A Dorset wedding shoot inspired by Disney's Frozen
05 Dec 2019
Featuring a snow queen bride, huskies and a dusky blue colour scheme, this styled photoshoot offers ideas for a winter wedding theme
Deborah from Perfectly Pretty Weddings and Events Styling: "The main inspiration for the shoot was the colour dusky blue. 2019 saw a huge rise in dusky tones, mainly dusky pink, and we wanted to mix this up and show that there are other dusky shades and colours that would also work with the rustic/foliage vibe.This then took a turn and we were inspired by Disney's Frozen, with silver, candlelight and the amazing make-up by Festidolls. This complemented the stone barn setting in November perfectly."
We chose Kingston Country Courtyard in Wareham as it’s a relatively un-shot venue and is under new management. This venue offered an idyllic setting overlooking Corfe Castle.
We were hoping for some crisp morning shots with the view, however the rainy weather put a dampener on that, so we photographed mostly inside with the gorgeous stone walls and flag stone floors. We made full use of the unique features such as the giant window, using candles and furs in the corners and hanging glass balls from ribbon with florals.
We tied all the décor together with a classic look using candleabras as a centerpiece to add height and really show off the scale of the beamed roof. We used blue crockery and glassware to highlight the colour on the tables, stationery showcasing the on-trend watercolour look which is huge for 2020, along with gorgeous biscuit favors for the dessert table.
The chairs were dressed with dusky blue drapery and finished with a satin bow. We added a wooden backdrop with a satin curtain and stunning florals, inspired by a picture we found on Pinterest.
Charlotte Evans at Charlotte Rose Floral Designs: "I chose stunning, seasonal, fresh flowers and foliage for this winter wonderland shoot. I selected crisp white roses, the first ranunculus of the season and gorgeous silvery foliage to create an icy but elegant look. Working closely with the venue dresser, I created designs that enhanced the surroundings and décor. Our model's bouquet was created as a modern cascading bouquet, with trailing foliage spilling down from succulents, spray roses and larger roses in the centre."
Louise Yates from Festidolls and Timeless Beauty by Louise: "For the first look I really wanted to create a beautiful bridal look that fitted in with the rest of the styled shoot. The overall colours used were frosty blues and woodland greens. I didn't want to use blues as I wanted to create an alternative winter look, so I went for a gorgeous subtle silver smokey eye and finished the look with a pretty pink lip.
"For the snow queen look, I really wanted to include different shades of blue to create a winter feel. I used a dreamy body shimmer on the decolletage that had a gorgeous blue tone to it and added blue glitters and an assortment of gems to really make the whole look stand out. The blue eye make-up really made Sam's dark eyes pop and the blue lip completed the whole look.
"For Matt, I used some guy liner and, to match Sam I added a few gems which he pulled off beautifully.
"With the hairstyling we wanted to recreate Elsa's braid, so added lots of volume and foliage."
Jen Thomas from Cakey Lulu’s created a trio of cakes in dusky blue watercolours - a huge upcoming trend for 2020/21. Jen used beautiful crystal clear acrylic separators (another huge trend for 2020/21) to give an illusion of cake floating on icy glass. Iced mini-heart biscuits were made to match the table favours in cute little boxes, along with a display for the dessert table too.
The dresses were from Bridal Reloved Dorchester and included a beautiful Justin Alexander gown, Aline, featuring soft flowing organza and delicate jewels and detail. The snow queen's dress was a silk fit to flare Justin Alexander gown and we loved how the sprays of sparkle looked like snowflakes and fitted in perfectly with our Frozen theme.
The groom also followed suit in a deep blue design provided by Wedding Time Dorchester.
Chantelle Sophia Bridal provided a stunning cathedral length glitter veil which caught the light in such a magical yet subtle way. A faux fur wrap finished off the snow queen look perfectly for those outside shots.
Get the look:
Venue: Kingston Country Courtyard
Venue styling: Perfectly Pretty weddings and Events Styling
Stationery: Lillie and Lottie Stationery
China: Swingletree Vintage
Dresses: Bridal Reloved Dorchester
Suits: Wedding Time
Cake: Cakey Lulus
Flowers: Charlotte Rose Floral design
Make-up: Timeless Beauty by Louise and Festidolls
Veil and garter: Chantelle Sophia Bridal
Videography: Bride and Zoom
Photography: TP Photography
Bride: Samantha Shapley
Groom: Matthew Roberts
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