What I love about this styled shoot is the feminine and romantic vibe. Soft pastel colours, luxurious surroundings and fresh flowers… Just a though of this puts you in a mood of something natural and not overly fussy. A fresh cup of coffee, naturally tussled hair and seamless make up offers you the fresh bridal look.
Isn’t this what many brides aspire to achieve for the morning before and after their wedding day?
The shoot was styled and coordinated by the talented Penny Baldry of Little Lending Co. based in the heart of Norfolk and offering vintage prop hire and styling services for couples planning their wedding. I asked this talented woman to give me a ‘lowdown’ on how she made this vision reality and who helped her out:
“The moment I saw The Sara Garner suite at Godwick Great Barn I knew I wanted to shoot a 'beautiful boudoir.' Something fresh, pretty and modern for a gorgeous bedroom. The shoot is very simple and focuses on the pure beauty of our 'bride-to-be' getting ready the morning of her wedding day, full of anticipation and excitement. It's a special time of the day and incredibly precious and I feel to capture all that emotion on film.
Georgie was the perfect model - natural and just so pretty! Georgina Suzanne worked on creating a 'just' woken glow. English rose cheeks and natural finish. The hair was tousled and tucked into a top knot by Kirsty Zany's Boutique and Betty's beauty used an opaque beige on the nail colour and a light coral orange on the toes.
Bishbee's made a bespoke set of French knickers and cami set for the shoot with a contest little bow at the back of the cami. A special set the bride could really treasure and feel comfortable in. A nude pink kimono in satin crepe was also work for an easy and relaxed boudoir look.
Our model then stepped into a gorgeous 1950's gown by Screen the Starlett, with lots of tulle we had a lot of fun! A fitted bodice with chord work and sparkly embellishment gave the shoot a little understated glamour.
The look was completed with Donna at the Country Florist creating the most sensational bouquet for our girl. This bouquet had to be all about the romance – and you don’t get more romantic than roses! We chose Dreamland roses for their vintage look and teamed them with spray roses, Viburnum Opulus for a modern zing of lime, cream stocks for their heavenly scent and cream astilbe to add a soft feathery texture.
With the bath flowers, we wanted to echo the bouquet but add a wilder touch. We used Dreamland roses again, along with the zingy lime viburnum opulus, but then added ranunculus for its beautiful delicate buds, deep pink crab apple blossom and wild ivy to give it a natural, overgrown feel.
I lit some of my glass cylinder candles from the hire range of The Little Lending Co. to create a extra detail and light. “
I must say, Penny & the team did a great job – the images are inspiring and oh, so sweet. What do you think?
Are you planning an outfit for your wedding morning / the morning after your wedding? Let us know if you will be using any local suppliers and I hope that you found this post inspiring!
Behind The scenes // The Team:
PHOTOGRAPHY: LP Photography
2nd PHOTOGRAPHER: DS Photography
WEDDING DRESS: Screen the Starlet
LINGERIE & GARTERS: Bishbee’s
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Melissa Morgan Designs
MUA: Georgina Suzanne MUA
HAIR: Zany Boutique Hair Salon
NAIL TECHNICIAN: Betty’s Beauty
FLOWERS: The Country Garden Florist
PROPS AND STYLING: The Little Lending Co.