Another delightful inspiration shoot to share with you from some of my favourites in the North of England.
Talented trio Betty Timbo of Bespoke Vintage Castle, wedding planner extraordinaire Pamella Dunn and photographer Jane Beadnell have come together once again to create some stylish wedding inspiration. Captured at Jervaulx Abbey – steeped in fascinating history, a unique and charming ruined 16th century Cistercian monastery, nestled in the Yorkshire Dales. The clever contrast of the ruins and the modern styling is simply stunning.
Be inspired and find out how you can re-create a similar look for your own wedding styling.
Over to Pamella for the finer details!
Inspiration Behind the Shoot
This shoot was all about the style conscious girl wearing chic Ghost Orchid gowns in a stunning location. Romantic, high glamour and fashion forward this shoot was aimed at modern brides with a clear vision of their day. The brief was to create exquisite styling, incredible floral’s, trend setting tablescapes, accessories, cakes and breathtaking images which capture the imagination and excite the style savvy bride.
Predominantly white and marble, with grey and rose gold elements this shoot is designed to make ripples, as we introduced splashes of vivid colour in to one of the flower ball centrepieces.
Fabulous lavish floral’s can often be a luxury and sometimes be compromised as other areas of the wedding take the lions share of available funds, but with a carefully thought through design, flowers can be repositioned throughout the day to maximise the impact whilst looking after the budget. Artisan florist Kirsty from River and Rose blended soft chalky white and soft green over sized bouquets and floral displays with the styling, as well as a wonderful jewel coloured centrepiece for a completely different look.
With stunning accessories and jewellery from luxury boutique Bespoke Vintage Castle, and hair and make-up by highly acclaimed Aimee Akbar our model reflected a modern take on 70’s vibe and added an easy carefree feel to the shoot, in elegant gowns from Ghost Orchid Bride.
The Ghost Orchid is the rarest of British wildflowers. It refuses to behave like other flowers, it rejects the usual rules, grows in it’s own direction and chooses to flower only when the conditions are just right. (Much like Nu Bride! lol) Like this mystifying flower, a Ghost Orchid Bride is wild and free, marching to the beat of her own drum, she makes the choices that truly reflect her heart and spirit, rather than conforming to the expected.
Light fine art photography captured the beauty of this stunning setting. Jane Beadnell’s natural approach is calming, something everyone appreciates on their wedding day. Her unobtrusive style captures real life and those moments of magic, creating a treasured collection of memories. Jane also created the pretty marble and rose gold calligraphy stationery, beautifully detailed and coordinated the place settings that had the personal touch to ensure every guest feels special. The banquet table styling by wedding planner and stylist Pamella Dunn was laid with carefully selected tableware, glassware and white rosette table linen. Each element chosen to compliment the soft colour palette whilst creating a sense of occasion.
The British countryside that surrounds Jervaulx Abbey bloomed all around us, with sheep grazing in the near by meadow. It was an idyllic setting as poppies were appearing in the wild flower borders and the soft grey stone reflected the blue skies and sunshine. A magical location for a wedding blessing with a photo opportunity at every turn, they have the most gorgeous tea rooms on site too. It’s here where Gayle from Where The Ribbon Ends creates incredible wedding cakes, delicious and exquisite the detail is breathtaking.
The vintage dressing table was laden with an array of individually designed and hand decorated cakes, and was the perfect prop for displaying the wedding cakes.
Re-create the look
Saving images of all the gorgeous things you love is a great place to begin when designing your wedding. There really is so much inspiration everywhere that can be translated in to your unique wedding design. Social media is full of captivating imagery, with Pinterest a wonderful resource to collate all your dreams in one place. Instagram will also provide ideas for all elements of your planning, whilst inspiring with alternatives to styles not traditionally seen in wedding magazines.
Look to fashion, interior design and locations for up and coming trends. Stretch your imagination by researching architecture, fabrics, unusual materials and quirky venues. Create a dream board of all the things you love, the colours that excited you, the flowers that make your heart sing and as you do your absolute favourites will begin to emerge. There will be details you just can’t live without and some that just don’t work in harmony with your must have’s.
Create a final board from all the beautiful images you have saved and begin to select your suppliers who will bring your vision to life. Research carefully and ask for recommendations, or consider booking a consultation with a wedding designer who has the experience and knowledge to save you time and money, whilst giving you peace of mind and a stress free run up to the main event.
Consider everything from your stationery suite, signage, through to the florals, place settings, and table linen, taking in to account the setting and style of your venue or location. Height and lighting are key to creating drama and an overall impact, have fun with your design and work with the very best suppliers your budget will allow
Thank you once again ladies for bringing your refreshing vision and delightful taken to Nu Bride. Be inspired!
Photographer Jane Beadnell Photography
Location: Jervaulx Abbey
Model: Gullu Kuchhal
Wedding Cake: Where The Ribbon Ends
Flowers: River And Rose
Stationery: JB Creatives
Accessories: – Bespoke Vintage Castle
Designer and Stylist: Pamella Dunn
Hair and Makeup: Aimee Akbar
Gowns: Ghost Orchid Bride