Images: Collette Evans of Picture Perfect Photography
A Sublime Spring Styled Shoot at Jervaulx Abbey, Ripon
Pastel pretty blue skies, crisp mornings and joyous colour palettes are just a few of the reasons why we are so deeply in love with Spring. If you don’t agree, or perhaps you’re planning a Spring wedding yourself, then today’s styled shoot will tell you exactly why a Spring-time affair could be the pretty path for you.
The wonderful Collette, of Picture Perfect Photography very kindly sent us over this sensational shoot and the images certainly not did not disappoint; a fusion of hugely talented hand-selected suppliers, Colette’s vision and a stunning setting makes this a dreamy Wednesday morning read.
So without further adu, I’ll pass it over to the team with some pearls of wedded wisdom and their inspirations behind the styled shoot. Oh, and not forgetting the lovely snaps from the day, either.
We were very lucky to be able to shoot at Jervaulx Abbey in Ripon, for this spring wedding inspired photo shoot in March. The estate is owned by the family of Gayle, who runs her wedding cake business, Where The Ribbon Ends from the tea rooms there. So eight wedding suppliers, 2 models and a dog called “Anna” later plus glorious weather, what more could we of asked for, especially at the end of March. We certainly were very lucky indeed to get so much sun.
It was December when the talk of a styled shoot at Jervaulx Abbey came about. Heading up and organising the shoot was the talented photographer, Collette Evans from Picture Perfect Photography. It was her vision and idea from the start, initially, a photo of a white horse that she had seen, sparked the concept of shooting something outdoors. As it turns out, a white horse was difficult to get a hold of and so we were delighted to include, Anna a Doberman in the photos, whom I must say was very well behaved.
“The styled bridal shoot was a labour of love for all involved, that is definitely for sure. It got rearranged three times and changed seasons twice, but we felt it was so important to see it through as we knew the end result would be something beautiful, something that we would be so so proud to share in our portfolios with future brides”. – Said Collette
“I have to confess that as with most creative ideas, the Pinterest mood boards may of turned into a minor obsession at one point”. Pinterest, like any real wedding is a great resource for inspiration and to create a theme of what you love. If your planning a wedding, I’m sure by now you have a board for just about everything? “My top tip for brides who aren’t sure of what they want, would be to create a Pinterest board and spend a week of (healthy) pinning and then you will see a common theme emerging” – said Collette
The theme for this wedding inspired photo shoot was always to use palettes of blush, rose golds and natural green foliage, which are very on trend right now. Vanessa at Wildflowers did an amazing job with the centrepieces and bouquets. She also provided a large variety of props for the venue styling.
The styling of the table was a team effort, there was no official stylist and so Gayle (Where the Ribbon Ends) and Collette (Picture Perfect Photography), styled up the table set in the Abbey ruins, with the stunning scenery as a backdrop. The wooden chairs you see and the table along with wooden crates were some that were brought out from storage in one of the farm buildings at the Abbey. Place settings and plates were accumulated from the families home and the tea rooms, lastly, adding a personal touch with stationary made especially for the shoot, was the job of Carolyn of Gray Starling Designs.
Carolyns top tip for brides is “remember that your wedding invitations are the first impression you make on your guests, they set the tone and theme of your wedding. Make it count and have something personal designed, my clients always say its money well spent”.
Once ready, Tanya, our bride was dressed by Claire (The Bridal Emporium) in designer, Watter Wtoo gowns, styles Marnie and Lenora. Tanya wore accessories by Starbox Wedding Jewellery and Wedding Accessories along with a flower crown made by Wildflowers to complete the look. Callum, our male model wore his own suit.
The photos were taken at a variety of locations in the Abbey grounds and we switched up the dresses, accessories and flowers along with makeup to complement throughout the day. Gayle from Where The Ribbon Ends created a really fun dessert table which featured in a lot of the photos, her cake designs are super modern and classy and featured the most amazing sugar craft. The table included impressive cakes, macaroons, individual naked cakes and hand decorated biscuits, really showing off her talents.
“The editing of the photos by Picture Perfect Photography was given a modern approach with a very matte finish with a moody green colour cast, this is very now and in trend for photography” said Collette.
By working together, communicating and sticking to one theme, everything from everyones element really brought it all together to create a great vibe and feel to the images. We are all really pleased with the end result and proud to show off the photos to the world.
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The Team Behind The Talent
Setting: Jervaulx Abbey Photographer: Collette Evans of Picture Perfect Photography Make Up Artist: The Pro Makeup Studio by Cheryl Marie Wright Hair Design: SB Hairdesign Cakes & Desserts: Where the Ribbon Ends Wedding Gowns: The Bridal Emporium Accessories: Starbox Wedding Jewellery & Wedding Accessories Flowers: Vanessa at Wildflowers Stationery: Gray Starling Designs Female Model: Tanya Taylor Male Model: Callum Hawley