Hello, beautiful! I’m so incredibly excited today to be sharing one part of an EPIC bridal story – this is an editorial photoshoot from some of Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding suppliers. Lovely wedding photographer Zehra Jagani – Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2018’s Asian Wedding Awards – and the amazingly talented Sadauf from The Wedding Fairy teamed up to create something as dreamy as can be at Delamere Manor. Together they created a timeless look, with some beautiful cool tones of platinum greys and dusty blues with figs, mixed berries, herbs and all year round floral sprigs – and they were kind enough to invite me to provide calligraphy and stationery (Find me at By Moon & Tide) for the occasion.
The bridal gown is simply sublime – it’s a Rosa Clara gown from The White Closet in Didsbury. The delicate tulle and flowing silhouette with such magical shoulder detailing makes a real statement while keeping an elegant, graceful and minimal vibe. Model Leela wears the gown as if it were made for her – and teamed with a perfectly grey silver toned pair of Manolo Blahniks it works with the florals, decor and details beautifully. Leela’s tousled low bun hairstyle by Yasmin at Makeup by YSR is elegant and beautiful, with a flawless base and nude to bronze makeup palette completing the natural bridal look.
Later in the day, Leela’s dress from Samsara Couture House turns her bridal style into truly dazzling and more traditional beauty. Keeping the subtle colour palette from the daytime styling, her gown twinkles and sparkles into evening – and hints at the beautiful second part of this stunning editorial which I’ll share in December!
The styling touches make the shoot. Sadauf – aka The Wedding Fairy – curated the tablescape, wedding cake and stationery, and with her unique talent for incredible floral styling used a mix of blackberries, blueberries and figs with deep blue tones against light green foliage of eucalyptus and a white tone floral palette of delphiniums, phlox, wax flowers and anemones. The look here is of a Provencal wedding – light and cooling colours with subtle tones and a wonderfully tonal colour palette.
For the bridal bouquet, Sadauf chose David Austin patience roses set amongst cinera, Nichols eucalyptus dried echinops, quick sand roses, dried flowers grass and dried clover.
The stationery is all about soft tones and textures. I calligraphed some delicate pieces on linen paper, with an acrylic menu setting for the table. The grey papers speak of understated luxury, with handwritten, organic calligraphy adding a real personal touch to the day.
The showstopping cake is by lovely Kate from Little Button Bakery in Cheshire. Kate used salix twine, wax flowers, anemones, figs, blueberries, blackberries, thyme and dried clover to create a naturally beautiful, soft and understated three tier cake – lending nature’s very own magic to the occasion.
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Photographer: Zehra Jagani
Floristry, planning and styling: The Wedding Fairy
Venue website: Delamere Manor
Calligraphy and stationery: By Moon & Tide
Wedding cake: Little Button Bakery
Bridal boutique: The White Closet
Dress designer (daytime): Rosa Clara
Dress (evening): Samsara Couture
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by YSR
Model: Leela Model