Here in Wales we have just finished Lockdown 2.0 and we know many of you in the rest of the UK are in in the middle of it. But wherever you may be, today, we wanted to light up your screens with some truly magical outdoor wedding inspiration for you to linger over.
The shoot was initially considered and dreamt up in April between myself and Lara Johnson. We wanted to draw upon the reflections and societal changes of the first lockdown to create some seriously epic notes on bridal style to share with you all. Having received wonderful feedback across our social media channels about how our bridal lockdown posts had kept couples spirits up and inspired you all to keep planning we were encouraged to reach out to other local wedding creatives.
Creating a dream wedding team we set about showing you just how a stylish micro wedding can be created both beautifully and seamlessly within our own wedding community here in Swansea.
A sustainable autumnal shoot, providing a riot of rich colours and textures was created in the grounds at Fairyhill. The natural tones within the landscape and on the trees there provided the palette for us to work with.
Our latest collection of gowns – the “Spirit collection” are showcased within the shoot. We are fully aware that this year has been unlike any other before it for couples. And so we have continuously developed the collection to suit your plans and evolving stylistic needs featuring interchangeable separates, removable sleeves and short playful numbers. It has been our goal to give you an array of truly effortlessly cool options.
Of course another consideration at the forefront of our minds has been sustainability. We have always strived to design classic yet contemporary pieces and when we saw Lara’s wedding gown from 20 years ago. It was just as stylistically relevant now as it was back then, it simply had to be a part of the shoot.
When it came to model Tilly’s hair Lara tell’s us
““I wanted a true autumnal feel, which would work with the beautiful setting of Fairyhill, so we created a beautiful autumnal colour in the hair. My vision was exactly what we created, long flowing, natural windswept autumnal hair rather than obviously “bridal”. we wanted an editorial edge to this shoot where a bride will be confident within herself to let her hair speak volumes.”
It was also a very emotive moment for Tilly, slipping in to her mother’s wedding dress,
“our dress up days began through lockdown, which gave me a weekly escape from university exams and my dissertation, and allowed me to dress up in Stephanie Allin’s latest collections and feel like a Princess. My highlight was undoubtedly wearing my mums wedding dress that Steph made for her 24 years ago in the final photoshoot, it was a very special day for us all.”
The ceremony setting was a glorious floral triumph by Eve Weatherley,featuring a mixture of burnished autumn colours and late summer vibrance, the perfect balance of delicate roses and bohemian pampers grass.
Marc Smith Photography was a dream to work with bringing his usual cool, calm and comforting presence to the forefront of the shoot on the day to ensure it went smoothly, we can only imagine how wonderful it is to have him on hand to capture the details of your special days as they unfold.
A massive thanks to everyone involved, should you wish to check out some of these incredible local wedding suppliers please find their details below oh and of course our Spirit Collection can be viewed here.
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