Pulling together a photoshoot to inspire brides and grooms is such a wonderful challenge. When a wedding blog as amazing as Love My Dress chooses to feature the results, it feels incredible. Early in 2016 Jamie and I had an idea to create a photoshoot with a moody aesthetic, something indulgent and creative but set apart from the pink, fluffy pastels in the wedding magazines.
We came up with the concept of the artisan bride, a beautiful, creative young woman whose art was inspired by the world around her – and whose home was the Lake District. Working with a team of my favourite people in the industry, we put together a shoot with the most amazing florals and carefully curated statement pieces: a cake with stormy icing and bold flowers; a floaty, ethereal dress; artistic and romantic hair and make up – and of course as much calligraphy as I could use throughout the day.
See the full feature here: A Nature and Autumn Inspired Editorial for the Free Spirited, Creative Bride on Love My Dress
“Claire has been producing artfully written wedding calligraphy for a number of years now but has recently rebranded as By Moon & Tide Calligraphy. I adore the name, it really seems to capture the spirit of Claire’s work, which has been so beautifully documented throughout this photoshoot by Vickerstaff Photography.” ~ Annabel, Love My Dress
Annabel writes, “I used to dream about becoming a Calligrapher. I don’t think I have the delicate hand capable of producing such exquisite work, but I can still admire the beautiful written art that fills these pages. I adore these images too – they seem so perfect to share at this time of year – all those deep, robust Autumnal shades. I hope you enjoy browsing through these gorgeous photographs as much as I have…”
Calligraphy – By Moon & Tide Calligraphy
Photography – Vickerstaff Photography
Flowers – Made in Flowers
Hair + Makeup – Stefanie Grisdale
Cakes & floral headpieces – Amy Swann Cakes (& floral headpieces)
Dresses – Ailsa Munro
Venue – Halecat House