Styled Wedding Photoshoot at Alrewas Hayes, Burton-On-Trent
I had been planning a styled wedding photoshoot since before Christmas 2016. Although I have worked on smaller styled shoots before, I had always wanted to organise a big project like this. I believe it is important to work on personal projects because it allows you to be creative with other wedding industry professionals and practice your skills.
Like Rochelle, our talented Make Up Artist said on the day
…this is our playtime!
There was no doubt about the venue I wanted to contact for this shoot. I had photographed and attended weddings and birthdays at Alrewas Hayes a number of times before and I knew this was THEEEE venue for this shoot. It’s just incredibly stunning and was so fitting for the theme of the shoot. I had my heart set on Alrewas Hayes from the beginning and was delighted when they said yes!
Although I’m yet to visit, I am a huge Italy lover (my business name SORRISO is actually Italian for smile). I love the food, the language, the little old villages full of greenery and vineyards. I kid you not I have a whole pinterest board dedicated to Florence, Tuscany, Venice… a trip I WILL be doing at some point! So I wanted to bring a little Tuscany vibe to the shoot with the décor and felt that Alrewas Hayes had the perfect interior and grounds for this. Keeping in line with the popular Greenery wedding trend of 2017 (as announced by Pantone), I wanted to bring greenery to the shoot aided with blush flowers and gold accents. I’m a sucker for countrysides and beautiful gardens so greenery was a must.
I enjoyed every moment of bouncing ideas off of each supplier and cannot thank each person involved enough for giving their time and skill to this project. We had so much fun that we decided to do 2 looks for the shoot and put a Luxe 1920’s spin on the second look. Mary who owns The Wedding Room in Nottingham turned up with 4 show stopping dresses and we decided to put our lovely model in the gorgeous Stella York gown to begin with, followed by the stunning Umbiel dress by Eliza Jane Howell.
Without much further ado, here is the AWESOME behind the scenes trailer filmed by the talented wedding videography company Story Cabin Wedding Films along with the photographs taken by me.
HUGE THANK YOU TO:
Venue: Alrewas Hayes
Videographer: Story Cabin Wedding Films
Wedding Dresses: The Wedding Room
Makeup Artist: Rochelle O’Brien
Hair Stylist: L H Professional Hair
Cake Designer: Elysian Cakery
Wedding Decor: Hayley Smith Venue Stylist
Stationary: Becky Lord Design
Silk Blush Ribbons: Ollie’s Studio
Models: Megan Howe + Matthew Addock
Camera Assistant: Bhulla Beghal