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Style in the City

Nottingham is such a fantastic city with SO many amazing wedding suppliers all housed in the lace capital of the country.


So, when we were approached by the fantastic photographer Lee Garland with a shoot which not only showcases beautiful dresses, fabulous style and amazing photography skills but our home city at its best, we jumped at the chance to get it on our blog.


So, here’s Lee with a little background information:


“When Carmen from Carmen Weddings contacted us both about this shoot, Emma & I (Lee Garland) had never worked together before – something which can go one of two ways with photographers! there was nothing to worry about – we worked perfectly together from the start, and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We’ve been in touch several times since and I’m sure it won’t be long before we work together again.



Basing this shoot in the Lace Market was great in terms of inspiration. I used to live in one of the old lace warehouses, so I knew the area really well. Plus, I’m an architectural photographer in my commercial work, so being able to use everything from the old pastel buildings of High Pavement, the ‘parisian’ flaky plaster of unloved St Mary’s Gate and the grandeur of St Mary’s church right through to Caruso St John’s fabulous Nottingham Contemporary as backdrops was a real treat.



Kula and the Lace Market Boutique are of course one of the few (if not only?) business still working with locally sourced lace in the Lace Market itself, designing and making their designs entirely in their Stoney Street studio. So Carmen was spot on in enlisting their expertise. Alice’s short lace dress – I’m calling it ‘The Charleston’ whether that’s what it’s called or not! – was perfect for the current flapper-vogue we’ve got going on thanks to Downton and the general awesomeness of the Twenties.


I do weddings all over the country, and even France and Spain this year – but my studio is based in Nottingham and it’s sometimes easy to forget just how lucky we are and just how photogenic Nottingham itself is!”


The amazing team behind the shoot:
Photography – Emma White Photography and Lee Garland
Planning, Design & Co-ordination – Carmen Weddings
Florist, Design & Styling – Michele Gledhill
Bridal Gowns & Lace Hair Accessories – Kula Tsurdiu
Bridal Shoes – Rachel Simpson from The Lace Market Bridal Boutique
Menswear – Moss Bros
Props & Bespoke Bouquet – Michele Gledhill
Cakes – Yummy Little Cakes
Venue – Tamsin Jackson (Hotel Manager) of Mercure Nottingham Hotel
Hair Stylist – Louise Ingman
Make- Up Artist – Carly Flint
Stationery – Pocket Typewriter
Macaroons – Cameo Cupcakes
Models – Alice & Matt of Model Students
Cardigan and Socks – Topshop


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