A few weeks ago, Sarah Gawler and Hannah Gooch met with a top team at The Orangery in Holland Park, London, for their latest inspiration shoot.
Back in April, they'd planned to shoot in an apple orchard in Kent to time it with the blossom. But the good old British weather put a swift stop to their plans. So they thought an undercover location would be more reliable considering how much rain they've had, and they were delighted when they were given the OK to shoot at The Orangery in Holland Park.
"We chose a 'less is more' look and were going to work with a base of grey, whites and greens. Trying to keep it chic and classic. The look was based around a beautiful washed linen dove grey tablecloth from The Linen Works.
Lindsay and Helen from LK Lily, who we've worked with on a few of our previous shoots produced some stunning bouquets and an elegant table arrangement. We were also really delighted to work with Daniel K Palmer again, who creates magic with hair and make-up. And for the first time, we were helped on the day by the lovely Emily Nicholson, who used to work with me at John Lewis. She was a great pair of hands!
Our model, Zsanett from MOT, was a dream to work with. So professional and the dresses fitted her perfectly. The dresses and veil were selected from Blackburn Bridal in Blackheath. The first, a sequined, backless dress designed by Amanda Garrett, the lace dress with the bow and flower detail is from Cymbeline and the silk dress with pink detail is from Claire Pettibone. To finish off the look we were lent some stunning jewellery from Alex Monroe, which tied in perfectly as we had the company of a rather confident and very loud peacock on the day! So we chose some items from their Peacock collection.
I discovered Victoria Made via twitter and was really impressed with the unique designs of her wedding cakes and noticed that she also made other treats such as delicately iced biscuits and meringues. So I was really excited when Victoria not only offered to make two bespoke cakes, some meringues and marshmallows just for our shoot, but that she would drive them all the way to London from Yorkshire! Thank you so much Victoria.
Artcadia were so kind in producing some bespoke stationery for us too. Beautiful letterpress invitations and menu cards, and some little tags which were used as place settings. They worked perfectly with the look we were trying to create."
So... here you have it. Photography by Sarah Gawler and styling by Hannah Gooch. Their latest styled bridal shoot.
Photography copyright 2012 Sarah Gawler Photography
Dresses: Claire Pettibone, Amanda Garrett, Cymbeline and veil all Blackburn Bridal
Venue: The Orangery, Holland Park
Photographer: Sarah Gawler
Model: Zsanett from MOT
Stylist: Hannah Gooch
Styist Assistant: Emily Nicholson
Florist: LK Lily
Hair and Make-up: Daniel K Palmer
Cakes: Victoria Made
Table linen: The Linen Works
Jewellery: Alex Monroe
Plates: John Lewis
Bell Jar: Ebury Home and Garden
Cutlery: Zara Home