Photography by Emma Pilkington.
The prettiest of styled shoots today and the perfect antidote for these cold, dark winter days…
Dorfold Hall is a rather majestic country house in Cheshire – think faded Jacobean grandeur, stunning grounds, elegant interiors and the most fabulous barn for ceremonies. We absolutely love how this styled shoot took inspiration from the venue and created a chic palette of blue, gold and grey. Stylist Helen James is renowned for her sartorial eye and so of course the fashion is divine.
Over to fine art photographer Emma Pilkington for all the details.
Notes from the photographer
We wanted to create an inspirational shoot for the modern elegant bride, to show that beautiful can still be very natural and uncomplicated.
Our French Blue editorial was inspired by the understated glamour of France. Inspired by the color palette of french chateaus, we chose a blend of neutrals and soft french blues to create this shoot. Photographed with the exquisite backdrop of Dorfold Hall in Cheshire, we told the story of a bride getting ready on her wedding day, with quiet moments of contemplation amid a soft and feminine atmosphere.
With our stylist, we crafted the shoot from a selection of handpicked vendors who suited the fine art brief perfectly: from the delicate hand calligraphed stationery, to the neutral hand grown neutrals, and the wonderful cake in shades of blue and white.
The elegant dress was the perfect fit for this shoot. It was the right amount of glamour, while still being understated and modern. We paired it with some beautiful accessories to create these high end looks. The make-up created a fresh and glowing look with the use of natural products. The perfect finish were the relaxed hairstyles created to compliment the dress and jewellery.
Photography Emma Pilkington
Venue Dorfold Hall
Designer & Stylist Helen James
Floral Designer Fletcher & Foley
Hair & Makeup Sarah Morten
Cake The Frostery
Jewellery Agnes Walker
Stationery Beautifully Lost Studio
Shoes Di Hassall