Good afternoon lovelies, it gives me great pleasure this afternoon to share these exquisite fine art-images sent in by photographer Zosia Zacharia, who you will find listed in our beautiful wedding directory, Little Book For Brides. Zosia collaborated with a team of wonderful suppliers to create these images. The shoot was inspired by the neo-classical venue, Parkstead House, built in the 1760’s and located in South West London.
“Parkstead House is full of beautiful original features including its elegant plaster work indoors, a stunning double staircase outside, manicured grounds and neo-classical temple all of which provide the perfect back drop to any wedding.”
“With this in mind, we wanted our model-bride to embody the soft, whimsical, romantic look of the Georgian era. Soft flowing antique lace gowns from bridal dress designer Sally Lacock in styles Esme and Flora were paired with beautiful pairs of Rachel Simpson shoes in styles Victoria and Isabelle.”
Make up artist Clare Pinkney created a modern twist on the traditional English rose look by pairing dusty pink lips with a smoky gold eye with lashings of black mascara to provide a slightly more glamorous feel. Clare created a loose up-do and used delicate hand made hair-pieces created by Abby Gadd of Cherished to complete the look, which I just adore.
We blogged recently about the new and most exquisitely delicate collection of bridal headpieces by Cherished. Entitled ‘Natures Diadem‘, you will find the feature here. Designer Abby Gadd founded Cherished as an extension of her love of crafting and craftsmanship and, with a background as an historian, Abby’s painstaking research is matched by her exacting attention to detail when designing and making each piece.
Rachel Simpson shoes are always popular with Love My Dress brides – take a look at any one of these real wedding features if you need any convincing. The two styles used in this shoot, Victoria and Isabelle, also happen to be two of my personal favourites.
The groom wore a romantic buttonhole and looked rather dapper in a tailored navy blue, fine pinstripe wool, 3 piece suit from bespoke tailors Mark Wallace.
Florist Kate Alban Davies created a modern trailing bouquet featuring Jasmine flowers, Sweetpeas, colourful Caramel Antike and Café Latte English roses, Dahlias and Astrantia. Along with romantic buttonholes featuring English garden roses tied with hand dyed silk ribbon.
Modern calligrapher Judy Broad created a delicate invitation suite featuring white ink lettering on soft grey card finished with botanical theme stamps. Metallic silver was used as a high light colour for trailing botanical design invitation liners and a family crest threaded with beautiful organic, hand-dyed ribbon from Lancaster & Cornish,
Krishanthi Armitt of Cakes by Krishanthi created a stunning 4 tier wedding cake with sugar flowers to reflect the over all botanical theme. Krishanthi created a pale pastel blue icing as a base with a silver trellis design and hand crafted delicate sugar flowers in the style of trailing Clematis flowers and sweetpeas. She also created co-ordinating cup cakes with silver trellis style holders and matching sugar flowers.
For the reception tablescape wedding planner Rachael of Serendipity Wedding Planning & Coordination, matched white linen and elegant bone china with antique silver cutlery & silverware, creating a simple backdrop to the colourful floral display which included extending trailing Jasmine along the length of the table, intertwined between antique silver candle sticks and tea lights.
The tablescape was made completed with modern calligraphed placecards and luxurious leather Louis chairs provided by Academy Furniture Hire.
The prefect messy bun – loose and unstructured, and yet utterly glamorous.
My love and thanks to the wonderful Zosia Zacharia (best, most beautiful name ever) and her creative team for choosing and trusting Love My Dress to share these beautiful photographs. You can find out more about Zosia and her wedding photographer services by visiting her website or page in our Little Book For Brides.
Photography – Zosia Zacharia
Venue – Parkstead House
Shoot styling – Serendipity Wedding Planning & Coordination
Wedding Dresses – Sally Lacock
Cake – Cakes by Krishanthi
Grooms suite – Mark Wallace
Hair pieces – Cherished
Florist – Kate Alban Davies
Makeup Artist – Clare Pinkney
Calligraphy – Judy Broad Calligraphy
Ribbons – Lancaster & Cornish
Furniture hire – Academy Furniture Hire
Models – Ria Dines + George Mitkov