Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Last year we were approached by Olivia from Host Event Management who was bubbling with ideas for a Highland Themed Wedding Shoot and we both agreed that Berkeley Castle would be the perfect location! At the end of the project we were delighted to have the shoot featured in Wedding Idea's Magazine which is a nationwide publication for engaged couples.
Having had many planning and visually inspired meetings, the shoot day finally came with all the suppliers rocking up early in the morning to get cracking.
Being late October, the grounds were looking gorgeous with rich orange leaves carpeting the grass. Remarkably, the gardens were still in bloom and we managed to get a gorgeous shot of Jack and Liz surrounded by shrubs & purple flowers which just so happened to be a key colour used in the styling.
Inside the Castle, Olivia & Catherine were hard at work styling. The top table was set in the Great Hall in front of the large open fire place and upstairs in the Long Drawing Room a Civil Ceremony was staged for 70 guests. Olivia's mood board was inspired by autumn and winter weddings wishing to create a moody, luxe and rich feel opposed to the usual whimsical summery shoots which you tend to see. Scottish tartan was a central fabric used to create the theme alongside deep purple's and red's.
Luxury chargers, crockery and glassware helped to create an opulent feel with a gorgeous candelabra as the centerpiece.
We loved working with all the suppliers on this project and meeting a few new faces - it all pulled together to be, what I hope you will agree, a stunning shoot full of inspiration for a bride & groom's dream autumn or winter wedding. Enjoy a browse through the pictures or pick up your copy of Wedding Idea's Magazine which is in stores now.
Alternatively for more information on hosting your wedding day at Berkeley Castle please follow this link.
Many thanks to all the fantastic suppliers involved in making the shoot such a success.
Vanessa Hambly Hair
Models: Liz McMenamin & Jack Bain