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Her Lovely Heart – Candy Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

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Her Lovely Heart Wedding Photography - Candy Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

Following on from my behind the scenes post, I’m excited to be sharing the full ‘Candy’ inspiration shoot by the team at Her Lovely Heart which I co-ordinated and styled with them.

The shoot took place at the decadent venue, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, and it was such a wonderful day to be a part of, with so many talented wedding photographers from Her Lovely Heart and an inspiring creative team all using their incredible skills to bring the concept to life. For me, co-ordinating and styling inspiration shoots can be a lot of work but they are so rewarding, especially when you are lucky to work with such a great team.

Rather than stick to one theme and style, we wanted to make sure the photographers got a chance to play around a bit so we produced three themes as part of the shoot, Candy, Romantic and Glitter. The first of which I’m sharing with you on London Bride alongside the Her Lovely Heart blog.

Each theme was based around an initial creative nail art design, and from this we translated the concept through each look.

We wanted the ‘Candy’ theme to be sugary but grown up, playful but elegant and of course with little sprinkles of colour….sweet but not sickly! The nail look created by Georgie for this was a fun take on the french manicure with a colourful pink base teamed with a contrasting mint green tip, a great look for a bride wanting something a little more playful and modern.

This concept was brought to life with the sleek silhouette of the dress which balanced against the bold feature of a bright pink lip, and alluring eyes. A cheeky pop of colour was also brought in with a pair of glamorous heels and the ombre effect of the flowers in the bouquet softened the look with varying hues of pink tied up with the prettiest ribbons. For a playful element, we added a giant colourful balloon which, just like candy, can’t help but bring on a child-like state of mind. 

You can see the initial concept for the theme over on the Her Lovely Heart Candy Pinterest board

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We hope you’ve been inspired with this fun splash of sweetness, for more inspiration and to keep an eye out for the Romantic and Glitter shoots you can visit the Her Lovely Heart blog or follow them over on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

If you are interested in finding out more about the photographers available for weddings at Her Lovely Heart, you can get in touch here for further information.

 

Photographers: Her Lovely Heart / Venue: Aynhoe Park / Styling & Co-ordination: Charley at London Bride / Flowers: Fairynuff Flowers / Hair: Jo at Lovehair / Makeup: Ana Ospina / Nails: Georgie at Polished2Perfection / Gowns: Kelsey Genna / Shoes: Emmy Shoes / Jewellery: Cherished Vintage / Accessories: Minna / Balloons: Bon Bon Balloons / Cakes: Cake by Sugar & Sweetie Pies

Her Lovely Heart – Aynhoe Park Wedding Inspiration Shoot – Behind The Scenes

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Her Lovely Heart Wedding Photographers - Behind The Scenes - Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

I’m very excited to share with you something that I’ve been working behind the scenes on. I co-ordinated and styled a creative wedding inspiration shoot at Aynhoe Park with the fantastic team at Her Lovely Heart, who are a brand new UK based wedding photographer agency, which has been created by renowned wedding photographer, Marianne Taylor.

The concept behind Her Lovely Heart is to manage and represent wedding photographers [that’s Adam, Liz, Nick and Sophie] so that they are able to spend more time on developing their craft and doing the things they love about photography, and less time on areas such as marketing, admin, accounting and paperwork – which let’s face it as business owners it can be as much work as doing the job itself!

The shoot came about as Marianne Taylor has for a few years teamed up with the talented florist Steph from Fairynuff Flowers to do a mini inspiration shoot to get the creative juices flowing. This year, however it got a little bigger [well, actually much bigger] as it was a great opportunity for all the photographers at Her Lovely Heart to all come together to shoot, create, and play with a little added creative styling, stunning backdrops and some rather beautiful muses.

We created three loose themes for the HLH team to shoot [we don’t do things by halves!] which were; Candy, Romantic and Glitter, all of which were based around the concept of a creative nail art design which was then translated into each look across all the elements such as the flowers, the make up, hair and overall styling.

We were fortunate enough to work with an amazing team of talented wedding suppliers and designers [see below credits] who helped translate the concept into reality. Here is a peek behind the scenes at what we got up to at the amazing Aynhoe Park with the first full inspiration instalment ‘Candy’ coming up on the blog later today so do check back at 2pm! Gold star if you can spot the stylist…

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Having met and worked with the team [they have ‘lovely’ in the company name for a reason], they are all passionate about story telling, and with the support from Marianne and Her Lovely Heart they have grown to provide their own style and service but always documenting the love. If you want your wedding photography to create a genuine and heart-warming legacy, Her Lovely Heart will be for you.

Her Lovely Heart are a team of wedding photographers passionate about documenting your love and telling the important stories that are the beating heart of your relationship. Photographers who are nurtured and supported to grow and make their mark, so that they can take full ownership of the service they provide, and the artwork they produce. We promise to make sure that couples who come to us are being seen and that their love is being cherished. Because we know that love takes work, and that the steps toward a happy life together are taken in joy, honesty and appreciation of the beautiful truth of each other. If you want your wedding photography to create a genuine and heart-warming legacy, you are in the right place.

The first instalment of the shoot, the ‘Candy’ theme will be up on the blog later today. If you want to see more behind the scenes go and visit the Her Lovely Heart blog.

Photographers: Her Lovely Heart / Styling & Co-ordination: Charley at London Bride / Venue: Aynhoe Park / Flowers: Fairynuff Flowers / Hair: Jo at Lovehair / Makeup: Ana Ospina / Nails: Georgie at Polished2Perfection / Gowns: Kelsey Genna / Shoes: Emmy Shoes / Jewellery: Cherished Vintage / Accessories: Minna / Balloons: Bon Bon Balloons / Cakes: Cake by Sugar & Sweetie Pies

Picturesque London Bridal Shoot at Chiswick Gardens

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London Wedding Chiswick House Gardens

I stumbled across this beautiful shoot by photographer Miguel Varona and just wanted to share the beauty of it all with you. Although based in Spain, Miguel wanted to come to the UK to do a bridal shoot with the romance of a forest, dappling light, historical buildings, little bridges and winding rivers. I forget sometimes how lucky us English inhabitants are to have these elements in spades.

Although based in Spain, Miguel travelled to London [yes, this is London people!] and the shoot took place at the picturesque West London setting of Chiswick House Gardens [ps you can get married there]. Miguel is a fine art film photographer and I just love the ethereal elegance to these images and the stunning style of a flame haired beauty.

The shoot was in collaboration with the beautiful wedding dress designer Otaduy, “Our collections are designed to celebrate a special date or any date that deserves to be celebrated. We take inspiration from moments like these -snapshots that remain- and also from those little things we enjoy doing such as taking an espresso in a glass cup, wearing red lipstick to go to the cinema or riding a bike while listening to music on a mild spring night.”

London Wedding Chiswick House Gardens
Miguel is a Spanish wedding photographer working throughout Europe and specialises in destination weddings, do check out more of his beautiful work and many thanks to him and all the team on this shoot for letting me share this on London Bride.
Photographer: Miguel Varona / Second Photographer: Josefina Andrés / Stylist: Miri Esteban / Hair & Make Up: Fidel Fernandez / Wedding Dresses: Otaduy [available in the UK at the gorgeous Luellas Boudoir in Wimbledon] / Model: Victoria Rigby

Lavender Field Shoot – London Bride Published – Cosmopolitan Bride

LONDON BRIDE LIFE

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.