Take a stunning dress styled to utter perfection and shoot it in beautiful barn for a beauty editorial replete with modern romance. Here, the simple yet striking venue allows the bridal style to fully stand out while framing it with fairy lights and floor-to-ceiling windows that hint at the rural landscapes beyond. The result? A dazzling bride and a glimpse into the magic of an Upton Barn & Walled Garden wedding.
Beginning in The Paddock - a gorgeous, dedicated space for the pre-wedding preparations - and the model lavishes in the VIP treatment from the shoot's expert hair and beauty artists. A natural, yet glamorous look uses neutral make-up tones with soft shades of peach and pink to create a fresh-faced bridal beauty. The hair style moves from elegant loose waves with a boho floral headband to a low bun updo with long loose strands embellished with pearl and floral headpins, with eye-catching floral earrings to match.
The dresses are both feminine and fashion-forward. The first, an off-the-shoulder sweetheart bodice with floral appliques and a low, tie-up back epitomises today's seductive skin-baring style; while the second on-trend dress boasts a beautiful open back, deep plunging neckline and frothy, dance-ready skirt complete with a hint of sparkle and floral detailing.
A sweeping, floor-length veil lends a dose of high drama alongside the overhead chandeliers as the bride swishes and sways across the barn floor in a vision of modern romance.
Photography - Mimosa Photography mimosaphotography.uk
Venue - Upton Barn & Walled Garden uptonbarn.com
Hair & planning - April Natalie Hair aprilnataliehair.co.uk
Make-up - Emma Roberts emmarobertsmakeup.co.uk
Accessories - Claire Austin England claireaustinengland.com
Dresses - Madi Lane Bridal madilane.com
Sincerity Bridal justinalexander.com/sincerity-bridal/
Brides at Waterfields Exeter bridesatwaterfields.co.uk
Model - Isabel Protheroe instagram.com/missisabelprotheroe
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