Today I am thrilled to share a wonderful collaborative Bridal shoot at Hambledon Vineyard.
The venue provides the ultimate setting for romance, and amongst the vines you are hidden from the hectic world around you.
This magical romance whilst in the vineyard, along with the exciting emerging Hambledon Vineyard brand, provided the inspiration behind the photo shoot that took place at the vineyard on 14th July 2014.
The images for this shoot will be used to launch ‘Weddings at Hambledon Vineyard’.
Images were captured by Tasha at Ikonworks Photography.
The beautiful Gemma Olliff, whose hair and make up was done by Natasha Wiggins, looked the modern day romantic heroine in the two bridal gowns, that were very kindly supplied by Zoe Parfitt from The White House in Alresford,
The first dress, Edie by Charlotte Casadejus very much fits with the romance of the vines, the idyllic country location and the gentleness of the surrounding area.
The second dress, Rosie by Astral Sundholm, teamed with the beautiful Catherine shoes by Rachel Simpson, reflects the luxury brand that is being built at Hambledon Vineyard with their English Sparkling wines.
Hambledon Classic Cuvée was launched in May 2014 and their Premiere Cuvée will be launched next year.
Sarah Cross who is Event Planner for the Venue invited a number of highly talented and creative,local wedding suppliers to work alongside her on this shoot.
She says “I very much wanted to steer away from pinks and reds on this occasion, and work much more with the surrounding area and branding for the venue.”
“July is always a great time of year for the blues throughout any quintessentially English cottage garden.”
“We also incorporated details from the vineyard wherever we could, using Hambledon wine corks and barrels as props.”
Thank you so much to the team for bringing together such a stunning shoot, and showcasing this gorgeous Venue and the possibilities for your Big Day.
Sarah introduces the collaborative team that brought the Shoot together….
Venue – Sarah Cross (Event Manager) Hambledon Vineyard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hambledon Vineyard is set to become one of the biggest and most successful sparkling wine producers in the UK.
The company has just launched its first branded sparkling wine, Hambledon Classic Cuvée, and cemented an exclusive distribution deal with one of the UK’s most prestigious fine wine wholesalers.
Hambledon is the oldest commercial vineyards in England, founded in 1952 when Major Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones planted the first vineyards.
Today Hambledon comprises of over 60 acres of vineyards and a new state-of-the-art, all gravity-fed winery that was opened in July 2013 by HRH Duchess of Cornwall.
The estate also produces a flagship Premiere Cuvée that will be launched in 2015.
Aside from wine making activities, Hambledon Vineyard regularly opens its doors to wine lovers, local companies and local groups.
Visitors can experience ‘behind the scenes’tours, special events and even celebrate their wedding the vineyard’s beautiful setting in the South Downs National Park.
Photography – Tasha Newland – IkonWorks Photography – email@example.com
I was so pleased that Natasha Newland agreed to be involved in this project.
Natasha has an amazing eye and creative flair, she adds so much energy to any venture that she works on and her passion for photography is impossible to disguise.
It is a pleasure to have been working again with such a talented lady.
Videography – Zara Clements – Creative Mac Film Media – firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe was great at capturing the beautiful surroundings and the progress of the shoot.
Zara has a quiet confidence about her and is very discreet whilst going about her work.
For a wedding you would receive such a fantastic reminder of you day, with barely noticing you were being filmed!
Hair & Make-up -Natasha Wiggins – NW Make Up – email@example.com
Natasha provided beautiful hair and make up for the shoot.
Softer and more relaxed for the Charlotte Casadejus dress and then slightly more impact for the Astral Sundholm dress to capture more the glamour and luxury of the Hambledon brand.
Model – Gemma Olliffe
Gemma was extremely refreshing to work with, she knew how to stand and re-arrange between shots and was equally happy to take direction and give anything a go.
A real gem and I would certainly recommend her to other suppliers whole heartedly.
Bridal Gowns – Zoe – The White House, Alresford – firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe knew exactly what I was looking for following a telephone conversation.
When I arrived with Gemma for a dress fitting she has chosen the two perfect dresses.
The detail and freedom of Edie by Charlotte Casadejus truly portrayed the romantic feel that I needed for the first dress and the simple luxury of Rosie by Astral Sundholm again ticked all the boxes!
Flowers – Claire – Templeflora – email@example.com
Claire has an amazing portfolio of clients, and looking at her flowers and watching her work you can see exactly why.
Prior to setting up her own company Claire trained and worked at the renowned florist, Pulbrook & Gould of Sloane Street, London, florist to royalty and celebrities.
Cake – Karen – Final Touch Cakes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen is a well established cake designer, based inAlresford.
Not only do her cakes absolutely stunning but they also taste out of this world –to chose between any of her cakes would be a task I would not enjoy,as they are all totally delicious!
Her past clients include the likes of Fortnum & Mason, Claridges, The Savoy, The White Company and Leiths.
Her designs have been featured in Vogue, Hello, Brides Magazine and You & Your Wedding.
Stationery – Samantha Tongue – Pear & Paper Co – email@example.com
Shoes – Rachel Simpson Shoes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Props – Slate signs, real flower confetti and props –The Long Barn, Alresford – email@example.com
Candelabra – Candles & Folly – firstname.lastname@example.org
Umbrella – Love Umbrellas – email@example.com