Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous nature inspired barn wedding shoot with rich seasonal tones at the 17th century Barlow Woodseats Hall in Derbyshire.
Amy of Scissor Sisters says of the shoot…
When I first arrived at Barlow Woodseats Hall I was inspired by the beauty and architecture of the venue, with the place having an instant warmth, and the natural rustic tones and colours of the venue and grounds make it feel welcoming and relaxing.
I really wanted to capture this feel with the layout and design of our shoot, and to show people how even during this pandemic a beautiful venue and a small intimate wedding could still provide the style and feel of a much grander setting.
The Long Barn provided a unique setting with towering original beams creating beautiful timber Cruck arches supported by exposed stone walls most of which remain as they were built nearly 500 years ago.
The beautiful grounds created a perfect back drop for some amazing pictures too, with many of the secret gardens having stunning views or the rolling hills of the peak District for as far as the eye can see.
The long barn its self was styled by Finishing Flourishes, the rich wintery tones of the material and the stone walls created an beautiful back drop to the centrepieces.
Creating both high and low centrepieces gave the room a beautiful dynamic.
The ceremony was set up as a intimate ceremony of 30 which suited the venue beautifully. (though this could be adapted based on Government guidance)
The main focal point was the silver birch tree arch which was draped with beautiful fabrics and finished of with flowers making it a perfect place for the ceremony to take place.
Reece Ford Suit Hire provided us with a stylish navy blue suit and accompanying accessories to make the groom look feel as good as he looked.
The dress was hand made by Quinlan Couture Bridal, and as well as the dress creating a stunning visual impact the message behind the dress carries even more weight as the designer is dedicated to sustainable development and lowering environmental impact.
The designer uses vintage fabrics and modern methods to use fabrics made from recycled plastics where possible in the design of their garments.
We wanted continue the theme of nature and natural colours with the hair pieces so the veil was embroidered with beautiful leaves and flowers around the bottom which stood out beautifully against the stone floor.
CMLH Makeup worked her magic on model Selena bringing out all her beautiful features using all vegan and cruelty free products, and Amy from Scissor Sisters created an elegant updo to show of the beautiful neckline on the dress.
We was lucky enough to have an amazing team of photographers and videographer with us on the shoot day, Maxine Furness Films created a video of the day.
Louise Pollitt photography and Jane Louise Photography captured the day beautifully both in there own styles.
We also had Ceremonies by Leni holding a beautiful wine blending ceremony joining the couple together through one glass of wine.
Even though this was a styled shoot we wanted to make it as special as we could for the models Selena and Jonathan as they got married a few weeks ago and with the Pandemic their special day didn’t go as they had planned and they didn’t get the photos they would like to look back on.
I wanted to use this shoot to re create the magic they should have had the first time around and provide them with truly beautiful pictures that they could look back on and cherish for the rest of their lives.
Thank you so much to the team for sharing this beautiful nature inspired wedding shoot.
The vibrant fiery tones and rustic detail are a fine fit for autumnal and winter weddings, and bring a cosiness just perfect for intimate celebrations.
Venue – Barlow Woodseats Hall
Dress – Quinlan Couture Bridal
Veil – Suzie Slipper
Accessories – Hair Blossom by Sophie
Suit – Reece Ford Suit Hire
Hair – Scissor Sisters Dronfield
Makeup – Charlotte Hubbard Make Up Artist
Cake – Urban Cake House
Stationery – Two Hearts Handmade
Styling / Flowers – Finishing Flourishes
Celebrant – Leni Robson – Unique to You
Videographer – Maxine Furness Films
Model – Selena & Jonathan