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A French Wedding Elopement

A French Wedding Elopement

Today's wedding inspiration comes from a team of talented wedding suppliers who captured the Parisian chic style without even leaving the UK! The stunning backdrop of the 17th century Kirklinton Hall has a French Chateau feel for this styled shoot which has been styled to whisk the eloping couple into the arms of Parisian romance.

Tiree Dawson has captured the soft and serene colour palette beautifully and the photos look so dreamy. The delicate detail in the crockery, lace and adds to the rustic vintage feel with a French picnic of freshly baked bread and croissants to really make you go 'Oh là là'.

Megan from Typical Type tells us more about the shoot and her gorgeous concept behind it. Excuse me while I go a grab a cuppa and try to find an almond croissant as good looking as that one from More Bakery. Yummy!  

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If you’re not the kind of couple who wants a ‘big’ wedding, what kind of wedding do you have?  The answer, of course, is any kind you want.  But we thought long and hard about what a small celebration may include and concluded it would be all about you, as a couple.  That isn’t to say, though, that you shouldn’t feel special.  We say ‘Oui’ to hair and makeup.  Yes to the dress and suit.  Of course to a small bouquet of flowers to keep as a reminder of the day.  And ‘Don’t even think no is an option’ for a photographer to capture those special moments to share with your friends and family afterwards.  And that is really about it.

Not being in Paris meant we had to improvise. Janet from Wilde & Romantic brought all the beautiful French props she could find, from bentwood chairs to wrought iron benches, if you want to create a theme she is your woman.  Add to that some delicious pastries from More Bakery and stunning calligraphy from our model Lau and voila!

For Lau’s look Aimee Chorley chose to keep her fresh looking – emphasising her stunning English Rose looks with just a flick of mascara and a smudge of blusher.  The nude lips simply whisper ‘Kiss me’. And that is what Grant did all day long – when they weren’t laughing. The dress, from Legend Bridal, had just a tiny, tiny amount of shimmer in it.  This dress does it all, with its full back illusion panel which shows the back and shoulders whilst remaining softly demure, but enticing. The high low hem allows a glimpse of those incredible shoes while owning a glorious train, which fans out like a peacock when walking. Made from soft glittering tulle, this dress is deliciously light and easy to wear while having all the Parisian glamour from the sumptuous lace and stunning row of tiny satin covered buttons down the back.

And our addition to the shoot?  (Aswell as the concept and coordination?) The little chandelier.  Because small is perfect.

One of my favourite things about this shoot is the chemistry between the couple. The giggles, the whispering in each other's ear. There is a romance surrounding them and you do truly believe they have eloped and it's their day, just them two.

With thanks to...

Planning, Coordination & Lighting || Typical Type

Photography || Tiree Dawson

Venue || Kirklinton Hall

Hair || Aqua The Salon

Make Up || Aimee Chorley

Dress || Legend Bridal

Decor || Wilde & Romantic

Flowers || Brackens of Bowness

Cakes || More Bakery

Stationery || Neat Creative

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