a graceful bridal and bridesmaid editorial

Brought to you by Valentina at The Stars Inside: wedding and elopement planner for cool people like YOU who believe every moment has magic in it if you look closely enough.

Pretty Pastels // Romantic and Feminine

Planning & Styling: The Stars Inside
Concept & HMUA: Storme Make-up and Hair
Photography: Rebecca Carpenter Photography
Videography: Russell Kent Nicholls
Venue: Garthmyl Hall
HMUA Assistant: Charlie from S Pro Team
Florist: Pheasant Botanica
Cake: Avant Garde Cake Studio 
Props & Decor: Endless Story
Stationery: Rebecca Richards
Hair Accessories: Lilley Studio
Robes: Georgina Keeley 
Bridalwear: Joanne Fleming 
Bridesmaid Dresses: TH & TH
Bridesmaid Dresses: Needle & Thread
Jewellery: Bellus Domina
Shoes: Charlotte Mills & ASOS
Ribbons & Styling Fabric: Pompom Blossom
Veil & Embroidered Letter Gift: Ink & Thimble and Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique
Personalised Metal Straws: The Metal Straw Co
Models: Alice, Danielle, Meg, Nia, and Hidemi 

The concept of this editorial was to capture the visuals of the morning of a wedding, focused around the bridal and bridesmaid preparations. We set out to create a set of images that would feel emotive, soulful, and graceful, and that would playfully embody that special bond between friends reconnecting to celebrate the start of a new chapter. The outfits and styling all revolved around a soft, feminine colour palette of lilacs, pinks, and greys, but we were mindful about bringing this to life in a contemporary way with modern details like oversized jewellery, a wild floral installation, velvet shoes studded with pearls, block colour bouquets, and much more. We wanted to tell the story of girls being there for one other, surrounding themselves with magic and beauty, and making memories without pressure, preconceptions, or expectations. These images are about togetherness, and valuing those shared experiences above all else.