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An Edgar Allan Poe inspired Hedsor House wedding

So this shoot is a little different from what we normally show you, but a Hedsor House wedding is not a “normal” affair!  The venue is grand and spectacular but unlike some country house locations, they have oodles of light in some of their rooms, so for me it’s a dream!!

 

The grand building and gardens of Hedsor House wedding venue

The luxury interior of Hedsor House wedding venue

 

The inspiration behind this shoot was founded on an Edgar Allan Poe poem – Annabel Lee, in particular the line “we loved with a love that was more than a love”.  The dark and romantic nature of this poem was woven through the shoot with deep reds, elegant blacks and opulent golden touches.  Hedsor House was a natural choice for the venue with its iconic looming stature and its luxurious interiors.

Often the phrase “less is more” is attributed to wedding styling, for this shoot we went the opposite way with a “more is more” attitude and this was most evident in the luxurious haute couture feel to the dresses the models wore, shying away from the traditional white or ivory dresses and adorning them in rich colours and sumptuous fabrics.

This wedding style would suit a stately home or grand hotel and it exudes high end luxury and extravagant details and with such a rich colour palette this would be ideal for a winter wedding.   Gold leafing is becoming more and more popular in wedding stationery, and combined with the black of this suite, it exudes richness and depth.  And who would have thought of a black wedding cake, Lilly Vanilli of course!

I’m going to stop talking now so that you can sit back and take a look for yourself…

 

Gold wedding shoes by Freya Rose. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyWhite peep toe wedding shoes by Freya Rose. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyLace up wedding shoe boots by Freya Rose. Images by Amanda Karen Photography

Marsala and black table decor at a Hedsor House wedding. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyMarsala and black table decor at a Hedsor House wedding. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyTwo brides in Ian Stuart wedding dresses at Hedsor House. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyBlack and gold leaf wedding stationary at Hedsor House. Images by Amanda Karen Photography

Bride in pale grey wedding dress at a Hedsor House wedding. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyBride drinking champagne in pale grey wedding dress at Hedsor House. Images by Amanda Karen Photography

Champagne cocktails with blackberries on a gold tray at a Hedsor House wedding. Images by Amanda Karen Photography

Bride in blush ruffled dress at Hedsor House wedding. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyBride in blush ruffled dress at Hedsor House wedding. Images by Amanda Karen Photography

Bride in pale grey dress in the Hedsor House bridal suite. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyBride in bath. Images by Amanda Karen Photography

Bride in deep purple wedding dress. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyBride holding black wedding cake. Images by Amanda Karen PhotographyBridal boudoir session at Hedsor House. Images by Amanda Karen Photography

 

An amazing team of wedding vendors came together for this Hedsor House wedding shoot:

Venue: Hedsor House // Flowers: Palais Flowers // Hair: Dionne Smith // Makeup: Lolase Makeup // Cake: Lily Vanilli // Videography: Richvision Studios // Dresses: Ian Stuart // Shoes: Freya Rose // Stationery: Ollie Studio // Tableware: White House Crockery // Cookies: Didi’s Cookies // Macarons: Khades Bakes // Photography: Amanda Karen Photography

Until next time,

Amanda x

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