For our spring photoshoot, we took our team of talented local suppliers to the magnificent Ston Easton Park, in Somerset. In the warm sunshine, our models Holly and Martin explored the luxurious Palladian Mansion and hidden spots within the ground. If you’re planning a spring wedding, we hope you feel inspired by these behind the scenes images captured by InterlacePhotography.
Winner of the Bristol and Somerset wedding photographer of the year award for 2015, Eleanor from Interlace Photography knew exactly how to work with the venue and zoom in on those pretty details like the bride’s dresses cake, flowers and stationery.
Ston Easton‘s rich history and original features bring back to life bygone ears of wealth and opulence, when romance prevailed. Indeed, the venue has many hidden treasures, including a library with original mahogany bookcases, a beautiful stone staircase and six registered ceremony rooms. The river Norr runs through 36 acres of landscaped parkland where you can often spot the deer grazing.
Holly’s dresses came from the famous Spanish bridal label Pronovias, renowned for creating the classiest and most sophisticated wedding dresses. You can find all the three enchanting gowns at the local boutique LuxquisiteBridal Couture, in Bath, where Holly works. Amanda Davis-Harrison from Bridezillas was in charge of the accessories to finalise each look.
For Martin’s outfits, we turned to Anne Harding, a leading name in menswear and suit hire for weddings. During the shoot, our groom switched between a charcoal grey, lightweight Mohair suit with matching trousers from the Claverley range and a silver grey lounge suit made from the same lightweight fabric.
Getting our bride camera-ready was easy with the help of makeup artist Kathryn from Powder & Paint, and professional hair stylist Stacy from Stacy Jade Hair. The duo worked in unison to make Holly look and feel like a real bride.
The bride’s spring garden bouquet, created by Becci Hobbs from Bijoux Floral Design, featured a selection of seasonal blooms, including Delphinium, Orange Ranunculus and Mimi Eden Spray Roses.
The pretty handmade wedding stationery from Topikkimatched the colours of the top table flowers. Bright spring shades of orange and yellow stood against a soft pastel background, while blue ribbon and hand-die cut flowers added a nice twist to the design.
Making a focal point on the top table was a traditional tiered cake tower from Pretty Amazing Cakes, featuring petal ruffles and pink cherry blossoms. Anne Gliddon, winner of Wedding Cake Designer title at the Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards 2015, took inspiration from blossoming cherry trees for the design of the three-tier creation and result was amazing!
A special day meant that the cars had to be extra special too, so we called on AJE Classics’ Jaguars in pale blue and green.