Wedding Coordinator is ‘bride for the day’ on styled photo shoot

20 Mar 2014

Wedding Coordinator is ‘bride for the day’ on styled photo shoot

Styled wedding photo shoot in Surrey aimed at inspiring ‘real’ brides

One of the most unique styled photo shoots to have graced Surrey took place at Kingswood Golf and Country Club in December. Local make-up artist Victoria Chainey, hair stylist extraordinaire Beckie Packham and wedding photographer Amanda Duncan teamed up to create a styled shoot in and around the grounds of the beautiful Surrey venue - only this shoot had a twist. Stepping out from the office and into a size 6 satin wedge – Hannah Enhari, Wedding Coordinator at Kingswood Golf Club was bride for a day and needed no schooling in modelling 101.

“I was so flattered to be asked to be part of the shoot by the girls as we have worked together on many occasions. We all help each other and recommend each other as we all know how dedicated we are to providing a great service at affordable prices for couples across Surrey. For me, I was excited to be part of the shoot not only to give my lovely brides past, present and future the opportunity to have a bit of a laugh at me, but also to show girls how a wedding dress looks on an average girl and not a 7ft glamazon. I’m 5ft 4” and a size 14 so definitely fill out a wedding dress – but I think it’s a much healthier and realistic representation of wedding dresses and hopefully people will still be inspired,” said Hannah.

Natasha Jane from ‘BRIDE by Natasha Jane’ in Dorking supplied a stunning collection of gowns for the looks that had been cooked up by the lovely ladies. First up was ‘Ballroom’ featuring a stunning Ellis dress in the style of Grace Kelly. The bitter winds were braved by all and David Moore from Timeless Experience Wedding Cars brought up his stunning vintage carriage to start in. The final touch was an incredible brooch bouquet in soft pinks and golds created by Amanda from Brooch Bride and a vintage fur wrap. The team got some fabulous shots both inside the ballroom that was decorated by Jen at ‘Events Avant Garde’ and outside in the grounds.

The second look was to be edgy and more of an organic outdoor feel without carrying on down the current trend of Ice Queen. With Hannah’s natural wild curls the Winter Warrior theme, nicknamed ‘BoadICEa’ was born. Releasing her locks from a tight 1950s updo, Beckie created a masterpiece using floristry twigs and Victoria used shades of brown and gold to bring the look together, not forgetting the granulated sugar that she used to create ‘frost’ on Hannah’s eyebrows and in her hair – genius!

Braving the winds once again the team were off into the grounds of Kingswood and this time, wearing a pair of brown buckled knee high boots, within minutes Hannah was up in a tree clutching the incredibly chic and rustic bouquet created by Sharon at A & S Flower Studio in Lower Kingswood, and letting one of Natasha’s whimsical wedding gowns blow amongst the branches in the cold winter wind.

Finally, it was time for ‘Winter Grecian’ - the gown was a stunning satin oyster number the hugged every curve known to man.

“I’m not ashamed to say that I needed the assistance of both Natasha and Amanda the photographer to help me get into that dress,” said Hannah. “It was very feminine and accentuated every curve I have and was absolutely sensational but there was no way my hips were getting into that gown without a bit of extra help. I remember Natasha saying, “cross your legs”, “squeeze in” which just made me laugh more! It just takes me back to the reason I had said ‘yes’ to do the shoot with the girls. Sometimes things don’t fit, or look right because of different body shapes and sizes and that’s OK. You can’t judge yourself by the models that designers use unless you are the 3% of the population who are 6ft tall and size 4”.

These last shots were superb and a mink coloured fur throw and glittery headband completed the look and the beautiful grounds of Kingswood complemented the shoot perfectly.

It was an absolutely fantastic day for all who joined in the fun and it was so special for everyone to team up and create such a quirky and avant garde collection of images – that’s what the wedding supplier industry is about, fun and team spirit.

The next shoot is still being designed but rest-assured it will be equally quirky and trend breaking. If you want to keep up to date with other shoots by ‘the A team’ then you can always read about them on Victoria Chainey’s blog!

CREDITS

Photography: Amanda Duncan Photography, www.amandaduncanphotography.co.uk

Venue: Kingswood Golf & Country Club, www.kingswood-golf.co.uk

Dresses: Bride by Natasha Jane www.nj-bride.com

Make-up: Victoria Chainey Makeup, www.victoriachaineymakeup.com

Hair: Beckies Bridal Hair, www.beckiesbridalhair.co.uk

Cars: Timeless Experience Wedding Cars, www.timeless-weddings.co.uk

Flowers: A & S Flower Studio, www.aandsflowerstudio.co.uk

Brooch Bouquet: Brooch Bride, www.broochbride.co.uk

Styling: Events Avant Garde, www.facebook.com/eventsavantgarde

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