Riverside elopement inspiration at Hidden River Barn, with P Kay Photography

Huge thanks today to lovely Kay from PKay Bridal, who sent us this stunning styled wedding shoot from beautiful Cumbria. The images are fabulous, the table styling out of this world – and I’m in LOVE with Harpreet’s beautifully embroidered wedding outfit. It’s all from a styled photography workshop run by My Pretties UK – as I type, they’ve 3 workshops in the pipelines which still have availability and I’d highly recommend them!

Kay has shared her gorgeous photos from this warm and romantic shoot with a rich colour palette that is perfect for any season. Hidden River Barn is a simply breath-taking venue literally hidden away in the Carlisle countryside. Surrounded by woodlands and it’s own private river… who wouldn’t want to get married here?

Photographer – PKay Bridal
Planning & Concept – My Pretties Workshops
Stylist – My Pretties UK
Coordinator – The Destination Wedding Co
Venue – Hidden river barn
Dress designer – Ekta Solanki
Florist – The Petal Studio
MUA – Andrea Baines
Hair Stylist – Emma Jewell
Cakes – Cakes by Alison
Catering – Baba Ganoush
Crockery, cutlery & glassware – Event Crockery Hire
Stationery – Bianco Blanc
Menswear – ASOS
Jewellery & Accessories – Botias and Ekta Solanki
Rings –Jessica Steele
Musician – Married to the Music
Ribbons – Laikstyle
Models – @harpsandharry

Emma from The Petal Studio created the most stunning bouquets for both of our beautiful brides as well as a cool and minimalist display to show off those incredible windows at the venue. Each couple was styled very differently to showcase that you can create the wedding you want almost anywhere with the right design and styling.

Harps’ traditional Indian outfit was supplied by the designer Ekta Solanki and she really couldn’t have looked more beautiful.

The stationery by Bianco Blanc Paperie and the most incredible cake table from Cakes by Alison Fawkes, the designs complement each other perfectly both choosing florals in their creations.

Makeup provided Makeup by Andrea Baines completed all of the looks with flawless, skin and statement eye makeup. Hair was provided by Hair by Emma Jewell who created different looks for each model to compliment the outfits and makeup.

A gorgeous grazing table was created for us by Baba Ganoush York catering, as always from them, it tasted as good as it looked. The whole mood of the day was fun and creative, special thanks Jenny Appleton and Jo Greenfield for being our lead photographers and offering guidance throughout the day.


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 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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