Portrait of a boho styled bride wearing a wide brimmed hat

I felt so honoured when I was selected to produce this styled shoot for the owners of Dairy House farm, Aller in Somerset.

Only  just this year Dairyhouse Farm secured a marriage licence to enable ceremonies to take place onsite. This was something I had in my mind during styling the shoot, I designed it to promote that by picking up on the current interest in alternative outdoor style ceremonies in the UK.

I really wanted a Boho style wedding theme. I  featured a trouser all in one piece for the bride as a nod to Bianca Jaggers famous trouser suit that she wore when marrying Mick in 1971. I used natural textiles with references to the farm in the details of the props & styling. It was also important to me that we emphasised the beauty of local, British & handmade products & suppliers. As such all products featured are British with many being produced locally to the venue’s location.

Nick, owner of the farm is a keen collector of old vintage vehicles & memorabilia so the venue is terrific to shoot around with an abundance of props & backdrops. A photographers dream!

So, the scene was set as a 1970’s boho style outside ceremony, with the bride in a trouser suit (All in one) designed by House of Ollichon & the groom in a tweed suit by Suave Owl. Our bride also wore a bespoke wide brimmed floppy hat designed by a local Somerset designer & she carried a hand crocheted bouquet. Bride’s ensemble was made complete with handmade wedge shoes in Peach, also by a small UK designer. 

Floral arrangements included, real peach fruit, pampas grass, twisted willow & peach/cream blooms, metallic copper accents with dark green foliage. The Interior set design is rustic, with trestle tables, candlelight, enamelware & hessian & muslin textiles, housed within an old milking shed.

The shoot took two days to set up & photograph & about 8 weeks to organise ! We had a lot of laughs in between the ‘technical glitches’ Ally, Nick’s better half & 2nd owner of Dairhouse farm kept the morale going with treats such as prosecco & homecooked lunches. Tib Grieve of The Little Buttercup Cakery supplied us with two gorgeous cakes for the shoot, one of which we got to eat & the chocolate sponge combined with the salted caramel filling was simply exquisite. Needless to say the cake didn’t last long !

Our professional team consisted of Sam Dunning & Nia G who are professional models, floristry by Flowermouse & hair & makeup by Claire Bendy at House of Bendy. The locations we shot are all within the venue; Orchard, Dutch Barn, Old milking shed & rustic antique cattle stalls.

The final colour pallet; Peach, Cream, shades of Brown, dark Green foliage , metallic copper accents

Fantastically 15 UK suppliers collaborated including; House of Ollichon, Suave Owl, Alison Wright Millinery, Smith & Evans, House of Bendy, Virginias Vintage Hire, BuntingByJen, Enamelware Events, stationary by MadeByRae Designs, two cakes by The Little Buttercup Cakery, Handmade shoes by Miss Molly,  metallic artwork by Greenleaf Artworks , hand crochet bouquet by To Be Adorned, linen table runners & embroidered hankerchief by Extra Special Touch &  vintage motor vehicles supplied by Nick 🙂

I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed creating them. The venue website can be found here; https://www.dairyhousefarmsomerset.co.uk/ I’d love to shoot again there soon !

 

I was thrilled when the shoot was acepted by both Wedding Ideas magazine & Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding. As a photographer I was so excited at the prospect of seeing some of my work in print! After considering both offers, we chose YB&SW as it offered us the most coverage with a full 3 page spread of images promoting everyone’s work beautifully. It published in the August 2019 issue & a few months later we were also featured by The English Wedding Blog !

I hope you enjoyed the images as much as I enjoyed creating them. The venue website can be found here; https://www.dairyhousefarmsomerset.co.uk/

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