Classic luxury with a modern twist, at Fulbourn Lodge

Published by Claire Gould on

This styled photoshoot is a dream to share with you! It’s a lovely reminder for me of all the fabulous creatives who work so hard together to bring weddings to life, and was submitted by lovely Cambridgeshire makeup artist Becky at Legendary Makeup. I was so pleased to see English Wedding member Amber’s Bakes and Cakes in the list of suppliers – Amber’s cakes are just stunning (more wedding cake goodness here!)

There’s a full supplier list below.

Becky has done a lovely write up of this shoot, so I will leave you with her to explain the look – enjoy!

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P.S. There’ll be more on our insta through the day!

I was recommended Fulbourn Lodge by a friend so went to visit whilst planning the shoot last year – I was not disappointed! It is a beautiful timber frame barn with lots of character and a gorgeous outdoor area with stunning views. I wanted something that represented my personal makeup style- Chic, modern glamour and the all female team was chosen with that in mind. Jess from @copperandbloomweddings has a great eye for modern-Luxe design and, with @ellysflowerstudio and her glamorous floral display, totally nailed the brief! The shots in the incredible classic car from Castrol Classic Oils are absolutely amazing!

As the makeup artist I wanted a big focus to be on the bride’s makeup and hair, so decided on a statement smoky wing with my staple wispy lashes, and a flawless glowy complexion. @piggyrose_beauty gave the bride chic Hollywood hair of dreams- I couldn’t have asked for a better hairstylist!

Michelle @lilyfrancisbridal was so knowledgeable about what would work for the style of the shoot. We chose a simple, sleek style to complement the sleek theme. I met photographer @alexandra_weddings at a wedding fair in Madingley and we hit it off straight away. I was so impressed with her portfolio I had to ask her to do a shoot with me. I was thrilled when she asked @carolineacasterphotography to assist on the shoot, we’d worked together previously and I was so happy to have her bubbly personality around.


Makeup and photoshoot concept

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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