Today I am thrilled to share this stunning Winter romance styled shoot held at Moggerhanger Park.
Moggerhanger Park is a Grade 1 listed Georgian Historic House set in 33 acres of parkland and woodland.
Vanessa says of the shoot…
Designer Grace Lane was a bridesmaid at one of our Summer weddings and she had not only made all the alterations to the Bride’s vintage Edwardian dress but she had made and hand dyed the bridesmaids outfits.
These were the comfiest, most laid back outfits ever, so I wanted to get to know more about her and her work.
When she is not busy creating wedding gowns she works on costumes for the likes of Florence and the Machine, Paloma Faith, Rita Ora and Star Wars.
With most Brides opting for one dress on the day, we wanted to showcase that particularly in winter, you can change your outfit throughout the day so for example when you’re outdoors having photos taken, swap a delicate lace top for a beautiful cashmere jumper to add a softness and warmth to your look.
The lace from the separates top is from the French mill; Sophie Hallette which has produced lace for amongst others Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton’s wedding dresses.
Grace Lane London is launching her debut collection in 2019 – giving brides the chance to experience bespoke magic but with an affordable price tag and to let them be themselves; we were lucky enough to have a sneak into her collection on this shoot.
I chose the setting after recently visiting Moggerhanger Park and falling in love with its quirky charms.
After extensive refurbishment Moggerhanger is now a prestigious venue for weddings, conferences, corporate events and charitable activities.
Some parts of the building such as the ground floor reception rooms retain their historic feel and are without ceiling or wall lights and due to this couples can sometimes lack vision to see how to bring this great beauty to life.
For our interior shots, we wanted the Grade I listed building to speak for itself and added a greenery arch incorporating lilac tones to match the tone of the walls and to act as a focal point for the ceremony entrance.
We feel that ‘going big’ with indoor florals to create drama will be a big 2019 trend and is a perfect wait to introduce textures, height and warmth into empty rooms.
We used a wooden dresser in the inner hallway that is a permanent fixture in the house as a showcase for the cakescape and added beautiful matching foliage to tie in with the ceremony and dining rooms.
We decided on an ombre colour pallete of blush through to dark red with unstructured florals to help brighten the winter light and bring a little hint of Summer to Winter.
We also wanted to showcase that because it is Winter and the light may not be so bright, you can still get some pretty cool outdoor couples shots (as long as you are prepared to brave the chill!).