Vintage Vibes at Sheffield Manor Lodge

If you're a lover of all things vintage, today's styled shoot is for you! We'll hand you straight over to Mazz, a Bridal Hair & Make-Up Artist so you can find out a little more about the inspiration behind the editorial.


“I recently organised a Marie Antoinette inspired Bridal Shoot at Sheffield Manor Lodge. It’s an era I think a lot of people are fascinated by, with so much inspiration to be taken from it. In particular for me, I absolutely love the hairstyles from this period, so wanted to be able to create an intricate hair style that didn’t look dated. I kept the makeup very natural to be able to keep the focus on Rachel’s hair.

I really liked the idea of keeping the styling really fun and lighthearted, and wanted to focus on a pastel colour palette. One of the key features for me was the balloon work. From the beginning I had wanted a balloon garland so the balloon bouquet was a great way of tying everything together and keeping everything lighthearted and fun. They also reminded me of macaroons, which were a key (and delicious!) feature of the cake table. The stunning dress was provided by Lizzie Dillingham from Mae Dae creations, and had the most gorgeously extravagant train! Again, I loved that it was absolutely perfect for our theme but wouldn’t look ‘dated’. We were lucky enough to have some absolutely gorgeous accessories sent to us that brought the brides whole look together.

Our beautiful stationery was created for us by Danielle Hamilton from Make Me Digital who joined us for the day all the way from Cambridgeshire! It was such a lovely day (albeit absolutely freezing!) with a wonderful team of suppliers. It was really important to me that I didn’t dictate each element of the shoot, and that all suppliers had free rein to create what they wanted to, using the inspiration.”


“I love creating a modern interpretation of vintage and historical hairstyles, so for me, the starting point was having the opportunity to re-create an updated version of one of the most iconic hairstyles in history. Marie Antoinette is one of my favourite films, and I really wanted to take inspiration from the fun, pastel element of the film, and the era, without going into the somber mood of what came next, and without making it look dated.”


“The venue was the historic Sheffield Manor Lodge. Although Tudor as opposed to Georgian, I loved the contrast we could create against the ruins in the grounds, and within the building itself against the beautiful dress, styling, cakes and stationary, whilst still having it’s own beautifully intricate details in the carvings and art work. The Turret House also had a really lovely intimate, cosy feel, which really complimented the romantic feeling we were going for.”


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