Dig for Victory - 1940s Styled Wedding Shoot

Back in the summer I had the pleasure of taking part in a styled wedding shoot at the Dig For Victory Show, a 1940s themed festival in North Somerset.

The shoot was organised by Claire from Bramblewood Flowers, the theme for the flowers was red white and blue. Our model Lucinda was transformed into a glamorous 1940s bride by some super talented wedding suppliers. Her makeup was done by Natasha at Outside the Box Makeup, and her hair was styled by Clevedon Hair Company. Lucinda’s beautiful dress, jewellery, and shoes were from Heartfelt Vintage in Bristol.

We were extremely lucky with our groom, Harry, he provided his own uniform and Jeep! He’s in the army himself and takes part in the show every year. We got some fabulous shots of our bride and groom, and even managed to persuade a passing horse to get in on a few shots (OK, we persuaded his rider!). We then popped of to the tea tent for cake provided by The Ministry of Food, Hampshire.

It was the first styled shoot I’ve taken part in, and boy was it hard work! However I did get to look round the show in between shooting which was a real treat! It’s well worth a visit if you’re into vintage, I particularly liked the large collection of wartime vehicles. If you fancy popping to the show next summer you can find more details here: http://www.digforvictoryshow.com

Take a look at the best bits from the shoot below and let me know what you think!

Here’s a full list of credits:

Venue - Dig for Victory show: digforvictoryshow.co.uk

Dresses and Jewellery - Heartfelt Vintage: heartfeltvintage.co.uk

Florals - Bramblewood Flowers: bramblewoodflowers.co.uk

Make-up - Natasha Leigh Massey, Outside the Box Makeup: outsidetheboxmakeup.co.uk

Hair - Clevedon Hair Company: clevedonhaircompany.co.uk

Models - Lucinda Davidson & Harry Day

Cakes, tea and china plates - Ministry of Food Hampshire: ministryoffoodhampshire.co.uk

Allison & Iain - Larmer Tree Gardens

Iain and Allison’s wedding was a day of many interesting destinations! The first of which was to capture the Bride and her Mother having their hair and makeup done at Melanie Giles’ salon in Bradford-on-Avon, a beautiful part of Somerset I’ve never been to before, such a pretty little town! The salon itself is something quite special, the top floor being a large bright room with lots of interesting modern features (including a wooden church front, yes really!).

Once the beautifying was done we then made our way down the road to Foxfield Glamping Pods where Allison finished getting ready. It’s a lovely little spot and the owner is super friendly and helpful. She even brought a full-length mirror down from the main house for Allison to see her dress before we set off!

We then headed off on an hour’s drive to the wedding venue, Larmer Tree Gardens. Whilst I was with the bride getting ready, the videographer, Tim from Spatz Film, had been capturing the goings on at the venue. Also, Lauradana from Wedding Creations had been busy styling the venue and making everything look fabulous.

The humanist ceremony was held at the Roman Temple in front of Iain and Allison’s close family and friends. It was a beautiful ceremony and they were so lucky that the weather was glorious enough to have it outside!

After the ceremony we went off to find some quiet spots for photos, with such varied grounds there was lots of choice. We even managed to grab a couple of shots with a Peacock before it disappeared (only to reappear when the food came out!).

It was a very civilised affair, with games of croquet on the lawn and beautifully presented picnic hampers……until someone discovered a couple of space hoppers, no-one can resist those things, not even if you’re wearing a wedding dress!

The day was rounded off with a First Dance to live violin music in ‘The Singing Theatre’, what a fabulous way to end a wonderful day!

Rich & Lou - Huntstile Organic Farm

Rich and Lou got married at one of my favourite venues, Huntstile Organic Farm.

The ceremony was held in the garden room, with the guests seated outside. Rich had arranged for the couple’s dogs Eric and Ernie to be at the ceremony as a surprise for Lou, she couldn’t see them until she got halfway down the aisle and she was thrilled that they could be there!

After the ceremony we set off for a wander for some photos of the bride and groom, there are so many beautiful spots around Huntstile we were spoilt for choice of backdrops. We even got photobombed by a curious cat!

The afternoon had a lovely chilled out atmosphere, with live blues music from Rev Ferriday. The colour scheme was pink, with lots of homemade rustic details and a vintage feel that made the marquee look super pretty.

Rich and Lou had clearly worked really hard in creating a beautiful wedding, full of fun. They really know how to throw a party!