Iscoyd Park wedding photography inspiration shoot

wedding photography blog Ashford Daly Cheshire (3)A little luxury this morning, coming to you from Iscoyd Park wedding venue in Shropshire. This is a collaborative shoot between wedding suppliers, exercised beautifully to inspire brides with a collection of beautiful wedding dresses, accessories – and of course wedding photography to make you swoon! Dresses are by Jenny Packham, Sabina Motasem, David Fielden and Pronovias; suits are from The Bespoke Tailor.

All the photography is supplied by Ashford Daly Photography, and Mary and Greg have also supplied information to accompany each of the scenes from their bridal shoot. The beautiful models are the photographers’ real clients Penny, Laura, Claire and Sophie.

Josephine backless wedding dress by Sabina Motasem

iscoyd park wedding photography blog (1) If you’ve got it, flaunt it – as Pippa Middleton would quite rightly say! What a beautiful dress – and the back necklace is the perfect accessory. The dress shown above is ‘Josephine’ by Sabina Motasem Bride. Back necklace by and one off vintage head piece ‘Evie’, supplied by Bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts.
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Elegant bridal luxury at Iscoyd Park

An inspirational collaborative shoot was organised at privately owned Iscoyd Park bringing together the very cream of bridalwear brands known for elegant bridal luxury and the talents of the ultimate dream team: Ashford Daly Photography, Wedding Genie, Sabina Motasem Bride, Silk Brides, The Bespoke Tailor, Sarah Roberts and Lizzie Griffiths. What a fabulous, fun day it was too!

Iscoyd Park, a beautiful Georgian Country House, nestled in Shropshire, was the perfect backdrop for the shoot, mixing old and new Hollywood styles with a glamorous upstairs/downstairs revival theme. A perfect place for peace, quiet, beauty as well as being accessible, with little distractions and no one else around, for a wedding or private house party it really is the perfect exclusive intimate venue.

Multi award winning UK wedding photographers Ashford Daly Photography, who specialise in documentary photojournalism with fine art finishing, captured all the amazing pictures and asked four of their real clients, Penny, Laura, Claire and Sophie, to act as female models on the day. Julie Dawson leading wedding planner at Wedding Genie brought everyone together and curated the shoot, UK’s newest and talented bridal designers Sabina Motasem Bride brought dresses from her latest collection, Jo Reyner from Silk Brides, one of the best bridal shops in the UK, loaned dresses from Jenny Packham, Pronovias and David Fielden, Adrian Burrows from the The Bespoke Tailor loaned English Gentlemen suits with cloth sourced and handmade in the UK worn by our male model Leon from the Alan Sharman agency. Sarah Roberts, a super talented hair stylist, also provided all the beautiful vintage inspired jewellery, head pieces and jewellery, and talented make up artist Lizzie Griffiths created all the pretty looks to complement on the day.

Yvette short wedding dress by Sabina Motasem

Photo credit Ashford Daly Cheshire (1) Mary of Ashford Daly Photography says, “The Upstairs Downstairs styling to this photography was easy to realise on the day we shot, given the design and detailing of the wedding dresses, along with the location and environment of this wedding venue decor and the dapper and stylish tailoring, we were back in the 1930?s within a flash. Complemented with hair design, Art Deco accessories and make up befitting the era, our real client loved the overall finishing brought together by our experienced wedding team.” The vintage one-off head piece ‘Sophie’ with a 1930’s brooch as the centrepiece was supplied by Bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts, London.Photo credit Ashford Daly Cheshire (3)
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Colette wedding dress with lace by Sabina Motasem

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This wedding dress is sheer elegance – with a little lace (or not!) and that exquisite headpiece – it’s called ‘Florence’ and complemented with Swarovski pearl and crystal drop necklace and earrings, supplied by Bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts, London.

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Saskia designer wedding dress style by Jenny Packham

This beautiful Jenny Packham gown is ‘Saskia’ (without the accompanying detachable shoulder bows), from the Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which was supplied by stockist Silk Brides of Lichfield in Staffordshire. Isn’t she stunning?

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Model Leon is the perfect English Gentleman…

Abaco wedding dress by Pronovias

This lovely ruched wedding gown by Pronovias is complemented with a delicate headpiece by Sarah Roberts: the design is called Paris.

Dalia jewelled wedding dress by Jenny Packham


Modelled beautifully in the ballroom at Iscoyd Park, Dalia is a gorgeous example of Jenny Packham’s unique bridal style. The one-off vintage head piece from Sarah Roberts is ‘Victoria’ with Swarovski pearl cluster earrings bridal jewellery.

David Fielden designer bridalwear

David Fielden designer bridalwear above – Luxury in every detail – this is dress style ‘7308’ from the Sposa 2012 – designer wedding dress collection, which was supplied by stockist Silk Brides of Lichfield in Staffordshire.

Silaba wedding dress by Pronovias

Mary Ashford tells me, “We were so pleased to be able to photograph our real client above, in this romantically beautiful, dazzling wedding dress and cathedral veil, hand-stitched edge ribbon with pin head Swarovski crystals, with her vintage luggage cases and trousseau trunk.”

Wedding supplier information:

Ashford Daly Photography:

Cheshire based Ashford Daly Photography, and founders Mary Ashford and Master Photographer Greg Daly are on a mission to return to the glory days of photography, when capturing images was decidedly more rock ‘n’ roll than plug and play. Specialising in documentary wedding photography with a photojournalism reportage style of coverage across the UK to wonderful destination wedding venues here in Great Britain and Internationally overseas, they also provide fun contemporary lifestyle family portraiture photography and produce their own Limited Edition Fine Art Photograph Print Collections – Considered experts in their field, blending exceptional technical skills with a passion for capturing the extraordinary in a world of plain old ordinary, they are multi-award winning, and have been published in many local, national and international bridal, wedding and professional photography magazines and industry publications. For readers interested in hearing more about their photographic coverage or for further information, please check out the website: or their online Magazine Blog: or email: to make your enquiry about their photographic services.

Wedding Genie:

Wedding Genie are committed to a different style of wedding planning. We want every couple to have the wedding they dreamed of, but, our efforts are to focus on the couple getting married and not the thousands of pounds the wedding industry sometimes dictates they spend. We believe in a strong foundation for the start of married life and that is where we concentrate our efforts. At the beginning of our journey into the world of planning and coordination we were trained by a Wedding Planning company called Magic Dust. We adopted their philosophy because we agreed with their exemplary method of customer and service delivery. Wedding Genie are part of a select group of wedding planners invited by Magic Dust to be part of their mentoring program.

Sabina Motasem:

Sabina Motasem Bride is UK’s best kept bridal secret with luxuriously understated elegant wedding and cocktail dresses. The dresses oozes the glamour and sophistication of old and new Hollywood, using geometry and simplicity combined with simple shapes with a quirky modern edge. Head designer at Sabina Motasem Bride, Sabina Ali, found inspiration for the collection from the style and glamour of iconic performers the Folies Bergeres in 1900s – 1930s Paris, with each dress named after an inspirational lady. Dresses have optional designer details, are priced between £900 – £1950, made in the UK, can be altered to fit and delivered within two months throughout the UK and internationally. Shorter timescales are possible from one week. To book an appointment email

Silk Brides:

We have stunning collections from designers including Jenny Packham, Sassi Holford, David Fielden, Blue Bridalwear, Jesus Peiro and Pronovias. We have a great selection of styles and there really is something for everyone. Our prices range from £1500 to £2800, and we also have a few dresses at around £1100. Silk is located in a beautiful barn conversion just 3 miles from the Cathedral city of Lichfield in Staffordshire. We’re really easy to reach and brides travel from all over the country, and beyond to visit us. See our location map or contact us. We really look forward to meeting you soon at Silk.

The Bespoke Tailor:

The Bespoke Tailor is a firm of visiting tailors. With tailors based in London, Birmingham and Manchester, we cover the entire U.K, the home of British tailoring. Adrian Barrows who runs The Bespoke Tailor offer a visiting service which allows my clients to stay at home or work and for me to come to them. I am a specialist in British milled fabrics and have great passion for the work I produce. My service is available throughout the U.K and beyond.

Sarah Roberts Tiaras and Hair Styling:

Sarah Roberts is a hair stylist with her own salon, who has been styling bridal hair for over 17 years. She is also the designer behind Bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts. Sarah creates beautiful hand crafted jewelled headbands, tiaras and bridal jewellery. Designed around a vintage element, these pieces are completely individual. Sarah’s extensive experience in bridal hair makes it easy for her to create gorgeous, comfortable and well balanced pieces that will sit beautifully with you chosen hair style, giving the perfect look for your special day.

Lizzie Griffiths – MUA:

Liz Griffiths is a professionally qualified consultant freelance Hair and Make-up Artist, specialising in Bridal and Photographic Hair and Make-up. I have had a passion for Hair & Make-up since I was very young, I would spend hours looking through magazines copying make-up and hair looks. While I was completing my CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2004 I worked for MAC Cosmetics and working for them confirmed for me that a Make-up Artist was the perfect career for me! As well as weddings I also regularly work with multi-award winning Ashford Daly Photography, whose work has been featured in Cosmopolitan Bride, Live Cheshire Magazine and Pure Weddings Magazine.

Iscoyd Park:

Iscoyd Park is a privately owned family home and award-winning country house wedding venue on the border of North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. Now run as a top-quality country wedding venue, private party and corporate event retreat as well as a home. The house has always been known for its warmth and hospitality, and luxurious finishing touches, and this is a tradition that will certainly continue to shine through visibly and into your own wedding day!


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Mary Ashford
    8 years ago

    Hello Claire,
    Thank you for featuring this collaborative photo shoot.
    All the suppliers involved will be thrilled.
    We hope that it helps to inspire your readers and real life brides and grooms for their wedding day.
    Much love,
    Mary and Greg xxx
    Ashford Daly Photography

  • Julie Dawson
    8 years ago

    Yes thanks we are really chuffed!! The day was fun and we really hope your readers love the images. Just goes to show that you dont have to be a professional model to look fantastic on your wedding day. These are real brides!! Dont they rock? Hair and makeup and the right accessories really make you sparkle!

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