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Going Underground with City Chic at Hirst Priory

Deliciously dramatic photography, minimal styling and a gorgeous wedding suit – from Zara! This blog is all about doing things differently, and allowing your own sense of beautiful to shine: no white dress required! The cake and florals are just sublime, the setting is magical… this is everything and I hope you’ll love it! I have been SO excited to share this one with you. Thanks to our lovely member and super talented flower person, Sam at Fantail Designer Florist for submitting this fabulous shoot to English Wedding!

Venue – https://www.hirstpriory.co.uk
Bridal Suit – https://www.zara.com
Bridal Veil & Birdcage – https://www.kmrbespokebridal.co.uk
Bridal Accessories – https://www.gloriousbyheidi.com
Florist – https://www.fantaildesignerflorist.co.uk
Cake Design – https://www.thesnowdropcakery.co.uk
Photographer – https://www.christopherwesternphotography.com
Stationery – http://sheafstationery.co.uk
Neon Sign – https://www.incointeriors.co.uk
Magician – http://www.mortonmagic.com
Plates / Cutlery etc – http://www.keithwoodsweddingsandevents.co.uk
MUA / Hair – https://www.facebook.com/makeupartistgeorgiaeve
Balloons – https://www.crowleballoons.co.uk
Ring – https://www.levian.com

Attention all brides….. White suit – check! Bird Cage Veil – check! Bespoke Headband – check! Florals and Cake to die for – check!

When we set out to create this shoot we wanted to keep it simple and concentrate on the finer details for the bride. With micro weddings being a dead cert for the years to come, Ange from the Snowdrop Cakery and Sam from Fantail created a stunning shoot with that at the forefront. Adding in ombre pinks and whites you’ve got the recipe for a funky city style wedding that could be incorporated into any venue space.

The venue: Hirst Priory – The Vaults at Hirst Priory is a wonderful space underground with exposed curved bricks that create a cosy, intimate and raw setting for a wedding. For 300 years The Vaults were only known to the occupants of Hirst Priory but now open for couple to enjoy for a truly unique setting.

Sam from Fantail says ‘We wanted to showcase the vaults as a modern setting using vibrant colours and contemporary styling. We opted for hot pinks and whites using a mix of Roses, Ranunculus and Phalaenopsis Orchids.’

The Snowdrop Cakery created a stunningly beautiful tiered cake with waafer waves and sugar paste flowers. Stationery by Sheaf, brought the table setting design together with ombre tones from pastel pink to fuschia pink.

The Zara Suit was definitely the outfit we wanted our model Jourdan to wear. It’s functional, comfortable and dateless for a wedding.
Combined with stunning headbands from Glorious by Heidi and coupled with a veil and birdcage veil by KMR Bridal created this beautiful city chic look we were after.

We used a rose gold Le Vian ring that sparked chocolate diamonds. Balloons were added as focal point to the end of the vaults and to draw your eye towards the ‘Fabulous’ neon sign on the wall. We were spoilt on the day from John who performed mesmerising magic tricks throughout the shoot.

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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