Just a short hello from me this morning, as I’ve been desperate to share with you this dramatic styled shoot for a few weeks now.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week, and remember, if you have any wedding related questions or problems leave a comment below and we’ll endeavour to sort it for you!

Now read on and happy swooning over the pretty pics below…

Opulent Glamour styled shoot at Fetcham Park, Leatherhead, Surrey

Early one cold, cloudy day in January a team of spirited wedding professionals arrived at the grand Fetcham Park House for a highly stylized bridal shoot captured by the talented  Fiona Kelly. This amazing event was born from a spontaneous twitter conversation, and months of meticulous planning, research and sharing of ideas.

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Using the opulent interior of Fetcham Park House, with its stunning features and dramatic lighting, this look is all about over the top glamour and decadence.  Taking inspiration from the grandeur of masquerade balls and the Marie Antoinette era, the ‘Geisha’s Swan Lake Dress’ from The State of Grace Bridal provides all the necessary drama with its huge rosette and feathered skirt and embroidered corset top.  Big hair, by hair stylist Hayley King and flawless make-up with smokey eyes and strong brows by make-up artist Ana Ospina Ruiz give our model bride, Lucy, plenty of attitude.  The look is completed with a selection of accessories from Victoria Mary Vintage, a statement feathered and sequinned headband working seamlessly with the dress, as well as a black birdcage veil adding to the mysterious and glamorous effect.

On the table, styled by b.loved Weddings, a striking black iced wedding cake provides the main feature, embellished with edible, jewel-like brooches and iced white lace, by Tempting Cake.  The opulence continues with crystal-strung candelabras adorned with a lavish floral display of natural white blooms to the centre of the table, by Fairynuff Flowers, and diamante encrusted vases and votives carrying elegant white blooms lower down, contrasting against the decadent black lace table cloth.  The lace motif continues in the unusual black stationery design by Beyond Beyond, displayed under scattered crystal adding another touch of reflection and sparkle.


Venue – Parallel Venues, Fetcham Park House

Photographer – Fiona Kelly

Model – Lucy Evangelista

Dresses – The State of Grace Bridal

Bridal Accessories – Victoria Mary Vintage

Makeup Artist – Makeup by Ana

Hair Stylist – Hayley King

Stylist – b.loved Weddings

Florist – Fairynuff Flowers

Props – Lavenders of London & stylist’s own

Cakes & dessert table – Tempting Cake

Stationery – Beyond Beyond