On May 28th 2012 an amazing collective of talented individuals gathered together at the Ashmolean Museum, for what would be a brilliant day full of the very best in wedding style.
I was thrilled that Ellie Sanderson asked me on board to help organise this inspirational photo shoot and we set to work bringing together a brilliant mix of industry experts. The talented team were:
David Bostock – The Bridal Photographer
Joyce Connor – Brides and Beauty Makeup
Dani Maci – Hair Stylist
Aaron John – Clements and Church Tailors
Matthew Taylor – Fabulous Flowers
And of course Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutique provided the gorgeous gowns.
All set in the gorgeous location of the Ashmolean Museum, many thanks to Anna Pickvance and Paula for granting us permission.
It was a busy day with lots to fit in but I am sure you will agree that all that hard work was worth it when you look at the stunning images.
Our aim was to showcase the beautiful gowns in an unusual setting, highlighting that a museum can be an exciting place for your special day.
Let me know what you think, I hope you find the images inspiring!
We started in the dramatic Atrium, there were endless photo opportunities on this fabulous staircase with lots of natural light:
Miss Ellie in action adding her magic touch to the gorgeous veil:
These striking images are taken from the balcony above the Atrium – wonderful:
Next stop was the cast gallery. Here you can have an intimate ceremony amongst ancient statues:
I love this headpeice and veil combo, just beautiful.
We then moved outside just as the sun came out, up onto the terrace with stunning views across Oxford:
After a change into something a little more classic we moved to the Mallet Gallery, with more of a traditional feel this is the Ashmolean’s most popular rooms for couples getting married and you can understand why as the paintings and sweeping staircase really create such a dramatic setting.
And what girl wouldn’t want to twirl in that glorious dress?
The Egyptian Rooms were next on the agenda:
And this called for a stunning Jenny Packham dress and striking headpiece, not to mention the daper grooms suit!
The last port of call was the impressive outside of the museum itself. There were lots of tourist milling around at this point, all in awe of our beautiful bride and handsome groom, not to mention their gorgeous outfits!
Ellie decided to go for a more modern look for these shots and I think these guys look stunning – that veil and headpiece is wonderful!
If you are interested in any of these stunning gowns please do get in touch with Ellie Sanderson and if the suits are just what you are looking for, Clements and Church are your guys.
I would highly recommend working with Joyce and Dani for your hair and makeup, such fab ladies that will make you look stunning – what more could you want?
Oh and the flowers, seriously the boys at Fabulous Flowers are ace and so talented too.
It goes without saying that David Bostock takes fabulous images and I would recommend getting in touch asap with him if you are looking for a photographer as he does get busy.
And lastly, the Ashmolean Museum. The team here work hard to create the wedding of your dreams and I think you will agree that the venue itself is one of a kind!
‘Till next time.