The magical and mystical qualities of the season were captured in this styled shoot, amid a rustic setting
Capturing the magic of the upcoming festive season, model Lauran Moakes set out to create a mystical bridal shoot with a host of local suppliers.
What was the inspiration behind the shoot?
We allowed the beauty from the bridal dresses and ultimate Cinderella dress to speak for itself, with the help of a team of amazing creatives to set the scene with various settings and looks. We combined a mystical aesthetic and a Western-themed bridal look to suit the location, beautiful gowns and stunning horse we had from JH Equestrian Services.
The shoot was captured by photographer Janie Richardson from Valentine Studio. Janie has a natural talent in not only taking amazing photos, but ensuring the models and everyone involved are having fun. Janie's approach was to take full advantage of the beauty that comes from the natural light and capture images in their authentic form.
Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen
Ha Ha Farm is located in the heart of Norfolk’s rolling countryside. This beautiful location and ample amount of space gave us the freedom to create the various settings we wanted to achieve. The events manager, Amy Kearton, was very friendly and welcoming, catering to our requests without hesitation and just a phone call away when needed.
What did you choose for the flower arrangements?
Hannah Jarvis of Fern Flowers set out to create the perfect floral look to complement our mystical shoot. She used mainly white and cream flowers, along with pampas grass, silver and winter greens. Hannah not only created a beautiful bouquet and a flower crown, but also helped set the scene with some amazing set designs.
What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up, hair and outfits for the bride and groom?
The ultimate Cinderella dress featured in this shoot, created by Felicity Westmacott who makes bespoke wedding dresses to order from her studio in Surrey. Felicity layered delicate silk tulle over pale blue taffeta. She then finished the bodice with snowflake sequin lace and diamanté stars. The dip-dye ‘ocean’ overskirt is removable and could be worn with any wedding dress to add a pop of colour. For this shoot, Felicity added a silver and pearl beaded belt to highlight the model’s tiny waist.
Evie Maskrey from Naya Bridal created a Western styled look with her beautiful eco-friendly gowns, bespoke and hand-made herself.
Hair for both models was created by Yuki Black, crafting a very pretty up-do full of texture and volume with loose curls falling freely.
Make-up was by Emma Burgess from Brunetti Artistry, creating a soft natural beauty for the models. A soft pink smokey eye was added for Lauran, which worked well for both looks, so Emma could change the lip colour to a winter berry tone to complement the blue dress.
What kind of accessories were used to create these looks and why?
Beautifully hand-crafted, Wendy from Vintage Adornments provided a selection of stunning head pieces to give the shoot that extra bit of sparkle.
Get the look:
Model and shoot organiser: Lauran Moakes
Location: Ha Ha Farm
Photography: Valentine Studio
Blue dress: Felicity Westmacott
Dresses: Naya Bridal
Make-up: Brunetti Artistry
Hair: Yuki Black
Hair accessories: Vintage Adornments
Flowers: Fern Flowers
Model: Beth Hindley
Horses: JH Equestrian Services; Kristy Pope Equine Services