"There is always something quite special about the bridal party," says Valerie of Tredudwell Manor. "Every Saturday, we can feel the emotions and anxiety filling the house, but also how much love the girls share with their bride, which is why we thought having a bridal party shoot would be interesting."
The shoot captures the poignant interaction between the bride and her bridesmaids. After the morning of preparation, excitement and anticipation comes those precious moments, a chance to communicate all the feelings of joy and intimacy. Set alongside the Roman folly in Tredudwell's incredibly scenic, grounds, the garden temple represents the final point for the women to embrace these emotions.
Drawing on the backdrop of the temple, the styling is classical and romantic, echoing ancient Rome - a timeless yet gorgeously relaxed look for a modern bridal party. The gowns are flowing and flowing, with draping and delicate embellishment. Statement jewellery and headpieces adorned with olive leaf details enhances the goddess aesthetic, which is softened with curls and naturally abundant bouquets.
Venue Tredudwell Manor tredudwell.co.uk
Photography Olivia Bossert Photography oliviabossert.com
Props & styling Olivia Bossert & Valerie Shakerley
Models Sophie, Ruth & Flora
Hair Hair by Emma C hairbyemmac.net
Make-up Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Wedding dresses Claire L. Headdon clairelheaddon.com
Bridesmaids' dresses ASOS, Mango
Headpieces Naturae Design naturaedesign.com
Flowers The Garden Gate Flower Company thegardengateflowercompany.co.uk
Harpist Ruth Wall ruthwall.co.uk