Today I am thrilled to share a ghostly vintage inspired Wedding styled Shoot in Warwickshire.
The shoot was held at Ettington Park Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon.
Ettington Park is reportedly one of the most haunted hotels in Britain, and it was the location for the filming of the 1963 film The Haunting.
This Neo Gothic mansion is set in 40 acres of parkland in a verdant valley with the River Stour meandering through it.
Situated just six miles from the centre of the famed home of Shakespeare and just a few miles from the start of The Cotswold Way, this spectacular property is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life.
Built from six types of Cotswold stone, Ettington Park is furnished with fine paintings and decorated with friezes that trace its centuries of tradition and heritage.
This is a country house where historic extravagance meets contemporary comfort.
I hand over to Charlotte Gifford to share the story of the shoot….
“We wanted to do a shoot which had a little bit of a ghostly feel about it, but one that was still pretty with a vintage twist, and would offer brides today some great inspiration.”
“I always think it’s important that people look at shoots for snippets of inspiration which they can then personalise.”
“No bride to be should worry that their wedding won’t look as good as the ones they see in magazines.”
“Shoots are there for brides to pick and choose from, so that always allows us to have a bit of fun with the shoot and do something a bit different.”
“For the purposes of this vintage inspired wedding shoot most the indoor shots were set in the Long Gallery at the top of the hotel.”
“This is a stunning room with beautiful windows which our bride looks out of onto the ruins outside and the chapel.”
“The ruined brick work outside and empty window frames worked really well with our bride who looks like she could be from many different eras, so she fits in perfectly to the range of scenery.”
“Everything in the shoot was given a slightly wild, natural look to show that this could have all happened a long ago with our bride still haunting her wedding.”
“The flowers were very natural and simple, while the props and even the cake featured cobwebs.”
“The dishevelled table features beautiful decor and has been styled in a way which works just as well at a wedding from a bygone era, as it would at a vintage inspired wedding today.”
Venue – Ettington Park Hotel
Styling & organisation – Vintage Chic Wedding Fair
Photography – Nellie Photography
Decor – M Style
Stationery – Good Egg
Floristry – Country Wild
Wedding Cake – The Sugared Rose
Hair & Make Up – Sarah Russell Vintage Hair and Make-Up
Model – Katie Sheldon
Props – Pillows and Porcelain
Large candelabras – Set the Scene
Bridal Accessories – Thomasina Brides
Videography – Nicola Joy Wedding Films
If you are planning a vintage wedding Vintage Chic next wedding fairs are on 28th February 2016 at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington Spa.
To see more of this Venue there is a Vintage Chic Wedding Fair on 13th March at Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford Tickets are £2.50 each.
For more information on both fairs see http://www.vintagechicweddingfair.co.uk