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Multi-Cultural Summer Wedding Inspiration at Hawkstone Hall

Images by Zehra Jagani Luxury Wedding Photographer | Film by Dwiko Arie Luxury Wedding Videography.

Summer… who remembers that?

If you’re lusting after some warmer weather then this bright wedding editorial will be the perfect remedy. Abigail Lucy Luxury Weddings & Events chose the stunning Winter Garden room at Hawkstone Hall in Shropshire. But don’t be fooled by the name, it’s the perfect space for these beautiful brights and florals.

Notes from the Planner

Abigail says…

Firstly, I would like to share my gratitude to all of the talented vendors involved that made this shoot possible, each of them were carefully hand selected on the quality of their work. I feel very grateful and very privileged to have been able to work with so many wonderful industry professionals, every single one of them put a lot of work into making this shoot happen. Some of the suppliers travelled hundreds of miles for this day. This collaboration came about when me and Zehra Jagani met for the very first time. We grabbed a coffee and quickly started discussing our love for other cultures. Two coffees and a brunch later, we had a full moodboard/storyline for a summer styled shoot.

We hope that you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed creating this love story!

The intention of this shoot was to capture the beauty of two cultures, celebrating life and love in the western world. For this styled shoot we created a reception room full of life, bright, bold, vibrant colours. Lot’s of natural foliage and greenery and loose unstructured floral arrangements.

In contrast we also shot a dramatic, intimate editorial looks where the couple were the sole focus. We shot this look in the ballroom of Hawkstone Hall, it was the perfect spot for the look we were trying to achieve. The high ceilings, panelled walls, open fire place and oil paintings added that French touch.

The bride went bold with a striking red lip, an Asian twist with smokey eyes. Some of my favourite images are from this set as they showcase the 2020 Jesus Piero Model 106 gown. Thank’s to the wonderful Boutique The White Closet, in Didsbury Manchester, we were the first to get our hands on this piece which was very exciting. The groom looked classic with a white and black tuxedo combination.

I really wanted this set to feel like a vintage ballroom dance, an intimate wedding celebrated in the most minimalistic manner, something fun and informal. The focus was the couple rather than the design. We wanted to capture the chemistry between the couple, symbolising what for us should be the most important message… “A wedding is about the love and the uniting of two beings. Nothing else matters, the beauty is within you!”

At least this is what I believe.

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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