I recently had the honour of photographing the work of some of Dorset’s best wedding suppliers at one of my very favourite wedding venues, Deans Court, Wimborne.
The wedding venue is simply stunning, a hidden treasure in the heart of the markets town of Wimborne surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside. Deans Court was perfect for our “First Look” wedding shoot. If you’ve not come across a First Looks before this is a new wedding tradition set up by a wedding photographer for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony. It is such a magical and emotional moment when the couple see’s each other for the first time on their wedding day and often over far too fast with the tradition of walking down the aisle. This doesn’t replace the moment of walking down the aisle only compliments it as a separate experience. Many many many thanks to the creative Dorset Wedding Suppliers who made this photo shoot possible! You are a DREAM to work with!
The table scape was created by Joey from The Wild Fox ethical & beautiful flowers and styling using a range of hand dyed soft silk runners and napkins from Kate Cullen on a rustic wooden table. Each place setting comprised of gold cutlery, hand dyed silk soft grey napkins and painted dinner plates. The beautiful floral styling was natural and simplistic to mirror the beautiful walled gardens. Everything that was used was seasonal and natural filling three vases set around the cake centre piece. The whole look was set adorned with rustic bread, grapes, nuts and delicate wild bird eggs.The table scape was created by Joey from The Wild Fox ethical & beautiful flowers and styling using a range of hand dyed soft silk runners and napkins from Kate Cullen on a rustic wooden table. Each place setting comprised of gold cutlery, hand dyed silk soft grey napkins and painted dinner plates. The beautiful floral styling was natural and simplistic to mirror the beautiful walled gardens. Everything that was used was seasonal and natural filling three vases set around the cake centre piece. The whole look was set adorned with rustic bread, grapes, nuts and delicate wild bird eggs.
Cake Luxe, made an artistic masterpiece for the shoot! A stunning hand painted cake using edible paints and powders against a blue fondant canvas, we love it’s delicate design mixed with the big and bold statement it gave and were delighted to have both a “faux” cake but also generously a delicious chocolate cake for our couple to cut and eat as a real couple would! “I wanted to create a cake that would fit in with the beautiful romantic surroundings of the gardens, whilst still being on trend incorporating the metallic element with silver leaf”.
I was so excited to be asked to be a part of this lovely team of wedding suppliers. The highly trained team were on hand throughout the shoot and really brought the whole thing together. We’ve all worked closely as a team and embraced the concept, something that is so important to have on your wedding day from your trusted team. The models has a lovely relaxed, fun attitude and together with the styling/venue simply made this shoot a dream to photograph. I love working alongside likeminded creatives and had a blast on this shoot. Make-up artist, Tara Sanger, created gorgeous soft romantic makeup for our two looks. I was so excited to have Tara as co-organiser and knew that she would bring the whole look together and was full of ideas for the shoot. Hair design was by Laura MacKenzie, she created a romantic up do softly pinned so that the hair did not compromise the neck line of the dress. Using seasonal fresh flowers.
Exquisite Bridal have a fantastic range of dresses designed by Catherine Deane. Both dress designs Harlow & Laverne complimented the fusion of old and new wedding traditions we were trying to capture in the shoot. We love her contemporary feminine design elements taking inspiration from vintage textiles. Simple elegance.
Kimberley Stone designs created a wonderful set of bow tie and braces to compliment our garden theme brining in the natural floral tones of the easter to the grooms attire and adding some fun and subtle colour to his simple but stylist outfit.
Victoria Blum’s stationary, stationary represented the elegant but modern twist with a lovely mix of traditional and modern wedding trends. Menu’s were created for each place setting on navy with a rich inca gold ink. The remainder of stationery was created to be intentionally dissimilar from one another, continuing to be elegant but with a view of keeping things a bit more fluid and dissembled.
Our models Holly & Oliver were both brilliant – Thank you for your time and for being totally amazing!
Harry’s Wedding Films were part of our supplier family as a behind the scenes video capturing the fun from the shoot. Harry is part of a production business, Plato Video his wedding films are experts made with energy, colour and style. We can’t wait to see the results Harry!
Photographer: Anna Morgan Photography
Videographer: Harry’s Wedding films
Brides Gown: Exquisite Brides Catherine Deane
Make up: Tara Sanger Make Up Artist
Florist: The Wild Fox
Venue: Deans Court Wimborne
Cake Maker: Cake Luxe Design
Groom/Groomsmen: Bow tie & Braces from Kimberley Stone Design
Stationery: Victoria Blum Calligraphy
Models: Holly Drinkwater & Oliver Reed
If you’d like to speak to me about capturing your special day at Somerley House, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let’s have a chat about your wedding photography!