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“But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.”

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (30)

Edgar Allen Poe’s hauntingly beautiful love poem Annabel Lee inspired today’s breathtaking bridal shoot. I adore the luxury, the timelessness and opulence of everything you’re about to see.

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (13)

Images are by lovely Amanda Karen Photography who explains, “The dark and romantic nature of this poem was woven through the shoot with deep reds, elegant blacks and opulent golden touches. Hedsor House was a natural choice for the venue with its iconic looming stature and its luxurious interiors.”

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (4)

Extravagance and luxury styling really works here. The haute couture wedding dresses look regal and sensuous; and I do so love any beautiful wedding dress which isn’t white. Ian Stuart knocks it out of the park, obviously… swooon!!!

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (37)Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (20)

The rich colour palette lends itself beautifully to autumn or winter wedding styling – the gold accents and those divine black candles are fabulous.

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Today I have the pleasure of featuring a gorgeous styled shoot submitted by bridal couturier Melanie Potro. Melanie’s gowns are divine – combining modern shapes and styling touches with the most exquisite fabrics and wonderful attention to every last detail. Every modern bride should discover and try a Melanie Potro gown… they’re simply fabulous. Images were captured by the award winning Hannah McClune Photography assisted by Alice Hudson.

Melanie Potro's styled bridal shoot at Hedsor House by Hannah McClune Photography (32)

The shoot took place at  Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire and was styled around a colour palette of monochrome and gold with a hint of mint green. Wedding planner Rachael from Serendipity Weddings designed the sequinned table plan and styled a confetti bar for guests as well as styling the entire shoot.

Melanie Potro's styled bridal shoot at Hedsor House by Hannah McClune Photography (47)

The dress is the beautiful ‘Alana’ gown by Melanie Potro Bridal Couture, modelled by Meg O’Duffy. Meg’s elegant up-do and glamorous makeup were the handiwork of artist Liz Patey and her hair was finished with a playful gold bow from Polly McGeary. Groom Henry Morris looks gorgeous in a tuxedo loaned by Stephen Bishop Suiting.

Melanie Potro's styled bridal shoot at Hedsor House by Hannah McClune Photography (43)

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Hey there everyone! Did anyone else forget it was a Bank Holiday and get up early for work? Oops… but never mind, because I have the loveliest of weddings to share with you today, courtesy of Newlywed Films. Danielle and Steve were married at Hedsor House early this summer, and their wedding is fabulous. They planned their day to run smoothly and selected some of the prettiest details: a stunning dress, a fabulous designer tiered cake with roses and beautifully constructed rose boquets… you’ll adore this.

Danielle & Steve from Newlywed Films / Jam Media Co on Vimeo.

Their cake is a real stunner: its elegant tiers with pale roses look exquisite. In the church, pew ends are decorated with bunches of baby’s breath: one of the prettiest trends for 2014. Danielle and Steve had banqueting tables for their wedding breakfast, with pretty floral table decorations, in a beautifully tranquil room at Hedsor House which breaks none of my rules about carpets or chair covers! The white hydrangea floral displays for the top table are divine!