Taking inspiration from current leading trends, and a touch of the Italian countryside, ‘The Modern Fairytale’ staged at wedding venue Hale Park is a contemporary love story. Our bride is no longer a damsel in distress, but a strong confident woman living her best life.
THE MODERN FAIRYTALE AT HALE PARK
"The beautiful blooming wisteria that covers a large section of Hale Park was the driving force behind this styled shoot. Beside the impressive wisteria is a gorgeous sweeping terrace that overlooks the neatly clipped gardens of Hale, and beyond a view of the River Avon. To make full use of the vista and flowering wisteria, venue stylist and art director the Fabulous Company, designed a tablescape to complement such a unique setting. Using a soft purple tablecloth as the base to mimic the lighter shades of the wisteria flower, gold cutlery and white crockery where then added to elevate the design. Contrasting candle votives and additional simple florals provided interest without detracting from the setting. Beautifully designed personal place names and menu cards by Peony & Rose Wedding Stationery provides an elegant touch. Hampshire based florist, Jo Hicks Flowers, perfectly designed a fragrant bouquet using trending peonies, roses, greens and stocks to encapsulate that delicate fine beauty. Whilst cake designer Sparkle Bakes five-tier masterpiece looked like something from a dream. The addition of the smaller complementary cupcakes, with real flecks of gold, provides a beautiful treat for guests and is ever a popular choice for weddings." - Frances Moore
Fairytale Wedding IdeasFrances and her fabulous team of suppliers decided early on to embrace colour into their portrayal of fairytale wedding ideas. They introduced soft peach, pinks, greys, greens, blues, golds and of course the typical shades of wisteria such as purple and cream to complement the amazing tree at Hale Park. Gone are the days when couples feel the need to stick to a particular ‘palette’ for their wedding, and quite rightly so too as the results are amazing.
"Our heavenly bride Sophie perfectly modelled a Watters Wtoo wedding gown in the design ‘Naharah’. The gown features conservative long-sleeves with a modern touch. Tala lace covers the v-neck bodice which is then finished off with elegant pearl buttons, flowing down the back into the gown’s soft netting skirt. This along with Rachel Simpson shoes in ‘Cecilia Ivory’, ‘Mimosa Quartz’ and ‘Olivia Mauve’ were all provided by Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique located in Botley. All hair accessories were provided by the incredible award-winning Kelly Spence. Showcasing an array of attractive adaptable designs through varying hairstyles and placement techniques, you can definitely understand why Kelly is so popular. And creating those perfect wedding hairstyles came down to talented hairstylist JMS Hair Design - mixing two up-styles into a gentle hair down style to prove how light and soft all styles can be made to be for this dreamy fairytale scheme. The makeup design was left to shoot director and makeup artist Frances Moore MUA. Soft pinks featured heavily, especially through the eyes. An Urban Decay palette was used along with MAC Dazzle-shadow liquid in ‘Not Afraid To Sparkle’ for the eye design. Keeping cheeks naturally flush with a peach-toned blusher and lipstick by Dior in Coral, a shade favoured by the Duchess of Sussex, completed this princess perfect look." - Frances Moore