Midelney Manor – Winter pastel romance with a hint of gothic
Escapism has been a huge part of the blog this year – and it doesn’t come better than this. Jaw droppingly beautiful dresses and dreamy florals, daringly different styling touches and a wintry aesthetic…. I ADORE this shoot! For wedding inspiration with an alternative twist, keep on scrolling and prepare to fall in love! Huge thanks to lovely Clare at Clementine Moon for sending this our way. Images are by lovely Hannah Barnes Photography, and there’s a full supplier list for you below.
Photographer – Hannah Barnes Photography
Stylist – Smitten Weddings
Venue – Midelney Manor https://www.midelneymanor.co.uk/
Dress designer – Millia London
Suit designer – House of Cavani https://www.cavani.co.uk/
Florist – Clementine Moon floral design https://www.clementinemoon.co.uk/
Stationery – Hunter Gatherings https://www.hunter-gatherings.com/
Cake – Cakes by Sophie Page https://www.cakesbysophiepage.co.uk/
HMUA – Rose Forrest Hair & Make up Artist
Hair Accessories & Garter – Peacock & Pearl https://www.peacockandpearl.co.uk/p-p-bride
Jewellery – Bish Bosh Becca https://www.bishboshbecca.co.uk/
Hair Pearls – the Bobby Pin https://thebobbypin.co.uk/
Tableware – Prestige Event Equipment Hire and Wedding Creations UK
Models – Laura Alldred, Kate Vostrikova, Ray Monsky (via Gingersnap Models)
We wanted to tell a love story and also use interesting details, this shoot is inspiration for couples who want something slightly less traditional and perhaps a smaller intimate gathering with a big impact.
We had the pleasure of using exquisite pastel dresses from Millia London and paired these with darker more gothic details.
The flowers are a mix of dried and fresh, so perfect for a winter wedding and kept the feel romantic but with a twist of modern gothic. The romantic bouquet is filled with roses and dried lunaria (honesty).
The ceremony space was filled with hanging dried flowers and a dried flower and candle aisle were created to give an intimate and romantic atmosphere.
The cakes had beautiful handcrafted sugar flowers and were made in unusual colours to compliment the gothic theme, there was also a mix of cupcakes and biscuits for guests to enjoy. The favours were sweet shortbread biscuits.
The groom wore a burgundy suit which complemented the venue and this was finished by a buttonhole again mixing dried and fresh flowers.
The stationery tied the pastel from the dresses to the darker gothic theme by using lilac with black and silver.