Ah, Monday – would you allow me to wear my pyjamas just a little longer while I blog? It’s been a busy old weekend here at English Wedding HQ and I’m just a little sleepy… and yes, I know it’s nearly lunchtime! How was your weekend? Anyways, I have the loveliest wedding style ideas for you today – from my lovely friend Sheryl at Oobaloos Photography in Cheltenham. Sheryl stepped in at the last minute to capture this beautiful photoshoot from Lords of the Manor Hotel, a former 17th century rectory situated in the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds countryside. I was thrilled when she asked me if I’d send one of the new invitation suites we’re now selling in the English Wedding Shop (go see!) and I’m just over the moon to be sharing all of these lovely images today.
Sheryl’s photography style is wonderfully creative, warm and full of character. She captures romance in a timeless way – from the soft folds of fabric on a wedding table to the delicious movement of a beautiful gown. She’s also an amazing lady and someone we’d love to recommend to any of you getting married in the near future! Her talents range from shooting alternative weddings through to days like this – filled with elegance, beauty, luxury and sophistication. We’re talking traditional English rose glamour with a modern country twist, and delicious styling from some of our favourite people (London Victorian Ring Co. we love you!)
Esther at Flower Style Co created the most gorgeous dusky pink and grey bouquet with roses and blue thistles. She tied them all together with silk ribbons from Silk and Purl which she also used to decorate the beautiful buttercream cake from Vanilla Pod Bakery.
A stunning blue sapphire from The London Victorian Ring Co. really compliments the entire look, matching the thistles in the bouquet beautifully. To show it off at its best we teamed it with amazing stationery from By Moon and Tide, who never fails to create dreamy and stunning work.
The gowns by Nina Furness Couture comprised of a mix of contemporary elegant and old glamour style. With a delicately laced bardot full skirt bridal gown alongside a classy shorter stylish gown which was teamed with a stunning faux fur white bolero. And a last but definitely not least, a gorgeous long silk champagne bridesmaid dress, all three gowns perfectly suited to dazzle all day and night.
The stunning bridal and bridesmaid make-up looks by professional make-up artist Nina Ruberry are fresh and sophisticated. Nina wanted to capture the confidence of high society socialites with traditional English rose elegance and a twist of fresh glamour! She did this by using soft pinks on all the models’ cheeks to give a natural pretty blush. For the brides she created perfectly lined eyes with deep black lashes of mascara teamed with rich berry lips, topped off with dazzling highlighted cheekbones. For the bridesmaid she created a classy sultry eye look with muted classic lips and glowing skin.
The hair styles crafted by Libby and Chris from Francesco’s Cheltenham used beautiful texture – a ‘done but undone’ stylish look. With big plaits showing off from the front to intricate braided buns at the back. Finished off with soft curls framing the face, each bride and bridesmaid displayed a true English rose natural beauty with a glamorous edge.
Lords of the Manor Cheltenham wedding suppliers
Photography: Oobaloos Photography – www.oobaloosphotography.co.uk
Florist: Flower Style Co – www.flowerstyleco.co.uk
Venue: Lords of the Manor – www.lordsofthemanor.com/weddings
Make Up: Nina Ruberry – https://ninaruberrymakeup.com
Hair: Francesco Group – www.francescogroup.co.uk
Cake: Vanilla Pod Bakery – www.vanillapodbakery.com
Ring: London Victorian Ring Co – www.london-victorian-ring.com
Ribbons: Silk and Purl – instagram @silkandpurl
Cutlery: The Cutlery Commission – https://thecutlerycommission.com
Stationery: By Moon and Tide for the English Wedding Blog – www.bymoonandtide.com