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Back in July my postman arrived with the best little box of goodies I think he’s ever brought me. I was in the midst of planning a photoshoot, and had nervously contacted a handful of my favourite wedding creatives to see if they’d like to get involved. Every single yes meant an indrawn breath and a silent squeal of excitement. But when Clare Lloyd said she’d send me some of her work I was thrilled.

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Clare’s pieces are exquisitely crafted. They’re breathtakingly beautiful – I can’t even begin to imagine how much time and hard work goes into creating each accessory. Each one must surely take weeks to create – and they’re flawless, simply perfect in every way.

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Just holding one of Clare Lloyd’s bridal hair adornments is a treat. (Holding them against my blue hair and pretending to wear them was one of my favourite five minutes, ever! I didn’t dare wear them!) Unpacking that box from the postman had me completely lost for words – and I want you to share the experience!

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Did you see our gorgeous summer wedding style feature this lunchtime? We fell head over heels in love with all the wonderful greenery and timeless styling details – which couldn’t be a better fit for the English Wedding Blog! And to keep our summer spirits high, I have a really special, magical film from the shoot to share with you now.

Huge thanks as ever to McGill Sister Films for being so damn amazing at what they do; and big love to Kirsten at The Little Wedding Helper for putting all of this loveliness together and sharing it with us today!

Supplier list:

Design and styling: The Little Wedding Helper
Photographer: Evoke Pictures
Videography: McGill Sister Films
Floral design: Emma Norton
Stationery: de Winton paper co
Cake: Bake my Cake
Dress: The Mews
Hair & make up: Grace Kingsley
Hair accessories: Vintage button bridal designs
Venue: The Grange Belluton
Model: Sophie from Mustard models
Chairs: Virginias Vintage Hire

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I adore today’s shoot, which really celebrates the end of summer… the details and styling are beautiful and I love the setting: a gorgeous ‘working’ greenhouse full of life and growing things. Perfect for the beginning of your new life together, don’t you think?

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Every little detail works so beautifully in this shoot: from the abundant florals to the gorgeous hair accessories by one of my fave designers, lovely Clare at Vintage Button Bridal Designs. The stationery is elegant and timeless, the cake sweet as can be. It all makes me feel as though summer is a neverending adventure!

Words: the very wonderful Kirsten at The Little Wedding Helper
Images: Evoke Pictures

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I wanted to create a styled shoot with a real English Summer feel that was natural, fresh and delicate. From watercolour stationery to blue & white china (my mums!) to soft flowing bridal hair and the most delicate handmade hair accessories.

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Were you around for our feature with Vintage Button Bridal Design the other day? It has to be one of my absolute favourite shoots of the year – inspiration for a sublime wedding from some amazing suppliers, with a beautiful, balletic twist. (love that word! Balletic!)

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I feel equally spoiled and delighted to be sharing more from Vintage Button’s Clare Lloyd today, from the same photoshoot but with a completely different look and style. Of course we’re featuring Clare’s stunning handcrafted hairpieces and necklaces, but this time with a statement bouquet full of vibrant florals with a lush silk ribbon, and Old Hollywood inspired styling.

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I adore the beautiful handmade antique bias cut lace dress by Sow’s Ear. For this part of the shoot Charlotte Tillyer styled Sian into a Hollywood starlet with soft, glowing make up and a modern braided take on a classic vintage inspired hairstyle to show off the low cut back of the dress.  Sian’s hair was styled with several different accessories from delicate hair vines worn across the forehead to delicate beaded headpieces pinned around the side of the head.

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Discovering amazing creatives is my favourite thing. Being a wedding blogger means I get to see the newest and best ideas in wedding styling – and I’ll always share my favourites with you. I feel so lucky to be sharing this breathtaking shoot, planned by Clare from Vintage Button Bridal Designs, with you today. The images are incredible, the detail and styling exquisite.

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Clare Lloyd designs and makes beautiful, intricate bridal accessories, hair adornments and jewellery in Frome, Somerset.  She’s been making jewellery and bridal accessories for several years now and this is the first time she’s organised her own styled shoot.

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My vision for the shoot was to mix the timeless, classy feel of old school Hollywood elegance with fine art style photography and incorporate current trends of lots of greenery, foraged foliage and wild bouquets with antique lace, tulle, soft muted colour and modern calligraphy.