Citrus Vibes & Tuscan Style - Holmfirth Vineyard Wedding Shoot

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A couple of months ago, we emerged out of the darkness, post lock down. A bunch of sexy, young wedding suppliers, bursting with unused energy and raring to go. We crawled out of hibernation, brushed off the dust and tried to remember how to do our day jobs. Gathered our tools and brains and creative hands, and got to work designing this Tuscan inspired styled wedding shoot. 

Even though we still had to wear masks and were secretly afraid to get too close or even hug each other, we still had a blast. It felt SO good to be back out there, doing our thang!

All wedding suppliers have one thing in common... we like pretty things! We love creating a scene, memories, moments that take your breath away. From mouth-watering cakes, wild and wondrous florals, beautiful dresses and dreamy hair pins. We adore styling the hell out of something for all your gorgeous wedding inspiration Pinterest boards. We're here for it ALL!  

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This shoot, inspired by the imposing hills, warmth and fruits of Tuscany, was set at Holmfirth Vineyard, Yorkshire. Nestled amongst the most incredible scenery, it made the perfect backdrop for our shoot. The vineyard was ready to bloom, the sun was shining, and then, because it's England, it pissed it down momentarily. But it certainly didn't dampen our spirits.

Wedding planner and Stylist Jen (My Pretties UK) created an incredible mood board for the shoot. Filled with lemons, golds and foliage, finished with modern boho vibes. It's the first time I've met and worked with Jen. Her reputation proceeded her and she certainly didn't disappoint! This woman is on fire. Literally... flames burst from her feet. She never stops moving and creating and styling. Her energy is unmatched and she lives and breathes weddings. And she's an utter joy to collaborate with.

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Jen brought her incredible new backdrop to work with, paired with some Deluxe Blooms faux flowers and a stunning neon sign from the amazing Charlotte (Love Lights The Way). To match the theme, I chose to use lots of wilder florals, faux viburnums, large artificial roses and white chrysanthemums and a mixture of light and dark greenery. Hops to incorporate the rustic wedding vibe. The bouquet was unstructured and extra large. My fave style!

The neon light with the phrase, "At Last Love Wins," seemed very apt for all the cancellations many brides and grooms have had to face these past 18 months. And I genuinely hope its been worth the wait for all of those couples.

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Dotty Bridal provided not 1, but 2 beautiful, delicate wedding dress looks. No underskirts or strapless tops in sight, these dresses were flowing, with subtle lace details and perfect, flattering neck lines. If i could chose my own wedding dress again, I'd definitely wear this off the shoulder gown. It took all my energy to not swipe it in my handbag on the way out to be honest.

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Charlotte Nelson brought her A-game photography skills to the day. I'm obsessed with her shooting style. She's not afraid to zoom out and capture the whole feel of a wedding. Her moody tones offer luxury dark shades to her film, which take her images from good to flipping marvelous. She teamed up with the lovely Jake (Jake Flint Film) to capture a wonderful movie from the whole day. I'll attach the link for this here;

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The bridal look was a collaboration of make up by Stacey Crossley, hair by Zoe Regan from Artistry Hair Salon and jewellery from Lisa at the Bobby Pin. The talent these ladies have is unbelievable. Our models soft blonde locks were styled effortlessly into a contemporary bridal style up-do by Zoe. And Stacey complimented the look with ethereal dark eye makeup and a nude lip.

Lisa from the Bobby Pin matched this swan like feather detailed dress with her whimsical white bridal earrings and hair pins. A match in heaven. We don't see enough statement earrings on the wedding scene. When your dress is so detailed, I think forgoing a necklace and being bold with earrings is the next big thing. You heard it here first people!

Cake goals were brought courtesy of sister team Gayle and Anna from Where the Ribbon Ends. As well as looking too pretty to eat, their cakes ALWAYS taste phenominal. In fact, I could smell the citrus/ lemon frosting as soon as I walked into the room and instantly felt like I was on holiday. These ladies are constantly smashing it with their flavours and decorations, not only keeping up with trends but often starting their own. It's no wonder they're high in demand.

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I was delighted to be working with my girl Carolyn (Gray Starling Designs) on this shoot. Her magical stationery always puts the cherry on the top of any wedding she does. She's a flat lay queen, always nails the brief and I love her soft pastel colour palettes and script writing fonts. Her stationery sets the scene of your wedding and gives your guest a glimpse of your chosen theme. We've worked together so many times, and I still get excited to see what she's pulled out the bag. Every. Single. Time. Also, she absolutely hilarious and brings so much needed energy to shoots.
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Last but not least we got the opportunity to shoot with real life couple Olivia and Thomas. These guys are just the cutest together. They have 2 beautiful children, but they act like they've been dating for 6 months. Still in that honeymoon period, still can't keep their hands off each other, still madly in love. And I think that their love comes across so evidently in these stunning pictures they helped us capture. Thank for absolutely smashing it guys with these swoon worthy images.
Planning & Hair Stylist @artistry_hair_salon
Planning & Accessories @thebobbypinuk
Concept, Styling & Props @myprettiesuk
Floristry @deluxeblooms
Stationery & Linen @graystarlingdesigns
Dresses @dottybridal
Neon Sign @lovelightstw
Videographer @jakeflint_film
Menswear @asos


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