A GEORGIAN ROMANCE
Romance is of course innate in every wedding day simply by its standing as a day filled with love. But achieving romantic details in your wedding styling is not quite as simple. As today’s styled shoot shows, romantic style calls for the perfect balance between luxury and simplicity, it calls for a delicate colour palette, soft floating details and delicate photography that marries soft lines and depth.
Photographer Samantha Ward has styled and captured the perfect Georgian romance, feast your eyes on this…
I wanted to create shoot, which would be shot entirely by film, a medium of photography that I love with a passion. Because of the soft, romantic tones and depth which film produces I opted for a colour palette of blush pink, gold and grey, which I felt would compliment the film stock I was using as well as being on trend for weddings, and gorgeous colours to boot!
I had recently shot a wedding at Middleton Lodge and was taken by its stunning interior and beautiful grounds. I knew that it would be the perfect venue for this shoot, providing the romantic setting for our Bride and Groom portraits as well as a gorgeous aesthetic to photograph those all important details.
I wanted a real couple to be involved in the shoot, as I feel this would be best suited to create the romantic connection for the portraits. Lucy and Ash were previous clients of mine and I knew that they would be perfect!
Calligraphy, watercolours, silk ribbons, simplicity, luxury, romance… These words describe the ethos of the shoot and were captured beautifully with the cake, florals and stationery. Emma Jo’s created an exquisite stationery suite, unique lettering with the use of watercolours and styled it beautifully with the sumptuous silk ribbons. Kean’s cake was perfection, simple yet commanding a presence. The florals linked all these elements together, with the use of fruit, gold tableware and sumptuous table settings to finish the look.
The luxurious decor of the venue, the gold tableware, grey linens, silk ribbons, lace dresses, peaches and peonies helped to evoke the feeling of opulence, yet an opulence which is achievable and can be tailored to individual bride’s sensibilities.
- Photography: Samantha Ward Photography
- Stylist: Samantha Ward Photography
- Stylist Assistance: Diana McMann - Little Pearl Bridal Boutique
- Dress: Sassi Holford
- Bridal Boutique: Little Pearl Bridal Boutique
- Shoes: Rachel Simpson
- Hair Accessories: Amanda Wyatt
- Bowtie: Mrs Bowtie
- Hair and Makeup: Vicki Suddaby Makeup Artist
- Decor: Wedding and Events
- Florist: Stem Design
- Venue: Middleton Lodge
- Cake: Blossom Tree Cake Co
- Stationery: Emma Jo Stationery
- Garter: Pompadour Lingerie
- Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic