WEDDINGS

FALLING IN LOVE

I met fine art wedding photographer Melissa Beattie earlier this year in Dubai where I was hosting a styling workshop. I fell in love with Melissa’s work, and was super excited when she informed me she was moving back to the UK in 2015!

Fast forward a few months and I was planning a trip up North to visit her in the wilds of Northumberland…and of course we couldn’t resist the opportunity to create a little something pretty while I was there!

Melissa suggested a fall wedding inspiration shoot at Healey Barn, a beautifully restored barn on the edge of the Pennines. We gathered together a team of the best local suppliers, and began creating the concept for a romantic and elegant autumnal shoot with a soft palette of peach, rust and touches of copper.

The fields and woodlands around Healey Barn provided the perfect backdrop, with the leaves turning from green to the most vibrant yellow, orange and burnt shades, complimented by organic woodland florals created by Alice at Forage & Blossom. I chose relaxed gowns with a bohemian feel from Luella’s Boudoir, accessorised with delicate vines and veils from Megan Therese Couture. Makeup Artist Dani and hair stylist Steph O’Neill created a warm and glowing bridal look with beautiful, tumbling up dos and braids.

In the barn, we set the scene with a fireplace full of candles creating a warm and cosy glow. The table was set with flowing silk runners from Kate Cullen, foliage-filled floral arrangements by Alice, and vintage-inspired crockery with modern gold cutlery. I added yet more candles to create an intimate feel, with gold-leaf pears adorning each place setting in a nod to the harvest festival feel of fall.

Claire Gould created a gorgeous backdrop with copper calligraphy which made the most beautiful table cloth for our dessert table laden with naked cakes by the Master Cakesmith, which were adorned with more gold-leaf grapes and foliage for a simply elegant look.

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Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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