Today I am really excited to share this stunning Winter inspired Wedding shoot, with incredible inspiration for your seasonal Big Day.
Images of the shoot were capture by Elizabeth Armitage Photography and and amazing collaborative team.
This elegant winter inspiried styled shoot was the creation of Blue Fizz Events.
The team offer a bespoke service in all elements of wedding and venue styling bringing a unique and special quality to each and every wedding and event.
As well as styling, Blue Fizz Events offer a fabulous bespoke Wedding Planning Service to bring the complete look together on your special day.
They also offer workshops for DIY brides allowing them to create stunning decorations, wedding favours and buntings themselves.
They have developed a range of styling packages to hire, linked to themes of “old , new , borrowed and blue”.
Their styled and themed Wedding Fairs in the South West are highly regarded and easily recognisable through their strong style and identity.
They sourced each supplier from the South West and brought together an amazing team of creative professionals
They say of the shoot…
“The inspiration for this shoot is derived from classic story books and fairy tales. Being able to lose yourself in the fantasy of travelling to magical destinations, Narnia meets the Snow Queen, Rapunzel meets the Enchanted Forest, whilst cuddling up on the sofa keeping warm.”
“To create this vision, we focused on washes of candlelight with fire lit rooms, touches of frost and snow, accents of muted tones, warm chunky knits.”
“Winter brides can be indulgent and let their imaginations run wild in Winter. Relaxing by the fire, feasting on fabulous foods, dreaming of snow indoors, indulging all the senses and wrapping up in furs and throws”.
The stunning venue of Hallsannery in Bideford, North Devon has uninterupted views over the Devon countryside.
Think of the quintessential country house with lofty ceilings and a spiralling staircase, with sumptuous four poster bedrooms with luxurious linen and never ending views over water and parkland.
It is the perfect setting for a wedding, whatever the season.
Elizabeth Armitage Photography was totally immersed in the venue.
Growing up in a bookshop, fairy tales have always been a great love of hers.
“Hallsannery was the most perfect location. You can just feel the stories coming to life, flowing through the halls and lighting up the beautiful rooms and landscapes.”
“It is a magical time of year, when winter sets in and there is a nip in the air, filled with expectancy and anticipation.”
“The light changes colour and evenings are filled with the glow and warmth of artificial lighting. I wanted the blues of winter light to be mixed with the warmth of candle light”.
“We wanted to create elegance with a bit of a edge – and so my thoughts turned to the fierceness behind the fairytale, setting scenes that had the feeling of a story behind them was very satisfying – not to mention playing with fake snow, sparklers, and smoke bombs”.
Running with the fairytale theme, Steven and Laurent Hairdressers based in Bideford created a stunning Rapunzel inspired fishtail plait.
These talented stylists offer a friendly independent “London Boutique Style” salon that brings the latest trends alongside more traditional looks. Steven and Laurent and their team are bring many years of experience and knowledge, giving advice on what will bring out the very best in each and every client.
Their work includes tending to the needs of a celebrities and being featured in and on front covers of major magazines.
They say “The hair was set in rollers to give maximum volume, and then dry backcombed to create height, natural hair pieces were used in the plait (around 5 pieces) to add length to the hair. We wanted to give it a romantic, princess feel, with a touch of Narnia”.
“The ice blonde wig was first set, then lightly twisted and pinned into a loose bun on the side, we wanted the whole look again to be a Princess from Narnia”
“All styles were created using Bumble and Bumble Hair Products.”
The exquisite headdresses were created by Kye Tew Jewellery.
Kye creates bespoke Bridal Jewellery by incorporating and recycling vintage, antique and pre-loved items into unique, versatile and one off designs, exclusive to each customer.
Kye offers a fully bespoke service, working with brides to create that special piece for their wedding and the opportunity to even use for example …’granny’s old brooch’, to incorporate this into your piece for your Wedding Day.
“My headdresses are truly inspirational using the finest antique pieces to create ‘something old and new’.
The particular headdresses for this shoot, Rosealie and Bonnie, are both one off individual pieces which fitted the winter theme perfectly.”
“I pride myself on the individuality of my work, breathing new life into a wide array of beautiful pieces which might otherwise be lost for good”.
Makeup artist, Claire Bowring created an Ice Queen meets Fairy Princess look.
Claire specialises in bridal makeup and loves to create beautiful makeup using high end products to help you look and feel like a film star.
Calm and relaxed in her approach, but a true perfectionist, Claire will ensure you’ll never feel anything less than fabulous on your big day.
She says..“A flawless, dewy base was created using MAC and Bobbi Brown products.”
“A strong navy, smokey eye with a little silver glitter to really give that magical fairy feel. Lips were kept nude and glossy, keeping the main focus on the eyes”.
“To vamp up the look for the dusky outdoor shots, clusters of glitter were added around the eye are and a deep plum lipstick to add some glamour”.
And so to the magnificent cake by Cherry Blossom Cakes, an independent cake making and decorating business specialising in creating beautiful, bespoke Wedding Cakes, Celebration Cakes, Cup Cakes and Cookies.
Yvonne from Cherry Blossom says “We chose to showcase our natural and elegant cakes with the sugared fruit and soft peach and pink roses.”
“All our Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies are hand-crafted, exclusively designed and perfected to suit every taste.”
“We use only the best and freshest quality ingredients and we pride ourselves in offering a friendly, professional service”.
Flowers to compliment the shoot were created by Laura Hingston Flowers.
The gorgeous gowns worn by by the winter Bride were from Frilly Frocks.
So to all you Winter brides, be indulgent and let your imagination run wild!
Relax by the fire, feast on fabulous foods, dream of a little romantic snow, indulge all your senses and wrap up in furs and throws – Enjoy!
Thank you so much to all those involved for sharing this fabulous Winter Inspired Wedding shoot.
There is something magical about winter time with with the contrast and cool white snowfall against the warmth of candle light.
The season literally sparkles and the team have really captured that with their fantastic collaborative work.
Photo Shoot Credits
Original feature – WED Magazine
Photography – Elizabeth Armitage Photography
Styling & Accessories – Blue Fizz Events
Venue – Hallsannery
Hair Design – Steve and Laurent
Hair accessories – Kye Tew Jewellery
Make-up – Claire Bowring
Cakes – Cherry Blossom Cakes
Flowers – Laura Hingston Flowers
Bridal wear – Frilly Frocks
Outside Bridal Wear Eco Ethereal Dress by Bridget Scott at Blue Fizz Events