Today I am excited to share this spectacular shoot that celebrates Pride Month and the magic of friendship between two Grooms and their BFF.
Amie Bone drew from her own experience and inspired by her real-life friendships, created this shoot honouring modern relationships and friendships.
With a vibrantly colourful cascading tablescape, beautiful feather statement detail, a spectacular black baroque inspired cake and so many other swoonworthy design accents the shoot shines.
Images were captured by Sanshine Photography, with the collaboration of an incredible creative team.
This concept, conceived and styled by Amie Bone with additional styling and co-ordination by Charlotte Munro, takes a different look at friendship and relationships, and that of our two gentlemen celebrating their marriage with one of their closest friends.
The dynamic works because those are not a relationship of convenience or forced by societal pressure, but a friendship based on common interests, mutual respect, and real affection.
The beautiful and unique Aynhoe Park was the location for this shoot.
At the heart of 250 acres of Capability Brown Cotswolds countryside, the 17th century 28 bedroom home is a country house of stories and surprises – a place where the extraordinary happens everyday.
It was therefore perfect for this unusual shoot.
Decor and Details
Amie designed an incredibly wild cascading floral tablescape featuring an explosion of greenery and flowers.
She used runners of coral peonies, gloriosa, orange and deep pink roses, pink sweet peas and hydrangeas, orange gladioli, green guelder roses, yellow calla lilies, ranunculi and tulips in abundance to create the most opulent look.
Interspersed within the floral runner were bespoke bird cages and luxurious gold candelabras from Wedding Day Hire .
Suits and Dress
Our Grooms were dressed by Tailor Made and Chester Barrie and opted to have different suits as an expression of their individual styles.
The first suit, in classic grey herringbone tweed, had a matching waist coat and bow tie and featured hand stitching.
The second suit was a sleek tuxedo with a beautifully crafted peak satin lapel teamed with a classic white shirt and black bow tie.
They both wore matching bespoke floral epaulettes by Amie Bone.
The Grooms’ BFF wore a short black corseted dress with red embroidery and matching orange ankle socks and hand embroidered black ankle boots by Chantal Mallett.
Carla Brooks and Team Glam were responsible for the grooming, hair and make up looks.
Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium designed a trio of wedding cakes and sweet treats in black and gold.
The main cake was a tall and dramatic 7 tiered confection in black decorated with baroque detailing and sugar flowers in pink, yellow and orange.
The other two cakes included a one tiered crackle effect cake topped with sugar roses and a three tiered cake black cake with pink marble veining accented with gold.
There were also cupcakes, mini magnums and cookies for the dessert table.
Venue: Aynhoe Park
Photographer: Sanshine Photography
Floral design: Amie Bone
Styling & Co-ordination: Charlotte Munro Weddings
Hair & Makeup: Team Glam
Luxury Wedding Cakes and Dessert Table Treats: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
Stationery: EG Lettering
Charger Plates & Glassware: Whitehouse Crockery
Wedding & Engagement Rings: The London Victorian Ring Co
Dress: Chantal Mallett
Furniture: The Prop Factory
Candles sticks/ bird cages & table décor: Wedding Day Hire
Models: Meg Makin / Michael Gray / Sam