Bridal editorial at Somerley House
I have often wondered what it is I love most about photographing weddings, and I eventually came to the conclusion that it is really about the energy of the day.
My favourite part is often the wedding morning, there is a certain giddiness in the air with the bride-to-be almost floating on air, filled with nervous excitement. This was something I wanted to explore in a styled shoot at the beautiful Grade II listed wedding venue Somerley House in Ringwood, Hampshire. Working with the wonderful Valentina from The Stars Inside, we developed the concept further focusing on the lightness of being, the grace and movement of the real ‘first dance’ on a wedding day.
Situated on the outskirts of the glorious New Forest, Somerley House was the perfect venue; elegant, refined and a haven for all the dreamers out there. There are so many beautiful details both inside and outside this stately home, it offers so many creative opportunities for designing your wedding day. Wild, ikebana-inspired floral creations by Jenni Bloom added an extra sprinkling of magic to this beautiful space.
Our theme was echoed by the dessert table, created by the amazing Kate Burt. It featured a similar colour palette of pale greys, powder chalk blues, and ballet satin pinks and focused on textures that evoke romance and the passing of time. Kate’s The stationery by Elin’s Art Studio also reflected the delicate and elegant mood of the day.
The words of wedding stylist Valentina perfectly sum up the shoot:
“All together, the narrative is one of both trepidation and fearlessness, poise and imperfection – girl and woman, preparing for this brand new chapter of her life.”
Scroll to the bottom to see the fabulous behind-the-scenes video by Wyld Weddings and the full list of suppliers we worked with.
If you are looking for a Somerley House wedding photographer, or would like a similar photography approach on your day (alongside all the fun, candid moments, of course!) I would love to hear from you. Just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07809575460 to check my availability.
This shoot was previously published on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, a gorgeous wedding blog where you can find lots of inspiration for your big day.
A big thank you to our fabulous creative team!
Concept & Photography
Siobhan H Photography
Planning & Styling
The Stars Inside
Jenni Bloom Flowers
Flower Girl Dress