Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.
After our last styled shoot, Jo (from A Cake Occasion) and I were keen to organise another! We wanted to do something totally different from the last one at Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green. We decided that a ‘Winter Wonderland’ styled shoot would be loads of fun.
Back in June, my husband and I went for lunch at Bashall Barn, near Clitheroe with our kids. I’ve always loved going there; especially for a hot chocolate and a cake! Whilst there, I spoke to Robyn who is a wedding coordinater there and got us booked in. I couldn’t wait to let Jo know that I had yet again, sorted us another awesome Ribble Valley wedding venue. She was just as excited as me.
Jo organised us a board on Pinterest (she is far better with Pinterest than me). She uploaded an image of an incredible wedding cake. Our styling went from there.
Whilst speaking to one of my Mummy friends (Danielle), she mentioned she was building her business in doing bridal hair. She was keen to get involved and set up her Facebook page - Oh So Pretty.
Orchid Designs, Nikki Webb MUA & Rachael from The Wedding Workshop were involved in our last styled shoot. They were also excited about our plans for the shoot and wanted to get involved again. Our plans were coming together quickly.
It was suggested to me to speak to Laura from The Flower Girls, Whalley about making us a wedding bouquet. (I am so glad I did. Everything we suggested floral wise, she was all over. We were looking at getting a real Christmas tree, but decided it would be awkward to transport, just for one day. So she made a feature arch out of winter greenery instead!).
Jo spoke to Jenny from Jen’s Rustic Wood about supplying us with a cake stand. Just wait until you see the final result. It looked amazing!
I then spoke to Paul from Cosgrove’s about supplying a suit. They were in too! Yippee!
We had now found our models too. I knew they were going to look fantastic.
Anyway, that’s enough about how we all came together and behind the scenes.
The day of the shoot came. I had high expectations of this day as we had all put so much effort in. We met at Bashall Barn at 9:30. Nikki and Danielle got started on hair and makeup. I took some action shots of that, as if it was real bridal preparation and also got some lovely images of the details as they were being put together by Jo, Rachel and Laura. The Bashall Barn team were straight out to look after us. Tea and coffee was just what we needed!
Everyone was now ready. We had Hayley as a lone bride and Amelia and Brad as a bride and groom. They all looked incredible!
It was the perfect day for this kind of shoot; dry with a dull sky. It was freezing out though. Amelia pointed this out once or twice. She was a good sport though.
I made use of all the beautiful backdrops and I even got them to go in the cow shed. How could I not?
The staff brought us more tea and coffee to warm up. They even gave us all our lunch! How good is that?
Here is what some of the team had to say……..
This day was totally amazing! I loved it from start to finish. A massive thank you to everyone involved and a special mention to our gorgeous models; Hayley, Amelia and Brad. Top job, guys!
P.S. We are already planning our spring styled shoot. Watch this space!
Venue - Bashall Barn
Cake - A Cake Occasion
Flowers - The Flower Girls, Whalley
Hair - Oh So Pretty
Makeup - Nikki Webb MUA
Stationery - The Wedding Workshop
Cake stand and logs - Jen’s Rustic Wood
Dresses - Orchid Designs
Suit - Cosgroves