Country Vintage Wedding Styling at Bawdon Lodge Farm

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Hello! I think you’re going to need to stick the kettle on for this post today. We’ve got some gorgeous images from not one but TWO vintage styled wedding shoots that we worked on to share with you. If I said the words, rustic, country, vintage, hay bales, afternoon tea, roses and hydrangeas. Would your heart be set a flutter? Well, there is all that and more in the shoots today.

The props, china, linens, furniture and styling are all from us at Darby & Joan – get in touch if you are looking to create something similar for your day.

So grab that cuppa (maybe a cheeky biscuit) and indulge yourself in a little vintage country wedding inspiration.

Mirlah x

The shoots, organised by Val at Benessamy Weddings and Events was put together ahead of a brand new Wedding Venue opening in the wonderful East Midlands. Bawdon Lodge Farm is a family owned country farm in Nanpantan, Leicestershire, and is due to launch as a country wedding venue later this year and is available for weddings in 2014. The owners, Richard & Lynn Bailey were passionate about working with local suppliers to showcase the venue’s versatility and Darby and Joan had the pleasure of styling the shoots alongside a fabulous team of talented suppliers. Creativity was in full flow and a lot of fun was had by all down on the farm. A big thank you to Val at Benessamy for superb co-ordinating, Alix at Lumiere Photography for capturing the beautiful images and to Bawdon Lodge; we wish you all the success in the world, we just know your stunning venue will be a success.

A Vintage Country Wedding

The inspiration behind the first shoot was Vintage Country Wedding. Featuring a hay bale ‘theatre’ (pretty darn fabulous) and beautiful blooms this shoot oozes country sophistication. You’ll also spot a selection of our props and vintage china throughout the styling, all of which can of course be hired from us. Enjoy.

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The Dream Team

Photography: Lumiere Photography

Planning and Co-ordination: Benessamy Weddings & Events

Venue: Bawdon Lodge Farm

Styling: Darby & Joan Vintage and Fabric Theatre

Flowers: Tineke Floral Designs

Stationery: Paperknots

Dresses and Accessories: Giling & White Bridal

Menswear: Christopher Scotney

Hair Stylist: Alison Jenner

Make-up Artist: Cristina Lazzarotto

Cake: Dominic at David North

Props: Delightful LivingLove Umbrellas and Dominic at David North

Furniture: Shires Event Hire

Models: Jack Stovin, Nicola Marie Stokes and Catherine Bosworth

 

A Rustic, Afternoon Tea Styled Wedding

Next up, we have a slightly different feel for the second shoot. Inspired by Vintage Afternoon Tea this look is a little more rustic, with simple burlap table runners, mismatched china, and soft hues of blue and pinks. Capturing all of the charm of an English Afternoon Tea, this shoot is relaxed, subtle and oh so pretty.

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The Dream Team

Photography: Lumiere Photography

Planning and Co-ordination: Benessamy Weddings & Events

Venue: Bawdon Lodge Farm

Styling: Darby & Joan Vintage and Fabric Theatre

Flowers: Tineke Floral Designs

Stationery: Paperknots

Dresses and Accessories: Giling & White Bridal

Menswear: Christopher Scotney

Hair Stylist: Alison Jenner

Make-up Artist: Cristina Lazzarotto

Cake: Dominic at David North

Wooden Signage and Table Numbers: Delightful Living

Furniture: The Country Home

Models: Jack Stovin and Charlotte Wood

So there we have it, what do you think? We’d love to hear from you. We’re delighted with the images and had a ball making it all come together. Thanks again to everyone involved, great work. High Five!


17:27 24 June 2013

Autumnal, Rustic Wedding Shoot

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. How time has flown – it has been 12  months since we did this shoot and somehow I never wrote a blog post about it.

If you are planning a wedding for next autumn, than this one is for you. Get pinning girls!!

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. The shoot took place at the stunning Georgian manor house which is home to Hannah from Unforgettable Vintage Bridal Gowns.  The top floor houses their studio where you can lose an afternoon in this treasure trove, trying on their vintage and antique gowns, dresses and jewelery.  Its not just for brides, they have a huge selection of frocks for parties and “just because you can’t live without them dresses…”

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. Lucy Stendall was our photographer, she is awesome, gorgeous, funny and just generally brilliant.  She specialises in “taking photographs of good old fashioned sweet love.”

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. We were a bit excited that Sanni Sorma came from Paris to work her magic with hair and makeup.  She also does the best make up tutorials on YouTube and is a fountain of knowledge for girly glamour.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. The cakes were made by Daisy Cupcakes and were divine.

We wanted a seasonal, rustic and shoot and  the warm  colour palette worked so well against the orchard and the garden.  Rich Edwardian china, paired with vintage crystal and silver added glamour to the tables and sat perfectly with the simple flower arragements where we used berries, greenery and crabapples picked from the garden that morning – roses added to the relaxed, easy styling.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. I stole some oak chairs from the dining room, added some old mirrors and masses of romantic  lace.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. The dresses were to die for, just beautiful.

What can I say about our model, Ayo – a star is born. 

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. Watch this space for another shoot with the same girls – we had such a great weekend and I hope you find some inspiration from our photographs.  Who knows, maybe one day there will be a couple who hires all of us to work on their wedding together!Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond.

 


10:47 20 October 2012

Corsets, Cake & Charity

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I love cake, I love corsets and I love being involved in a charity event. 

 

Astra from Timeless Couture has a close friend, Robyn, who has recently been diagnosed with cervical cancer.  She is only in her mid 20′s.   One of the charities who has been very supportive and helpful to Robyn is The Mercedes Curnow Foundation who promote awareness of the early detection of cervical cancer in young women and funding private screening & hpv tests. They are fighting to lower the age of cervical screening in England from 25-20.  This is something Robyn feels passionately about.

 

To show support and love for Robyn, Astra decided to organise an event that would involve her family and friends and to hopefully raise funds for The Mercedes Cunrow Foundation.  Corset design is a love of Astra’s and her exquisite, bespoke pieces combine vintage inspired details and modern contempoary shapes.  She partners Rachel at Timeless Couture and together they create beautiful bespoke wedding dresses, two of which you can see in the main photograph above .  Robyn was one of the models in our photoshoot with Timeless Couture earlier in the year, see the gorgeous girl on the telephone above…so it seemed perfect to combine a corset photoshoot with afternoon tea at a special venue.

 

It was a ladies only day (for obvious reasons!, as Astra put it “no smelly boys”) and all the guests had the opportunity to be involved in the photoshoot.

 

This idea grew into producing a corset calendar which would be sold to raise further funds.

Stancliffe Hall in Darley Dale offered us the use of their venue, completely free of charge, which was an incredibly generous gesture.  It is an outstandingly beautiful privately owned Hall, set in over 50 acres of stunning parkland in the heart of the Peak District. 

The photography and styling for the shoot was left in the hands of Emma from Ms Honey Boudoir, who also owns Emma Cleveley Photography.  She donated her time, talent, sexy props & experience for the day. 

 

Tineke kindly supplied all the flowers for the day and there were lots of raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

Darby & Joan provided the afternoon tea for the ladies and we donated two days to set up the venue and supplied our vintage china.

Some of the ladies were hesitant about stripping off and posing, but before Emma knew it there was a queue of ladies desperate to be transformed into a sexy siren for a couple of hours.  It was credit to Emma’s skill and easy going presence that made the shoot such a success, guiding the girls through poses to flatter their figures and enhanced their best bits.  Hopefully we can share some of these photographs with you soon.

Another charity who had been tremendously supportive of Robyn was MacMillan Cancer Support.  Most people are familiar with the amazing work they do on a daily basis, providing practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.  A spokesperson from the charity attended to talk about their role in helping cancer patients and their families.  Some of the funds raised on the day were donated to MacMillan.

Pimms, afternoon tea, a room full of great ladies having a well earned sunny Sunday afternoon to themselves, a beautiful venue, pants and bras flying around everywhere, laughs and tears and raising money for two amazing charities. 

A good day.

 

Photography on the day – Emma Cleveley Photography, Ms Honey

Photograph of Robyn – Yvonne Lishman Photography

Main image – Emma Case Photography


17:51 11 September 2012


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