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As a Gloucestershire wedding photographer, I am lucky to photograph weddings all over the Cotswolds. In March, the weather is uncontrollable and unpredictable. The gardens haven’t gone into full bloom yet and we are all waiting patiently for the signs of spring to come forth. So to help beat the winter blues, a very small team of Gloucestershire wedding suppliers decided to inspire our couples by creating what we see as true old English romance. 

Catharina Eden -Designer Dressmaker from My Eden Bridal decided for this shoot to not follow modern day bridal tradition of a white dress. The unique wedding dress was a subtle peach, with puff sleeves that was layered into full bold magic. Without a train on the wedding dress, or a veil in her hair, the added detail was brought through a long bouquet veil. In other words, the bouquet, created by Corky and Prince, which is already a stunning piece, had the added addition of a long tulle veil cascading down. This meant that as the bride walked the bouquet veil trails behind.

The hair and make up was perfectly mastered by the remarkable Polly Morton with the addition of the bride’s hair flowing down in golden locks and the opulent floral wedding crown.

Like I said it was a miserable day out, but what you can achieve, even in awful weather can be magical. It was a joy to be at the beautiful Barnsley House, in the depths of the Cotswolds. This hidden gem with its stunning gardens and the well known Temple, helped us create the magical scene that we were aiming to achieve.

What about the actual wedding day?

So how does this work on a wedding day? Ok, so this was a shoot. But the makeup, hair and putting on the dress took as long as it would on a wedding day. The only difference is the five minutes that you would give me as your wedding photographer. This is the five minutes where we sneak off and create a little magic. It’s taking the five year old little girl in you and bringing her to the future and her actual wedding day dream. If it is raining, we use windows and beautiful nooks and crannies. If it is over cast but dry we go outside. What you are getting for your five minutes with me as a bride, is the photographic memory that becomes your heirloom.

If you are interested in giving me that five minutes to make your little girl dreams a reality, please get in touch. I would love to create these lasting memories for you. Let’s make magic!


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