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“OMG I LOVE THEM!!! They’re all so amazing! So, so happy! You’ve done an incredible job, just like I knew you would! So glad that we picked you to be our Wedding photographer! Thank youuuu! So much!”

–  Nikki and Dan –

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So lovely to share one of my favourite weddings at one of my favorite wedding venue in France, Chateau De Malliac. I’m very proud if this wedding, a real dream of a day. You can find out all about it from our Bride Nikki at the end of the post…

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It’s really lovely for me to be able to share this beautiful wedding with you! We travelled from our home in Yorkshire, UK, to the beautiful Chateau De Malliac in France for the stunning wedding of Nikki and Dan. This venue is just so beautiful and special, and to make it even better, thier Wedding Planner Patrica from Country Weddings in France is just such a lovely person too! She worked so hard to help make the day so special and looked after us so well :)

It was a real honour for us to be able to capture this romatic wedding in our Fine Art wedding photography style and a total pleasure to work along with Lee and Dawn from Shutterbox Films who filmed the day.

I thought it would be helpful to brides to read all about their beautiful France wedding, the inspiration behaind and how they pulled it off, so here it all is staright from our Bride Nikki! :)

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Wedding Venue
We wanted to have an old Chateau vibe, but wanted somewhere with a big barn so we could have an American style wedding but in a gorgeous venue full of history. The Chaise and the beautiful architecture first drew me to Chateau de Malliac, and it was always one of the top picks out of the 300 venues that we researched in France. We love the idea of eating outside, so wanted somewhere warm, and I love the look of the Courtyard.
Our theme was ‘Secret garden crossed with Twilight, but with a modern twist’. And I think the venue allowed us to explore that, with the tiny doors and little hidden spots where Dan and I could sneak away for a cheeky kiss on our own.
Dress
I tried on over 150 dresses, and looked at countless more online, until I went to a Riki Dalal trunk show with my Mum at Dress Dreams in Sevenoaks. I didn’t even bring any money with me as I wasn’t sure that anything would be my style, as I wasn’t too sure on their styles online. I started to get excited once I told the owner, Shireen, what sort of style I was swaying towards and she gathered some incredible looking creations. I tried on what I thought was my favourite first, and I wasn’t too keen, I found it a little bit too revealing. Then I tried on another and again, wasn’t sold.. then I tried on the dress that I wasn’t too sure about; this heavily embellished, long sleeved, plunge neckline dress. Before I had even left the changing room I was shaking. ‘Mum, this is my dress!’ I told her as I walked out of the changing room. ‘I love it. I just love it’. It was all I could say. I started to get Goosebumps. This was my dress and I knew it! It was so different from what I initially had been looking for, but I fell in love. 
I then had to phone Dan and tell him that I had fallen in love with a dress over 3 times my budget and I promised to get a new job! 
Luckily Dan could tell that I really loved it, and I promised that I wouldn’t change my mind, so luckily I managed to buy it that same day! 
Hair Accesories
I decided to go for an updo for the day, and to take half of it down for the evening so I could relax a bit, and so each part of the day it looked a little bit different.
I wanted my hair to reflect an English garden wedding, to go along with the theme of ‘Secret Garden’.
Shoes
Badgley Mishka ‘Kiara’ shoes that I couldn’t find in my colour anywhere apart from Amazon. I had them sent over from America and I bought two different colours as I wasn’t sure.
Hair and Make-Up
My long time friend Harriet is a hairdresser at Toni and Guy, so she’s doing my hair and trial as my Wedding gift, and she’s amazing!
My makeup artist, Eleise, I know through my Bridesmaid Shanice, and she’s incredible! I just knew we had to fly her over, and as we’ve met many times before, we just had her as a guest too.
Flowers
My favourite flowers since forever have been blush pink peonies and white roses. I wanted my flowers to reflect my neutral and metallic colour scheme, and Amy Tyman, a wonderful florist who my Wedding Planner found, did all of the flowers and displays.
My bouquet had peonies, avalanche roses, hydrangeas, astilbe, Honeymoon freesias, Brunia berries and dusty miller.
The other bouquets were smaller versions of that.
We had a lot of eucalyptus throughout the wedding day. I wanted a white rose petal carpet to walk down the aisle to, along with a lot of mainly white bloom displays to tie in with the Twilight ceremony theme. I always imagined getting married in a beautiful Ceremony area around dusk surrounded by candles and white wisteria. But things just don’t work out that way, so I tried to create a Twilight style ceremony but during the day.
We also opted for a Pampas grass circle duster for our ceremony to take place in.
Groom
We bought a gorgeous three piece ‘Ray Robson’ suit from ‘Woodies’ in Brighton. Dan had a favourite image from Pinterest that was his suit inspiration, so he wanted a textured, grey waistcoat with a black suit.
And he didn’t really get much choice on the colours of the tie and pocket square as I did request that it be blush pink. He did decide that he wanted a tie, and the Groomsmen to have bow ties, so his mum ordered the material and she and his sister made them from scratch.
Groomsmen/Bridesmaids
I got the Bridesmaids dresses from Dollhouse Bridesmaids in Australia, and all the girls absolutely loved them! I fell in love with them over two years ago, and I haven’t changed my mind since I saw them. I cut out other things in the budget to make sure that we could have those dresses.
The Groomsmen are wearing suits that we all picked and bought together from Moss Bros in London. We traipsed around about 8 different suit shops in a daytrip to London, as no one could agree on what they liked the best. Myself and the Best man favoured check, whilst one of the groomsmen kept getting swayed with the dark blue. It took for another man to walk out of the changing room in this suit, whilst stood next to James in a plain suit, for us all to say that we preferred what ‘that guy is wearing’.
Photographer
When I was first looking for Photographers, I was always drawn to the light and airy style of the Weddings featured on Style Me Pretty‘s website.
One day I was on one of my favourite wedding blogs when I saw a featured wedding, and I could not stop looking at the photos for the longest time, without really being too struck by any of the details of the wedding (the colour scheme was completely opposite to what I liked, the dress wasn’t my sort of style, etc). And I wondered why I was so obsessed with this wedding I was looking at. Then it struck me that I loved the style of Photography. I clicked on the link at the bottom of the article and it took me to the most beautiful photography website, with the most enchanting and breathtaking wedding photos, and I knew right then that I had to have them!
Luckily when we did message them, our date was available and we booked them that same day!
I was SO excited to have one of the best days of our lives captured by Holly and Phil, and I coudn’t wait for my beautiful husband and I to be the main focus of some magical photographs on that same incredible photography blog that I stumbled on!
Entertainment
We had three string musicians for the ceremony and the cocktail time, they  played Ed Sheeran ‘Photograph’ for walking down the aisle to, then ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (one of my favourite songs) to walk back up the aisle to.
Then later we are had a three piece band called ‘Rip it Encore’ to get the party started. 
Favours
We had a local chocolatier bag up some hand made local chocolates for everyone, as we wanted something from the local area, and no one really eats jam, and we put on so much other food and drink, we figured something sweet to nibble on during the speeches.
The kids had mini gumball machines, and I thought it was a cute way to reflect that we were going to Vegas for some of our Honeymoon.
Style and Aesthetic
So the overall style was constantly evolving, but it was a romantic French wedding set in a ‘Secret Garden’, but with an enchanting Twilight feel to it. I also kind of based it off the Shakespearean Play ‘A Midsummer’s Nights Dream’. But I didn’t want to play into that too much, otherwise it could all go a bit crazy on the aesthetic!
The colour scheme was blush pink, white, light grey and soft Metallics.
The overall feel was glamorous but fun and relaxed.
I hand painted all of the signages myself, and my work lent me all of the candelabras, apart from the one on our top table, which is actually our candelabra that we have on our kitchen table at home. As well as the chandelier we’re bringing just because they were £6K each to hire over here!
We also made a swing to hang from a tree which then doubled-up as our guestbook which we will then varnish and put in our home.
A lot of things we did were personal to us. From table names, to sayings to almost every single song choice, to the jewellery I wore.
The day was full of emotion, the afternoon full of laughing and tom foolery, and the evening was full of crazy dancing! 

I’m so pleased to share with you the images from my second Fine Art Wedding Workshop that we held at the beautiful Lost Orangery in Wiltshire (a DREAM wedding venue if you haven’t booked one yet, it’s a hidden gem of Italy in the English countryside!)

I am such a huge fan of teaching how to shoot weddings with a Fine Art Style, it is always such a huge honour to share all the things I have learned over years of shooting beautiful weddings and to see how much difference it makes to other photographer’s businesses. Also, as a major bonus, I pretty much get to plan and style how I would create my own wedding (hello flower filled boat) with all my favourite suppliers if I did it all over again! (Quick note to my husband here, I have no plans to ha!) 

p.s I’m planning some more workshops this year, possibly more 1-2-1 style so if you’re interested, just send me a quick message here :)

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We wanted to create something out of this world for our attendees but it was important that although creating beautiful content for them, they would also leave with real, honest and practical knowledge and advice that would enable them to shoot EVERY real wedding with this beautiful approach. 

It was important to me that we used a real couple, not models, to really help teach how to pose real couples at their best and most natural and flattering angles. For this reason, we used one of our own previous wedding couples, Luke and Jessica, who were absolute stars for us!

I can only imagine what it must have felt like having so many cameras pointing at you when the last time you were in front of one was your own wedding day! :) It was  such a joy for me to get to relive doing that again with them as as you can see, they were amazing!

Not to sound like an oscars acceptance speech, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all our Attendees who came to our Fine Art Wedding Workshop and invested in learning from us. You were all perfect, so sweet, willing to learn and supportive of each other. We’ve built such a nice, supportive community with all our attendees who continue to help each other to this day with so many wonderful friendships cemented. 

I plan on holding another workshop this year so if you’d like to be added to our email list, please do get in touch here

Just a little reminder, my Guide ‘The Fine Art of Wedding Photography’ is currently on sale for 50%OFF for a limited time only! It’s a 125 page Guide to how I run a successful Fine Art Wedding photogrpahy business and you can fine more information about it here!

Please see below for a list of our absolute dream wedding suppliers! 

All Photographs by Belle and Beau Photography

 

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A big thank you to all my favourites:

All Photographs by Belle and Beau Photography

 Floral Design by my amazing friend Fiona at  Firenza Floral Design

Venue The Lost Orangery, Wiltshire 

Styling, Planning and Design from Fiona, Holly and Naomi

Custom stationery  from the amazing  The Wells Makery

Custom made dress by Cherry Williams, London

Hair by Louise Alway

Shoes by Harriet Wilde

Film by our lovely friend Tegan at Roost Film Co

You can also, see a beautiful film of the day on our about page here

“Eek!!! What do we not love!? This was our one area that required extensive research.

When looking for photographers in England, it was very difficult for me to find a photographer that embodied what I was looking for. Clean, romantic, natural and classy. Many photographers looked like they over edited.

Holly was the only photographer I found that I liked. (Literally the only one, thank God she was available!!!)”

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Ripley Castle Wedding in Yorkshire

When girls are little, and they dream of a Fairytale wedding, I’m pretty sure this wedding is exactly what they picture.

To say the day was romantic would be a complete understatement. 

It was a huge honour for me to photogrpahy this Ripley Castle wedding in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Especially as the Bride Gabrielle is a wedding planner in the USA and know her thing when it came to creating a dream wedding day.

It was a real honour that she chose me to capture her wedding as she wanted her day captured through some beautiful fine art wedding photography to be able to relive it is the most dreamy, soft and romantic way possible and it really wasn’t hard for me to be able to do as it really was a perfect,happy and romantic wedding day.

The day stared with so much excitement with the girls. Everyone had travelled over from America to witness Gabrielle and Arthur have their dream English Castle wedding. 

Hats off to them both for organising everything from so far away! They wanted to celebrate Gabrielle’s family’s english heritage and they went for it big time. Arthur surprised her by wearing top hat and tails and the full works. And just wait until you see his reaction to her letter to him on the morning of the wedding!

Perfection…

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Dress – The Essence of Australia

Wedding Venue and Flowers – Ripley Castle

Bridesmaids Dresses – Nordstroms

Grooms and Groomsmen – Harrogate Suits

“We received the pictures and love them! What a complete dream. They are so amazing thank you so so much!
You really captured the details and the moments from the day so beautifully!
We will treasure them forever! “
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– Melanie and Philip
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If there was ever a prize for ‘Best Wife’s Gift to Her New Husband Award’, Melanie would win it hands down. I remember forgetting that on my own wedding day, in amongst the chaos of planning a wedding, but Melanie not only remembered, she bought her new Husband Philip a vintage car! I feel I have some making up to do ;)

This beautiful wedding took place at the exquisite venue of Hedsor House, a perfect location for any UK bride who loves the light and airy look of fine art wedding photography. The venue was beautifully neutral and filled with lots of lovely natural light and really added to Melanie’s romantic vision for her wedding day.

She chose beautiful dusty grey tulle dresses for her bridesmaids and Philip looked every part the dashing beau in his tuxedo, with matching groomsmen too. 

Philip is from Sweden and they elegantly incorporated both of their nationalities and heritage into the day with Melanie wearing a traditional Swedish Midsummer flower crown, all the men queuing to kiss the bride during their meal if the groom left the room and Melanie’s Dad learning Swedish as a surprise during part of his speech :)

It was a lovely wedding to capture and an honour to capture these precious memories for them forever! 

Wedding Venue: Hedsor House

Fine Art Wedding Photography: Belle and Beau Photography

Dress: Bespoke design by Suzanne Neville

Shoes: Rachel Simpson

A few of my favourite frames from the beautiful fine art wedding of Jessica and Aaron at The West Mill wedding venue in Derbyshire.

That light! *sigh* 

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Jessica and Aaron designed a beautiful fine art wedding day to share with their friends and family at the West Mill in Derbyshire.

I just loved Jessica’s classic Hollywood bombshell look, she just looked radiant all day.

They made much of the beautiful copper details themselves, including that amazing copper flower arch and effortlessly threaded it throughout the day, even to the copper detailing of Lancaster and Cornish bouquet ribbon.

They were a perfect math for each other, and the beautiful golden light at the end of the day only helped illuminate their love for each other through the photography.

Hope you enjoy!

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