It dawned on me recently that I’ve yet to blog about the beautiful shoot that was in fact, my very first. In the early spring of 2019, I knew that I wanted to create imagery which would resonate with couples who dream of a whimsical and romantic wedding day. My source of inspiration was however, somewhat unusual. I was sitting down watching the Disney classic, Bambi with my niece one day, when I realised what a beautiful story it was. The woodland setting, the innocent charm – it felt like the perfect story to base a shoot on.
Sure to stay true to what I do best, I set out to achieve a more elegant, luxurious look when it came to the overall design. I had a lot of fun with the fairytale, feminine approach to the shoot, using a palette of pastel pink and white against the earthy tones of the undisturbed woodland and meadows which form the grounds of the Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House.
When it came to the suppliers, I remember taking a long time to decide on those whom I would collaborate with. I am a huge fan of fine art style photography, so when I came across Jennifer at Jennifer Jane Photography, based in Devon and saw her antler-style branding, I knew right away she would be the perfect fit!
The wonderful Zoe of Flourish and Grace , Bristol was such a pleasure to work with both during the lead up to the day and on the day itself. She created a show stopping floral arch to serve as a backdrop for the exchange of vows.
The three-tiered wedding cake, designed and made by the wonderful Tib of The Little Cupcake Bakery, Somerset featured gold-tipped antlers and sugary floral adornments to reflect the shoot’s blousy flower display.
I am pleased to say that the editorial was later featured in the January 2020 edition of the UK’s number 1 Bridal Magazine, Wedding Ideas.
So go ahead and take a look, and be prepared for some wonderful fairytale elegance…
Thank you to the team of collaborators for bringing this vision to life.
Stylist and Director – Leanna Elizabeth Weddings
Photographer – Jennifer Jane Photography
Venue – The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House
Flowers – Flourish and Grace
Hair – EV Hair Honiton
Makeup – Makeup by Becky Flynn
Stationery – The Silken Press
Model – Lauren May
Model – Wolf of Wine Street
Ribbon – Kate Cullen
Dress, Veil and Accessories – Carina Baverstock Couture
Cake – The Little Cupcake Bakery
Chairs, Chargers, Cultery, Glassware – Prestige Hire
Male Attire – Wedding Time
Jewellery – Glitzy Secrets
Hair Piece- About Eve Bridal