It was such fun getting together at The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House in Somerset, with a very talented bunch of wedding suppliers.
When Laura, (Wedding Stylist, Rustic Dresser), contacted me to ask if I could be their photographer for a styled shoot, I jumped at the chance.
So what’s a styled shoot? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a styled shoot is like a ‘mock wedding’. Months and weeks of planning with suppliers goes into creating this. The aim is to get together and work with lovely wedding industry people and for me to capture all their great work, as a visual example for Bride & Grooms to be.
So let me tell you a little about this fantastic team… The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House, Somerset is an 18th Century barn full of character and charm. From exposed brick walls to beams, this place would make an ideal English country wedding. Oh- I almost forgot to mention the fantastic woodland and beautiful fields. This place is just full of wonder & charm.
To compliment the location, Laura (who is just the loviest person to work with), from The Rustic Dresser, provided the most beautiful rustic props, that just made the venue come to life and ooze charm. Laura loves to showcase her woods natural beauty and provides the perfect props for rustic weddings, such as; Festoon lighting, wicker baskets and mini chalkboards through to slices of wood for your centre pieces, wooden crates, milk churns and mini “love” wooden hearts.
Else Event Catering provided the most scrumptious looking homemade breads, which were just heavenly (trust me, I got to eat it at the end of the shoot). They also provided spectacular looking main courses, sharing platters, meats and brownies. It was a joy to photograph but double bonus was, we all got to taste the food. I don’t think I’ve ever had brownies that have tasted soooo good!
The Florist, Becky provided the most beautiful high quality flowers, that just complimented the rustic look of the photo shoot. Becky has such a fine eye to detail and knew just where to place the flowers.
Heather the make up artist and Lauren the hair stylist were just so bubbly and relaxing to be around. They made Micaela, our stand in model, totally feel at ease. These two would be perfect to have on the day of any wedding morning as they have such a calming but fun personalities.
Now the dresses… I have literally fallen in love with every dress Kayleigh from Exclusively Yours Bridal Boutique provided on the day. The detail was just amazing and so beautiful and elegantly designed.
Thank you so much team Cavokay for letting me capture your beautiful ideas and designs. I hope we can all work together again soon x