Lavender Field Shoot – London Bride Published – Cosmopolitan Bride


For me, this is a rather bittersweet post. You see – on the one hand I’m really rather chuffed* to have a 4 page spread of a London Bride styled shoot in my most favourite publication [yes it is, even over Grazia – gasp!] however on the other hand it’s slightly dampened by the fact this is the last ever edition of Cosmopolitan Bride magazine to hit the shelves. A sad day for the wedding industry indeed.  Of course however, I know editor Miranda Eason and her team will now be throwing all their effort into You and Your Wedding to make it even more fabulous, so all is certainly not lost. Phew.
If you haven’t been able to get to the newsagents just yet, then here is a little bit of the prettiness styled and co-ordinated by me with super [and also pint sized!] photographer, Eddie Judd.
The shoot was inspired by the era of the Bohemian 1970’s with a slight Provencial twist. Can you believe this lavender field location is near Croydon?! Sorry, I do hope that doesn’t burst the bubble…
Cosmopolitan Bride Oct/Nov Issue 
The shoot didn’t end up looking this good by just us – a whole host of incredibly wonderful, generous, fun and talented people were involved. I may have said it before but enormous thanks – we couldn’t have done it without you to…

Photography: Eddie Judd
Location: Mayfield Lavender Field, Banstead
Filming: Paul Gwilliams
Hair: Severin Hubert – The Hepburn Collection
Makeup: Tammi Nguyen
Flowers: Fairynuff flowers
Dresses: Kate Halfpenny
Tweed Jackets / Velvet Blazers & Men’s Accessories: Vintage Whistles
Bride: Sarah Chamberlain – Toadstool parties
Groom: Actor – Jamie A Wilson

Also with thanks to:
Bird cage cake stand: Fraser and Parsley Perfect Parties
Hair salon: Mickael and Ludovic Hair Design
Paper Straws & Doilies: Pipii
Macaroons:  Queenies Cupcakery

You can also take a look at what went on ‘behind the scenes‘ of this shoot here.

*Let me tell you there are few things in life that are as exciting as rushing into the newsagent in your lunch hour to buy a magazine which you hurriedly flip open to see your name printed on those glossy pages and your work in glorious CMYK. ‘Mazing.
  • wall graphics

    These are great photos and that last shot makes me so happy. Every time I visit this, I am so inspired! I hope I can be as beautiful as the bride someday and I hope I could also take these kind of shots!

  • louise {bijouxbride}

    Such a beautiful shoot! I love the soft summer light and gorgeous gorgeous details! Well done – what a great team!!

  • Elizabeth {Bridal Musings}

    Congratulations Charley & co! This shoot is positively dreamy from the location to the sprigs of lavender in the drinks. I love the addition of polka dots and plaid too, it's a nice eclectic touch. And I can't get over that forehead sweeping plait! xx

  • EdOsborn

    Amazing shoot!

  • Eddie Judd

    Was a MASSIVE pleasure to work with all of you. Dream day! ;-)

  • Jenna – Lucky Sixpence Events Co

    Charley & Eddie, such a beautiful shoot, it is so perfect, right down to the London Bride-esque plait! Well done x

  • pen

    Gorgeous! I'm going to go an buy the magazine just so I can admire it in print!

  • KarinaAnne

    Beautiful pictures, I love the colour combinations. Bet the smell was gorgeous too!

  • aurea @ pricewise events

    A lavender field as background for the photos? Gosh, this is truly amazing! It's very lovely and will be a very gorgeous venue for engagement photo sessions. :D

  • Buttercup Bus VW Camper Weddings

    Oooh – I am from Croydon and love coming here for picnics! So nice to see something pretty around Croydon being published, instead of the concrete jungle everyone always thinks about!

  • anna and the ring

    Adorable. So beautifully styled.

    I still cannot get over her hair!

  • Rings Dublin

    Love these images as usual, captured so perfectly. Would love images like these of my wedding

  • Kirsten Mavric

    S T U N N I N G. That is all. ;)

  • Anushe Low

    This is absolutely stunning…well done team!! xx

  • roz &sev

    Loved this shoot, the location was stunning and of course a great team!

  • bigsands

    I like your humour Charley; very subtle. Your pint-sized photographer has a big lens and took some good shots.

  • erin * Sparkle + Hay

    absolutely positively STUNNING – congratulations on the beautiful (& so deserved) feature!

  • Vintage Whistles – Vintage Menwear

    Everytime I look at these photo's I am reminded of summer … stunning!!

    Denise @ Vintage Whistles