| STYLED SHOOT | Amour in the Abbey

We just love the concept of this styled shoot - all about making micro magical and not compromising on style even if you have to on numbers! A more intimate wedding lets you concentrate on the small details and creating a beautiful space like this amazing bunch of local suppliers have in Newstead Abbey. Irenka, from Cakes by the Park, tells us more;

"In these changing times we are looking at weddings differently; smaller guest numbers, safety guidelines and regulations and smaller celebrations with our nearest and dearest. This doesn’t mean we cannot have a stunning, historic venue; beautifully decorated ceremonies and tablescapes; or the wedding of our dreams. We can still have that once-in-a-lifetime wedding dress, those gorgeous floral displays and stunning multi-tiered cake. With this shoot we remember why we love weddings, we remember why our wedding day is still important and we remember love is enduring."

Tell us about the inspiration behind the shoot

We wanted to portray a luxury and elegant, yet small and intimate wedding with a strong emphasis on using small, local businesses. We wanted to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible and support small businesses: suppliers were based in the Midlands and those that didn’t need to be there on the day sent their wares by post; the florist used only locally-grown flowers; décor and tableware used by the stylist was reusable and the cake was made from re-usable dummies and sugar flowers. The models are a real couple engaged to be married themselves – they saw the shoot as a trial run of their perfect wedding while showcasing the amazing work of local creatives.

Tell us about the venue

Newstead Abbey is a stunning, grade 1 listed, medieval priory. It is set within beautifully landscaped formal gardens and presents an awe-inspiring, gorgeous venue for a wedding. With a beautiful chapel, romantic formal gardens and historical cloisters and orangery – it was a perfect choice for a wedding shoot full of romance and autumn-rich colours.


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