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So here’s something a little different for your Friday lunchtime. Wedding blogs can get a little too consistently pretty… all those white dresses and delicate styling touches… and an occasional reminder that it’s OK to be different is a good thing, right?!

Alternative wedding style ideas from HBA Photography on the English Wedding Blog (15)

Last Wednesday we shared HBA Photography‘s pretty, boho inspired wedding inspiration feature in bluebell woods. (If you missed it, catch up here.) The same shoot explored a more creative, brilliantly alternative look later in the day, and the behind the scenes film we showed last week hinted at a cape of flowers.

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The second part of the shoot was about making time to be creative, really being inspired by the environment. Ben had noticed a raggedy part of woodland on a previous visit, much less romantic and far more rock n roll. Our second model Suki looks the epitome of rock chick chic and we added in a touch of atmospheric smokey background tinged with just the right amount of neon! Owning the ASOS dress in the process, she performed the most effortless transition in the blink of an eye, and morphed into an almost elfin like vision in a pink lace dress, flower crown and floral cuffs. Not forgetting her companion Scampi dog, who co-ordinated perfectly with her own custom-made floral collar!

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Hey lovely! Today is a little special as we have a bonus feature for you. If you loved this morning’s bluebell woodland wedding inspo shoot, you’ll want to grab a cuppa and snuggle down to see this little treat! If you’ve ever wondered how a photoshoot is made, or what it’s like modelling for one, then this is for you! Nottingham-based Our Wedding Videographers capture all the details in this gorgeous film at Field & Forest – and it’s all there in just one and a half minutes of on-screen pretty!


 

Suppliers

Photography – http://hbaphotography.com/
Venue – https://www.fieldandforestweddings.co.uk/
Flowers & Styling – http://nadiaditullio.com/
Dresses – by Watters, supplied by http://weddingdressderby.co.uk/
Makeup – http://rochelleobrien.co.uk/
Hair – http://www.airhairdressingltd.co.uk/
Cake – https://www.bake-ashbourne.co.uk/
Video – https://www.facebook.com/owvideographers/
Props – http://www.loveinmylife.co.uk/
Bow Ties – https://www.lvmadeinengland.co.uk/
Confetti – http://www.shropshirepetals.com/

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Woodland romance and beautiful bluebells for a Derbyshire wedding shoot with HBA Photography (21)

On the most challenging of spring weather days; quite literally sleet, snow, rain and dazzling sunshine, HBA Photography & Nadia Di Tullio Flowers gathered together with a host of the most lovely wedding folks to create a series of images for the newly formed Field & Forest Weddings run by Charlotte and Dave Garner, to help showcase what a stunning location they have to offer to host woodland weddings, natural ceremonies and other events. Here’s what they had to say…..

Woodland romance and beautiful bluebells for a Derbyshire wedding shoot with HBA Photography (7)

Have you ever seen a sea of bluebells? Well we were lucky enough to be invited to the beautiful village of Yoxall, in the Staffordshire countryside to have a nosey round the stunning bluebell woods at the new wedding venue, Field & Forest Weddings. It was simply stunning and the perfect place for some dreamy wedding photos! We are very lucky to know some very talented and truly lovely people within our industry and they were all very happy to take part and contribute to our ideas. The whole shoot was so much fun, everyone stayed for the whole day (which is very unusual) and we had lunch and cake in the woods!

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Did you see our beautiful Hardwick Hall shoot a few weeks ago? It’s such a fabulous place, I simply had to take you back for a whole new world of wedding beautiful there…

Humpston and Bull Photography at Hardwick Hall - beautiful marquee styling with florals and a touch of sparkle (25)

In collaboration with Honeysuckle & Castle, the show stopping marquee by Every Occasion Marquees looked fantastic! Light and bright due the double aspect windows showing the superb panoramic views of the estate, the tent was classically styled to reflect the majestic opulence and grandeur of Hardwick Hall.

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As soon as you walked in to the marquee, you were instantly aware of the glamorous and extravagant theme. Above, Fabric Theatre hung spectacular ribbons, drapes and ornate chandeliers that glistened and reflected the sun’s rays. With large light up Love heart letters against the bar and a light up dance floor, the dazzling scene was set for a perfect wedding day.

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Blush sequin table cloths by Wedding Event Design Studio shimmered and sparkled and created the perfect base for the rest of the decoration and styling.

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Tipi wedding ideas in Derbyshire, with Humpston and Bull Photography (20)

This exceptional styled shoot was put together by a group of extremely talented and inspirational East Midlands Wedding specialists. In collaboration with Honeysuckle & Castle, the main objective was to launch and represent the two different styles of outdoor wedding receptions on offer at the magnificent Hardwick Hall. Built by Bess of Hardwick, this historic National Trust Elizabethan Palace is a hidden gem of a wedding venue. It is elegantly set within luscious acres of extensive parkland and fine gardens that overlook the rolling beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The atmospheric Great Entrance Hall is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships, followed by a magical outdoor reception fit for a Queen in the exclusive East Court Garden and quaint Wine Glass Meadow.

Tipi wedding ideas in Derbyshire, with Humpston and Bull Photography (19)
Tipi wedding ideas in Derbyshire, with Humpston and Bull Photography (21)

Two equally stunning styles were featured in this shoot. To showcase the diversity of this awesome venue, one was created in a tipi and the other in a marquee, which we’ll feature on the English Wedding Blog in a couple of weeks! Both tents were nestled at the rear of the Hall and encapsulated what a happy couple could achieve on their wedding day.

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I’ve always been an advocate of finding wedding suppliers you ‘click’ with. Choose a photographer who understands you both; find a venue you’re comfortable in, and hire a stationer bursting with enthusiasm for your wedding style and theme. Now, wedding suppliers come in all shapes and sizes, and today I’ve found you one with wheels and wipers. She’s adorable – full of character and class, a lifetime of adventures behind her, and if you meet her I have a feeling you’ll fall head over heels in love with her! Say hello to Dolly the vintage wedding campervan!

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Dolly is the star of today’s bohemian wedding photoshoot, based around a vintage picnic with gorgeous images to inspire your big day. On a bright and sunny September morning, a team of suppliers packed their bags ready for a photoshoot with Darby & Joan.

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