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Modern Elegance - A Styled Bridal Shoot at Newcastle Castle

It'd be an understatement to tell you that I'm so excited to share this beautiful shoot with you all. Firstly, Newcastle Castle was the most perfect choice for our modern elegance bridal shoot. Steeped in almost a thousand years of Newcastle history, it was every bit as grand, classic and as perfect as we would have hoped.



After not being able to secure a suitable supplier for our table dressing and set, I put together a very simple nude wedding breakfast table. The details were muted in tone and clutter, with just a dinner plate and cutlery, a wine glass, menu and napkin. I even made a minimally elegant dummy cake that I completely forgot to shoot on the day...I'm trying to forget the face that it took me almost 10 hours to make!


For the wedding breakfast set we were lucky enough to be supplied with beautiful cross back chairs by Crosby Hire. They were the perfect finishing tough to the table decor.



For the bridal styling, we worked with Chris Jefferson and First Glance Bridal, both from Sunderland, to coordinate the headpieces, gowns and bouquets. I think you'd agree they did a brilliant job! I'd asked for muted tones and a little bit of drama, and that's exactly what I got!


For hair and make up, we had the brilliant Carole-Anne Thomasson and Farah from Showstopping Beauty. Farah worked closely with Chris and her headpieces to make sure the hair beautifully complimented the style of both the headwear and the model. Carole-Anne pulled out all the stops with some great looks which I think can only be described as perfect bridal glam.



And last but not least, our beautiful models, Amber, Elyse and Sophia! They were so perfect for this shot and were a real pleasure to work with!


Thanks to this wonderful team, we turned out a beautiful shoot to showcase my photography style and abilities as well as their services. You can find details of all the contributing suppliers below.


First Glance Bridal - https://www.firstglancesunderland.co.uk/

Chris Jefferson Flowers and Fascinators - https://www.facebook.com/ChrisJeffersonfascinatorsandflowers/

Carole-Anne MUA - https://www.facebook.com/caroleannethomasonMUA/

Showstopping Beauty -https://www.facebook.com/showstoppingbeaut/

Crobsy Hire - https://www.facebook.com/Boutique-Bars-219478554747003/

Newcastle Castle - http://www.boutiquebars.co.uk/

Sophia Dearden - https://www.instagram.com/sophiahdearden/

Amber Thomason - https://www.instagram.com/ambertaylorsonn/

Elyse Lawrence - https://www.instagram.com/elyselawrence/



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