Rustic ‘Red’ Luxe – Bridal Photo Shoot

We are so lucky to work with some fabulous wedding suppliers, so when we decided to stage our latest bridal campaign we were overwhelmed by the support and ideas from our creative team.

The Black Swan Hotel is an idyllic venue for a romantic country-inspired wedding. Its well-loved country charm, welcoming atmosphere and quaint English walled gardens, made it so easy for us to create a rustic-luxe themed photo shoot.

Our model James with his red-haired beauties, Zara, and Connor the Irish red setter, bring this theme to life with a touch of nostalgia. The evocative images are intimate, dream-like, and sometimes fun and light-hearted.

The timeless, informal elegance of the photography shoot mirrors the essence of this historic hotel venue – the smartly-tailored handsome groom James, in his Yorkshire tweeds and smartly polished brogues, along with his bride’s sweet, ethereal beauty and swan-like elegance make for a beautiful pairing, and Connor certainly adds a special appeal to the ‘family shots’.

The various settings demonstrate the hotel’s oak beamed ‘Tudor Lounge’ the hotel’s oldest part, with its original inglenook and the cosy stone-walled ‘Crosland Room’, as well as the pretty English walled gardens in which the new oak gazebo is located, which is now available for summer wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

We hope you enjoy looking at the images as much as we enjoyed shooting them! Enjoy 🙂

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The hotel would like to thank all those who offered their talents and goods, including models James, Zara, and Connor (and his lovely owner, Lorna Foster)

A creative team led by Annemarie King, award-winning photographer from York, are responsible for this photographic campaign. Two of Annemarie’s passions are showcased here as she is an award-winning photographer specialising in both country weddings and canine photography.

The shoot’s retro-inspired gowns which include the Alan Hannah’s “Tara” long lace gown, White Rose’s 50’s style gown, “R920”, “Am 242” and the flamboyant Cymbeline Pour un oui,  “Adele”, were kindly loaned by The Bridal Lounge, Northallerton, along with selected accessories.

Carters Country Wear provided the Tweed tailored outfit sported by groom, James.  Carters specialise in suits and country wear tailored with cloth from Saville Row and Yorkshire tweed mills, with a particular emphasis on country sportswear, they enjoy an international client who value their quality and highly personalised service.

The striking make-up and hairstyling of our ‘bride’ Zara, is by award-winning hair and make-up artist Kate Pymm, who based in the North East and works throughout the UK on a wide portfolio of projects including bridal hair and make up.

The sweet bouquets and simple floral arrangements with home-grown ‘grandma’s cottage garden blooms’ inspired by the rural-luxe theme, are all the creation of Liz Wood, at Busy Liz’s Floral Design of Kirkbymoorside.

Much of the jewellery was generously loaned by Libby Butler Jewellers, also located in Helmsley.

CAKE by Celebrate Country Cake Design, located in Helmsley’s Walled Gardens

PROPS by Fabulously Finished Events

CHAIR COVERS by Chair Covers of Yorkshire