A quaint and glamorous bridal shoot in Clovelly

16 Feb 2017

Harnessing the romance and charm of the village of Clovelly in North Devon, this bridal shoot captured the talents of a wealth of local suppliers

Bringing the magic of Clovelly to life, this bridal shoot served to demonstrate the charming qualities that this village provides. Here, Em Long, wedding coordinator at Clovelly Weddings, who coordinated the shoot, divulges all the details.

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

The inspiration for the shoot was to capture a unique venue within North Devon that all our suppliers enjoy and feel they could be part of. The Wishing Well Foundation is special to Clovelly and we felt that as part of the shoot was inspired by recent trends of glamour and rose gold, we could incorporate suppliers and help promote the foundation by using one of the dresses from La Boutique. The other dress is from Always and Forever Bridal who were keen to include a rose gold dress from their new line.

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

Clovelly is a privately owned North Devon village that has only been in three families since Richard the Lionheart. The village was chosen as all suppliers have a link to it, either living there as a past or current inhabitants, having worked there with brides and grooms over the recent years, or they simply loved Clovelly as a location. Nick Pearce Photography has links with The Wishing Well Foundation and loves Clovelly’s diverse licensed venues, from a clifftop location to a boutique hotel situated on the quay. It was a great way to get a team together.

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What did you choose for the flower arrangements?

We wanted something unique. Somerset Flowers makes realistic flowers from paper. Peonies are a personal favourite of mine as a wedding planner and I asked Jan to accept the challenge of designing these specifically for the shoot.

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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 feel of glamour and kitsch which is a challenge, linked with the rose gold theme. The ladies at Colorseum in Bideford excelled at this.

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

We wanted to combine glitter, rose gold and a rustic look to fit in with the surroundings of The Red Lion Hotel, creating a warming atmosphere with a decadence. Ambience Devon and Claire's Sweet Temptations created a stunning setting with cake and table design enhanced by The Glitter Emporium's rose gold glassware.

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

Irregular Choice is a unique brand and when the team agreed to be part of the shoot we knew that our kitsch element was captured. HEY JULES! was aware of the dress that Always and Forever Bridal was providing and designed specific jewellery and hair-pieces to complement.

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Get the look:

Location: Clovelly, www.clovellyweddings.com
Venue: The Red Lion Hotel Clovelly, www.stayatclovelly.co.uk
Photography: Nick Pearce, www.nickpearcephoto.co.uk
Assistant photographer: Tim Lamerton, www.timlamertonphoto.uk
Decor and design: Ambience Venue Styling, www.ambiencevenuestyling.com/wedding-stylists/devon-north/
Flowers: Somerset Paper Flowers, www.somersetpaperflowers.co.uk
Dress: Wedding Wishing Well, www.weddingwishingwell.org.uk & Devon Bridal, www.devonbridal.co.uk
Jewellery and stationery: HEY JULES!, www.heyjules.co.uk
Cake: Claire's Sweet Temptations, www.clairessweettemptations.com
Hair and make-up, Colorseum, www.colorseum.co.uk
Additional decor: The Glitter Emporium, www.theglitteremporium.co.uk 
Shoes: Irregular Choice, www.irregularchoice.com

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