If you read PART 1 of our photoshoot at Hardwick Hall last month, you’ll know what a wonderfully diverse wedding venue it can be, and with the help of Every Occasion Marquees and some fantastic styling from Peaktipis, we created a magical, majestic setting.
As previously mentioned in Part 1, in brief: The captivating shots were produced by the delightful duo, Humpston and Bull. Their relaxed, creative style was exactly what we were looking for. The essence of the shoot was also captured in motion by the fabulously talented Jason Lynch.
Our bride looked exquisite in an ivory lace, statement keyhole back gown from Lori G. This gown made a dramatic impact with its contouring cutouts, puddle train and fine bead work. Then a little later in the day, our bride became a glamorous array of sparkle in a divine sequined gown beautifully handmade and designed by the talented Elizabeth Malcolm Bridalwear.
The Tipi’s – Navy and Gold Meets Nature
The inspiration behind the styling and theme in the Tipis from Peaktipis was ‘magical starry skies’, but with a slight regal edge to keep a subtle connection to the grand location.
There was elegance in the bold use of a navy blue and gold colour palette. This teamed perfectly with the warmth and magic of the beautifully twinkling Tipis fairy lights and the flicker of candle light, with star constellation elements.
For the tablescape we wanted to stay simple with gold chargers and cutlery, white plates, and elegant gold glassware from Whitehouse Event Crockery. The navy linens represented the night sky and acted as the backdrop for the fine calligraphy place cards and menu cards from Violet Skies. Together, this all beautifully set the tone to this magnificent shoot.
We ran rich navy table runners from Pumpkin Events, teamed with lengths of lush eucalyptus and other foliage by Wild Thyme Florist & Styling down the centre of the rustic bench tables. In the form of a large star constellation hanging feature, Wild Thyme also created a focal point in one of the peaks’ of the Tipis above the banquet style tables. Height was achieved on the tables with several large, tall vessels, full to the brim with a mix of crisp white floras and foliage, including hellebores and David Austin roses.
An interesting array of zodiac inspired cakes and treats were baked and displayed by The Pink Cake Box, including a show-stopping four tier starry night creation