Last week I had the pleasure of teaming up with some fabulous wedding suppliers for a bridal photoshoot at Acklam Hall with Simon Hogben Photography. A large proportion of my work is bridal makeup but it was fun to create my own bridal styles on the models and really wanted to make each model different.
I contacted some local wedding suppliers to see if they wanted to be involved to showcase their businesses which resulted in having local Hair Stylist Elisia Hart (based at Vo-La-Si), Dandy Threads for suits, Amore Bridal Boutique for bridal gowns, Careful Keepsakes for bunting/décor and Simon’s studio base Acklam Hall for the venue.
So here is an introduction all of the suppliers involved;
Simon Hogben Photography
Simon is a professional photographer based at Acklam Hall near Middlesbrough. He covers weddings in the North East and Yorkshire as well as portrait and lifestyle photography. He has always loved art and being creative which led him to take up photography as a full time job. As a photographer, he is inspired by timeless, classic images and loves to capture spontaneous moments that show the connection between people in a photograph.
07538 376860 – Simon Hogben – Middlesbrough Wedding Photographer
Amore Bridal Boutique
Amore Bridal Boutique is a specialist bridal boutique based in Middlesbrough. They are an exclusive stockist of Maggie Sottero as well as supplying bridesmaids, suit hire and pretty prom dresses. They pride themselves on delivering quality luxurious fabrics and a superb fitting service. They stock top designers at competitive prices stocking gowns for every shape and size.
01642 812895 – www.amorebridalboutique.co.uk
Dandy Threads are based in the heart of Guisborough. They are a gents outfitters, specialising in smart/casual clothing for most occasions. They endeavour to offer a personal, old fashioned service providing different and quality garments to make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you are looking for an outfit for an occasion like a wedding, the races, christenings or just something for everyday they will have it covered. They also offer an alteration service so you can have your outfit tailored to your body.
01287 348288 – www.dandythreads.co.uk
Careful Keepsakes is a home based sewing/craft business and their products include personalised bunting for all occasions, hen party/wedding items, babygrow bunting and keepsake cushions. Treasured items of clothing can be transformed in to keepsakes, helping to preserve special memories. No two pieces are the same; they are entirely unique to you and the material you provide. Old babygrows, adult clothes and even wedding dresses can be turned in to bunting, cushions and other keepsake with personalised embroidery and embellishments.
Elisia Hart – Hairstylist at Vo-La-Si
Elisia is a Guisborough-based Hair Stylist who has worked in salons for around 6 years. She completed her training at Saks and loves doing creative hair. She recently won the Avante Garde Image Award in London with Saks but is now working in Vo-La-Si Salon in Guisborough.
Gemma Rimmington – Award Winning professional Makeup Artist
Who am I? Well I am a full time professional award-winning Makeup Artist. Although I am trained in all aspects of makeup artistry (including special effects) I specialise in bridal makeup and have bookings almost 3 years in advance. Recently placed in top 5 bridal makeup artists in the area. As well as bridal I also do a lot of commercial work with photographers and have a passion for fashion!
07584 014959 – gemmarimmingtonmakeup.com
So lets have a look at the models and their styling hey?
Model 1 – Charlotte Dicicco
Charlotte is blessed with Italian genes so I decided to go for Hollywood glam makeup to compliment her skin tone, big brown eyes and dark hair.
Foundation: Veil Covercream, Eyemakeup: Mac Pro Palette (Warm), Lips: Mac Ruby Woo, Lashes: Prima Lash
Headchain: Gemma’s own
Dress: Maggie Sottero gown “Reynold”. Lace appliques cascade down this lightweight fit-and-flare wedding gown, featuring sweetheart neck and striking lace hem. Finished with a corset closure. Available in Amore Bridal Boutique in champagne/pewter as per images – £1500 (size 12).
Model 2 – Alexandra Hart
Alexandra is a pale porcelain skinned beauty with amazing red hair. I wanted to keep her complexion pale and pretty and compliment her hair with copper toned makeup.
Foundation: Mac Studio Fix, Eyemakeup: Mac Ginger Snap, Lips: Mac Half and Half, Lashes: Prima Lash
Dress: Maggie Sottero (Rebecca Ingram for Maggie Sottero) gown “Isabelle”. Flirty yet elegant. This Asteria organza mermaid wedding dress features a sweetheart neckline, pleated bodice and textured skirt. Accented with a shimmering applique of beads and Swarovski crystals at the hip. Available in Amore Bridal Boutique in Ivory as per images – £990 (size 12)
Model 3 – Chloe Henderson-Painter
Chloe has amazing facial features – she is lucky to have big eye space for creating gorgeous eye makeup and full lips. Her dress was very elegant with a slight vintage feel so I kept her makeup fairly classic and her hair was finished off with a real vintage headpiece which I bought in a vintage charity shop in Guisborough.
Foundation: Mac Prolongwear, Eyemakeup: Mac Satin Taupe and Makeup Geek Sparklers, Winged Eyeliner: Maybelline Gel Liner, Lips: Mac Plumful, Lashes: Prima Lash
Headpiece – Vintage bridal headpiece from Help the Aged vintage room in Guisborough – £5
Dress: Maggie Sottero (Rebecca Ingram for Maggie Sottero) gown “Hope”. Romantic and vintage inspired, this allover lace fit-and-flare features an illusion plunging neck line. A double keyhole back adds a touch a alluring elegance to this lace wedding dress. Available in Amore Bridal Boutique in Ivory as per images – £930 (size 10).
Model 4 – Nicholas Harvey-James Langley
Nick’s family own Dandy Threads so who better to model his own products?
Linen suit: Pearly King, jacket £137, waistcoat £60, trousers £70
Shirt: Lord Jiggler Berlue £60
Accessories: Knightsbridge neckwear, tie and pocket square £45 for set
Model 5 – Paul Stetchly
Paul kindly offered to model for our same-sex Groom shoot and definitely missed his vocation in life 🙂 He was born to model country gent attire. See you for yourself…
Tweed style suit: Mark Darcey, jacket £105, waistcoat £50, Trousers £47
Shirt: Lord Jiggler Berlue £70
Brogues: Goodwin and Smith £125
Accessories: Knightsbridge Neckwear, tie £35, bow tie £26, pocket square £10
Check out this video created by Simon which captures the fun and wedding styling from the day… for any information regarding the supplier/services featured on this blog, please contact them directly. Contact details in supplier introduction at the top of the blog.