A 'Glam Pop' bridal shoot in Saint Ives

19 May 2016

Vintage, elegant and luxurious, this 'Glam Pop' shoot offers wedding inspiration aplenty

From the theme of the shoot to every intricate detail, 'Glam Pop' shoot coordinator Hazel Parsons tells all.

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

To create a fun, stylish and self indulgent wedding set-up using metallics, hot pinks, layered textures and fabrics whilst exploring height and light.

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Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen.

The venue was the stunning St.Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa, which is a stylish Cornish wedding venue that is beautifully furnished and overlooks the picturesque golden sands of Porthminster beach. St Ives Harbour Hotel is truly magical. The traditional architecture of the building mixed with the luxurious fixtures and finishes within the hotel set the perfect canvas for the shoot. We drew on the colours within the rooms for the shoot, using the soft yet moody brown, deep rich plum. shimmering copper, gold, silver and crystal as a starting point. We wanted the shoot to be over-indulgent yet fun.

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What did you choose for the flower arrangements?

We had a mixture of flower arrangements for the tables to add height and a sense of glamour to the room. We used tall wide necked vases filled with pink hydrangea petals and lots of smaller arrangements surrounding it in mercury vases - again drawing on the colours that were within the room already and really bringing them to life.

For the bridal bouquet we opted for a cut and hand tied arrangement to give a very pretty, yet crisp feel to the look. We had an award-winning florist involved with the flowers and styling for the shoot, Anna Sawle from Wedding Flowers in Cornwall. Anna insured that everything pulled together and worked wonderfully from table dressing to bridal bouquets, using her fantastic eye for detail.

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

We wanted to create a sense of understated elegence for the bride. Using luxurious, couture pieces with a very crisp, fresh and soft feel to them to create an effortless elegance and a timelessly classy look.

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

We wanted the shoot to be give a sense of luxury and glamour. Using a handpicked selection of Cornish suppliers, we created a look that very much had a sense of style but with a fun girly twist, hence the title 'Glam Pop'.

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What kind of accessories were used to create the look and why?

We used sequin table cloths to add a touch of - dare we say it - ‘bling’, mercury candle holders, candelabras, tall and low flower arrangements, luxurious crisp white linen napkins, with a hand-dyed silk ribbon bow made by Cornish supplier, Lancaster and Cornish.

When it came to the stationery, ER stationery chose a thick textured card, with calligraphy font type, silver satin ribbon and broche detail to finish. We used a fantastic lighting company called Love Weddings Cornwall, who worked with us to create a quite theatrical and wonderful setting, using uplighters around the outside of the room to highlight the room's features and give it a sense of occasion.

Lancaster and Cornish created a beautiful silk ceremony backdrop which worked perfectly with the relaxed yet chic beachside hotel feel. The wedding dress was created by designer of bespoke bridalwear and accessories, Claire Headdon. Claire is continuously inspired by the beauty of Cornwall. Everything is handmade in her studio, with delicate couture techniques to make sure that the dress isn't just any gown but something you can treasure for generations to come.

The gold headdress seeemed like a natural fit for the look, the exceptionally talented The Lucky Sixpence created this bespoke hair accessory to finish the bridal look.

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Get the look:

Event Manager & Shoot Coordinator: Hazel Parsons, www.hazelparsons.com
Event Planning & Shoot Coordinator: Jenny Wren, www.jennywrenweddingsandevents.com
Venue: St.Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa, www.stives-harbour-hotel.co.uk
Table Styling & Flowers: Wedding Flowers in Cornwall, www.weddingflowersincornwall.co.uk
Stationery: ER Stationery, www.er-stationery.com
Cake: Cakes By Design, www.cakes-bydesign.co.uk
Ghost Chairs: Inspire Hire, www.inspire-hire.co.uk
Silk Ribbons: Lancaster & Cornish, www.lancasterandcornish.com
Uplighting: Love Weddings Cornwall, http://www.loveweddingscornwall.co.uk
Make-Up: Tamsyn Siddiqui, www.cornwallweddingmake-up.co.uk
Hair: No 8 Hairdressing, http://www.number8hairdressing.com
Dress: Claire Headdon, www.clairelheaddon.com
Hair Accessory: The Lucky Sixpence, www.theluckysixpence.co.uk 
Jewellery: Cornwall Gold, www.Cornwall-gold.com
Photography: Liberty Pearl Photography, www.libertypearlphotography.com and Grace Elizabeth Photography, http://www.facebook.com/graceelizabethphotography

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