Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog feature – ‘EARTHY ELOPEMENT WEDDING IDEAS WITH CAPES & A CRESCENT MOON PAMPAS GRASS INSTALLATION’

This March I was lucky enough to be asked to provide hair and makeup for a very special and unique styled shoot, organised by the lovely Nikki of The Toast Events. After seeing her concept mood-board I literally jumped at the chance to be involved, and couldn’t wait to design something suitably ethereal to match the style.

And now this gorgeous shoot is currently being featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings! Do check out the full shoot details here x

Photography OILVEJOY PHOTOGRAPHY Concept, Styling & Props THE TOAST Styling Assistant ANNIE FERN Cakes THE BEACHSIDE BAKERY Floral Design TIGERS TO LILIES Flower Provider ATLAS FLOWERS  Table Fabrics, Napkins & Ribbons THE NATURAL DYEWORKS Bridal Capes BRITTEN WEDDINGS Model (Bride) BETHANY ASH Model (Bridesmaid) AMY WILDE Male Model MATTHEW ROBERTS Groom Attire MENSWEARR Dresses ROCK THE FROCK Chairs COORDINATION CATERING Crockery ZARA HOME Hair Accessories & Veil WHAT KATY DID NEXT Make Up & Hair FRANCES MOORE MUA Perspex Plinths FABRICATE Venue BIGNOR PARK Confetti BUBBLE AND BERRY Furniture OKEHURST DESIGN Stationery IN THE DETAIL ‘Bride’ & ‘Groom’ Glass Etched Place Names VINEGAR AND BROWN PAPER Doves LOVEY DOVEY

Coming Soon… The Natural Ballerina Styled Shoot

The Team // Jessica Davies Photography * Frances Moore MUA * Victoria Fergusson Accessories * Exquisite Bridal Couture * Penton Park * Lily Lupin Floral Design * Sparkle Bakes * Peony and Rose Wedding Stationary * La Petite Box

‘Luxe Botanical’ styled shoot, shot at Highcliffe Castle

Late last year I had the idea I wanted to do a luxe, botanical styled shoot – seeing this becoming a sure fire trend for 2017’s wedding season.  What resulted was above my expectations.  We had the most wonderful team, who put up with a very cold room in early January whilst we were shooting!  When thinking about a location for the shoot, what sprang instantly to mind was Highcliffe Castle.  I felt that Highcliffe (in particular the adeptly named Winter Garden Room) was a perfect choice for the styled shoot theme.  The large, long glass panels remind me of Kew Gardens – which fits in with the botanical style nicely.

We had beautiful gowns and shoes brought to us by Hannah, of Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique, and custom made accessories by White Designs Bespoke Bridal Adornments.  The very green floral arrangements were by cutie Sophie Anderson of Flowers, With Wild Abandon (who we sent out to ‘kindly ask’ a gentleman to not stand by the windows – it was very funny!)  The epic stationary was by Peony and Rose, my go-to lady for all my stationary needs now.  And the banquet table decorations were by Tammy of Fundoo Weddings.  The exquisite cakes were by Hayley of Sweetcheeks Bakehouse.  The two hair designs were by Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire, and the model was good friend Sophie Waldron of Bridge Models.  All of this was beautifully captured by Sam of New Forest Studio – who is possibly one of my most favourite wedding photographers.

And makeup by me!

Hope you enjoy x