It really is proving to be a fabulous month for having my work published. I’m thrilled to bits that the OMG I’m Getting Married blog featured our styled shoot at Worton Park ~ I can’t believe we were almost melting in the heat back in May ~ so very different from the last time Helena modelled for me 🙂 These are a few more of my favourites but to see the blog feature please click here. Massive thank you’s to OMG, Sue at Ice the Cake and my fabulous model Helena and hardworking team, who are all credited at the bottom of this post, and especially to Worton Park for hosting the day. An ideal wedding venue, in leafy Oxfordshire, it was the perfect spot for our four Ice the Cake teams, each led by a different photographer; all of whom had been sworn to secrecy by Sue about the themes and details of our shoots.
Maddy, from Bicester Bridal Boutique brought along five beautiful wedding dresses and we selected three to use for the shoot. The first, a long lace dress by Ella Bridals, was just perfect for the wooded area that Lydia from Sugar & Lace Cake Company decorated with bunting. This was an absolutely gorgeous dress that our model Helena said she would love to wear if she was getting married. The second, was a fabulous short little number by Trudy Lee ~ which was great teamed with Maddy’s wellies and umbrella that we used for shade rather than to protect us from rain! And the third dress by Precious Formals was a stunning creation with a magnificent train. This was so large that we stayed close to Corner Cottage ~ our base for the day ~ when we were shooting this. Natasha, our amazing make up artist deftly applied gold leaf to Helena’s face and back, which looked stunning with the pearl hair accessory from What Katy Did Next. Helena has the most beautiful face but I have to say that the make up was just out of this world!
Not only did we have bunting in the woods but I think Lydia must have brought her entire collection of vintage china, tablecloths and recipe cards as well as her yummy cakes and wooden centrepieces, which she created especially for the shoot! Emma, from Signature Flowers, stunned us all by rustling up an impromptu floral head dress, wristband and groom’s buttonhole. And the masses of arrangements that accompanied her were true testament to her many floristry talents. Quite how she fitted them all in her car I really don’t know 🙂
The cottage had plenty of room, despite being one of the main make up areas for all four shoots. Beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need as a houseguest it was, in fact better than home! We all worked seamlessly with everything falling into place; running to Sue’s master itinerary bang on time. Even the weather held with hardly a cloud in the sky allowing us to make full use of the woods and cottage garden. The only area that we didn’t venture into was the pig sty. I was sorely tempted but didn’t really want to get mud on Maddy’s wellies so we settled for the neatly stacked nearby hay bales instead.
It was a fabulous day and I’d love to do it all again!
Styling & Design – Ice the Cake
Wedding Dress Boutique for dresses and wellies – Bicester Bridal Boutique, Oxfordshire
Long Lace Dress – Ella Bridals
Short Dress – Trudy Lee
Dress with giant train – Precious Formals
Flowers – Signature Flowers by Emma Newman, Buckinghamshire
Cake & Cupcakes – Sugar & Lace Cake Company, Buckinghamshire
Hair Accessories – What Katy Did Next
Stationery – Kate Lewis Design
Make Up – Make Up Artist Boutique, Oxfordshire
Vintage China – Sugar & Lace Cake Company, Buckinghamshire
Jam Jar Favours – Love Spreading, Buckinghamshire
Venue – Worton Park, Cassington, Oxfordshire