Contemporary Decadence at Brickhouse Vineyard

Written by Emma Hla
Images by The Unbridled.
These images were created in celebration of the new contemporary barn at Brickhouse Vineyard in Devon.

And whilst we’ve shared some of this editorial in a venue focus-feature all about this incredible location, it’s a pleasure to be sharing the creative story alongside the full images by The Unbridled and a beautiful film by personal faves Zach & Grace.

Over to Hannah, planner and designer behind Studio Porter, for all the details…

Notes from the Planner

Hannah says…

This high-end editorial is the essence of an elegant, romantic and decadent celebration of love between soul mates; An almost dream-like ethereal romance captured in a modern, contemporary form.

The shoot plays heavily with contrast and texture, which represents the various contrasting materials used for the barn itself. A mixture of restored wood against the industrial style concrete flooring and black steel frames provided an unconventional backdrop.

“We wanted the shoot to almost feel as though there were no boundaries whilst pushing the concept as far as it could go creatively, all within keeping a minimalist and refined approach to the overall finish…”

The styling was kept natural and loose, highlighting items in their most natural form. Neutral fabrics and materials provided softness throughout, which contrasted beautifully against the harshness of the concrete floor and wire-like hanging clouds. The florals provided a modern statement, with large headed hydrangeas dominant throughout, which again contrasted well against the more rigid dried lotus heads and crisp lunaria.

Key to the shoot and integral to the concept, Every Story provided a range of bespoke hand-made crockery, vessels and candlesticks which offered a unique and contemporary setting for our luxury table. Almost every item provided a different texture and abstract form. Another key element that played an incredible part of the day was the addition of four Christie Nicole bridal gowns, which were provided and styled by Amare, who is the only exclusive UK bridal boutique to feature the full collection in a three-week trunk show. These refined couture looks, full of texture, fullness and elegance, brought a touch of decadent magic to the beautiful rolling Devon countryside.

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Venue + Planning Brickhouse Vineyard

Photography + Planning The Unbridled

Film + Videography Zach & Grace

Videography Capture Weddings

Concept + Styling Studio Porter

Florist Emma Hewlett Floral Design

Bridal Amare

Bridal Designer Christie Nicole Bridal

Bridal Accessories Lori Muldoon

Hair Stylist Viktoria Toth

Makeup Josie Pennington

Ceramics Every Story

Cake Design Claire Makes Cakes

Stationery Sixfold Studio

Catering Milkshed Catering

Gauze Runners + Napkins Emma’s Attic

Furniture (Bench + Baskets) Virginia’s Vintage Hire

Groom’s Attire The Groom’s Room

With thanks to Models Lili & Joe

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