BRAISTY ESTATE || HARROGATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

From the moment I saw Braisty Estate I really wanted to shoot there. I have had a greenhouse wedding Pinterest board for a while now and this wedding venue was the inspiration behind my latest styled shoot workshop. I wanted botanical/english country garden and along with the stylist Lindsay of LW Events and some other wonderful wedding creatives I think we achieved that, together. The colours we all worked towards were dusky pink/leaf green and copper and Lindsay did an awesome job styling the table. The simple naked cake with copper drips & dusky pink macarons were a gorgeous addition.

The stationery was made bespoke to the brief, from The Wells Makery in America and I loved it so much. There are a few things I get really excited about-stationery and flowers being the biggies. The hand drawn watercolour illustration on the menus was so so beautiful.

Lucy of Lucy Macnicoll Floral Design is a flower magician. I have worked with her several times now and I am truly grateful for the constant creative support while putting these styled shoots together. I never have any doubt in mind she will produce beautiful florals and trust her vision implicitly.

There can be a fair bit of pressure producing a styled shoot for up to 20 other photographers, but I love meeting new people and nurturing new talent. Massive thank you to Lindsay for styling but also being a massive support on the day running around making sure everything ran smoothly. The success of the styled shoot workshops has been quite a surprise, and I am excited to announce the brand/online home where these styled shoots are going to live later this Spring. But more on that in another post.

I have become very aware of the amazing independent wedding dress designers out there during this process of organising shoots. So far I have had the pleasure of working with Glory Days Bridal, Francis Bridal & Kate Beaumont. The dresses that features in the images below are by Kate Beaumont and I am sure you will agree they are off the charts stunning.

I know a handful of amazing make up artists in Yorkshire, but April C is someone I have worked with several times and I love her natural style. Our two female brides on Sunday were goddesses to begin with but she helped enhance their natural beauty.

I also had a desire to shoot with a VW beetle and was pleased to find Scott at ‘All luv’dub’ really helpful to deal with. I suspect we might be working together again, in the not too distant future!

Cake & Macarons: The Confetti Cakery

Groom’s Bowtie: Catkin Jane

Make up & Hair: April C

Dress: Kate Beaumont

Venue: Braisty Estate, Summerbridge

Flowers: Lucy Macnicoll

Stylist: LW Events

Stationery: The Wells Makery

Without further ado… A selection of my favourite photographs.

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