A modern wedding inspiration shoot at Sefton Park Palm House with Rue de Seine dress
I don’t think I have ever been more excited about a styled shoot as I am about this one!!
As a wedding photographer, I have the pleasure of getting to photograph the work of so many other amazing wedding suppliers, but on a normal wedding day I don’t often get to spend time with those suppliers. Organising a styled shoot gives me the chance to get to know so many of these wonderful companies and the great people behind them. Styled shoots are also a brilliant way to showcase how creative we can all be and show you some new fashions within the constantly changing wedding scene.
If you’re a newly engaged couple who are currently trying to imagine what your wedding day will look like, and all you’re seeing is burlap covered jam jars and shabby chic bunting, then you need to turn off Pinterest and open your mind. You have no idea the amount of ways you can style your own wedding; the sky is the limit! Of course you can have neon signs with the most expensive lillies you can buy. Of couuurse you can wear ASOS and denim with designer label dresses. OF COURSE you can wear a pink hat! I mean, why wouldn’t you??
Literally anything you want, you can have!
My idea behind this shoot was to be as colourful, youthful and modern as possible. I absolutely love how much the tassle banner clashes against the natural palm backdrop, how tacky the gold feels against the bright pinks and how elegant the dresses are in comparison to how edgy the pink denim jacket is. Sefton Park Palm House was a perfect location for this shoot – so bright and airy, so tropical and sunny, so wide open. Plus botanics and tropical plants are SO HOT RIGHT NOW! Pun intended.
I want to say a big thank you to all of the suppliers who took part in the shoot, I literally couldn’t have asked for anything more, you are all fucking awesome.
Real couple: Hannah Dewhurst (aka Lola) & Chris Melvin (aka Finn)
Location: Sefton Park Palm House
Make up: Hannah Carson MUA
All flowers & full table centrepiece: Joseph Massie Flowers
Dresses & jacket: Jean Jackson Couture
Suit: Richard Smith Bespoke
Shoes & hat: ASOS
Stationery: Emily & Jo
Paper props: Always Lovely
Crockery & additional styling: Pretty Creative
Neon sign: Neon Creations Ltd
Tables & chairs: Childwall Table Hire Ltd
Lightboxes: Bear Hug Events
Cake: Elizabeth Harris
Assistant: Yetunde Adebiyi of Hyper Hyper Photo