Shortly before Christmas, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon a duo of Photographers that go by the name of Cotton Candy Weddings; two females who are absolutely passionate about vintage inspired wedding photography. I dropped the girls a quick note and received a swift reply back – turns out they, that's Gemma and Philippa, already followed Love My Dress. Hooray! I could sense a nice friendship developing already 🙂
And then I discovered the girls love tea just about as much as I do and that they were recently involved in a photoshoot that involved afternoon tea and plenty of cakes. Perfecatamundo! I just love the whimsical nature of this photoshoot and how it seems to capture the love the English have for their tea! Crikey, I am obsessed by the stuff and simply cannot blog unless I have a pot of tea beside me (Yorkshire Tea, always). My Husband brought me a pretty antique china tea cup, saucer and side plate for Christmas – they make the perfect blogging companions.
Gemma explained how this fun photoshoot came about – what fab inspirational images for any Bride to be planning an afternoon tea party for her hens, or a whimsical style tea party for her wedding day…
"We were hired by the quirky and original The Tea Party to photograph their beautiful and unique selection of vintage china crockery available to hire for weddings, hen do's, parties etc. The Tea Party also provide an afternoon tea service comprising of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, cake pops and fluffy cup cakes – perfect for hen parties, birthdays, christenings, baby showers and everything in between!"
Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011 Cotton Candy Weddings
The photo shoot took place at wedding venue The Square Tower, situated in Old Portsmouth. The Square Tower was built during the reign of Henry VII and still retains some of its Tudor features. It has a unique feel and atmosphere – perfect for something unusual and original for a wedding day.
Providing the flower arrangements for the photo shoot were Eden Bespoke Florist of Old Portsmouth. With over 20 years experience in weddings and events, Eden offer a range of bespoke services including general bouquets, arrangements, gifts and wedding flowers.
The wedding dress and the head pieces were provided by Creatiques – as one of the south coast’s leading design studio’s, Creatiques specialise in designer and couture wedding gowns, tiaras and head pieces…
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Photography – Cotton Candy Weddings
China Hire – The Tea Party
Flowers – Eden Bespoke Florist of Old Portsmouth
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What a fabulous and inspirational photoshoot :) Both Cotton Candy and The Tea Party will be appearing in January's issue of Your Hampshire and Your Dorset wedding magazine…
"We are doing a competition whereby the winner will receive a hen tea party package worth approx £450 and we will be there to photograph the day!"