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An artisan aesthetic for a unique and creative 2017 wedding

Ahhhh… I breathed a genuine sigh of relief this morning that January has finally left us… spring is on its way at last! I can almost smell the grass growing. We are well into our wedding blogging year – we’ve shared some stunning shoots, wonderfully romantic real weddings and fabulous advice from our fave suppliers already. Today – we’re dimming the lights, and falling all kinds of in love with artisan-flavoured wedding inspiration.

Artisan wedding inspo at its best - a Dutch Masters inspired shoot with Vickerstaff Photography (16)

This shoot combines statement florals from Made In Flowers and stunning arrangements with breathtaking Dutch Masters-inspired lighting. The images are as dreamily dark as they are hauntingly beautiful. Our bride is an artist; a free spirit whose passion to create drives her wedding dreams.

Artisan wedding inspo at its best - a Dutch Masters inspired shoot with Vickerstaff Photography (8)

Think ethereal and beautiful bridal style; captivating calligraphy with an organic twist; florals to steal your heart and a cake to enchant your very soul. Beautiful bride Rachel wears a bespoke Ailsa Munro gown with natural, artistic make up by lovely Stefanie Grisdale. Calligraphy from By Moon & Tide sets the scene; exquisitely crafted hair accessories and a showstopper cake are both by Amy Swann.

Artisan wedding inspo at its best - a Dutch Masters inspired shoot with Vickerstaff Photography (10)

The images you’re about to fall in love with are by the fabulous Vickerstaff Photography, who you can discover more from here:

http://vickerstaffphotography.co.uk
Facebook.com/VickerstaffPhotographyCheshire
Twitter.com/V_Photography_
English-Wedding.com/tag/vickerstaff-photography/
Vickerstaff Photography is also listed in The Directoryfind out more!

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I was involved in styling this photoshoot in the Lake District: quietly gathering a few of my favourite creatives and friends to work beside me to create something beautiful, with a darker aesthetic I really love. I’m a huge fan of Silk & Willow; their branding fires my imagination and I wanted to design some calligraphy for a darker, more artistic style for 2017. I’m hugely proud of everyone’s work on the day; over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing more ideas from this shoot with features on every one of the suppliers below. (Oh, and By Moon & Tide Calligraphy? That’s me…)

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Calligraphy & styling – By Moon & Tide Calligraphy
Photography – Vickerstaff Photography
Flowers – Made in Flowers
Hair + Makeup – Stefanie Grisdale
Cakes & floral headpieces – Amy Swann Cakes
Dress – Ailsa Munro
Venue – Halecat House

 

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 www.byMoonandTide.com. 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.

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