Friday, 3 June 2011

{blp} Bridal Shoot at Bawtry Hall

A few weeks ago I signed up to do the White Media Ltd Wedding Fayre at Bawtry Hall, Doncaster.After speaking with Sue a lot regarding what is happening at Bawtry Hall and how they have newly opened it for Bridal Receptions, and viewing online the Stunning Gardens, I enquired as to whether Emma, would mind if I went along, with a "bride" to take some shots, that not only I could use to get a feel of the venue - but also for them to use.

Emma was really up for that, and we organised the photoshoot for Thursday 2nd June 2011 - that was that...then onto the Planning!

I couldn't believe how much my idea went from being a small idea,
to being a large idea with a "Oh My! How did it get this big?"

By the 2nd June we had:
5 models
5 "theme" of brides to show the venue can work with anyone
1 make-up artist in the form of Emma from Pokadot
1 photographer
A lot of props and things loaned to us for the shoot
and 2 assistant photographers

Here are a small selection of Photographs taken on the day - we are looking for blogs who would like to blog each individial theme of bride - for inspiration - help and also to blog the fantastic offer that Bawtry Hall currently have for Brides currently without a Venue!

Theme 1 : Boho Style

Our Boho Style Bride was Amy, the owner of Serendipity Bridal Boutique, who loaned us the dresses for the day. She stepped in at last minute as the model had cancelled on us the night before, just as I was picking up the dresses, we called upon her Mum to cover her shop whilst she came to model for us!
Thank You Mummy Serendipity!

The Flowers were from Flowers of Distinction also known as @birdwellflorist on twitter
The Necklace from Bridal Designs and hair piece was models own.

Theme 2: Edgy Bride

Our original Idea for the Edgy Bride was to have my old workfriend Kim, who is heavily tattoo'd, unfortunately for us, but nice for her, Kim's hubby decided to whisk her away for a lovely week away leaving us without our model. However an ad on Model Mayhem was answered when the gorgeous Stephanie said that she would do it. Teamed with a short black bridesmaid dress, the gorgeous dahlia headpiece from Tantrums & Tiara's, Jewellery by Bridal Designs and Bunting from Little Bundles Bunting we were set.

Throw in some Tattoo Balls from Cherry Pie Lane and we're set.
Shoes however, are mine - and we took them on the off chance that they may go with the outfit.
Luckily the model had the same size shoe as me!

Theme 3: Classic Bride

Amy the previous owner of "Its Your Choc" decided that she wanted to come and join in the fun on the shoot, and was our Classic Bride. Again wearing Jewellery from Bridal Designs, and a bouquet of faux flowers from a home interior store it is surprising what you can "throw together" - the headpiece was a band from Primark!

Theme 4: Vintage BrideClaire modelled our Vintage look, in a skintight lace dress, it was absolutely boiling and we shoehorned her into this dress. Teamed with Mambo from LouLouBelle and the beautiful Heirloom Bouquet from Tiny Gems her look was completed with Jewellery by Bridal Designs

We also used some of the Mr & Mrs Bunting from Little Bundles Bunting for some of the shots.
Claire was married last year and had the fabulous Chris Chambers take her Wedding Photography.

Theme 5: Fun Bride
When Dani messaged me and told me she wanted to model, I knew she had to be our "Fun Bride"
The idea was fun makeup, fun pictures
and a totally different dress to what she is going to wear when she gets married.
I met Dani at a Wedding Fayre, where her, and her best friend Lizzy went on to book me
I cannot wait to shoow Dani's real pictures, but we're keeping her away from Balloons!!

We had her with Little Bundles Bunting and the story of what happened to the Balloons from Making It Perfect will all be revealed on a biiiiger blog post!

Theme 6: Impromptu Bride!Theme 6 wasnt really a theme....Hannah from Lifeline Photography came along to shoot with myself and Maria from Maria Calton Photography, then after falling in love with the Vintage Theme Dress she wanted to try it on. I said Ok but she had to come model.

Out she came wearing the Mambo, a Pink Flower Bouquet I had made and her Biker Boots
Yes we were set!

I want to give a massive thank you to absolutely everyone who helped out yesterday.
Maria has just dropped off her Images for me to look at and then I will be recieving some from Hannah soon. I was very tired yesterday and we had glorious weather for it.

If you would like to blog a theme, please email stating which theme you would like to blog and we will send you the entire details and pictures for you to Blog.

Alternatively, any comments are greatly appreciated.

Wedding Fayre:
11am - 4pm Sunday 19th June 2011
Free Entry

Bawtry Hall will be offering free function rooms for Weddings for a small period of time.
More information to be found out on the day.

Also come and chat with us regarding how you can Win Your Wedding Photography!


  1. What a full on day that was, some great pics and a lovely venue I especially love the close up of my heirloom bouquet - gorgeous :o) x

  2. What a great idea and some terrific shots there too!


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