White Flowers and Blue Thistles at Shortmead House



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Photo Credit:   FJS Photography

Photo Credit: FJS Photography

Have you seen the Pantone colour of the year for 2020? We are looking forward to seeing Classic Blue in all your wedding elements next year.

Today we are joined by FJS Photography and some fabulous local suppliers to share a stunning photo shoot inspired by gold, foliage and dusty blue to create a wedding that reflects a timeless elegance! What a beautiful shoot showing you how to incorporate classic blue into your big day!


Photo Credit: FJS Photography

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Photo Credit: FJS Photography

Photo Credit: FJS Photography


Photo Credit: FJS Photography

Photo Credit: FJS Photography

The Venue and Inspiration

Shortmead House is a gorgeous 16th century manor house near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. It has stunning permanent stretch tents set up in the gardens, along with an outdoor ceremony area under a thatched roof. It created the perfect look for what I had imagined, and I loved photographing the models outside the grand house and in the gardens.


Photo Credit: FJS Photography

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The Colour Scheme

Foliage and dusty blue are a perfect match, giving a beautiful elegance to a wedding. Gold is a beautiful colour to marry the tones, giving warmth and luxurious detailing.


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The Flowers 

Sara also created a beautiful wedding bouqet, filled with the most beautifully wild foliage, white flowers and blue thistles. Sara created my vision perfectly, and this styling would have looked perfect at any dusty blue wedding.


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The Table Styling

Sara at Queen and Eden brought the look together perfectly, with the hand dyed blue and grey runners pulling the look together beautifully. In amongst all the foliage and blue, gold cutlery and charger plates nestled.


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The Bride

I fell in love with this Morilee dress at Kate Joseph Bridal as soon as I saw it, and was delighted when Catherine said she had managed to get one to fit Charley. The plain slim skirt paid homage to the dresses worn by Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie at their weddings last year. The train of the dress ended in an absolutely stunning lace cut-away, finishing the exquisite clear crystal beaded embroidery on the bodice.


Photo Credit: FJS Photography

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The Groom

The suit from Chimney Mens Formalwear was in a mix and match style, with a vintage style waistcoat with blue chino trousers. Together with the tie in a paisley with blue tones, it tied in beautifully with both the dress and styling.


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The Hair and Makeup

A relaxed updo was perfect because of the beautiful back of the dress, which I wanted to be visible. Kate Atalay from Kate Atalay Bespoke Hairstyling created a stunning updo, with tendrils falling around model Charleys face. A smokey eye from Vikki from She Does Makeup MUA fitted perfectly with the hair, giving a gentle but glamorous look.


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Photo Credit: FJS Photography

Photo Credit: FJS Photography


Photo Credit: FJS Photography

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Rachel Sokhals accessories looking gorgeous nestled in amongst Charleys hair, and what always amazes me is how she makes them by hand. She also made the earrings, which matched the hairpieces perfectly.


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The Cakes

Nina from Erzulie created a beautiful cake table, with four stunning cakes plus cookies as well! As always her exquisite sugarcraft flowers adorned the cakes, and Nina even did some hand piped lace.


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The Stationery

Sarah at So Bespoke Design created a beautiful stationery suite which fitted the colour scheme perfectly. I loved everything about it, from the delicate insert in the envelope to the watercolour background on everything. It brought the styling of the shoot together, with dusty blue watercolour and foliage.


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Our wonderful local suppliers can help with your dream wedding, contact them below:

Photographer: FJS Photography

Venue: Shortmead House

Table Styling/Flowers: Queen and Eden

Bridal Dress: Kate Joseph Bridal

The Groom: Chimney Mens Formalwear

Hair: Kate Atalay Bespoke Hairstyling

Makeup: She Does Makeup MUA

Accessories: Rachel Sokhal Bridal Accessories

Cakes/Cookies: Erzulie

Stationery: So Bespoke Design

Bride: Charley

Groom: Tom


Photo Credit: FJS Photography

Photo Credit: FJS Photography


Photo Credit: FJS Photography

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What a stunning shoot! What is your colour inspiration for your big day?

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