My personal favourite part of the wedding day is the time I get to spend with the bride and her bridesmaids during the “getting ready”. Those last few moments when anticipation runs high, champagne and tears flow, excitement and nerves collide with laughter and love. There’s nothing more magical than capturing these moments. Yes, the ceremony is the hight of the wedding day – but for me this time observing and capturing the last moments before Miss becomes Misses are exceptional.
With this shoot, I took the bride out of the wedding party and focussed all my attention on her. Her gracefulness, her femininity and sensualness. Lace and tulle, soft fabrics and tousled hair coupled with the historic grandness of the old manor we shot at complimented each other beautifully.
I decided on a pallette of soft greens and whites, simple but beautiful details and the gorgeous robes to compliment but not distract from the bride-to-be. A simple yet elegant bridal bouquet added a floral tone.
We tried to achieve very romantic visuals in a very uncluttered and simple way to show that a clean palette when choosing the location for the bridal suite can be a wonderful slate to create beautiful images.
And as a stark contrast, we decided on a dark and moody part of the manor and darker lingerie paired with feathered epaulettes to show that both soft and feminine as well as edgy work extremely well depending on the brides personality.
The wonderful team: