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Candyfloss romance from the secret garden at Barnsley House

Today’s wedding styled shoot needs no introduction from me other than to say you’ll want to stop everything (perhaps grab a lovely cup of camomile tea) and slow your scrolling. The images by Red Maple Photography speak for themselves; the florals and styling are divine, the dress fit for a goddess. This is internet-winning, breathtakingly beautiful stuff. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Your Barnsley House, Bibury wedding suppliers

Photographer – https://redmaplephotography.com
Stylist – http://www.my-eden.co.uk
Venue – https://www.barnsleyhouse.com
Dress designer – http://www.my-eden.co.uk
Florist – https://www.corkyandprince.com
Hair and Makeup – https://www.pollymortonmakeup.com

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The inspiration for our photoshoot was romance. Being four women wedding suppliers, our love for romance and the romantic flair that comes from the quintessential countryside, we wanted to do a mini shoot that showcased our true passions.

Gloucestershire Wedding suppliers, Alicia, Catharina, Fi and Polly chose the beautiful wedding venue Barnsley House, Bibury in the Cotswolds as their venue of choice because of the stunning architecture and gardens. Alicia, Gloucestershire wedding photographer at Red Maple Photography had photographed romantic weddings at this venue before and because Barnsley House is known for their romantic, fairy tale gardens with its famous Laburnum Walk designed by revered Rosemary Verey; it was the perfect location. Knowing it could possibly rain as it was the middle of winter, they wanted to be able to create romance in the winter gardens and also the indoor space to show the beauty of the venue.

The indoor design of Barnsley House is quite modern, but with little rooms and hidden away nooks that boast of timeless elegance; perfect to stow a bride away in for a few photographs as the weather showered down its winter rain.

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This shoot was pure and unmistakeable love. Showcasing that you can create pure romance and photograph it within minutes, this was a chance to share with brides that they can be the masterpiece of their wedding day, and have it documented before the ceremony begins. Alicia always reminds her couples, especially her bride’s that on a wedding day, it only takes 5 minutes to take your bridal portrait before your ceremony. You spend hours preparing for that perfect finish. With nothing to disturb your finished look, this is the time to let your wedding photographer have 5 minutes with you alone. Take the time to document this moment. You will forever love your pictures because they will be the finishing touch to your romantic wedding dream.

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Dressed head to toe in candyfloss and roses. Catherina from My Eden Bridal wanted to showcase a vision that was so whimsical and romantic that you’d almost want to eat it. In fact, the colour scheme was rose wine, toffee fudge and custard! The blush silk and tulle dress even had its French Chantilly lace hand dyed in rose tea to make it the perfect shade. The dress was finished off with a very fine beaded trim to define the waist and the sleeves were like little silk organza clouds.

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The wedding bouquet and florals by Fi of Corky and Prince blended classical roses with more contemporary elements including ‘Brownie’ anemones, dried pampas plumes and white cotton in the boho bouquet, statement floral crown and freestanding design. The overall colour palette was inspired by the My Eden blush gown with richer chocolatey tones together with soft whites and greens. Because the gardens were yet to blossom into spring action, the colour and tones of the bespoke wedding dress and bouquet colour palette made a statement in the garden.

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The hair and makeup design by Polly Morton Makeup echoed the soft and natural elements of the dresses by My Eden Bridal and the floral design by Corky and Prince.  Polly has a real passion for skin and creating a flawless finish, skin care and preparation being a large part of the makeup application. The flawless face finish was created with a mix of Nars sheer glow foundation and Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter along with Bobbi Brown bronzing powder to add depth and definition; along with MAC mineralize blush which adds a subtle and healthy highlight to the face.  The eyes were kept soft and ethereal with soft pinks and pearly whites to echo the light lace on the dress, accompanied by a strong eye liner tight to the lash line which reflected the centre of the glorious anemones in the floral crown.

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The wedding photography shoot came together very quickly and it just goes to show that you don’t necessarily need a lot of time to make magic happen. When you work with wedding suppliers that know each other and all work within the same vision, even the most elaborate briefs run smoothly and seamlessly – this applies equally to a real wedding as to an editorial photoshoot. Find those talented folks to make your dream team and your wedding will run perfectly smoothly.

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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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