To be honest, I’m not sure I can do this styled shoot justice, try though I might. You see, it’s that special kind of gorgeous that defies explanation, with its muted pink flowers, sparkling golds and silvers, and enough jewels to make your head spin. This beauty was styled to the nines by Heyday Events and captured by Natasha Hurley Photography.
From the event designers, Heyday Events: The styled shoot – ‘Northern Lights & Winter Brights’ – captures the clean, crispness of a Scandinavian winter with a dash of party sparkle and glamour. We wanted to find a freshness and new beauty in tradition, with the aim to inspire Brides to look at the exquisiteness of Winter with fresh merit. This take on Christmas encapsulates a ‘plaster and palette’ colour scheme with textures and colours being drawn from an original oil painting. These colours were translated throughout the styling with branching magnolia, grey roses, oil paint and cloth stationery, all illuminated by the warm candle light.
The clean, crisp lines full of Nordic sentiment were juxtaposed with the vintage imperfection of the exclusive London city wedding venue, MC Motors. This stunning wedding venue with its textured palette was set against the clean whites of the jewel encrusted Zaeem Jamal gowns. The morning winter sun was the perfect accompaniment to this shoot, the light danced off our beautiful couple and the Bride’s stunning diamond accessories; the abundance of natural light added to the luminosity & fresh winter feel. In addition, the red lip, sparklers and glowing candlelight added a twinkle of glamour that made us swoon! Retreating further into the incredible venue we were able to capture cozy moments too; candlelight embraced the gorgeous couple as its gentle flame lit the way into their new lives together. Akin to the freshness of winter and the new beginnings with the passing of the year, in marriage they enter a new life together… ‘They open a door and enter a world’ – as the insert for the Order of the Day quotes C.S Lewis.
The stationery was hand crafted to create a bespoke feel to this wedding and to reflect the Scandinavian style of the day. The Order of Service was a handmade book which told the story of the couple, with quotes inside to represent the beginning of a new story in the lives of the Bride and Groom. In addition the insert was taken from the original oil painting that inspired the colour scheme, this added texture and beauty to the book. The invitations had a hand-sewn crisp white cloth envelope with the couples’ initials on the front; this held the oil painted and calligraphy Invitations.
Shoot Location: London, UK / Photographer: Natasha Hurley Photography / Styling and Design: Heyday Events / Flowers: Madi of Heyday Events / Wedding Dresses: Zaeem Jamal / Hair and Makeup: Lou Box / Wedding Cake: Fat Cat Café / Tablewares: Quirky Dovetail and John Lewis / Stationery and Signage: Bridie of Heyday Events