Today I am thrilled to share an incredible Pre Raphealite Styled shoot with the famous painting, “The Lady of Shallot” by John Waterhouse being the inspiration.
This fantastic collaboration came about when a group of amazing Wedding Suppliers who have previously worked with each other on weddings came together to create something a little different.
There is so much wedding inspiration that can come from the images where the emphasis like the pre raphealites was on brilliance of colour.
Images of the day were captured by Kevin and Sabrina at Pengelly Photography.
Serena says “A lot of popular artists from the pre- Raphaelite brotherhood made paintings based on episodes from the poem “The Lady of Shalott” written by Tennyson.”
“These images are our interpretation of this poem of the Lady of Shalott who had a curse put on her and was locked in a Tower.”
“She was only allowed to look at the outside world through a mirror, and weave into a tapestry what she saw.”
“One day she sees Sir Lancelot riding by and thinks he is handsome, and although she is forbidden looks at him out of the window.”
“The mirror then shatters and she feels her curse.”
“She then leaves the castle, finds a boat and sets adrift down the river to Camelot but dies before reaching the palace.”
“Her body is found and they realise who this lady is.”
“It is a beautiful story albeit a sad ending, and although weddings have a much happier ending this story is about falling in love too.”
“The Pre Raphealite Styled shoot came about after chatting at a wedding fair between ourselves.”
“We had already worked together on a shoot together in January which was really great, and because that went so well wanted to some together again before the busy wedding season started.”
“Tina had always wanted to do a Pre – Raphaelite shoot so there was a lot of researching on that period, with ideas bouncing of each other.”
“Charlette, our model completed the mix.”
Thank you so much to Kevin and Sabrina of Pengelly Photography for sharing this amazing Pre Raphealite Styled shoot.
I love the dreamlike composition of the images that are such a true reflection of how the paintings were done, and the collaborative team have worked really hard to recreate a very authentic look.
The Pre raphealite brotherhood was greatly influenced by nature, and the natural world, and the stunning florals used in the shoot perfectly capture this.
Nature is a fantastic to incorporate in a wedding with the use of succulents, ivys, holly and branches as well as beautiful blooms.
Another focus was brilliance of colour, and the rich colours and the opulent fabrics of the gowns can greatly inspire.
The coloured wedding dress as well as era inspired gowns are very popular and the style transcends time.
The Bridal look has been recreated so beautifully with a very natural look but striking smoky eyes to provide a certain allure, and the classic look of tumbling curls.
Even though the story had a sad ending in that the lady never reached her love it provides a strong message that even though there will be challenges we have to strive to keep searching for those we are meant to be with.
It also can signify that in our relationships we should not take anything for granted and those relationships should cherished and worked at always.
Photographer: Pengelly Photography – http://www.pengelly-photography.co.uk
Hairdresser: Beautiful hair 4 weddings – Tina Crossley – http://www.beautifulhair4wedding.co.uk
Makeup Artist: Emma Brooks Makeup – http://www.emmabrooksmakeup.co.uk
Florist: Wild Poppies Flowers – Samantha French – (Flowers and Butterfly Hair Crown) http://www.wildpoppies.co.uk
Venue: Layer Marney Tower – http://www.layermarneytower.co.uk
Costume hire: Artisan costume hire – http://www.artisancostumehire.com
Model: Charlette Kilby – http://purpleport.com/portfolio/charlettekilby