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Blush Elopment Photoshoot in Oxfordshire, Britain

Hello Wedding Chicks Team,

My name’s Michal Kowalski and I am the leading designer in our wedding floral company. I'm really pleased to submit this Bridal Editorial, shot by Charlotte Wise at Kirtlington Park in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, in England.

Shoot Details
The Venue

Kirtlington Park is a quintessential British Stately Home in the heart of Oxfordshire. In collaboration with Chenai from ByChenai Weddings & Events based in London, we set out to style a contemporary wedding day story against this backdrop. We included several locations, such as the historical bedrooms and a short boudoir/getting-ready shot. We then moved on to the first dress look of the day and took shots outside on the terrace and on the grand staircase.


With the beautiful views of the estate at the front of the house, we chose to style a wedding breakfast table on the front terrace. With a very delicate blush texture linen, supplied from Just 4 Linen, we layered elegant rose-pink chargers as well as gold cutlery and glass crockery to give the luxury feel, which were supplier by Duchess and Butler. We added the rose candelabras with extra-long ivory tapered dinner candles from Ester & Erik to give height to the table. We created 2 large floral urns arrangements to frame the setting. The table flowers were a divine mix of Japanese roses and perfumed British roses. The blush toned blooms included striated tulips, earthy toned eustomas and wild scabiosas. Foliage of fragrant geraniums and wild ivy as well as touches of fruit on the table added extra interest. Similar flowers were used in the bridal bouquet and in the boutonniere for our groom.

Brides Attire- Rita Colson Bridal Couture
The first dress that our model Sophia wore was the Ava dress which has a structured, pleated piece that creates a collared look at the neck. Instead of using traditional hair accessories, Kelvin Nguyen, our brilliant hair and make-up artist continued the English garden floral theme by using some of the blooms to create a headpiece that was placed at the nape to create a dramatic effect.

When we moved to shoot indoors, we wanted to remove some of the formality of the collared dress you would once formalities of a ceremony had been done. Here, Sophia was in the simple strapless figure-hugging gown, as she sat with Graham at the piano and in the drawing room. We then moved into the evening, where Chenai had the vision of Sophia being the kind of girl who wanted to dance barefoot into the night. Sophia wore wide-legged trousers from Rita's Audrey collection, teamed with the Julia cape jacket from Rita's Julia collection and a simple camisole. At this point, we changed Sophia’s structured hair-up do and pulled her back in a simple style, finished with a red lip for the evening.

Groom's Attire
We wanted our groom to be in a traditional tuxedo look. Graham perfectly wore a classic black tuxedo.

Cake & Sweet treats

We wanted the cake to be simple and luxurious in texture. Clare, from Clare's Cakery, created a buttercream 3-tier ruffled cake, which we then adorned with blush flowers. We then used a batch of dainty macarons made by Colline Bakes, in vanilla and berry flavours, to compliment the display.

Stationary and Table Plan

Chenai wanted the stationary to be quite classic, and almost dainty. Scritto therefore created a beautiful blush toned calligraphy set for our stationary as well as a mirrored table plan with a gold frame to echo the classic styling of the building.

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