Wallis & Edward – A Modern Romance Styled Shoot
Crikey, do we have a corker for you today! Beware its going to make you feel super autumnal as well!
I totally adore todays shoot! When photographer Claire Macintyre told first told me she was planning a styled shoot I knew it was going to be good. She spoke about it with real passion and flare and I could honestly feel her love pouring into it. Fast forward a few months and the images are finally ready to be shared with the world and I promise they are not going to disappoint.
First Claire was able to nab the most amazing venue – Pinewood Studios none the less, it doesn’t get much more extravagant than that does it? Second, the list of vendors she worked with are about to blow your mind, including Ruby Weddings, Georgina always comes up with the most amazing concepts and bring them to life and today is no exception. Lastly the female model is none other than British Burlesque superstar Eliza Delite. Guys & Gals prepared to wowed…
We invited Claire to tell us more about her impressive shoot…
“Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios is the most amazing venue. Its dark paneled dining room, high ceilings with twinkling chandeliers and its beautiful gardens, impressive location and the pure excitement that you feel being actually in Pinewood Studios, have, for the past year, left me screaming to produce a vintage style bridal shoot since the moment I found out about its use as a wedding venue.
(I’m completely obsessed with this venue, and in my other professional life as Vintage Curator for the Retro Festival, I am throwing a huge Retro Festive Ball at Heatherden on the 6th of December. So it’s fair to say. I love Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios.)
The wonderful creative mind of Georgina at Ruby Weddings and I started chatting about what style of shoot would be fitting for this glamorous and magical venue, and I had also been longing to shoot with the force of nature and British Burlesque superstar that is Eliza Delite for the last few years. A bolt of inspiration hit us both, Wallis & Edward. Surely one of the most glamorous historical couples to have graced the planet? And oh so perfect for such a location as this!
We wanted to create a feeling of warmth, light and darkness, opulence and also a little touch of melancholy. Not usually something you look for in a wedding shoot! But we felt that Wallis & Edward, for all their fabulousness, always seemed a little bored and melancholy. At least in their images anyway.
This is most definitely an Autumnal inspired shoot. And as the days draw in now, and we have seen a smorgasbord of soft pastel palettes and floaty whimsical floral over the Summer we thought it fitting to encourage the hues of gold, red, green, amber and browns that make Autumn weddings so stunning.
All the suppliers involved with this mammoth shoot were on my list of “Claire M’s Must Work With Creatives” for a long time now. From Joanna Sheers at Death + Glory and her incredible mind that provided exquisite furs, beetle wing crown and the most stunning 24 carat gold leafed real scorpion headpiece, Karen at Rock the Frock Bridal and her truly immaculate taste in vintage and vintage inspired wedding gowns, to the beautiful floral arrangements from Flowers by Kirsty, and all the others on our cast and crew list.
We a hope you enjoy our work and please do get in touch for a chat if any of us can help you bring some vintage glamour to your own wedding!”
Super Suppliers – Photography and Concept: Claire Macintyre Photography// Venue: Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios, Iver.// Concept, Styling and Props: Ruby Weddings// Bride: Eliza Delite// Groom: Finn Miler// Gowns and Accessories: Rock the Frock Bridal// Grooms Suits and Accessories: Chester Cordite// Taxidermy and head pieces: Death + Glory// Flowers: Flowers by Kirsty// Cake: French Made// Stationery: Devotion Stationery// Brides Shoes: Merle & Morris// Table Cloths: Magpie Décor// Bar & Glassware and Bar accessories: Trawlergirl Vintage// Light Letter: Glow Love Lights// Brides Make Up: By model// Assisting Make Up: Verity at Vanity Box// Supporting Photographer: Lola Rose Photography//
That’s it im totally gearing up for autumn. What about you? Are ready to get a little festive?
Much Bespoke Love