In November I was contacted by the marketing company for Bruisyard Hall, a new wedding venue in Suffolk. They asked whether I would consider helping to organise a shoot which highlighted the feel of a wedding day at Bruisyard (which includes both the hall and barn). To learn more about this beautiful venue please see my venue focus report
There are many planners that organise photoshoots that concentrate on design concepts and hot new trends whose images are then published on wedding blogs or magazines. However that’s not really my style, my strengths lay in the organisation of weddings utilising my 10 years knowledge. After spending that many years viewing venue websites and brochures, I know what sort of shots a bride would expect and what images are important in order to help sell the venue to future clients.
When discussing the relevant style it was agreed understated elegance were our key terms. Although the barn had been totally renovated and was now ready for weddings, the hall was pre renovation (the interior designers are in the hall now!) so we needed to show the beauty and history of the hall, but not concentrate on any of the interior touches.
It was important we showed how a wedding would flow at Bruisyard from using the hall to get ready to the different rooms in the barn for the ceremony and wedding breakfast + the expanse acres of land available to wander through the morning after. It was vital that all those involved in the shoot didn’t over do the design, future brides needed to see the space available and visualise their own wedding theme rather then adopting a design already in place. The beauty of barns in particular is you have a blank canvas to work with thus pretty much any design will work. We decided to create 2 very simple designs on the day to reflect the elegance and rural setting of the barn.
When I was asked to organise the shoot I knew it was vital to bring in some of my trusted suppliers to help create the look, they all worked so hard on the day so I cannot thank them enough.
Photography – Kerry Morgan
Flowers – Jades Flowers
Chair Covers – Extravorganza
Table Settings – Chimneys
Bridal Dress & Accessories – Terry Fox
Padded Jackets – Lavenham Jackets