Wedding photoshoot at Peckforton Castle – 24 February 2020 – creating a bridal makeup look fit for ‘Queen of the Dragons
I have been writing for Matrimony Magazine for over a year now and was recently asked by the editor to create a photoshoot with a Camelot theme.
On discussing the shoot with my favourite suppliers the idea developed into a photoshoot with a Dragon Queen (think Game of Thrones) with inspiration for colours, flowers, stationary, cake (and everything else in between) from Medieval literature.
For a shoot of this type there is no location better than … Peckforton Castle. So on a very windy and wet February day I found myself surrounded by an unbelievably talented group of suppliers, creating the photoshoot of my dreams, amongst the grand wall and decor of the beloved wedding venue that is Peckforton.
Our amazing bridal model Nina was adorned with dresses supplied by Cheadle Bride and crowned with headpieces from Glorious by Heidi. I provided her makeup and loved moving her look from a more retiring dragon queen with green and gold on the eyes and just a hint of pink on the lips to the warrior queen with dark purple/black lips and lots (and I mean lots) of eyeliner.
Jen from Wildflower Hair Company created hair styles which literally took my breath away for both Nina and our groom model Zac.
Stationary was provided by Natalie, who I adore, at Jelly Press UK. And the flowers … oh my lord the flowers … I have never seen anything quite like them … were lovingly created by the awesome team that is Diddibox.
The table design incorporating everything was created by one of my work wives Kate at Florence and Vera Events and was exquisite as always.
The final flourish was the cake with its dark green coloring and deep purple flowers. The icing even had the texture of a dragons skin. I don’t know how she does it, but Lisa from the Urban Cake House is simply a genius and I love working with her.
Lots of the photos from the shoot will be featured in the summer edition of Matrimony Magazine, but for the time being there is a shot below and you can also check out the blog of the fantastic Kate McCarthy who I was utterly honoured to have as photographer for the shoot.