Messing around on the river

Getting ready for the day ahead...

I was recently asked by Kerry at Vintage Simplicity to help arrange a wedding shoot on the River. The theme – local wedding suppliers doing vintage.

Neither of us had done any kind of photoshoot before, let alone arranged one, but after a few quick “tweets”, we were well on our way! Everyone involved was very generous with their time, products and expertise, and I’m looking forward to working with them for years to come.

Catherine from Lily and Frank was the lady behind the camera and was a complete star all day – as well as being one of the loveliest ladies I’ve met! I’m sure you will agree, her pictures are stunning too. We’re already working together on two real life weddings in 2011 and I can’t wait!

Old Dutch buttonhole

What better way to spend the afternoon than hopping on a boat, eating cake and floating to Hampton Court?

The lovely Andrea from Cake by Sugar supplied all the delicious and extra pretty cup cakes for the photoshoot, along with the amazing upside down wedding cake! She’s a mixing master – fact! I have since worked with her, and we have much planned for 2011…can’t wait!

Anyone for some yummy cake?

Delicious cakes by Sugar

Although the security were swift to move us on, after congratulating the happy couple of course, Catherine managed to snap a few beauties.

The stunning dresses on the day were made by the staggeringly brilliant Jo at Jo Fleming Designs. The perfect choice for us, and any brides that want to look like proper vintage (or otherwise) princesses!

Having a giggle at The Palace in pretty dresses

I couldn’t pick between the pictures, so they both got in!

A close up my flowers. I made up four bouquets that were passed between all the lovely models throughout the day. Plenty of Roses, Ranunculus, Delphinium, Anthurium, Tulips, Paperwhites, plus plenty of lovely foliage!

Anthurium, Tulips & yummy foliage!

A mix of all things pretty for the beautiful bride

Tulips & Paperwhites

From Hampton Court, back to the boat, via the phone box. I love this photo against the brick wall. Hampton Court does brick walls so well.

All queueing up for the phone...

Catherine brought the frame with her. Sadly it broke as we were getting on the boat, but after a little glueing by the office at Turks Launches, we still managed to use it – thank you!

Pretty ladies with pretty flowers

Nothing like a cake fight at the end of a pretend wedding breakfast, surely?

The boat trip ended with a cake fight. Of course!

Last stop of the day was Richmond. The Captain of the Southern Belle was lovely enough to squeeze in a trip to Richmond too, and the pictures, some of my favourites of the day, were well worth it.

Hayley in a very very cold Richmond!

One of my favourite shots of the day

Catherine took too many gorgeous pics...

My last big thank you is to Rodney – our stand in groom for the day, and one of my best friends in the world! Our booked male model cancelled on the morning of the shoot, so in stepped Rodney. He got two special buttonholes as a treat…obviously.

To have & to hold from this day forth...

Heading home after a great day. Lots of love and thanks to everyone, including Sarah at the Trend Salon, who did all the hair and make-up and of course the amazing models, who all helped to make the day such a success.

On the Southern Belle...

Photographer ♥ Lily and Frank
Dresses ♥ Jo Flemming
Cakes ♥ Sugar
Flowers ♥ fairy nuff flowers
Vintage china ♥ & props – Vintage Simplicity
Headpieces ♥ Gillian Million
Models ♥ Hayley Griffiths, Nina Boldt, Nicolina Di Lauro, Rodney Hicks
Hair and Make-up ♥ Sarah Twyford, The Trend Hair Salon, Shepperton
Venue ♥ Turks Launches

11 thoughts on “Messing around on the river

  1. Think that my comment has disappeared so will leave another… Gorgeous shoot, sooooo beautifully styled! And of course flower-tastic xx

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  3. Er…how awesome is Rodney? I think I’m in love 🙂
    Really great shoot hun-amazing work via some quick tweets!
    It really is a lovely story board for a vintage wedding!!
    Lots of flower love Steph xxxxxxx

  4. I love this! It’s so pretty 🙂
    It can’t help but make me worry that my wedding will never be this lovely and this isn’t even a real wedding!! Think I need to go have a sulk!!

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