“She heard footsteps brushing the grass, and had a consciousnesss that love was encircling her like a perfume.”
Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd
Inspired by English Romance and the work of Thomas hardy, this bridal shoot is full of atmosphere. Shot at Hatch House in Wiltshire by The Barefoot Brunettes, it’s a very modern take on Victoriana too.
Reminiscent of Thomas Hardy Country, there’s mist on the hills and a bride with flushed cheeks running barefoot in the rain. Her veil billows in the blustery wind.
And there’s a contemporary take on Victorian fashion too, with romantic, soft and feminine styling, with our “Whispers of Love” lace separates and a high necked cape. The attention to detail is exquisite, with references to the Victorian fascination with taxidermy, and the pastime of pressed flowers too.
Although we dream of the perfect sunny wedding day, in our very English climate this isn’t always a reality. But these images are still incredibly beautiful! What’s not to love about the beauty created by the mist and the rain and the soft winter light on a grey January day?
Photography and Styling: The Barefoot Brunettes
Venue: Hatch House
Bridal Dresses: Sarah Willard Couture
Veil: Sash and Veil
Hair Accessories: Victoria Millesime
MUA and Hair: Fiona Lucy Clark
Model: Make Up With Martha
Flowers: Martha and The Meadow
Linens and Table Runner: Kate Cullen
Calligraphy and Stationery: Oh Wonder Calligraphy
Cake: My Baking Chic