Lost in Literature
An inspirational photo shoot, set in the library of Cusworth Hall in South Yorkshire, bringing you complete and utter escapism.
A collection of handpicked suppliers who brought together their creative skills and flair to create this literature, vintage themed shoot which oozes romance!
Find out how they created this look below:
María, from Simply Something Blue Bespoke Wedding Planning and Event Management: I was in charge of styling the sets and creating a calm and attractive atmosphere. With such magnificent surroundings, colourful flowers and gorgeous gowns not a lot of detail was deemed necessary, and Cusworth Hall’s library, salons and gardens took centre stage in this cold spring day. Vintage details, such as the typewriter, old and upcycled books and library pockets with romantic quotes from some of my favourite books were sourced or handmade for the occasion for a subtle and unobtrusive literary theme.
Wedding photographer, Sarah Folega at Folega Photography: I used the beautiful dresses, the location and the natural light to create beautiful images that would showcase everyone’s exceptional talents.
Bridal Designer, Kelly from KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer: The Whiting Collection is KMR Bespoke Bridal Designers debut 2015 collection of bridal gowns. The collection is named after my late Grandmother who inspired me from a young age to become a designer. Three of the collections gowns were used in this preview shoot at Cusworth Hall; Grace, Ivy and Annie.
Grace is an elegant floor length bias cut ivory silk crepe and guipure lace gown. A high illusion neckline is finished with bound silk crepe detailing and delicate cap sleeves. A KMR signature of a keyhole back opening paired with a detachable lace train creates a stunning back. The gown is finished with a silver crystal embellished waistband.
Ivy is a stylish ivory embroidered lace and silk crepe backed satin gown. Elegant lace sleeves and a deep V-shaped neckline at the back of the gown are finished with a delicate scallop lace edging. Creating a figure enhancing silhouette the gown has a bias fishtail skirt with a train to add a feminine touch. The gown is finished with delicate covered buttons and rouleau loops down the back.
Annie is a sophisticated strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. The elegant circle skirt is made up of layers of silk taffeta and silk chiffon with a beautiful train. The bodice is finished with delicate pleated silk taffeta, a plunging back and fastened with rouleau loops and covered buttons. The gown is finished with a stunning silver crystal motif on the waist.
Award winning professional make-up artist, Jenni Hughes of Make Up By Jenni: I created a modern vintage fusion look for this shoot inspired by the couture dresses of KMR. Focusing on flawless porcelain skin, expressive eyes and bold lips, Jenni used: Smashbox Primer, Crownbrush, HD Brushes, Chanel Blush in Rose Initiale, MAC Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, Givenchy Lipliner Lip Rouge 5, Chanel Allure Lipcolour in Passion and Coromandel, Eylure Lashes, Drior Blackout Mascara and MAC Gel Liner.
Alison, from Alison Jenner Hair Stylist: Due to the style of the venue and the dresses the hairstyling was kept simply elegant and classic. Sleek updos, with swirl detail complimented with an abundance of shine. Ranging from a very high neat stunning roll to low, clustered back detail, with lots of over movement. But still quirky and on trend.
Again with the down dos the emphasis was on shine and texture, creating a more natural feel during the outside shots. All created with the Silhouette by swarzko of pure formula range. With the stunning addition of flowers too, which is always a huge hit, adding instant opulence to any style.
Lauretta, from Paeony Floral Design: As a florist who occasionally makes funeral pieces of letters I was wondering wouldn’t it be lovely to use this method for weddings. As a lot of what has been featured in various weddings today are the light up letters saying Love or Mr & Mrs etc and I thought how about using letters made from oasis and creating a different style using textures and beautiful unusual choice of flowers.
For the LOVE letters the flowers I chose was Miss Piggy Roses, Splash sensation roses, green Cymbidium Orchids, Celosia and Abifloral textured with moss and Galax leaves. Brides and grooms could use this idea as a setting in front of their registrar or venue top table.
Also for the literature theme I came up with the idea of a prayer book spray which was in fashion 20 years ago, brides would hold a bible in their hand and flowers was designed on top of the book. So I came up with a modern up to date version using ribbon to tie on instead of wire the flowers I used was the Spray roses Splash sensation, galax leaves and theslpi bell touched with asparagus fern.
The gorgeous grouped bouquet of Miss Piggy Roses, Celosia and Abifloral was an idea I wanted to show future brides that rather than the pretty country style look which is everywhere at the moment they could go bold and bright which is perfect for those who are choosing bridesmaids in teal coloured dresses.
And finally the cascading bouquet, I’ve been dying to make one of these after seeing so many beautiful images recently. So my version was used with Eucharis flowers which is a flower not often used in weddings with Lysmachia and asparagus fern which went perfect with the dresses supplied by KMR Bespoke bridal.
The fab team involved in this shoot:
Photography: Sarah at Folega Photography http://www.folegaphotography.co.uk/
Photographer Assistant: Misty Rowe
Dresses: Kelly at KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer http://www.kellymarieredhead.co.uk/
Location: Cusworth Hall, Doncaster http://www.cusworthhall.co.uk/
Flowers: Lauretta at Paeony Floral Design http://www.boutiquepaeony.co.uk/
Set Styling: Maria at Simply Something Blue http://www.simplysomethingblue.co.uk/
Hair: Alison at Alison Jenner Hair http://alisonjennerhair.com/
Make up: Jenni at Make up by Jenni http://www.makeupbyjenni.co.uk/
Headpieces: Lottie at Lottie Loves Vintage http://www.lottielovesvintage.co.uk/
Cake: Emma at Bibbidy Popity https://www.facebook.com/BibbidyPOPity
Models: Blake Model Management, Safia, Ellen and Danni http://www.blakemodels.co.uk/