Tags: Dorset

A Dorset wedding shoot on the water's edge

24 Oct 2017

Staged on the water's edge, this Dorset shoot showcases the talents of local wedding professionals

Shealan Faere Butler as the photographer approached Oxana Ruckhaber of Minster Brides having heard about her dress company. She wanted to do a styled shoot for a while and found her dresses were beautiful and wanted to do something with a bohemian feel; she said she had the perfect dresses. From there she gathered a team of Dorset's finest wedding professionals and they set about creating a true fine art photography result.

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

Dulled blue tones, marshy landscape, windswept, drift wood, and peeling paint; these were the primary influences behind the shoot along with a desire to create a romantic, almost renaissance, feel to the images. 

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-2

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-4

What did you choose for the flower arrangements? 

The English Florist wanted the arrangements to reflect the windswept, shoreline feel of the shoot, so architectural, textured flowers and foliage were used. The coral fern perfectly reflects the sea shore atmosphere, as does the eryingium, otherwise known as sea holly and the spiky mini protea were also ideal. Colour, of course, was an essential part of the shoot and eucalyptus was chosen to correspond with the bluey grey hues and delicate sweet avalanche roses picked up the blush pink.

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-3

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-11

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-9

What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up, hair and outfits for the bride?

Amazing Face Dorset recreated the natural soft country unstructured look that our brides know and love so well using Huda, Dior, Mercier and Wella products, resulting in an ethereal and timeless beauty with a hint of modern glamour.

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-6

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-7

What was the thinking behind the décor for the shoot? How did you tie it all together? 

Granny's Vintage China chose delicate vintage china in blush pink and grey to complement the bridalwear, cake and the stationery. The look was fresh, and informal offset by the crystal glassware. 

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-10

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-14

What kind of accessories were used to create these looks and why?

The accessories supplied by Nancyandflo.com were designed with a hint of colour to complement the tones of the shoot using beautiful gold leaves and the powdery blues and pinks in the crystal and gemstone beading. The regal feel of the crowns complemented the romantic portrait style of the images.

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-8

a-dorset-wedding-shoot-on-the-waters-edge-13

Get the look:

Photography: Shealan Faere Butler, www.facebook.com/ShealanFaereButler
Videography and additional photography: Greg Thurtle at TP photography, www.thurtlepower.com
Make-Up: Amazing Face Dorset, www.amazing-face.co.uk
Dresses: www.minsterdesigns.com
Accessories: Nancy and Flo, www.nancyandflo.com
Cake: Lucie Loves to Bake, www.lucielovestobake.com
Stationery: Lily and Lottie Stationery, www.lilyandlottieweddingstationery.co.uk
Balloons: Balloon A Room Weddings, www.balloonaroomweddings.co.uk
Floristry: The English Florist, www.theenglishflorist.co.uk
China Hire, www.grannyschinacupboard.co.uk

For more Dorset wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride magazine

Related content

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

Leave a comment

Comments

There are no comments to display, be the first!

bride

Everything for your wedding

A pre-loved, rustic bridal shoot in Lincolnshire

Photographer Janey Kay tells us about the inspiration behind this pre-loved bridal shoot ...

A spring-inspired wedding shoot in Wiltshire

Celebrate the joys of spring with this seasonal shoot which contrasts a springtime w...

Wedding Photo of the Week: Twig's Branch Photography

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

Curvissa unveils debut capsule Bridal Collection

Plus-size women's fashion retailer Curvissa has released its first bridal collection, off...

Celebrities who held their wedding in the Maldives

Is the Maldives your dream wedding destination? Follow the lead of these three celebrity ...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show

Sat 02
Bedford Lodge Hotel Open Day, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 03
Haughley Park Wedding Showcase 2019, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 03
Gay Wedding Show at The Mercure Hotel, Maidstone find out more »
Sun 03
The Village Hotel Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 03
The Elvetham Wedding Showcase, Hook find out more »
Sun 03
De Vere Wokefield Estate Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 03
Portsmouth Guildhall Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 03
Westerham Golf Club Wedding Fayre 2019 find out more »
Sun 03
Howfield Manor Wedding Fair, Kent find out more »
Sun 03
Weddings on the Dock, Titanic Hotel find out more »
Sun 03
Kenwood Hall Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 03
Chelsea's Enchanted Wedding Fair, London find out more »
Sun 03
Hampton Court Palace Wedding Showcase, Surrey find out more »
Thu 07
The Duke of Cornwall, Mini Wedding Collection find out more »
Thu 07
Hatton Court Wedding Open Evening, March 2019 find out more »
Sat -Sat 09
Eccleston Yards Wedding Weekend, London find out more »
Sun 10
Pendley Manor Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 10
The Hereford Wedding Show, Spring 2019 find out more »
Sun 10
Waveney House Hotel Wedding Fair, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 10
St Augustine's Priory Wedding Show, Bilsington find out more »
Sun 10
The Grand Pier Weddings & Events Showcase, Weston-super-Mare find out more »
Sun 10
Balmer Lawn May Wedding Showcase find out more »
Sun 10
Glenham Hall, Seasons Wedding Open Day, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 10
Seasons Wedding Open Day at Glemham Hall, Woodbridge find out more »
Sun 10
Merrydale Manor Open Day, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 10
Colshaw Hall Open Day, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 10
Doxford Hall Spring Wedding Fair, Northumberland find out more »
Sun 10
Festoon Events Wedding Fayre, Gloucester find out more »
Sun 10
The Hallmark Carlton Wedding Show, Bournemouth find out more »
Sun 17
Elms Hotel Diva Wedding Fayre, Worcestershire find out more »
Sun 17
The Mercure Hotel Wedding Show, Tunbridge Wells find out more »
Sun 17
Marwell Hotel Wedding Fair, Winchester find out more »
Sun 17
Bride: The Wedding Fair at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 17
Hilton Dartford Bridge Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 17
FC United Manchester Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 17
Alpheton Hall Barns Open Day, Suffolk find out more »
Sat -Sun 23
Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter find out more »
Sun 24
Stoke by Nayland Wedding Fayre, Essex find out more »
Sun 24
The Wiltshire Wedding Expo at Alexandra House, Swindon find out more »
Sun 24
Fontwell Park Wedding Fayre, Sussex 2019 find out more »
Sun -Sun 24
Winchester Cathedral Secret Garden Wedding Fayre, 2019 find out more »
Sun 24
East Kent's Biggest Wedding Fair, March 2019 find out more »
Sun 24
The Crown Hotel Wedding Fayre, Dorset find out more »
Sun 24
Amex Stadium Wedding Show, Sussex find out more »
Sun 24
Bride: The Wedding Show, Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk find out more »
Thu 28
Wrenbury Hall Open Evening, Cheshire find out more »
Fri 29
Folkestone Wedding Fair, Kent find out more »
Sat -Sun 30
Lance James Wedding Ring Show, Essex find out more »
Sat -Sun 30
Meadowhall Wedding Weekend, Sheffield find out more »