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Brinsop Court Estate – Justin Alexander and Enzoani Hollywood Style
Today we have a super stylish styled shoot courtesy of Brinsop Court Estate and a fabulously talented team of wedding suppliers. I just want to take a minute to gush about the photography of Gemma Williams in this shoot. This is exactly the type of photography I adore-classy, beautiful, no photoshop gimmicks, no weird angles and cut off body parts. Gorgeously lit, beautifully posed-perfect. So today less waffle from me and I am going to let the suppliers and the images do the talking….
Following its successful transformation into an elegant and luxurious country house retreat in 2011, Herefordshire’s Brinsop Court Estate will in 2013 become available for a limited number of exclusive use wedding celebrations.
To launch the new service, the Brinsop wedding team commissioned a photo shoot, taking inspiration from Brinsop’s 1930′s lady of the manor, and Hollywood starlet, Madeline Caroll. During her time at Brinsop she is believed to have kept pink flamingos on the moated lake and certainly brought old school Hollywood glamour to her rural surroundings.
The majestic manor house is the jewel in the crown of a beautiful 800 acre estate, set proudly in the Herefordshire countryside. Couples will be able to exclusively hire the court as their own private country idyll for their perfect day. Brinsop has lived a hundred lives and the happy couple will be able to wed in the paneled library with views that inspired the greatest English poet William Wordsworth to write prose .
This set of images are hoped to inspire brides-to-be to indulge in the style, sophistication, luxury and optimism of the 1930’s and features latest designs from designers Justin Alexander and Enzoani, accessories from Gilda and Pearl, Britten weddings, Liberty in Love and Freya Rose. The rooms were set with items from; Love Gemsy and The Crockery Shed. Hair and make-up were provided by award winning artistic team at Peter Prosser hairdressing and Jen Gilling specialist vintage make-up artist. Photography is by award winning photographer Gemma Williams. Exclusive use weddings start from £4,950.
Queen Anne Venice lace and organza mermaid gown. High illusion back with buttons as the closure, and buttons to cover the back zipper. Style has a chapel length train.
The Justin Alexander Spring 2013 Collection gathers inspiration from old Hollywood in the 1930’s and from the magnificent Parisian styling of the 1950’s. This season’s wedding dresses are fabricated in silk dupion, chiffon, taffeta and satin. The vintage range and dimension of the collection is accomplished by layering unique laces, netting and distinct linings. This collection features signature tea length, classic ball gowns, flattering A-lines and form fitting mermaid silhouettes. The opulent collection incorporates illusion necklines, beaded cap sleeves, tulle silhouetting, Venice vintage laces and hand beading. The Justin Alexander Spring 2013 Collection represents the bride who wants to exude vintage elegance, charm and a hint of drama.
Ginger – shealth chiffon gown with scalloped hemlace, 360 lace appliques cape with low V-back and beaded applique on ribbon belt.
Enzoani - In 2005, a new bridal collection emerged and quickly rose to compete with top brands by merging traditional and modern European styles into exquisitely hand-crafted gowns. From its initial launch, Enzoani bridal collection has become one of the most renowned brands across multiple countries due to its focus on innovative style, exceptional quality and above all a fit and finish like no other.
With expansion came new additions to the initial line which remains tied to the Enzoani trademark. Blue by Enzoani, Modeca and recently developed Beautiful has defined Enzoani with chic layered lace, signature high quality construction and rich detail.
Enzoani has become both national and global with offices in the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Africa and retail locations across the continents. To unveil this year’s 2013 Collection, Enzoani hosted their annual Fashion Event which revealed their newest line Beautiful.
The name ‘Gilda & Pearl’ refers to her inspirations and favourite things. Gilda is the beautiful, brazen femme fatale played by Rita Hayworth in the 1946 film of the same name, and Pearl refers to something which is exquisitely beautiful to look at, never mass produced.
Encapsulating everything that makes the wearer feel feminine, empowered, beautiful and desirable, Gilda & Pearl continues to be loved, nurtured and developed by Diane, with the help of a small but dedicated team.
Dahlia Ruffle Bra – £82, Dahlia Bow Back Ruffle Knicker – £62, Grace Kimono – £159
Inspired by the ‘peek-a-boo’ girl – gorgeous 1940s actress Veronica Lake, this set is combines beautifully delicate ivory silk chiffon ruffles with silk satin. The ruffle sleeve robe, handmade to order in the UK, is the perfect cover up for the ruffle bra and knicker.
ABOUT GILDA & PEARL
Calling goddesses, pampered princesses, burlesque cuties, high-heeled beauties, muses, minxes, spoilt mademoiselles, femme fatales and vintage belles! Born from a desire to dress up and inspired by the glamorous sirens of classic film, the award-winning Gilda and Pearl creates seductive lingerie to love. Now in its third year, Gilda & Pearl has been featured across national press and found its way into celebrity boudoirs, yet every piece is still designed, made and handfinished in the UK. We use traditional techniques to fit and construct every piece- no two items are exactly the same.
We choose our fabrics very carefully, and we make every item in the United Kingdom, which helps to preserve our traditional skills and allows us to ensure that everyone who makes Gilda & Pearl lingerie is treated fairly. Since every item can be made to order, please contact us if you would like us to make pieces to measure, change colours, or discuss commissions. You can also look at our Bespoke page for further information. Gilda & Pearl offers ultra-desirable, one-of-a-kind lingerie, made to be seen. You’ll notice the attention to detail, soft-to-touch silk satins, chiffons and ribbons which combine to create our one-of-a-kind lingerie to love!
Ginger Fan – £278
Ginger is an exquisite hand held ostrich feather fan, an indulgent replacement to your standard bouquet. Inspired by the art deco period of the 1920s and made from soft ivory coloured ostrich feathers. The handle Is meticulously hand beaded with glass pearls, silver bugle beads and shimmering seed beads.
Britten was established in 2011 by British designer Sarah Jane, who studied accessory design at Cordwainers College (London College of Fashion) and her husband Matthew. Absolutely everything is designed and made by Britten here in the U.K; from the silk and lace handbags to the meticulous beadwork and embellishments. “I create feather fans, deco inspired purses, statement headbands, hair combs, garters and buttonholes. Every single piece you see is delicately handmade in a tiny workshop just outside Bath. My work is inspired by bygone eras; the glitz of the twenties, the glamour of the thirties and forties and the girliness of the fifties.
A joyous celebration of love, your wedding day is a uniquely special day. We want you to celebrate with a beautiful look that is unmistakably you. Launched in 2010 by Siu Coll, Liberty in Love showcases exceptional accessories by designers such as Stephanie Browne, Halo and Co, Louis Mariette, Jane Taylor Millinery, Victoria Fergusson and Martine Wester. Combining a must-have collection with an unrivalled service, we aim to be the online destination of choice for the style-focused bride searching for unique accessories for her big day
Shooting Star Headpiece – £299. Shimmer in starlet style with Jane Taylor Millinery’s Shooting Star headpiece. Handmade with a Deco-influenced Swarovski crystal encrusted embellishment that extends with intricate detailing across one side of the head.
Miss Ritz Headpiece – £259. This vintage-led bridal headpiece combines graceful styling with a striking edge. Beautifully handmade with flower detail with curling petals, and flanked by an artful arrangement of leaves on a silver-tone comb. Embellished with Swarovski crystals for spectacular sparkle.
Hayworth Pearl Earrings – £110. Expertly handcrafted pearl drop earrings with vintage detailing, these Stephanie Browne earrings feature a faceted crystal stud suspending an intricate Swarovski-embellished vintage-style drop. A single ivory pearl droplet provides the perfect elegant finish.
Hayworth Bracelet – £167. This vintage inspired bracelet features a single row of intricate Swarovski crystal and rhinestone-embellished components, with a high quality rhodium base for an anti-tarnish finish. A beautifully made bracelet to treasure forever.
Eden Garter – £55. A chic and luxurious ivory lace wedding garter by Florrie Mitton with a lovely leaf design. Handmade in the UK using the finest materials and trims, this beautiful bridal garter is adorned with a pretty duck egg blue silk ribbon bow and finished with single twinkling rhinestone.
Bocheron Fascinator – £300. Exude sleek vintage glamour with this birdcage fascinator veil by Stephanie Browne. With a nude-coloured bandeau veil accented with two sparkling vintage decorations on either side. Swarovski crystal in brilliant, marquise and pear-cut stones lend sophisticated sparkle.
Freya Rose collections take an innovative, romantic and breathtaking approach to classic couture shoes. The shoes are handmade by craftsmen who have learnt their trade through generations, made in the finest materials from Italy. The bridal and special occasion collection incorporates fresh water pearls, couture Parisian lace and heels adorned in mother of pearl in their inspired designs. The intricate detailing of these beautiful shoes truly makes for a luxurious and unique collection.
Freya Rose studied footwear at the prestigious London college of fashion graduating in 2003 with a first class honors degree. Freya went on to hone her design skills whilst working for many other designers including Gina and designing for many popular high street stores. Freya Rose designs have been heavily influenced by the designers informed background in the fine jewelry industry. The resulting collaboration with multi De Beers award winning goldsmiths has created work of the finest craftsmanship, creating the most exquisite and desirable shoes. Designs have included a carved silver heel, 18ct gold, diamonds, tourmaline, most recently a shoe adorned with Tahitian pearls and platinum which won 1st place in the Tahitian pearl awards 2008.
Freya spends much of her time traveling to source the raw materials to make the decorative trims in house ensuring they are unique and exclusive to the shoes. She also spends much of her time with the craftsmen who make the shoes, to oversee the lines and contours of the shoes are flattering and sexy, fit is superb, that every component used will ensure comfort. Freya Rose concept is produce shoes with the use of the finest materials in the market, craftsmen with passion and design with love.
Della– £195. Divine peep toe shoe, this classic style will compliment any dress perfectly. Ivory Duchesses silk satin upper, soft platinum gold kid leather lining and leather sole. Extra padding ensures comfort.
Della Sky – £345. Classic and flattering peep toe shoe, Ivory Duchesses silk satin upper, soft platinum gold kid leather lining and leather sole. Exclusive Freya Rose’s signature mother of pearl mosaic heel. Extra padding.
Peter Prosser Hair Styling- nominated for the prestigious title of Group Salon of the Year 2012 with the UK’s No.1 trade organisation the Fellowship for British Hairdressing. Jen Gilling Make-up artist -Based in The Midlands but travels all over UK specialising in providing retro & vintage inspired styling.
The Crockery Shed knows what its like to plan a wedding, tea party, birthday party or any special occasion, so they are here to help! Based in the picturesque county of Herefordshire, where their crockery shed is full to the brim of vintage crockery to make your occasion beautiful.Offering a unique service where they listen to your needs and form a bespoke package, including everything from delivery to washing up!
Candelabras – £2 (hire charge per item). Candle Stick – £1 (hire charge per item). Dinner Service – £Various (See website for full price list).
Gemma’s work has been featured in a number of national Wedding Magazines and blogs including ‘Rock N Roll Bride’, ‘Rock My Wedding’, ‘Wedding Ideas Magazine’, ‘Perfect Wedding’, ‘Your West Midlands Wedding’ and ‘Unique Bride’. Gemma has recently won an Award for Best Wedding Photographer in Herefordshire 2012, and is the Regional Winner (West Midlands) in the National Wedding Industry Awards 2013.
Thankyou so much to Ann Grier for submitting this Brinsop Bridal shoot. It is so lovely to feature a truly stylish shoot. If you have a shoot you would like to share with the blog please get in touch-we would love to hear from you. Bye for now, Jenny.