Oh my stars, y’all. Words cannot describe how incredible it was to have this experience! A few weeks before heading back to Paris I contacted the incredibly talented Sara of Wedding Sparrow to see if we’d be in the same neck of the woods… 24 hours later we had plane tickets from Paris to England and a styled shoot with the best of the best on the books! I am so thankful to Sara for believing in me and putting such an amazing team together- this was truly a dream.
We gathered together and traveled to Dorchester, England to Max Gate – English novelist Thomas Hardy’s former home. For my English literature-major heart, I was in heaven! (Far From the Madding Crowd is next on my list, Lesley!) Can you imagine living in a home teeming with such beauty and history?
Sara’s Botanique styling was breathtaking. And it just so happened that our sweet models, Samantha and Tom, celebrated their first wedding anniversary on the exact day of the shoot! Completely coincidental and completely perfect. They are such a sweet couple! Gorgeous florals from Amy of Bo Boutique, stunning bespoke bridal headpiece from Lacielle Roselle… so many talented vendors!!
To say this was an amazing experience is a huge understatement. I’m incredibly thankful for new friends and vendors who are passionate about creating beautiful artwork and sharing their talents so generously. We love having new friends in England!
I’ve posted many of my favorites, but head on over to Love My Dress for the full back-story and feature. So grateful to finally share these with you!
Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography // Styling and design: Wedding Sparrow // Florals: Bo Boutique // Dress: The Lace Willow by Belle & Bunty // Hair and make up: Planet Make Up // Headpiece: Lacielle Roselle //Cake: Blush Bakery // Location: Max Gate // Calligraphy: Sending Heartstrings // Styling Assistant: Lesley Lau // Expert Film Loader: Bryan Boyd // Models: Samantha and Thomas Davis
This shoot wouldn’t have been possible without such an amazing group of friends!! Andrew and Bryan, thank you for being incredible helpers, movers, drivers, film loaders, and tourist distracters :) Lesley, thank you for giving us your keen stylist eye- we hope to visit you soon in London! And Sara- seriously, words can’t express my gratitude to you. You trusted a random stranger from thousands of miles away and poured your time, heart, and talent into creating something beautiful for us. I cherish your friendship and love of all things fine art! Until next time, yes? :)