Over the past couple of weeks, we've been super quiet throughout our social media pages as we've been planning something extra special!
Blush & Blossom Wedding and Event Planning have been lucky enough to secure the FIRST-EVER styled shoot at North Yorkshire's Pepper Arden Ha
ll. After coming across this stunning venue, I just had to contact some of the very best wedding suppliers in the North East, and organise a beautiful shoot for Richard & Emma Gatty, who have recently utilised the country house as a wedding venue.
Pepper Arden Hall is rich in history. The Grade II listed mansion was built in 1730 by Prescott Pepper, and is set on 200 acres of beautiful rural North Yorkshire. The stunning building has recently been utilised as a Wedding Venue by Richard & Emma Gatty, who have furnished their unique bedrooms, giving the venue a perfect combination of classic, romantic grandeur with a contemporary, boujee flare.
While creating this beautiful shoot, my focus was to create a breathtakingly bold and elegantly timeless look, respecting the rich history of Pepper Arden Hall, whilst emphasising the flexibility of the venue, allowing every couple to really become creative with their wedding and truly make their day their own. I designed a fearless colour palette & styling guide to create a "wow" moment; bright and bold florals with exquisite gold accents, alongside textured, detailed dresses and soft, tousled hairstyles.
As we were lucky enough to be working within a venue that's surrounded by the gorgeous North Yorkshire countryside, florals and foliage were a huge part of the styled shoot; Pepper Arden Hall's enormous floor to ceiling Georgian windows provide the most gorgeous views for miles while allowing light to cascade throughout the hall, so our aim was to bring the breathtaking outside in, and surround the hall with bold and striking blooms. Julie from The Enchanted Florist took my brief and ran with it; she created the most stunning foam-free, eco-friendly arch along with complementing installations and bridal florals to accompany the beautiful dresses supplied by Alice Elizabeth Bridal, who also provided gorgeous veils and headpieces for our two models Georgia and Emmie. Not only did the lovely ladies at Alice Elizabeth provide beautiful dresses for the shoot, they supplied me with a one of a kind, hand made gown Heavenly, exclusive to Alice Elizabeth Bridal which wowed us all.
Carly Michelle Makeup and Hair, although due to Covid-19 couldn't apply makeup to our models as our shoot was just before beauty treatments resumed, styled the most stunning soft, tousled hairstyles which reflected the styled shoot perfectly. Our macrame boho chic four-tier cake was designed and supplied by the super talented Designer Cake Company, who specialises in Luxury Fine Art Wedding Cakes, which really wow every guest with the beauty (and taste!) of her gorgeous cakes. The finishing touches of the day were supplied by the lovely Kayleigh Falcus gifts, who creates hand crafted, laser cut wedding gifts and jewellery, to make your day more personal. Crockery and table linen were kindly provided by Fairbairn Marquee hire, whilst charger plates, napkins and gold cutlery were provided by Blush & Blossom Events.
The absolute very best images were captured by the one and only David West Photography, who brought my vision to life through his photography. David and Paige are not only outstanding professionals, but created such a warm and welcoming presence to the shoot for everyone to enjoy. We also had the pleasure of having the fabulously talented Abigail Grace Videography on location with us, who captured video footage of the amazing day in the form of video, which I absolutely can't wait to share with you all!
From the moment of setting up to packing away, we were met with the unpredictable Great British weather; torrential rain! Every supplier worked tirelessly throughout the day to create the most stunning outdoor shots... come rain or shine! A special thank you to our gorgeous models Georgia & Emmie, who were absolute stars and gave their all. They were both so versatile and professional throughout working in extreme weather conditions and didn't mind getting soaked to achieve the perfect shots!
Not only was it such an honour to work alongside such a fabulous group of suppliers, but, speaking for all of us, it was a lovely feeling to get back out into the Wedding world, and for us Wedding Creatives to design a gorgeous shoot together, and have so much fun whilst doing it. I can't thank the team enough for such a fantastic day filled with lots of laughs, excitement and eleven pairs of very soggy shoes!
I'm so excited to finally share our Breathtakingly Bold styled shoot with you all, and I would absolutely LOVE to know what you think! Please feel free to comment or DM me on Social Media and let me know your thoughts!
Full List of Suppliers:
Planner, Designer & Creative Director: Blush & Blossom Events
Venue: Pepper Arden Hall
Floral Design and installations: The Enchanted Florist
Photographer: David West Photography
Videographer: Abigail Grace Videography
Hair Styling: Carly Michelle Makeup & Hair
Wedding Gowns & Accessories: Alice Elizabeth Bridal
Laser cut Gifts & Accessories: Kayleigh Falcus Gifts
Crockery & Linen: Fairbairn Marquee Hire
Models: Georgia & Emmie
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