So if you follow me on Social Media you may have been lucky enough to catch a few sneaky peaks of this beautiful shoot and boy am I so proud and super excited to share it with you all.
Emma Joyce of Emma Chapman Photography literally contacted me with an available slot one week before this shoot and anyone who pulls together photoshoots last minute will appreciate just how stressful it can be, but I’m so happy with the end result!
Emma and I have been hoping to get a shoot together for a while ever since our Marie Antoinette shoot way back in 2014!
“Rustic Opulence” was shot at the beginning of October and I was most certainly starting to feel autumnal. I think the season is where I drew a lot of my inspiration from. If you are interested in seeing the Pinterest board for this shoot then please feel free to visit it here.
My Pinterest Board description was this….
“Rustic Opulence ~ Set in a rustic barn full of vintage furniture & opulent decor pieces. Vintage Bride with a Boho twist! Moody Florals & Make up…messed up undone hair!
And I think we hit the nail on the head!
As this was quite last minute we decided to use the Barn that I store all of my items in. It’s called The Painted Barn, run by Julie Eagle, and is home to some beautiful pieces of Furniture which we hire out together. You will spy the beautiful Blue Chaise Longue and gorgeous day bed that Julie has just finished prettying up!
Also styled up was the lovely mirrored dresser which we use for Drinks Stations or Dessert Stations. Using some seasonal fruits, brass vessels, flowers & foliage. Also placed on top of this was the Cake provided by The Little Party Company which had beautiful flecks of Gold Leaf all over it! How decadent?
Emily of Love Moi Make up was our MUA on the day and I just know she loved creating these looks on Alisha, especially the dark and moody look one. Those Lips! I’m sure if you contact her to ask what products she used she will let you know.
Amy of Flamingo Amy Hair Styling created two different styles on Alisha. The first being very loose but teased out and messed up. Absolutely gorgeous! The second style was a messy braid dotted with berries and foliage which looked just incredible too. Amy most certainly has skills!!
The beautiful Bridal dresses were provided by Clare at Maisy May Bridal boutique and I had lots of fun choosing them, just wish I had the figure to wear them! Alisha wore a blush dress called “Gracelyn” from the Pure Bridal Collection and it just looked exquisite on her and totally suited the style of the shoot. Then we tried on “Germaine” which was so dreamy and ethereal we just had to use the day bed to recreate this Sleeping Beauty style scene. The last dress was the beautiful “Gwenne”.
Flowers were wonderfully rich in autumnal colours and full of foliage. Brimming with berries too! They were provided by the lovely Caroline at La Belle Flowers. She most certainly got the brief bang on because they were perfect!
The Dream Team:
Photography: Emma Chapman Photography
Model: Alisha Whitworth
MUA: Love Moi Makeup
Hair: Flamingo Amy Hair Styling
Bridal Dresses: Maisie May Bridal
Flowers: La Belle Flowers
Location: The Painted Barn
Cake: The Little Party Company
Styling: La Belle Amour
Here are some of my favourite shots and the rest of the shoot in the gallery below! Enjoy! Don’t forget to Like, Share & Pin!!