James Bond meets Grace Kelly in Buntingford

Today, Amy from Amy Murphy Photography joins us to share this stunning styled shoot from a beautiful Buntingford barn. This shoot is timeless, bold and classic and provides incredible inspiration for all-year-round wedding planning.

The inspiration for this styled shoot came following my first time as a planner, organiser and photographer on a styled shoot. The palette was delicate and mild, gentle with a touch of boho, countryside. Though beautiful, I knew that when I organised my second styled shoot, I wanted it to be bold and vibrant and classical. I wanted “James Bond” style tuxedos and “Grace Kelly” ball gowns, no-frills or delicacies – a shoot with a punch. And this was definitely achieved.

Shoot coordinator: Amy Murphy
Venue: The Barn at Alswick, Hare St Road, Buntingford, Herts
Photographer: Amy Murphy Photography
Theme/colour scheme: James Bond meets Grace Kelly
The shoot in five words: Timeless, bold, classical,romantic, vibrant

My Bride and Groom models, Emily and Muzzy are a real-life couple and were exceptional. Based in Leeds, but happy to make the 300m + trip to the Hertfordshire countryside, they epitomised everything I wanted my “James Bond” and “Grace Kelly” models to be. Their authentic love for one another came through in every image, and their experience as models made it so easy to work with them, with little to no direction from me. They understood and embraced my vision from the outset and delivered it in every possible way.

Photo Credits: Amy Murphy Photography

My suppliers were a combination of people I had the pleasure of working with before, either on an earlier styled shoot or real weddings, as well as people I had never worked with before. Collectively the group of suppliers covered every angle needed in a real wedding. Their commitment to this styled shoot was no less than if it had been a real wedding and it shows!

From the flowers to the 4-part floating wedding cake, the amazing dresses, the stunning jewellery, the tux, the makeup, the hairdos, the celebrant and master of ceremonies, the stationery and styling to the car, the venue with its long winding driveway and the sparkler infused sunset – everything about this shoot was perfect and beautiful and bold. I am so grateful for everyone’s contribution and support.

As a photographer, this shoot gave me the opportunity to capture the images of my dreams, and I was not disappointed.
This shoot aimed to highlight the excellence and quality of outstanding suppliers in the Home Counties and a little further afield – and, of course, to provide fresh images and content for our collective social media and websites.
With every styled shoot I plan and organise, I am getting a little braver and a little bolder in the look and feel of the design, the setup and the images … I cannot wait for the next one!

The Suppliers

Photographer: Amy Murphy Photography

Venue: The Barn at Alswick

Models (Bride and Groom): Emily and Muzzy

Models (Bridesmaids): Emily Tomlin and Katie Ralph

Dresses: Burr Bridal of Cambridge

Groom’s Tux: Chimney Formal Menswear

Florals: Bloom In Gorgeous – Flowers by Kim

Hair Stylist: SJ’s Bridal & Beauty

Make Up Artist: Fabulook Hair & Beauty

Venue Stylist: Delarose Events

Cake Designer: Joanna Rose Cakes

Celebrant: Kelly Hawes Celebrant

Wedding Planner and on the day assistant: Your Wedding Friend

Master of Ceremonies: John Ashmele

Wedding Vehicle: Gold Wedding Cars

Musician: Roxy Searl Music

Model’s Jewellery: HC Jewellers

Caterers: Birch’s Coffee Shop & Café

Second Shooter: Aaron Wilkins

Stationery: Wedding Calligraphy


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