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Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

The Blush & Modern

At The Almonry Barn

 

Pretty in pink with pops of fuschia at the 800-year-old Almonry barn.

I adore photographing at the Almonry Barn and was delighted to shoot this timeless wedding palette of blush and gold,  updated with fuschia pink details. Strong inspiration was drawn from the textured surface of rose quartz and the romantic setting of one of the oldest wedding venues in England. Coming soon to Bridal Musings.

 

Film and Digital photography – Liz Baker @lizbakerphotography www.lizbakerphotography.co.uk
Venue – Almonry Barn @almonrybarn www.almonrybarn.co.uk
Styling, Concept, planning and Table- Beth Ralph Apple and Bramble Events @appleandbramble www.appleandbramble.co.uk
Florals, Styling, planning and concept – Caroline Redpath Fleur Provocateur @fleurprovocateur www.fleurprovocateur.co.uk
Videography – Simon and Kiana Photo @simonandkianaphoto www.simonandkianaphotography.com
Bridal Dress – Sassi Holford @sassiholford www.sassiholford.com
Jewellery and hair accessories – Victoria Fergusson @victoriafergussonaccessories www.victoriafergusson.co.uk
Stationery, aisle runner and table plan – Flick and Flourish @flickandflourish
Cake and macaron tower – Baking chick @mybakingchick www.bakingchick.co.uk
Hair- Rachel at Brothers and Sisters @brothersandsisters
Makeup – Liberty Rowe @libertyrowe
Ceramics- Bridget Themming @bridgethhcc
Table Runner and ribbons – CFleurs Design @cfleursdesign
Wax seals and embossed envelopes – Heirloom Seals @heirloomseals www.heirloomseals.com

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Paris Engagement

Paris Engagement

The Parisian
Pre-Wed

At the Louvre Palace & Tuilieries Gardens

 

“Breathe Paris in. It nourishes the soul.”
Victor Hugo

It was wonderful to meet in the City of Lights and share the amazing sunrise at the Louvre, Arc Carrousel and Jardin des Tuileries. I loaded films into my cameras. We chatted about plans for an outdoor wedding in the Dordogne this summer. After shooting some beautiful Paris engagement portraits we headed to Cafe Le Nemours at the Palais Royale for coffee.

 

Everything in Paris is beautiful, from the blue roofs to the stone streets to the laid-back style that has made it famous.

An engagement session is a very good idea. It offers the chance to meet in person with your photographer, share dreams and goals for your wedding.

It’s an opportunity for you to see how your photographer will portray you in your wedding portraits. And it’s useful for your photographer to learn what works and what doesn’t in terms of guiding you to the most flattering images. They get to see how self-conscious you are or aren’t, whether you blink a lot (!) and so on.

You don’t have to fly me to a Paris engagement session (although I won’t complain if you do!) I offer a complimentary engagement session within a few miles of my studio in the South West of the UK. It’s currently available with every wedding photography booking. If you would like to venture further afield, or if you have already booked your wedding photography but love what you see, please enquire!

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Poldark Wedding Inspiration

Poldark Wedding Inspiration

Demelza
Poldark

The Spirited West Country Bride

 

Poldark wedding inspiration with excerpts from Winston Graham’s novels…

Ross Poldark is not a novel which ends with a wedding, like Jane Austen. It’s the first of twelve novels about a marriage, which lasts the rest of their lives. The sudden, shocking, unconventional marriage of Ross and Demelza is at the heart of this magnificent, beautifully written series of books.”  Tim Vicary

 

“And Ross again knew himself to be happy

– in a new and less ephemeral way than before. Someone — a Latin poet — had defined eternity as no more than this: to hold and possess the whole fullness of life in one moment, here and now, past and present and to come. He thought: if we could only stop here. Not when we get home, not leaving Trenwith, but here, here reaching the top of the hill out of Sawle, dusk wiping out the edges of the land and Demelza walking and humming at my side.” 

 

 

“I want her, not any other,

not the most beautiful eighteen-year-old damsel born out of a sea-shell, not the most seductive houri of any sultan’s harem; I want her with her familiar gestures and her shining smile and her scarred knees, and I know she wants me in just the same way, and if there’s any happiness more complete than this I don’t know it and am not sure I even want it.”

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“Blemishes

on the beauty of a person one loves are like grace notes adding something to a piece of music.”

 

“The past is over, gone.

What is to come doesn’t exist yet. That’s tomorrow! It’s only now that can ever be, at any moment. And at this moment, now, we are alive–and together. We can’t ask more. There isn’t any more to ask.”

 

 

 

“Not for the first time

he was conscious of emotional lights and shades in his wife that could not be categorised, could not be named as sensuous or emotional as such, perhaps derived from each and gave to each but in essence grew out of a deeper fund of temperament that he still could not altogether apprehend. The simple miner’s daughter was not simple in character at all.”

 

“Did I behave myself tonight, Ross?’

she asked.
‘Did I behave as Mrs Poldark should behave?’
‘You misbehaved monstrously,’ he said, ‘and were a triumph.”

Midelney Manor Somerset Wedding Photographer | Liz Baker Photography

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Concept, Direction & Photography: Liz Baker Photography  |  Floral Designer: Grace Alexander Flowers  |  Dress Designer: Lily and Louie Bespoke  |  Accessories: Victoria Fergusson Accessories  |  Venue: Midelney Manor  |  Stationery: De Winton Paper Co.  |  Styling for publication: The Luxe Design Company  |  Cake: Love Cakes & Sweet Treats  |  Hair & Make-up Artist: Charlotte Tillyer HMUA  |  Veils: Rebecca Anne Designs  |  Ring: Sarie Joynes Bespoke  |  Ring box: La Petit Box  |  Hand-dyed silks and ribbons: Bruton Silks  |  Shoes: Rachel Simpson  |  Video: Lux Films   |  Film Lab: Exposure Film Lab

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Fine Art Wedding Bouquet Workshop

Fine Art Wedding Bouquet Workshop

The DIY fine art wedding bouquet

Are you a modern bride in need of a fine art wedding bouquet? If so, it is certainly a wonderful idea to consider the DIY route for this special aspect of your day.

By getting along to a one-day workshop, perhaps with your mum or bridesmaids, you’ll learn how to create your own fine art wedding bouquet.

These courses offer fantastic value for money for the fine art bride. It’s one of the recommendations in my guide How to Plan Your Fine Art Wedding which I send out to all my clients when they enquire.

The real cut flower garden

It’s always such a pleasure to hang out with Charlie and her team at The Real Cut Flower Garden. Charlie’s home and garden is a true gem in the heart of rural West Dorset.

A journalist and passionate gardener for 25 years plus, Charlie traded the pen for the trowel and began The Real Cut Flower Garden in 2004.  They were the first company in the UK to send out bouquets of entirely home grown flowers nationwide. Four years ago expert Charlie launched her Flower School, and every year she and her team add to the courses on offer.

Real flowers for real brides

I was lucky enough to get along to the bouquet workshop in June – perhaps the UK’s most beautiful month, flower-wise. Here are some photos from the workshop, including the bouquets which I created with Charlie’s beautiful flowers. (How stunning do they look tied up with hand-died silk ribbons from Kate Cullen?)

Of course, if you are totally not the green-fingered type, don’t panic! Charlie can supply all your wedding flowers, home-grown and cut fresh from her garden.

P.S. Don’t forget to request your personalised quote today in order to get more tips and keys to planning a fine art wedding.

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Warm colour palette wedding ideas

Warm colour palette wedding ideas

Spice it up with warm tones

Today I am sharing how you can have a neutral fine art wedding colour palette, yet still incorporate warm tones in your florals and details to spice things up a little.

Florals that stand out from the crowd

The classic blush palette is lovely but ubiquitous, and we all know that elegant green and white never goes out of fashion!  But by adding just a few shades of yellow and mustard we can really elevate the style. These tones will stand out a little without overpowering the timeless aesthetic of the fine art wedding style.

Go Gently

I gave this editorial the title “Go Gently” after a line in a song I had recently performed at a family celebration.  Called Underneath the Stars, it’s a beautiful modern folk song by Kate Rusby (click here to listen).  Inspired by this title, the collaboration focuses on keeping things simple and serene. Our quintessential English country manor and gentle styling brings to mind scenes from Jane Austen.

Going gently on the senses with a warm but pared-back palette of creams, yellows and just a touch of blush. Going gently on fashion with an elegant Chantilly lace dress. Going gently on nature with seasonal & foraged florals, hand-dyed artisan silks & paper goods, and natural beeswax candles.

Created from the heart

It was shot entirely on both medium format and 35mm film, to ensure a raw, natural look. We demonstrate here the beauteous possibilities when you invite thoughtful creatives to work with you on your wedding design. Creatives who work from the heart, making with their own hands, working together to produce a truly one-of-a-kind wedding.

Featured on Wedding Sparrow!

This wedding inspiration was featured on Wedding Sparrow.

Warm tones wedding ideas | Liz Baker Fine Art Photography | Luxury Film Photographer

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Concept, Direction & Photography: Liz Baker Fine Art Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Emma Joy The Wedding Planner | Floral Designer: Bramble & Wild | Dress Designer: Naomi Neoh | Accessories: Victoria Fergusson Accessories | Venue: Pennard House | Cake Designer: Baking Chick | Hair & Make-up Artist: Tracy Pallari | Stationery: Laura E Patrick | Silks: Lancaster & Cornish | Shoes: L. K. Bennett London | Ring: The Antique Jewellery Company | Ring Box: Bride to Bee

Dillington House Orangery Wedding

Dillington House Orangery Wedding

Dillington House Wedding – Pastels and Moody Blues

A S   S E E N   O N   B R I D A L   M U S I N G S

I am so delighted to share a few preview images from a Dillington House wedding editorial I worked on just recently, soon to be published on an international wedding blog.

Dillington House wedding venue in Somerset, England is a 16th-century manor house with a small but perfectly-formed Orangery.  With full-height windows to bathe your wedding in light, it also features the most beautiful local hamstone walls and blue lias flagstone floors.  The warmth of the hamstone is reflected so beautifully in these film stills.  We also aimed to juxtapose the warm pastel tones against the moody blue tones throughout every element of the styling – from the florals to the silks to the pewter cutlery, and everything in between!

Sassi Holford is a proudly English label, her dresses designed and manufactured right here in England, and we are delighted to feature two of her 2017 designs. Florist Jacalyn of Cottage Flowers created a stunning greenery arch with Japanese lilacs, while stylist Beth produced a striking handlettered invitation suite and menu on acrylic for Apple and Bramble Events Leanne at Baking Chick worked her baking magic on an exquisite four-tier blush and pewter marble cake.

The warmth of the stone, Old World rentals, Mantilla veil and fruit-laden evening table lend this shoot the feel of a somewhat Mediterranean destination wedding.

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Shot on Fuji Pro 400H.

Photographer: Liz Baker Photography  https://lizbakerphotography.co.uk/
Planning & Direction: Liz Baker & Beth Ralph
Styling: Beth Ralph & Jacalyn Arscott
Stationery: Beth Ralph for Apple & Bramble Events https://www.appleandbramble.co.uk/
Florals: Jacalyn Arscott for Cottage Flowers http://www.cottageflowersandmore.co.uk/
Dresses: Sassi Holford  https://sassiholford.com/
Rentals: Virginia’s Vintage Hire  http://virginiasvintagehire.co.uk/
Accessories: Sassi Holford Taunton  http://sassiholfordtaunton.co.uk/
Venue: Dillington House  http://www.weddingvenueinsomerset.com/
Cakes: Baking Chick  http://bakingchick.co.uk/
Make-up: Laura Le Page MUA  https://www.lauralepagebridalmakeup.com/
Hair: Rosanne Derryman  http://www.bridalhairbyrosanne.co.uk/
Silks: Plant-dyed ribbons and runner via Alison at Border Cottage http://www.bordercottageflowers.co.uk/ 
Suits: Harrimans  http://www.harrimansmenswear.co.uk/
Film Lab: Exposure Film Lab  https://www.exposurefilmlab.com/