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Keep on Dreaming

We at Save the Date Magazine adore Matt Horan. Not only is he an awesome photographer who captures the most stunning images, he’s a great guy too. So, we couldn’t wait to share some of his latest work with you in the form of this romantic, dreamy photo shoot.

We hand you over to Elle (The creator of the fabulous doughnut cake on our latest magazine front cover) to tell you more about the shoot.....

“The idea for a styled shoot evolved from a conversation between a group of creative friends. The plan was to bring together, compliment and showcase our individual talents - from photography to calligraphy - to share with engaged couples looking for a little inspiration. From this the Wedding Collective was born.

And of course Mother Nature played her part - we were blessed with soft light and a gentle breeze

This was the first time we’ve all worked together. A collaboration that felt just right – an exciting and enthusiastic meeting of creative minds, with a shared sense of style and fun.

A beautiful garden in Nottingham provided a serene, natural woodland backdrop for our shoot. With a focus on seasonality we wanted to create and capture a soft, tonal, romantic stage for our bride, in the dream-like quality of late afternoon light. Simple, beautiful, but with a touch of the theatrical.

Matt’s photography is all about storytelling. His use of detail and strong emphasis on using the available natural light captured the atmosphere of the day. Louise’s fluid and unstructured approach to floral design offered a wildly romantic selection of rustic pastels and greenery with roses and peonies billowing within textured greenery and foliage.

Elle created a collection of show-stopping cakes for a dessert table, combining seasonal flavours with elegant decorations of edible flowers and a little bit of patisserie magic. Kayleigh’s contemporary hand lettering added finery and delicate detail to menus and signs with a focus on simple craftsmanship. Our model Selma wore a stunning, simple, and sophisticated sheer slip dress from Ghost. The make-up by Joella, enhanced Selma’s natural beauty, with berry stained lips and smokey eyes. While hairdresser Elle, added soft flowing waves combined with an elegant floral headpiece.

And of course Mother Nature played her part – we were blessed with soft light and a gentle breeze. If only we could promise good weather for every wedding we worked at!”

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