Wedding Inspiration for a Royal and Dramatic Style

 

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a beautiful wedding shoot. Dottie Photography teamed up with wedding suppliers across Lincolnshire to provide you with a very regal styled shoot.

In general, styled shoots are pretty. They’re designed to be. Their purpose is as inspiration for brides and to showcase the talents of the suppliers involved. However, styled shoots by Dottie Photography are in a league of their own. Her work is incredible and so is the work of the suppliers used in this beautiful wedding shoot.

Bridesmaids outside the Orangery at Burghley.
Bridesmaids outside the Orangery at Burghley.

Burghley House was used as the venue, and for anyone who hasn’t been there, it’s extremely beautiful. It’s like something out of Hogwarts, and the perfect background to a wedding shoot. It’s also nice just to visit and they host a number of events throughout the year like the Burghley Horse Trials.

Models Daniel James and Georgia King in front of Burghley House.
Models Daniel James and Georgia King in front of Burghley House.

The gown you see in the image above is an Ian Stuart gown, and the traditional car is from VP Princess Wedding Cars.

The blush coloured dress and sweetheart neckline along with its ruffled style suits the burgundy and pink tones of the shoot.

Stationery
Instead of 'Paris,' 'New York,' 'Rome' etc, be different and go for wacky table names that look pretty!
Instead of ‘Paris,’ ‘New York,’ ‘Rome’ etc, be different and go for wacky table names. They look pretty too!

All of the stationery in this shoot is also provided by Mandy and Zoe from Dottie Photography. Not only are they incredibly photographers but they provide wedding stationery too, from the business Dottie Creations.

Stationery that should really be on the walls of a gallery.
Stationery that should really be on the walls of a gallery.

The stationery used suits the theme perfectly. Honestly, I would frame this stuff if it ever fell on my doorstep! It’s super pretty.

Cherubs/Bridesmaids
Adorable cherubs wearing Fabulous Tutu Dresses and handmade wings.
Adorable cherubs wearing Fabulous Tutu Dresses and handmade wings.

The bridesmaids who did a great job of being adorable little cherubs on the shoot wore dresses from Fabulous Tutu Dresses.

The wings – you guessed it – come from Dottie Photography again. Mandy bought the wings from Amazon and embellished them with gold spray, glitter and goose feathers.

Want to look like an actual goddess on your wedding? Get married in Burghley and use Dottie Photography.
Want to look like an actual goddess on your wedding? Get married in Burghley and use Dottie Photography.
This photo itself looks like it should be in the Sistine Chapel.
This photo itself looks like it should be in the Sistine Chapel.

You can’t not want to get married here. Burghley House is just amazing and Zoe and Mandy’s photos make the bride and groom look like they’re part of the elaborate paintings behind them. If a styled shoot’s main role was to showcase the talents of wedding suppliers, these pictures do it ten times over.

Flower Power
Pollen Designs.
Pollen Designs.
An abundance of flowers is becoming really popular at weddings at the moment.
An abundance of flowers is becoming really popular at weddings at the moment.

The flowers and bridesmaid wreaths used on the day were made by local florist Pollen Designs. They really touch on the dark romantic tone of the shoot. The candelabras were provided by Burghley.

Incredible Photography
Georgia looks like an actual Disney princess in this picture.
Georgia looks like an actual Disney princess in this picture.

All the interior shots of model Georgia King showcase dresses from the Martin Charles Bridal Gallery. The A-Line styles make the bride look as grand as the venue.

Dottie Photography.
Dottie Photography.

The suits Daniel James, our model, wears are all available to hire from Robert Goddard.

Table Decorations
A little zebra to put a smile on your guest's face.
A little zebra to put a smile on your guest’s face.

Such a simple idea, but instead of using general table names, or perhaps you’re struggling to pick, go wacky and choose Zebra, Flamingo and Giraffe as table names. You could make each table look different and the stationery, as Zoe from Dottie Creations has proven, can look stunning.

The logos of many stately homes are beautiful enough to be used on stationery like Burghley's.
The logos of many stately homes are beautiful enough to be used on stationery like Burghley’s.

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The cutlery is provided by Burghley and the dinner and drinksware all comes from John Lewis and House of Fraser

These make cute little wedding favours and table place names.
These make cute little wedding favours and table place names. Dottie Creations.
Pollen Designs has outdone themselves here. Super beautiful floral display.
Pollen Designs has outdone themselves here. Super beautiful floral display.

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Scrolling down this blog post, it just gets better and better. Just look at the cake. The attention to detail is phenomenal!

Confetti from Dottie Creations.
Confetti from Dottie Creations.

Want confetti? Guess who? That’s right; Zoe at Dottie Creations. It’s important for all the small details to relate to one another. If you want to keep the theme, don’t make the mistake of buying something ‘because it looks pretty.’ You have to make sure it suits the general style of the day.

Model Shots
Drama shot by Mandy.
Drama shot by Mandy.

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Georgia’s hairstyle for the day was created by Charlotte Wesson and the makeup artist was Liza Smith. Remember, when it comes to hair and makeup, try not to overdo it. It’s your wedding day so you’ll want it to look dramatic and better than usual, but remember it’s not an evening, it’s a whole day.

The dark mahogany of Burghley House makes the bright colours stand out.
The dark mahogany of Burghley House makes the bright colours stand out.
styled shoot
Another shot of the cake, because you can’t really have enough cake.

So, if you hadn’t already guessed, I LOVE this styled shoot. It’s so beautiful, and although there are a lot of dark winter and autumn colours, you could still go for a similar style in spring or summer. Tweak parts of it to make it a little lighter and brighter perhaps.

A big mention must go to the amazing suppliers of the styled shoot. If you’re getting married in the East Midlands, I thoroughly recommend these. Some may travel further. If you see anything you like, just give them a call and ask!

Suppliers of Styled Shoot

Venue – Burghley House – www.burghley.co.uk
Photography – Dottie Photography – www.dottiephotography.com
Bride’s Dress Inside Shots – Martin Charles Bridal Gallery – www.martincharlesbridalgallery.com
Bride’s Dress Outside Shots – Ian Stuart  Bride – www.ianstuart-bride.com
Flowers and Bridesmaid Wreaths – Pollen Designs – www.pollen-designs.co.uk
Cake – Couture Cakes – www.couture-cakes.co.uk
Stationery and Props – Dottie Creations – www.dottiecreations.com
Hair – Charlotte Wesson – www.charlottewesson.co.uk
Make Up – Liza Smith – www.lizasmithmakeup.co.uk
Dinner and Drinksware – John Lewis & House of Fraser
Gold Candelabra and Cutlery – Burghley House – www.burghley.co.uk
Suit Hire – Robert Goddard – robertgoddard.co.uk
Cars – VP Princess Wedding Cards – www.vpprincessweddingcars.co.uk
Bridesmaid Dresses – Fabulous Tutu Dresses – www.facebook.com/fabuloustutudresses

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Happy Wedding Planning!

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