Pierra’s concept for this editorial shoot was all about simple elegance and statement pieces paired with modern, luxe details. Starting with the incredible wedding gowns. Each one so beautiful and unique. The Tina Valerdi dress with its sheer long sleeves, delicate glittering pattern and full skirt makes for a breathtaking winter bridal look. The simple yet modern bridal hairstyle with that statement pearl tiara completes the look perfectly.
Jo of Moody Blooms created a simple white rose bouquet with long stems and a black velvet ribbon. As well as that wild floral installation which formed the backdrop for the vow exchange and contrasted so beautifully with the modern couple’s look. The installation was filled with beautiful little winter flowers like white ranunculus and anemones as well as large luscious roses. The foraged pine and honeysuckle vines, with the dried seed heads and fluffy Old Man’s Beard really created that lovely organic, natural and wild woodland feel.
And the cake you say? Well this was a little indulgent on my part. There was something about this whole story that was speaking to me: the grand ballroom, an enchanting bride, the wild florals, a tale about two lovers, as old as time….so I came up with a 3 tier cake. The top and the bottom were a smooth buttercream finish with light gold brushtrokes. And between them, they held a white rose in a clear chamber and the whole cake was entwined with delicate trails of string of hearts. I’m sure you’ll know the story I’m talking about!
We filled the ballroom with candles: pillars and tapered candles which as the daylight faded, brought all the atmospheric vibes.
The shoot started earlier in the day, with the bride getting ready in the bridal suite. And the first dress of the day was the beautiful dress by Jolie Berta with its sheer bodice, off the shoulder sleeves and the sparkling fabric caught the light from all angles. The dresses from Jolie Berta all have this combination of elegance with edginess that I’m a huge fan of, and is perfect worn with a slicked back, high ponytail!
Even the groom had a little glimmer in his black suit that had a beautiful shimmering pattern on it.
Russell put together a video that really captures the magic and the romance of this shoot on this beautiful winter’s day at Gosfield Hall.
Before I leave you with the rest of the photos, I just wanted to share this exquisite stationery suite with you. I’ve seen a lot of wedding stationery over the years, and Rebecca’s is one of the most delicate, most romantic that I’ve seen with its delicate watercolour motifs and textural details with embossed patterns on handmade paper. So, so beautiful!
I do love a winter wedding, but I know it’s really hard for photographers to capture it all when the natural light disappears on these shorter days but Pierra has captured it all so beautifully. I especially love these moody captures in the natural light of that window. But all of the images are gorgeous – you can really feel the season here: the crisp air outdoors to the cosy ballroom bathed in candelight.
Concept, Organisation & Photography: Pierra G Photography | Videography: Russell Kent Nicholls | Venue: Gosfield Hall | Hairstylist: Bridal Hair by Suzy | Makeup Artist: Louise McIntosh Makeup Artist | Cake Design: Sugar Plum Bakes | Floral Design: Moody Blooms | Bridal Nightwear: Roisin Reuss | Bridalwear: Tala Daniel Bridal | Dress Designers: Berta Bridal, Jolie Bridal, Tina Valerdi | Stationery: Rebecca Richards Designs | Jewellery: Holly Robinson Jewellery | Real Couple: @a_couple_of_models | Velvet Suit: MenswearR