Modern Luxe shoot

bespoke dresses - bridal styling

At the start of 2020 we selected our fabrics for the coming years designs, there was one in particular that caught our eye and when it arrived we were blown away. Gorgeous pastel coloured appliqués with hints of metallic thread on I beautiful Ivory tulle, it was better than we could have imagined and we knew exactly what we wanted to design.

Pairing it with other fabrics was simple it looked amazing with everything. We finally settled on a Ivory crepe as the main body of the dress, a lightweight fabric with the perfect drape. The skirt needed that added something to make it really stand out but compliment the subtle tones of the appliqué fabric, we just had to go with a delicate shell colour tulle. We had considered a matching veil in the design but when the dress was finished we just knew a detachable cape would finish the look perfectly. We used the same delicate shell coloured tulle adorned with some of the appliqués from our new sample fabric.

The process of designing the dress was so much fun. It was so organic in how it developed and the final design was everything we had expected it to be, modern and chic but still keeping that boho vibe we love so much. Wendie chose the most fitting name calling the dress Eleora.

All that was left to do was give Eleora the limelight she so deserved and organise a styled shoot.

We wanted the shoot to invoke a feel of Modern Luxe a trend that is fast becoming popular for 2021 weddings. Muted hues to mirror the amazing fabric of the dress but with an opulent edge.

perfect fit bespoke wedding dress photoshoot

The Venue: Holmfirth Vineyard

The venue was light and airy with high ceilings and white walls perfectly lit by the huge glass windows over looking the balcony, grounds and vineyard! Yes that’s what we said a Vineyard in Yorkshire, we pretty much have everything you could wish for here. 

The Stylist: Maedae Weddings and events

Lizzie the stylist absolutely got the brief straight away, she took the aesthetic and ran with it creating the perfect table scapes and a beautiful hexagonal window with a garland of hand painted palm leaves and pampas grass. Also creating the stunning bouquet which worked perfectly with delicate colours of the dress.

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Make up and Hair: A.R.T Makeup

With a beautifully simple dewy look brought the finishing touch to everything. Abigail knew exactly which direction to go with for the Hair and makeup and it worked so well.

Our Models: Nathan and Harley 

What can we say the cutest model couple ever they really understood where we wanted to go with the shoot and they both looked stunning in their outfits.

modern luxe shoot - models
modern luxe shoot - the models
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Photography : Your Choice Photography 

Nisha from Your Choice Photography captured the amazing collection of photos from the day, making it very hard to choose which ones to use! We have previously worked with Nisha on a number of photo shoots and branding shoots and it’s always a pleasure, she is an a very talented lady with real flare and creativity and her photos never disappoint!


Stylist @maedaeweddingsandevents

Hair and make up @abigailturnernua

Model @harleykate_ and @nathan_cru