Creating something out of nothing, this urban bridal shoot showcased how an empty space can become something unique and personal. Shot in an industrial warehouse, the team of suppliers from Herefordshire harnessed the beauty of a blank canvas to capture the concept in its entirety. We definitely wanted to use some graffiti in our set-up and being in a warehouse, with structured white concrete blocks, this was our first mission. So we found a local street artist to come down to the industrial unit and graffiti ‘Forever Together’ on the wall. It's not your traditional centrepiece at a wedding venue by any means, but the colours added some vibrant edge and the bride and groom looked amazing in front of it in all the photos.
For this i did an amazing bouquet which simply spoke for itself without fighting against any of the other elements, keeping with the greenery and using ivory flowers, but going big and giving the wow factor. I used foliage throughout - including the lampshades which hung from above and over the table - and not to forget the groom's contemporary buttonhole.
This styled shoot was organised by Ellis from Ellis wedding shows, this shoot got a lot of exposure but we were blown away when Rock n Roll Bride featured us on their blog.
The creative concept was designed around the idea of fairground frolics meets retro rainbows. we injected strong colour throughout the shoot, using fun, upbeat and quirky touches to ensure this was no ordinary bridal shoot. just out the full blog post on www.rocknrollbride.com
Written by Cat from Cat Beardsley Photography.
Once we decided on the woodland / boho theme of the photographic session, we thought of inviting wedding suppliers that fitted the vision but that was not the only criteria; we wanted to collaborate with businesses that were in the wedding field for their passion, that were very good at their job, that cared about the end result of their work and put 100% into every service they provided. Our model Zhenya was a lovely lady that accepted to be part of the story we all put together. She was the most patient and accommodating model you can get and she put up with the cold without any complaints. I met Jo from Issy and Bella at the Munstone House Wedding Fayre recently and I immediately loved her natural style. She likes to say that flowers are best left to be flowers and that’s what she does in her bouquets, lets them be all natural as they are; she made the most lovely bouquet in the world, matching our woodlands themed photo session, without which our woodlands bride wouldn’t have looked the same! Anastassia, the make-up artist from Make-up by Anastasia is a lady that did the make-up for one of our first brides and we were impressed with her technique and knowledge of the products she was using. My husband Richard does all the editing for Cat Beardsley Photography and he found her make-up very easy to work with during the post-processing of the photographs. It was through her that we got to Gerli from Hair by Gerli , she was highly recommended by Anastassia. When I contacted her and explained what we had in mind she said: “I can do anything you want me to do!” and fitted so quickly with the plan. She was flexible and open to see what would best suit the dress and the model and executed the style perfectly: we had gorgeous free and wild hairstyle that added to the feel of the session. And last but not at all least, I thought about Elizabeth Terzza‘s contemporary jewellery and asked her if she wanted to join us. I met her about two years ago at a Christmas Fayre in Hereford and couldn’t stop admiring her nature inspired work! As soon as I saw the pine cone rings I thought: “that’s absolutely amazing”. I then shared with her my passion of collecting pine cones of all shapes and sizes and her work stayed in my mind ever since.