Iscoyd Park is a stylish and elegant venue, in the borders of North Wales and Shropshire. It has a grand manor house feel, with incredible light and consciously decorated spaces, but a contemporary and modern feel too. It was the perfect backdrop for this editorial put together by Stories of Events, one of my favourite stylists. Sarah leaned into the elegance and style of the venue, but elevated it with a contemporary and chic feel. For this shoot we had two couples, Lua and Marcus, Ellie and Joe, and solo model Anya, to get a range of styles and feels around the venue.
For shoots like this, it's imperative for me to build a story. I don't want solo, stand alone shots to post once or twice, I want to create as I would on a real wedding day, and try to build a narrative around the venue, suppliers and most importantly, the couple and their connection. Sarah had set up multiple vignettes, around the story telling avenue, with Lua + Marcus with that super stylish classic car, and incredible and modern Mimosa ceremony space by Agnes and Bee. Ellie and Joe were both on prep, and we focused on creating an authentic and cinematic wedding morning with them both, before using the styled table in the Coach House for some reception portraits. Anya was there for the editorial lovers, and was a little pop of fashion to contrast with the romance of the couples. I really wanted to experiment with film this day, and really try and shoot this editorial as I would a real wedding, so really let loose and got trigger happy with the 35mm. I love the nostalgic look of the film here, and would say it's easily my most successful body of film work so far. It has it's own feel and is it's own medium, and stands alone from the digital. The film shots are first in the gallery, with the digital to follow. I really love the look and feel of film, as an addition to digital and as a standalone. Whilst it's different in appearance to my digital work, and the edit I do there will never be emulated in the film, I think they still go hand in hand and work together to build a narrative.
There was a whole host of talented creatives who came together to create this shoot - with The White Closet providing those show stopping, modern dresses. Kate from Agnes and Bee on florals, with 3 incredible bouquets as well as the ceremony and table florals, in beautiful yellow and peachy tones, evoking spring even though we got snow, in March (!!). Daniella Hair and Makeup artists created all the looks on the three models, and she always creates something elegant, contemporary, glowing and a little bit glamorous. Of course Sarah, the brain behind Stories of Events, put together the concept and styled the entire day, and did it effortlessly. Sarah has such a vision for everything she puts her eye towards, and is always ahead of the trend.
Thank you to the team for creating this and having me - it was a beautiful day to let my inspirations come to life.
Venue - Iscoyd Park
Dresses - The White Closet