I love coming together with fellow small businesses to share ideas and learn about what trends are really popular at the moment. The best way to do this is to have a photo shoot where everyone brings their own unique talents and the results are really exciting.
I have a recently taken on a new Bridesmaid supplier, the fabulous Sorella Vita. I wanted to showcase these stunning dresses and show how well the adult, junior and flower girl styles work so well together and cover all ages of bridesmaid. I contacted Vicki at Vicki Head Photography and we chatted about the best way to do this. The obvious choice for a venue was Washingborough Hall as it is superbly decorated and welcoming venue that has great backdrops both indoors and outdoors (just in case the weather was kind to us on a January day!). We then got Shirley from S&A Floral Design and Emily from Emily Johnson Hair and Make up on board, Shirley suggested a sweeping bouquet with lots of foliage and herbs for an on trend look and Emily kept the make up subtle with a beautiful up doo for the bride.
So I had models for the bridesmaids in mind, huge thanks to Fran, Imogen and Jessica, but Vicki suggested running a competition to find a recently engaged couple to be the bride and groom for the shoot. We ran the competition on Facebook and were overwhelmed with the response and how many fantastic couples there are out there. We narrowed it down and then finally picked Liz and Dave who just fitted the bill perfectly. Now we had a groom to dress as well we spoke to Andrew from Andrew J Musson Ltd ‘The Lincolnshire Tailor’ and he provided two very dapper suits for Dave to wear. My favourite was the navy suit with the tweed waistcoat, it just adds that extra texture.
The shoot was great fun and we even managed to squeeze a few prom dress shots in at the end for which Emily gave Fran a much stronger look with smoky eyes and darker lipstick finished off with an elegant up doo.
Here are a few of the results of everyones hard work, dresses are all from The Ivory Room.
Dresses – The Ivory Room, Photography – Vicki Head Photography, Location – Washingborough Hall, Suits – Andrew J Musson Ltd, Hair & Make up – Emily Johnson, Flowers – S&A Floral Design.