I loved this shoot so much… wild, whimsical autumnal bridal inspiration in a windswept vineyard on the side of a hill in Yorkshire, with a hint of rose-gold and a pared back, modern yet pretty tablescape. I have worked with the lovely Nicola from Silver Sixpence in her Shoe many times during my time in Manchester, and it is always such a joy to photograph her gorgeous pieces. We wanted to do one last styled shoot together before I moved to France, so we put together this more wintery/autumnal shoot at Homfirth vineyard, one of our favourite places to shoot, along with talented florist Jennie from Liberty Lane who also styled the tablescapes. There were two main looks, based around the two stunning bouquets Jennie created, so this is the first; whites, greys and neutrals with rose gold accents. The images were shot predominantly on film, which was perfect for the soft, ethereal quality and muted tones we wanted for the shoot.

From Nicola at Silver Sixpence in her Shoe: ‘The incredible setting of Holmfirth Vineyard in Yorkshire has been a favourite place to shoot for us in the past. Rather than a conventionally pretty summer shoot we decided to work with the changing seasons of autumn to winter; using tones of copper, gold and grey with a hint of coral. The look was modern: wild, foraged florals of autumn foliage, ferns and vines, contrasting with geometric copper table details; rose and antique gold accessories sitting alongside velvet and chiffon vintage millinery. However, the shoot took its own path on such a windy day with flyaway wisps of hair and billowing veils adding a certain wildness. The spontaneous addition of a rustic blanket keeping our bride warm between takes gave a hint of Scottish highlands; the tones of the blanket beautifully complementing the coral of the flowers and antique gold of the headwear.’

We are delighted to have had this shoot featured on Love My Dress, and one of the floral images on Wedding Sparrow’s Instagram stories 🙂



Bridal Accessories, Concept and Styling: Silver Sixpence in her Shoe
Dresses: Charlie Brear via The White Closet |
Venue: Holmfirth Vineyard | Calligraphy: Nice Plume
Floral Design and Table Styling: Liberty Lane | Hair & Make-up: Rachael Doig MUA