Into the Woods: a Fairytale Styled Shoot

We wanted this to be a fairytale brought to life - Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White and every other classic brought into reality. Liddington Gardens was the perfect location to carry this out. The details were magic in themselves: floating beds, a majestic horse playing in fallen leaves, rows of boats, golden candles and so much more. We mixed in a strong undercurrent of a Renaissance feeling, which blended in so seamlessly with the autumn vibes and moody atmosphere. Susi complemented our vision so effortlessly with her styling, spinning something out of a movie with such care and dedication. The rich hues inspired a sense of luxury and opulence created by nature itself, begging to celebrate the abundance of autumn while it lasted and before the bareness of winter settled over the gardens. The lovely little bohemian-styled boat floating in a sea of fallen leaves portrayed an almost melancholy journey towards the restful period of winter. Elizabeth May Bridal leant us her expertise, weaving together enchanting outfits like none other, whilst Lynnette Watson added the finishing touches to the styling of the models. On one hand, we showcased a ‘classic’ beauty, astride her gorgeous steed, Boi, in lace and pure white; on the other, a more relaxed boho bride, with flowing hair and sitting atop a weathered boat. This duality created such a perfect tandem, a melding of two sides of the same story, and made this photoshoot all the more enchanting. We looked for magic in our work, as we dreamt and as we created, and found it exactly as we had planned.

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Photography: Two Little Starfish
Venue: Liddington Gardens
Styling: Susi Liddington
Models: Phoebe Slater & Rachel Maher
Makeup & Hair: Lynnette Watson
Dresses: Elizabeth May Bridal