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OMG I’m Getting Married Blog ~ Woodlands Wedding Shoot


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

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June 20, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Maddy Orlando - Amazing pictures Wendy, id be happy to recommend you to anyone i know getting married…you have really captured the essence of our theme for the day!

June 20, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Andrea Ellison Photography - oooh love these!!! and I LOVE the button cupcakes x

June 20, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Jane Packard - Beautiful Wendy. I love the umbrella one. Stunning dress and all the cake details are so cute!! X

June 20, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Hannah Walker - absolutely amazing Wendy! x

June 20, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Mandy B - WOW! Beautiful images and those button cupcakes are just too cute!

June 20, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Natasha - Thank you Wendy for your lovely comments about make up artist boutique I’m so happy the sculpted earthy make up came out so amazing in your pictures you were a pleasure to work with no pressure from you one bit even though I was spread over 2 teams and had to hobble from one end of the park to the next (thanks for the pain killers all day ) we are most certainly going to work together in future and thank you to everyone who worked all day in the heat we were last to finish till shooting at 6pm ! From an 8am meet a very dedicated team xx

June 21, 2012 - 7:17 am

wendy - Thank you all for your lovely comments 🙂

June 24, 2012 - 10:46 am

Signature Emma - The results from this shoot are stunning 🙂 well done team corner cottage and special thanks to Wendy!

September 5, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Aylesbury Wedding Fair ~ Part 2 - Wendy Grant Photography - […] Flowers work . . . she weaves pure magic into her arrangements. I loved working with Emma on the Ice the Cake styled shoot at Worton Park earlier in the year and could do a whole blog post just on Emma’s flowers […]

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