So thrilled to see my beautiful niece Kayleigh and her amazing husband Stephen featured on The English Wedding Blog. Their wedding took place in Exeter in February on a very sunny day which turned to a thundery shower during their couple portraits! So blessed to have these two in my life. To read more head over to The English Wedding Blog for their full wedding story 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
Featured on: Magnolia Rouge / Photographer/Creative Director: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Florals: Rebecca Avery Flowers / Hair & Make-up: Zoe Cornwell of Knot Your Average Bride / Paper Goods: By Moon & Tide / Rings: Lucy Sylvester / Earrings: Asos / Veil: Sash & Veil / Model: Georgia Worrall / Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab / Bodice: River Island / Net Skirt/Ribbons: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Location: Mersea Island, Essex, England
I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts
The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper
sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds
The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
and the old things go, not one lasts
‘Autumn Movement’ by Carl Sandburg
One of my favourite things about living in England is the change in seasons. We are so lucky to have four very distinct changes to our countryside and Autumn has to be my favourite with all its golden leaves and the mauve tones in the cool air as winter approaches.
Everything about this shoot was inspired by the location, its movement, delicacy and colour palette.
Featured on: Rock My Wedding / Photographer: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Florals: Rebecca Avery Flowers / Make up Artist: Victoria Taylor Bridal Make-up / Hair Stylist: Charlene of Aimez-Vous / Model: Laura of Tiny Twisst