I was rather thrilled to be involved in a styled photoshoot with a bit of a difference. Ashley and Chris are married!! They got married a few years back, but their good friend Lianne Gray of www.liannegrayphotography.com (who just happens to be an amazing photographer) decided to give them some lovely photos of them together as an anniversary gift. All photos on this blog post are by Lianne Gray. Mine are too rubbish to use.
We had the perfect weather for the shoot. It was so bright and sunny. It felt like summer had arrived early (a bit different to how it is while I write this – it’s freezing! The venue was the Camelia House at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and what a venue! Bags of character, with huge original windows letting in lots of light and with a well loved feel about it, it was the perfect choice. It’s full of huge old camelias and other plants, as well as a few sculptures (well, it is the Sculpture Park after all). I had never explored this end of the Park before but it’s one I’ll definitely be coming back to.
The grooms were very dapper in their bow ties and braces sets, and their outfits were complimented by stunning buttonholes made by the amazing Pamella Dunn. Using peonies, hellebores and cala lilies, she created bespoke buttonholes for each groom.
I created a really simple semi-naked toffee cake with vanilla buttercream and salted caramel which was adorned with a single deep red peony and a bit of foliage. Simple, yet striking (I hope!).
Make up was by the talented Kelly Senior.
The beautiful bespoke card is from Quaintly Kate. Check out her Etsy shop for all your stationery needs.
The personalised handkerchief was made by Heidi at Extra Special Touch
This was such a lovely thing to be a part of. I hope Ashley and Chris had a wonderful wedding anniversary. Congratulations guys!