So lucky to photograph Faye’s post wedding bridal shoot. Weddings are so fast paced with little time to dedicate to one element during the day, so it is really lovely to be able to spend a couple of hours just documenting the brides style and dress after the wedding day. I definitely recommend any bride treating themselves to a day of pampering on set and enjoying their dress again before it gets packed away forever xx
Our beautiful Floral Fairytale is featured on Rock My Wedding today. Click here to see more. It’s always such a privilege to have work featured when you know how much work goes into pulling a shoot like this together.
My love for Great Lodge in Essex started on my first visit. There is magic in the air which I think comes from it’s history and the fact the owners have been very loyal to the roots of their home and kept every part of their renovations very rural and authentic. It truly is a location that’s beautiful at every turn and has so much variety which is often lacking at many wedding venues. My first visit was in Spring where the ancient orchard was in full bloom and knew then I had to design an editorial shoot inspired by the beauty it withheld at that time.
The creative team who brought my vision to life where just incredible. They are true artists and very passionate about what they create. Handpicked for the beauty of their work and honest way of working, which has depth, texture and intricacy.
The editorial is inspired by the delicacy of apple blossom and the fairy-tale of living in a rural English setting.
Photography, Styling, & Gown: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Featured on: Rock My Wedding / Venue: Great Lodge / Florals: Fallen Flower Design / Make up Artist: Victoria Taylor / Hair Design: Dawn Taylor / Headdress: Agnes Walker / Veil: Sash & Veil / Paper Goods: By Moon & Tide / Paper Goods Illustration: Amy Swann / Jewellery: Sarah Brown Jewellery / Model: Emily Bannister / Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab
Charlotte and Paul, both fell in love with Crabbs Barn for its rural setting. It was the perfect blank canvas to combine Charlotte’s love of design and Paul’s love for rural life. With their closest family and friends, the couple held an intimate wedding, on a very sunny day last August, full of sumptuous flowers by Fallen Flower Design, and details inspired by outdoor English living. Very excited to also see their wedding on Rock My Wedding today! Click here to read more of their wedding story xx
Photography: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Venue: Crabbs Barn / Florals: Fallen Flower Designs / Gown: Blue by Enzoani – Inaru – bought from Bellisima Weddings / Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson / Headdress: Flora Ivory from Bellisima Weddings / Make up: Hollie V Makeup Artist / Hair: Rosie Bancroft / Groom’s Attire: Master Debonair / Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS / Bride & Groom Bears: KD & Co / Videographer: Colbridge Films / Cake: Vanilla Cake Design (florals by Fallen Flower Designs / Catering: Jamie Lee Smith Catering / Transport: Lodge Coaches / Steelband: CSI Steelband
On a cold winters day in January Sarah and Jonathon tied the knot at Gosfield Hall. Gosfield Hall is magical in the icy air of January. Frost bitten grass mixed with the rosy tones of garden roses and silver hues of the bridesmaids…all a perfect pairing to celebrate a winter wedding xx
I really loved photographing the wedding of Laura and Chris. Laura is a very talented Fashion/Beauty/Lifestyle bloggist, link to her website below, and Chris is just super creative and has talents ranging from being a musician to photographing weddings. Their ceremony and reception took place at Prested Hall which sits in a very pretty location in Essex. The flowers were created by the incredibly talented Rebecca Avery Flowers, who also happens to be a dear friend of mine. Although there were many highlights capturing their wedding, one of the main has to be Laura’s bridal styling; she looked incredible with her beautiful lace gown created by Sottero & Midgley, and hair and make up by Amy Lawrence MUA . Their gorgeous wedding is featured on Rock My Wedding today – so click here to read more of their wedding story xx
Photography: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Bride: Laura Bradshaw / Groom: Chris Bradshaw / Venue: Prested Hall / Flowers: Rebecca Avery Flowers / Gown: Sottero & Midgley / Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson / Groom’s Attire: Moss Bros Suits / Bridesmaids: Maya Boutique – Asos / Flower Girl: John Rocha at Debenhams / Make-up & Hair: Amy Lawrence / Band: Jupiter Ray (the groom’s band) / Videographer: Sophie Crees / Featured on: Rock My Wedding