Halfpenny London at Hedsor House – Modern Classic Bridal Inspiration

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These lovely  images were submitted by wedding planner and stylist Emma Ridell of Daphne & George Weddings and I love them because they feature the designs of two of my favourites; Halfpenny London and Freya Rose Shoes (I was chatting on the phone to Freya only today in fact).

The setting for these images was Hedsor House, a beautiful family owned Georgian wedding venue located in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. I shall let Emma share the rest of the details of this modern, classic editorial with you…

Photography by Beccy Goddard

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“A love of romance has always existed, though it’s not always the wild romance that wins out. Named after an Austen classic, my style is classic, romantic with a touch of contemporary. Daphne & George was created out of a love of weddings; weddings that are often countryside classics, romantic, florals in abundance with a hint of modern metallics. I wanted this style to be reflected in this shoot focusing on taking a classic style and bringing it up to date.”
“Knowing just the team to bring the look all together I started with the perfect venue, Hedsor House. It’s Georgian splendour and sympathetic and divine interiors provided the perfect backdrop and with a hint of subtle pastel and something blue, it was all set.”

“Liz at Blue Sky Flowers is one of my go to florists. Not only is she a true delight to work with, her work is pure majesty and understanding a brief is a key skill. With a stunning centrepiece, mantelpiece adorned and stunning archway, flowers were in pure joyful abundance and is certainly something I always find can enhance and add to the styling of a wedding.”

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“Adding splashes of darker foliage and florals added something a little different and made the colours pop against the more muted shades that often go hand in hand with a classic look.”

Beccy Goddard worked her magic and produced the most fabulous of images. Capturing everything so well, in a fine art fashion lends itself beautifully to this look and created a beauty that shone so well over all of the images.”

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“I wanted the tablescape to be of simple beauty and elegance. Crystal Hire provided the furniture and tableware. Elegant hints of gold metallics paired well with a smoky blue water glass and pastel grey and blue linens from Just 4 Linen, partnered with a runner and ribbons from Silk and Purl. Stationery by the talented EG Lettering enhanced the look and brought a traditional spin with some textured invites and placecards adorned with perfect calligraphy, which I’m a huge fan of.”

“The masterpiece that was the cake is by another of my go to suppliers, Unique Cakes by Yevnig. A pure talent and the most delicious cakes imaginable. The sugar work and colours used worked so well against the colours throughout the style. It was the perfect feature!”

“The completed bridal looks were brought so well together by Alice at the Tori Harris Pro Team. A simple, elegant first look, then a second more dramatic with a touch heavier make up and looser, less structured hair. The stunning bridal designs are from Halfpenny London at The Wedding Gallery and that RiRi skirt is heavenly!”

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“Mixing up textures can create a contemporary look and inject a bit of fun and personality. Adding to the look were beautiful accessories by Victoria Ferguson and jewellery by India Mahon; why not add some coloured jewels to bring the look up to date a little?”

“Plus some stunning shoes and boots from Freya Rose London (pictured below) and all modelled beautifully by Natalie Brown.

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“I wanted to achieve a look that was classic, achievable but with some modern touches. By keeping a muted palette but adding some darker pops of colour, hints of metallics and adding contrasting textures, it brings the styling up to date and creates a timeless modern classic.”

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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.