A rustic summer bridal shoot combining a love of the countryside with stunning boho-inspired wedding dresses from Rue De Seine…
The vision for the shoot was to create a relaxed wedding party experience full of fun and laughter, set against nature’s natural greenery with accents of gold, blush pink and dark wood. Planned by in-house Wedding Planner, Kiera Goymour at Applewood Hall and expertly captured by Richard Jarmy.
Set in the Norfolk countryside, the shoot was held at Applewood Hall. It’s generous green open space (which is dog-friendly!) and beautiful marquee-lined reception space with cascading fairy lights provided a stunning backdrop for this summer bridal shoot.
Kiera’s design concept was to use a luxurious palette of fresh spring greens and gleaming golds as a contrast to the ivory drapes of the Hall. This was enhanced by a gorgeous fairy light installation crafted by Sam Race Venue Decoration, which created a warm glow framing the top table and dance floor.
Gold acrylic name places handmade by Holly Honeywell were set against rich waxy camellia leaves, complimenting the beautiful foliage table decor and geometric terrariums. These echoed the gold rimmed charger plates and cutlery which shone against the dark, rustic wood of the tables provided by The Banqueting Hire Service.
B’s Bakes incorporated a combination of on trend semi-naked, fondant covered and textured tiers to make this elegant wedding cake really stand out. Inspired by the countryside, this four-tier sugar flower adorned wedding cake features free-hand accents of green to depict blades of grass. The gold bees and flowers on the bottom tier bring to life the idea of wild meadows and an acrylic gold topper brings it all together perfectly.
In the ceremony room, beautiful candlelight glassware and tea lights lined the aisles and an ethereal soft backdrop with delicate lighting framed the couple.
An opulent sharing style feast of seasonal tarts, gourmet scotch eggs, summer berry pudding, pastel meringue kisses, strawberry pavlova and a pear & mascarpone tart was created by Applewood Hall’s in-house team, led by Dawn Seager. The ‘help yourself’ gin and tonic bar added to the relaxed atmosphere.
Two styles were chosen by Holly from bridal boutique White Reflections, both from New Zealand designer, Rue de Seine. These dresses are for the not so traditional bride looking for a relaxed, playful bohemian vibe.
Full of intricate embroidery, the Medina gown worn by the bride is designed to capture the sunlight. Mirror lace is used all over this stunning dress; with flared sleeves and tassels it twinkles from every angle. The iconic Avril gown is an unusual nude dress which is super diverse, using it as a bridesmaid dress for the shoot it comes alive with dramatic cornelli lace and deep-v back creating a gorgeous silhouette.
Inspired by the open back of the Medina gown, Emily from Face ‘n’ Glitz created a statement back piece for the bride using elegant green and gold bio-degradable glitters along with and array of subtle bindi-style individual jewels from UK cruelty-free brand, Funk On.
To enhance both beautiful dresses, Stacie Goodwin created soft, twisted updos with loose tendrils, giving an effortless boho feel without being too structured. With flawless skin being top of the list for many brides, Stephanie Alexandra wanted to focus on creating a gorgeous dewy, fresh application for both the bride and her bridesmaid, using Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter Highlighting liquid for that all important natural glow.
Incorporating the country feel, the groom sported a grafton grey three-piece tweed suit from Pure Grooms with an elegant emerald green tie. His border collie, Millie was also keen to take part!
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
You can also watch a behind-the-scenes video of our photoshoot. If you’d like to find out more about holding your wedding at Applewood Hall, contact our Wedding Planner, Kiera Goymour to arrange a show round, check the availability for your ideal date and start planning your special day.
Applewood Hall: Venue | Richard Jarmy: Photography | Stephanie Alexandra: Make up | Stacie Goodwin: Hair stylist | Face ’n’ Glitz: Glitter designs | White Reflections: Bridal boutique | Rue de Seine: Dress designer | Pure Grooms: Suit | Flowers By Jasmine: Flowers | Banqueting Hire: Table dressing and furniture | Holly Honeywell: Styling and stationary | Sam Race Venue Decoration: Lighting | Bee’s Bakes: Wedding cake | Silverline Limousines: Wedding car | Chichi Sawyer: Bride | Ebony Reeder: Bridesmaid | Adam Goymour: Groom