I’m super happy for this Editorial to FINALLY be out there! We shot this back in March of 2016 in the beautiful Gardens of Heligan and haven’t been able to show anyone since! I’m so so proud of this editorial for so many reasons but the biggest being that it was well…the biggest! Having a team of 9 isn’t easy to organise, but between us ladies, copious amounts of emails, shop visits, referrals and hard work, we did it!
The idea was to showcase as much homegrown, homemade, self employed Cornish talent as possible and I believe we achieved it! I’m so lucky to not only know a fair few people in the Bridal and Wedding industry, but have friends in the business too, and this, is essentially where the whole shoot began!
So here it is - go take a peak!
As I mentioned in my blog last week from my shoot with Azura Bay, location is so so important and this WHOLE shoot came to life because of a trip I’d taken to The Lost Gardens of Heligan with my family. We walked down through the orchard into the walled garden and as I turned to my right THERE. IT. WAS. The most amazing Greenhouse with it’s sloped roof off the red brick wall, slate tiles and tropical plants. It was right there, in that moment I knew exactly the shot I wanted; so it was now time to make it happen!
I knew I had make-up and hair sorted, so between our contacts and with a little casting call, we had a team of TWELVE to pull the shoot together. Styling is another very important element and so once we’d decided upon soft, peachy, delicate tones with hints of metallic and a nod to the ‘lost gardens’, Jo was able to piece each outfit together so that not only did we have the dresses alone, but with unique styling suggestions for those Brides looking for something original and ‘on theme’. Holly even made us our very own Heligan ‘headpiece’ with peachy/pink and polkadot feathers in!
Having the whole gardens to shoot in meant we had literally acres and acres of options but with the Weddings at Heligan taking place up in the gardens I wanted to keep the shoot fairly close, and to be honest, there was so much to work with, it would have taken us all day to shoot our way around the place!
Again, we wanted each model to shoot in at least two different locations, which meant moving between 8 ‘sets’; each time, hair, make up and styling was tweaked and adjusted so that we’d included all head pieces, jewellery and alternative styling throughout the whole shoot. It’s a lot to keep on top of and I think I can speak for the whole team when I say we were all exhausted by the time we finished at 4pm! I honestly love what we created though and each member of the team brought so much to the shoot - they will remain favourites forever! If you are a soon-to-be-bride, I can’t recommend the team below enough! I’d also suggest you take a look around Heligan and consider getting married there (I know I would!) PLUS, you now know of a great Photographer to capture your day there too! ;)
I’ll leave you now with details of the team and most importantly the FIRST look into the whole entire shoot! ENJOY!
You can also head to Vow Magazine to read the full interview!
Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Stylist: Jo Chatterley
Hair: Alice Jane Hair Design
Dresses: Lavender Rose
Headpieces: Holly young Headwear
Flowers: The Flower studio Falmouth
Jewellery: Sadie Jewellery
Models: Chloe Netherton, Chloe Drew, Maisie Tooley, Poppy Guy
Thanks again to the amazing team!