Romance and Rose Gold – A Winter Wedding Styled Shoot in Northumberland with Emily Cromarty Photography
When a friend suggests an epic styled photo shoot to boost their wedding photography portfolio how can you possibly say no?! Emily wanted to stage a number of styled photo shoots to show off her skills as a wedding photographer and present different themes and concepts for each one.
The first two shoots took place at the lovely Broomhouse Farmhouse – a classically styled manor house near to the Scottish borders and just south of Berwick Upon Tweed. The owner Mandy welcomed the idea of staging two bridal shoots in one glorious day and was such a brilliant host, along with her sweet cockapoo Holly. The farmhouse operates as a luxury B&B but can also be transformed into a versatile wedding venue.
We decided that the couples in each shoot should be real life couples – creating the perfect chemistry to be caught on camera. This shoot featured the brilliant Jas and Peter, who had their wedding photographed by Emily a couple of years ago, and were more than willing to be our loved up models for the day.
For this look we wanted to create a twist on the traditional winter wedding by mixing deep red/marsala tones with a touch of blush and a smattering of copper and rose gold. We chose toe style up one of the reception rooms within the house, making the most of a stunning marble feature fireplace, huge windows and the striking violet colour of the walls.
Chiavari chairs were dressed with nude chiffon drapes and garlands of eucalyptus to keep the look romantic and wistful. We dressed the wooden table with a simple hand-dyed silk table runner in champagne from the amazing Pom Pom Blossom and added copper and rose gold accents in the charger plates, cutlery, votives and candle holders. Flowers were added to our ornate cut glass vases (or ‘granny vases’) for a nod to the vintage style of the venue.
For a warm winter-y look we mixed deep red roses with chrysanthemums and deep purple eustoma and hellebore and added a touch of blush with quicksand roses and spray roses. The same ingredients were used in Jas’ loose hand-tied bouquet – finished with burgundy velvet ribbon.
The couple then took a stroll in the perfectly manicured gardens of the farmhouse for some intimate portraits.
I love how Emily’s photography brings out the colours of the flowers, the gardens and the bride’s stunning make-up by Gemma Rimmington (full details of all the suppliers involved are listed at the end of this post!) – it’s lovely to see a winter wedding with plenty of colour and warmth.
Time for a cheeky peek at Jas’ (matching!) Doc Martens under that gown before heading back inside!
We also created a mini inspiration table to make use of the stunning window in the room – this featured hot chocolate in copper mugs, rose gold sequin table cloth and marble and rose gold candles.
It was brilliant to work with such a lovely team of wedding suppliers for this shoot and I would recommend any of them in a heartbeat! If you are still looking for wedding photography make sure you check Emily Cromarty out – and if you’re thinking of having a relaxed wedding in rural Northumberland then a trip to Broomhouse Farmhouse is simply a must!
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Photography: Emily Cromarty
Venue: Broomhouse Farmhouse
Flowers & Styling: Styled and Seated
Bridal Gown and Accessories: Once Upon A Time Bridal Wear, Newcastle
Groom’s Suit: Model’s Own
Hair: Timeless Hair Dressing
Make-up: Gemma Rimmington
Chalkboards: Chief Chalker
Illuminated Letters: Coco Luminaire