The Bronte Bride: A Romantic & Wistful Editorial at at 17th Century Manor House

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This gorgeous set of images was sent in by Ellie, wedding and event designer at Rose & Dandy who was the creative and visionary behind this photoshoot concept, and I’m going to hand over to Ellie immediately to tell you a little more about these images.

This shoot was captured on location at the gorgeous Eggington House – a wedding venue full of character and romance and located in the heart of the countryside in Bedfordshire.

“We wanted to create a romantic wistful feel to this shoot with a slight Bronte edge of darkness and longing. The incredible Lola Rose worked with our model Amber whirling around the house and gardens catching the beautiful golden light as it touched the frosted lawn. The images tell our tale beautifully.”

Images by Lola Rose Photography

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“Our model bride has readied herself, gathered items and set her table and waits for her groom, were the flowers left to dry as she waits? Does she relight the candles watching the minutes tick by each day? Wandering to the green house where they used to meet, so long ago now? Waiting.”

Eggington House was the perfect venue; a beautifully kept 17th Century, Georgian manor house, surrounded by stunning grounds, and a greenhouse left to time – wild with vines and peeling paint. It’s always the imperfections that make for the most beautiful of settings.”

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Tablescape and styling

“It was a joy styling the miss match vintage crockery and beautifully cut glass wears from Helene Millot décor with our own selection of props. (Table and props from Rose and Dandy – furniture hire and prop house.) Imagining I was our bride carefully laying everything out and replacing the fruit and breads with fresh in case today was the day her beloved came.”

“There was a focus on natural, gathered and aged materials.”

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“Cissy from Wild Stems produces amazing floral installations. She used foraged dried grasses mixed with early year blooms to create a sculptural darkly romantic feel.”

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“We chose a beautiful soft cotton dress from Cambridge Vintage Bridal, it was important to have a vintage feel, how long has she sat draped in her (Ashley Wild) veil wearing her dress for? Her hair by Nadia Webber Hair too; loose, wild, undone waves gave a Pre-Raphaelite feel.”

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“Look number 2 saw our bride sparkle wildly in a stunning adorned Bowen Dryden dress with dramatic feathered headpiece from Ashley Wild Bridal. Her makeup by Aurora Bridal was taken up a notch to support her evening look.”

“She danced around the house and frost covered lawns in the low sun. Is she finally free or driven wild by longing?”

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“Our cake was made beautifully by Meadowsweet, a traditional cake with sugar and real flowers.”

“Stationery by Papier and Plume complemented the natural textures in the tablescape and the modern vellum overlay with hand drawn illustrations gave it a theatrical beauty, which suited our concept perfectly.”


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