and wine feast eaten alfresco, so that really suited an outdoorsy tipi wedding . Plus we do like a glass of red!

Such a gorgeous shoot, thanks so much to Lucy G Photography for sharing these images today. Don’t forget to call in to the All About Me Spring Tipi Open Weekend, this weekend if you are in the Cheshire area.

Photographer – Lucy G Photography | Styling – Pretty Creative | Tipi – All About ME | Venue – Delamere Events | Bridal Designer – Charlie Brear and Jesus Peiro | Bridal Boutique – The White Closet Studio Liverpool  | Hair and Make Up –  Harry Jon |  | Flowers – Living Colour Floral Design | Stationery – Hattie Boo Designs | Blankets, Pocket Squares and Bow Tie Accessories – Kaye Hannabuss Textiles | Cheese and Deli Board – The Hollies Farm Shop | Hair Accessories – Gypsy Rose Vintage | Cake – The Cheshire Cat Cake Company |

An Atmospheric Vintage Inspired Bridal Shoot at Stanton Gardens by Belle Art Photography

An Atmospheric Vintage Inspired Bridal Shoot at Stanton Gardens by Belle Art Photography

I love an atmospheric, slightly dark, slightly edgy but ultimately just beautiful experimental styled shoot. Becy from Belle Art Photography, collaborated with talented florist Katie-Jane from The Garden Studio, to bring us this captivating vintage bridal shoot at Stanton Gardens in Morpeth. I love it! Stanton Gardens is a relatively new venue and it’s a total hidden gem, I predict we’ll hear a lot more of this fabulous space in the future and I bet it becomes a firm favourite with couples.

I really love these images and I have a serious fixation on glasshouses, greenhouses, palm houses and orangeries at the moment, so that’s an added bonus. Add a touch of deep green foliage, a log pile backdrop, a rustic festoon lit and foliage bedecked barn, a floral crown or two and I’m in heaven! Oh and of course the dresses, pure vintage gems from the fantastically curated collection available from Vintage at Number 18.

Becy’s photography is so exciting, I really enjoy real weddings of course but styled shoots really enable talented wedding suppliers to really flex their creative side, collaborate, experiment and produce whimsical and mysterious images like these. I hope you love them as much as I do, here’s Becy to tell you more about the shoot;

Katie-Jane from The Garden Studio and I decided to work together to create a vintage-inspired styled shoot.

stanton gardens

Weddings at Stanton Gardens is a relatively new venue just outside of Morpeth, Northumberland. Katie-Jane had already worked with them before and showed me some images of the beautiful rustic barn and it was perfect! The venue boasts beautiful green gardens, a rustic barn and quirky greenhouses, so there are lots of option for creating some amazing images.

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal

I then contacted a beautiful vintage bridal shop, Vintage at Number 18, who came on board with the most unbelievable original vintage dresses from the 50’s and 60’s.

My vision for the shoot was beautiful, weird and wonderful! I love styled shoots because it enables you to get the images that you really want to create, I’m an artist so I always create a concept before jumping into a shoot.

My style for wedding photography is quite moody and romantic, dark shadows with creamy highlights and lots of greenery – I wanted to create images where you would question the story behind them.

My style for wedding photography is quite moody and romantic, dark shadows with creamy highlights and lots of greenery – I wanted to create images where you would question the story behind them.

I know the models very well, in fact on of them is my sister! The real couple, Tom and Erin are both quirky individuals and made the whole experience really fun.

My vision for the shoot was beautiful, weird and wonderful! I love styled shoots because it enables you to get the images that you really want to create, I’m an artist so I always create a concept before jumping into a shoot.

Huge thanks to Becy at Belle Art Photography and Katie-Jane at the Garden Studio for sharing this atmospheric shoot at amazing Stanton Gardens with us. It looks like a hidden gem of a venue!

 

Photographer – Belle Art Photography | Venue – Stanton Gardens | Florist – The Garden Studios  | Vintage Bridalwear – Vintage at Number 18 | Models – Megan Farr, Erin Tasker, Tom Loveday |

Ethereal, Green and Foliage Inspired Bridal Edit at Victoria Baths

Ethereal, Green and Foliage Inspired Bridal Edit at Victoria Baths

This softly edgy shoot at Victoria Baths in Manchester is by the talents that are Jenn Brookes Photographer and Leah Henson Weddings and I’m so excited about their work. Jenn pulled the idea for the shoot together and had three things in mind; green, movement and soft light. They took polaroids on the day and used those as the inspiration for editing the images. I think it gives the whole shoot a really ethereal feel teamed with the most beautiful dresses, it’s basically divine.

The amazing dresses are from Frock and Soul Ltd a completely brilliant new boutique run by Bekka in the town on Uppermill. Bekka stocks a diverse and unique set of designers including Poppy Dover, Theia, Anais Anette and a selection of one off original vintage dresses too. This Saturday the 21st January, Frock and Soul is hosting a La Poesie Trunk Show, no appointment necessary and you must go check out this new boutique, you really must.

The lovely model is Freyah who’s make up is by the talented ‘Make up by Emily Berry. The venue for the shoot is one of my favourite buildings in the whole world, Victoria Baths in Manchester. For over a decade I lived one street away from it and to see it turn from the dilapidated shell it was – to the amazing venue it is now, is wonderful. So as you can probably tell, I’m pretty excited to have this on the blog today, I hope you love it too. Jenn tells us more about the shoot;

bride looking at image in locket
Dress hung up in window

I work with Leah quite a lot and I shoot photographs for her when she does video at weddings. We really enjoy working together and seem to work well, so it was great to do this with her too and express our creativity.

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal

I have been shooting wedding photography since 2016, I love it and its going really well and I really wanted to create a shoot to appeal to my ideal couples.

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it

I approached Frock and Soul boutique after seeing their collection online and loving how different it was but also with a mix of vintage.

bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery

I love different styles of wedding photography and try to appeal to an audience who is after more unusual style but still with a twist of the vintage or the modern if that makes sense!

bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal

I approached Frock and Soul boutique after seeing their collection online and loving how different it was but also with a mix of vintage.

bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
bride with dressing gown that says 'Mrs Jagger' on it
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal

I made the eucalyptus bunch myself for about £6 and bought it from Flourish on Tib Street in Manchester and tied it together with floral tape, to create a very organic looking and loose bouquet.

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal

Huge thanks to Jenn and Leah for allowing me to share their images on Adored Bride today and the team involved in the shoot. I think the two of you make a brilliant team. I love the style of photography and the editorial fashion vibe of the shoot, very cool. Be sure to check out all the brilliant weddings suppliers involved by clicking on the credits below,

Photography – Jenn Brookes Photographer and Leah Henson Weddings | Venue – Victoria Baths | Bridal Boutique – Frock and Soul Ltd | Model – Freyah | Make Up – Emily Berry Make Up | Floral Supplies – Flourish Tib Street |

A Midsummer’s Day Lavender Luxe Wedding Inspiration

A Midsummer’s Day Lavender Luxe Wedding Inspiration

I wanted to share with you a glimpse back to a sunny but very windy day in June and to a shoot that I styled in a gorgeous lavender field, with some truly amazing wedding suppliers. The lavender fields are only in bloom for a short while at Inglenook Farm, before the flowers are harvested for essential oils. We used the infusing room to get ready in and honestly the scent from the oils was so intense, we were all slightly floaty and chilled during the shoot. I slept so soundly that night too!

The inspiration for the shoot initially was that I’d seen the lavender field having driven past and the farm kindly said we could do a shoot. The time slot was quite limited as the fields were due for harvest. So we quickly got a pinterest board together with ideas. We knew though that we really wanted to catch some golden hour light if we could. That early evening light that coats everything with a golden glow of light. After a week of rain we were really lucky as the day we reached the fields, the sun came out to play. We wanted to create a fine art luxe wedding feel, very romantic with lots of detailing. I hope you enjoy our midsummer lavender luxe wedding inspiration shoot.

Our model is beautiful Stacey Mellin and these lovely images are by  Lucy G Photography. With bridal wear by Felicity Cooper, florals by Living Colour Floral Design, hair and make by Harry Jon, stationery by Hattie Boo Designs, cake by Time for Sweetpea and silk butterflies by Flutterdesigns.

The breathtaking dress that Stacey is wearing is ‘Matilda’ by British bridal designer Felicity Cooper.  It has such an amazing backless design, with long lace sleeves and a floating chiffon silk skirt that just moved and flowed so beautifully in the breeze through the lavender.

For the stationery Emma from Hattie Boo Designs created a suite of pale lavender grey and white, ripped edge invites, save the dates and place settings. We gathered these together with pretty twine, wax seals, florals, silverwear, linen napkins and french stamps to create a feel of Provence.

The lavender fields were due to be harvested as soon as the lavender flowered.

So the week after we shot there these beautiful fields were hand cut to make essential oils. The smell was incredible!

We were so lucky with the weather on the day, it had rained most of the week. But the light was just perfect, we just had a few moments as the sun started to set to capture that golden hour glow.

The divine flowers were created by the team at Living Colour Floral design. They matched the brief perfectly; lots of fine art inspired foliage, delicate summer blooms with hints of lavender and the softest peach. I especially love the place setting bouttonniere.

Lovely Clare from Harry Jon MUA created Stacey’s look. I love her lashes in particular!! She kept Stacey hair choppy and tousled and her make up delicate and natural with the softest peach lip colour that looks so pretty in the lavender setting.

The informal naked cake and macarons were made with love by Becky at Time for Sweetpea. It tasted so good! I never tire of naked cakes, they are such a pretty addition to any wedding and so versatile to decorate.

For finishing touches we used delicate little hand cut silk butterflies by Flutter Designs and those shoes……? Well I kind of fell in love with those, they are the Paris design by No1 Jenny Packham.

I hope you enjoyed our little taste of summer,

with love

Venue – Inglenook Farm | Photography –  Lucy G Photography | Bridal Design – Felicity Cooper | Styling – Pretty Creative at Adored Bride | Hair and Make-Up – Harry Jon MUA |  Flowers – Living Colour Floral Design | Stationery – Hattie Boo Designs | Cake – Time for Sweetpea | | Silk Butterflies – Flutter Designs | Shoes – No 1 Jenny Packham at Debenhams |

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