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Wild Romance at Dorfold Hall

Mine and Jess Reeve Photography's aim with this shoot was to stylise an Autumn wedding concept away from the industry standard dark and deep colours of autumn seen so often. We set out to portray the romance of Autumn as well as the warmth the season brings. We set out to make the Jacobean architecture of Dorfold Hall using the gateway holding busts of Queen Anne and King James VI to frame our ceremony set up. Lucy constructed a flower arch to soften the harsher lines of the gateway which paired with beautiful late afternoon light created the perfect backdrop. Light autumnal colours of the renaissance period inspired the colour palate to fit with Dorfold’s neoclassical style. We used pale pinks, peach tones paired with minimal splashes of maroons. The flowers themselves really led the styling as everything centred on the delicacy of Lucy’s floral work. Hand dyed silks from Kate Cullen and Lancaster and Cornish were used to soften any harsh backgrounds as well mirroring the textures in the renaissance age. The hand appliqued dress we chose, designed by the fabulous Emma Beaumont atelier brought a sense of modernity to the shoot as well as adding texture and a hint of sensuality.

Everyone who took part in this shoot are some of the most talented in their fields. From Claire at “By Moon and Tide Calligraphy” to Amy Swann who creates the most incredible cake designs and invite illustrations. Katie, our model did an incredible job with her exquisite hair and makeup done by the talented Jodie A Smith and delicate hair accessories hand made by Clare Lloyd. 


Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this shoot; it was a testament to them that this shoot was across 5 full pages of Brides Magazine.

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