From the moment we heard about this styled collaboration we have been so excited to share with you all. This shoot perfectly highlights how you can glam up the blustery season without having to opt for rich autumnal colours. It might be slightly chilly out there but you can still create a cosy feel with fresh colour palettes and a hint of deco.
A huge thank you to Frances Moore for sharing these images and talking us through the suppliers involved, and to many of our favourite suppliers who were a part of this collaboration. We’ve listed all the contact details you will need at the bottom of the page if, like us, you love every element of this shoot and you want to recreate any of the elements for your big day.
Photographer Lemontree Photography
We completely adore the style of this shoot, tell us more about the inspiration behind the idea…
The inspiration for the styled shoot came to me whilst watching an adaption of Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’. Considered Christie’s masterpiece, I was enthralled by the geometric designs of the set, the costumes…and of course, the makeup.
I’ve always had a passion for the influential art deco period with it’s characteristic warm colours, bold designs and opulent furniture. Not to mention the chic fashion and ‘Old Hollywood’ call back makeup. All of these elements helped to shape the look and feel of the contemporary art deco shoot.
Why did you choose this location for the shoot?
Much of the additional touches came from the venue itself. A real gem. Portland House, located in Weymouth, once owned by a young gentlemen during the 1930’s who died suddenly before seeing the house completed – which was designed by Lord Gerald Wellesley.
The house seemed to have that ‘just popped out’ look with all the original furniture still intact and used. With rumoured links to Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII – you definitely got the impression there must be some stories in those walls!
Who provided the gorgeous gowns used in this shoot?
Wedding gowns were provided by Brides of Winchester, who brought the whole look of the shoot together. Laura (owner of BOW) brought with her the most gorgeous modern gowns that could easily be interpreted as ‘art deco’. With designers such as Chanticleer, Charlie Brear and Suzanne Neville.
We must discuss the beautiful flowers, who designed the arrangements…
All the floral arrangements and bouquets were designed by my good friend Jo Hicks Flowers, who is an extraordinary florist. She came up with the idea of mixing pastel shades with deep coloured foliage – not forgetting to add a touch of glamour through the addition of peacock & pheasant feathers along with a glitzy brooch.
That cake, who created this sweet masterpiece….?
I think everyone will know a Jill Chant cake design anywhere! Famed across the south for her exquisite skill and flavours, Jill had to be a part of the shoot. Her cake was everything. Perfectly pitched for a glamorous wedding, with a classic mint green finish with touches of gold in geometric designs.
Why did you decide to design and create this shoot?
My initial forethought for this styled shoot was to inspire. Much like I was when watching a literal masterpiece come to screen. That excitement and prospect of taking on something that inspires them to create, followed by ‘how am I going to do this?’ And then to find something like this shoot to give a bride that confidence to say ‘yeah, I can do this!’
My Wedding Suppliers
Venue | Portland House, Weymouth owned by The National Trust
Photographer | Lemontree Photography
Florist | Jo Hicks Flowers
Wedding dresses | Brides of Winchester
Makeup | Frances Moore MUA
Hair | Model is a hairstylist so did her own for the shoot
Stationery | Laurel Designs
Hair Accessories | White Designs
Cake – Jill Chant | Jill the cakemaker
Model – Chloe Lancaster