August 16, 2020

Ophelia, a ballet inspired styled shoot

Featured in Bride Magazine UK

The Inspiration
Influenced by ballet and romance this shoot takes inspiration from the grace and poise of a dancer. Just like the name, Ophelia’s personalities are full of expression and emotions. Made possible with the talents of local suppliers we are so excited to be featured @Bride Magazine Uk

Bride with veil over her face sitting in hazy sunlit window
Bride wearing ballet pomps sitting on window ledge at top of stairs in grand hallway

Bride doing up the ribbons on her ballet pomps

The look 
In the spotlight was a JLM couture dress by a favourite designer Hayley Paige, her designs are a unique-chic fully embracing the creative process with heaps of freshness and a dash of sass. 

Bride standing on tip toes in ballet pomps at the top of a grand staircase
Bride on tip toes in ballet shoes in entrance hall to Brickwall House wedding venue
Bride sitting in window the floor crossed legged and holding her veil to the light
Crystal Chandelier
Vintage plate with name tag and lavender as Table decor for wedding

The venue 
Our ballerina effortlessly floated en pointe across the wooden floors of the most stunning of venues in East Sussex, Brickwall House. This gave us a perfect opportunity to explore bridal creativity within an impressive Grade I listed manor house with its 17th century interiors and stunning gardens, a beautiful backdrop that welcomes couples for exclusive use as a luxury wedding venue. 

Bride in statement pose at the gates to Brickwall house wedding venue in East Sussex
Bride turning to face us as she walks the entrance to the black and white Tudor Brickwall house in Northiam. East Sussex
bride in wedding dress leaning back into a ballerina pose
Bride sitting on a beautiful chair doing up her ballet shoes in a grand room next to a black piano
Bride holding her ballet shoes in front of an old painting in a gilded frame

The decor  
Decor and styling was in keeping with the theme and blended with the antiques perfectly, using both authentic and handmade pieces with cut glass and pale blue candles. Letter writing and romance go hand-in-hand so a speciality hand-illustrated typography design on seeded plantable paper complemented the setting, topped with floral decadent arrangements and blousy roses adorning the ballroom.  

Pale blue candle as centrepiece for vintage wedding table decorations
Wedding posy of pastel pink, peach and cream roses
wild vintage flower bouquet in glass vase as table decor for wedding
Wedding stationery on bespoke seeded paper in pale blue and stone
Bride holding her long veil in the breeze while standing against stone pilar entrance

We hope our creative team give you inspiration for a timeless love story 
Photography: Sarah Rook Photography    
Venue: Brickwall House   
Bridal wear: Jacqueline Louise Bridal   
MUA: Leigh Sindon  
Stationery: Letters from Emily    
Flowers: Cafe des Fleurs   
Wedding styling: Betty Loves Vintage    
Model: Grace Roome