‘Luxe Botanical’ styled shoot, shot at Highcliffe Castle

Late last year I had the idea I wanted to do a luxe, botanical styled shoot – seeing this becoming a sure fire trend for 2017’s wedding season.  What resulted was above my expectations.  We had the most wonderful team, who put up with a very cold room in early January whilst we were shooting!  When thinking about a location for the shoot, what sprang instantly to mind was Highcliffe Castle.  I felt that Highcliffe (in particular the adeptly named Winter Garden Room) was a perfect choice for the styled shoot theme.  The large, long glass panels remind me of Kew Gardens – which fits in with the botanical style nicely.

We had beautiful gowns and shoes brought to us by Hannah, of Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique, and custom made accessories by White Designs Bespoke Bridal Adornments.  The very green floral arrangements were by cutie Sophie Anderson of Flowers, With Wild Abandon (who we sent out to ‘kindly ask’ a gentleman to not stand by the windows – it was very funny!)  The epic stationary was by Peony and Rose, my go-to lady for all my stationary needs now.  And the banquet table decorations were by Tammy of Fundoo Weddings.  The exquisite cakes were by Hayley of Sweetcheeks Bakehouse.  The two hair designs were by Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire, and the model was good friend Sophie Waldron of Bridge Models.  All of this was beautifully captured by Sam of New Forest Studio – who is possibly one of my most favourite wedding photographers.

And makeup by me!

Hope you enjoy x