Sleeping Beauty Inspired Wedding Shoot


This magical Sleeping Beauty photo shoot was put together by Erica Willoughby-Smith: the Creative Director at Mr & Mrs Unique, a directory for unique, bespoke and creative wedding suppliers. With help from Alex from The Bijou Bride, a leading UK wedding stylist and planner, we were able to create a high fashion, modern bridal take on the classic Sleeping Beauty tale within the majestically unique surroundings of Aynhoe Park.

It was a shoot of two halves. The first was dreamy and care-free whilst the second was much darker as we interpreted the spell of sleep taking hold.

The first look was in every essence soft, pretty, and feminine, playing with pale pink and peach tones. Romantically luxurious lace applique gowns mirrored the amazing floral installation.  Makeup was minimal and teamed with delicate plaits for a youthful look.

The lower part of the magnificent staircase at Aynhoe Park reflected the soft tones and was filled with flowers and foliage in colours of peaches, dusky pinks, and teal. Grey wispy olive trees and varying sized teal bottles edge the stairs, which were overflowing with blossom branches, stunning pale blue delphinium, plus soft pink and peach blooms. The base of the stairs were decorated in hydrangeas, teal coloured asparagus ferns filled fishbowl vases, miniature air filled balloon balls, and peach and apple fruits.

The sultry second look is edgy and modern. Messier, undone hairstyles were matched with bold berry lips, a beauty look that would be favored by party loving contemporary brides. Incredible illusion gowns by Inbal Dror with next season’s plunging necklines, thigh splits and figure-accentuating cuts couldn’t have been more perfect to sit amongst the wild foliage and rich blooms.

At the top of the beautiful Aynhoe staircase, the stairs were covered in mossy floor, dark hydrangeas and poison ivy to complete to sultry, darker mood and styling.

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