Summer Wedding Shoot at Wood Lane Countryside Centre
06 June 2018
Boho Weddings, Civil Wedding Ceremonies, Vintage inspired weddings what ever is your fancy you can take inspiration from our late Summer Wedding Photo Shoot.
Late Summer particularly is a wonderful time of year to get married. The weather is still generally warm and mild but the leaves are just starting to turn orange and the summer flowers are giving their last burst.
Wood Lane Countryside Centre is a Grade ll listed former farm set on the edge of countryside in North-West Sheffield. The farm was built in 1802 and the stone farmhouse, barns, outbuildings and gardens have been fully restored to provide beautiful accommodation for community use and is an excellent, affordable wedding venue. It’s also a base for nature conservation, community activities and conferences.
The idea behind the shoot from Fantail’s perspective was to create flowers that naturally had a ‘freshly picked’ look, which wasn’t only the obvious choice but compliments the venue and wild garden to the rear of the building. Whether incorporating moss, wood, hanging foliage hoops hung from beams, the boho, vintage, whimsical and wild look, they are always a perfect style at Wood Lane.
For this shoot Fantail wanted to create a slight boho style and concentrate on the finer details for the brides. We created arm and ankle cuffs, floral headbands and hand made willow circlets, which of course is a wonderful alternative to the bouquet for your bridemaids. The bridal bouquet we created was a selection of both locally and nationally sourced with flowers and foliage including wired succulents. Incorporating Succulents, Bulbs and even trailing plants like Jasmine and Clamatis are brilliant for bridal bouquets especially if you want a keep sake to plant after the wedding as we keep all the roots attached when possible to the plant when wiring.
We chose Captured Life for the photography as they are all round professionals and have an awesome reputation. For the style of photography we wanted we didn’t hesitate to get Charlotte on board. Charlotte treated the shoot like a once-in-a-lifetime wedding day and in doing this naturally created a format for the day leaving her to carry on by the very small brief we gave her, while Fantail set up the next area to be shot. In the end the shoot wasn’t just a shoot, it was a story of images that reflected a real life wedding and this was down to the creativity of Captured Life Photography.
Lulu Mae Bridalwear supplied stunning dresses for our two models Hannah and Emma. Made from light weight fabric the base of each dress flowed effortlessly. These were complimented by Elements 11 Jewellery, who are a new, Sheffield-based jewellery designer creating truly bespoke designs, made from second hand Sheffield steel. We also had the very talented Make-Up Artist Georgina Gleed and Hair Stylist Erica Gleed.
We were lucky enough to have Sweet Temptations to create a simple and elegant cake which we could lavish with a base circlet of flowers and earthy foliage. Oughty’s Kitchen supplied the amazing food and finishing touches to the flowers and table centres using beautiful china hired through Sherbet Pips Vintage Tea Hire. We think the cut Pomegranate nestled in amongst the flowers is genius and brings the food / flower display together. We also had Gray Starling Design's who personalised the wedding stationery to include invites, name places, a table planner and a wonderful roll of wording that took pride of place throughout the table set up.
Vintage Volksweddings supplied us with not one but two vehicles for the day. ‘Jenny’, a 1967 Beetle. Perfect as a wedding car, as she’s white with plenty of chrome and ‘Harry’, also a 67’. ‘Harry’ can be used as a wedding car for the bride and groom, but being a 7 seater, he’s also well suited for carrying the bridesmaids. Videographer Hannah Winskill took charge in producing a show reel of the day. Showcasing what it takes to produce a stylised shoot, the hard work and time that each wedding supplier gives to do their part not only in a shoot but giving a small insight to behind the scenes of a wedding.
The team all did their part in creating the most beautiful late Summer shoot at Wood Lane Countryside Centre, showcasing some of the best suppliers South Yorkshire have to offer. You not should not hesitate in speaking to any of them about your wedding day.