Sophisticated Elegance at Cascades in The Derbyshire Peak District…

Big, statement bows are the inspiration behind this gorgeous styled shoot, Little Bow Chic. With a sophisticated and elegant vibe, as well as lots of luxurious black accents, we can't get enough of the styling. Get stuck into that gorgeous eye candy…


“As a bridal hair stylist, I wanted to create a styled wedding shoot that is chic, classy and elegant with a pop of black. Taking inspiration from my own wedding back in 1989 when bows on wedding dresses were the height of fashion. With bows now featuring heavily on the catwalk, Carla’s Brides had the perfect dress, designed by Wtoo by Watters. Little bow chic became more than just a vision.”


“My good friend Alan had the privilege of meeting the Dali Lama. This meeting inspired Alan to create Cascades, a garden retreat full of love, relaxation and tranquillity. As a lover of nature and the outdoors, I knew I had found my perfect backdrop. Set in over four acres in The Derbyshire Peak District, Cascades also offer The Garden Suite. With its double bedroom, ensuite bathroom with a spa bath and views over one of Cascades’ many waterfalls, this is the perfect hideaway for newlyweds seeking peace and quiet.”


“I wanted to create a look that was simple and bang on trend. I love, minimal, timeless and contemporary wedding hair and I wanted a style that would not overshadow the dress. Hannah has beautiful natural long hair which lent itself to a low side ponytail but with a little twist. Carol, who loves to sparkle, created a bespoke beaded hair bow to compliment the style. A low ponytail will always be chic. What’s not to love!”


“Choosing my dream team was easy, knowing some amazing suppliers I knew exactly who to ask to bring their own uniqueness to the shoot whilst maintaining my vision.  Hannah and Sam, our models are naturally gorgeous so Emma opted for a natural minimal look for make-up. Sally’s trailing bouquet featured a mix of foliage, white dahlia’s and gerberas with that little pop of black. Simply beautiful!”

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“The scene is looking stunning with cliffs adorned with 5ft gold light up letters, Lisa’s beautiful cake and a table set for an intimate wedding all styled perfectly by Charlotte, it really is looking fine and dandy. I’m a huge lover of dogs so it was a no brainer to ask Michelle from Hurley’s. Matilda and Ruby couldn’t wait to dress up. They definitely stole the show.
To say I had my perfect shoot is an understatement and it was all captured beautifully by the ever so talented Dan Lambourne Photography. I definitely feel we looked chic in the peak.”


If you’re in need of even more wedding inspiration, you’re in luck! You will find plenty of styled shoots, planning advice and wedding prettiness over on the blog. Don’t forget to head over to our real weddings page to see our gorgeous brides and grooms!


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