Are you ready for a huge dose of romance and Italian vibes at Recommended venue Bouton Hall? Thought so! Organising and capturing this #InclusionRevolution wedding inspiration is Recommended Photographer and Videographer Shannon Walsh of Forever Curious. Choosing models Georgina and Rafi who are interabled to increase the representation of disabled couples within the wedding industry. The shoot features a bespoke gown made for Georgia who uses a wheelchair, a well as an embroidered veil by Recommended supplier Rebecca Anne Designs, and natural makeup by Recommended MUA Hannah Finn. There are also crocheted wheelchair covers, green and white florals and an outdoor tablescape with luxury gold accents. Sounds like a fairytale, and looks like a fairytale!
A luxury shoot aimed to inspire and highlight disabled and interabled couples to be seen and heard in the wedding industry.
This wedding inspiration shoot was held at the stunning, Italianate style mansion of Bourton Hall in Warwickshire. Surrounded by twelve acres of gardens, woodland and endowed with stunning views across rolling countryside. Bourton Hall was the perfect venue to set the scene for our couple.
The bridal suite exuded luxury with a four-poster bed; ample space with plenty of natural light and furnished beautifully. The couple were captured having private moments on the chaise lounge and the balcony. And, there is also an overhead iconic shot of their stairwell of the bride and her beautiful dress spread out.
When I found myself disabled, engaged and planning my own wedding, I couldn’t find any wedding inspiration that featured any kind of disability. This was also the case when I reached out to fellow disabled couples. Plus, I found the story didn’t stop there. Couples were also fighting to find bridal boutiques and wedding venues with wheelchair access or gowns that fit their bodies. They felt unrepresented and invisible. We decided to be the change we wanted to see in the world, because representation matters. We contacted Zebedee Talent Management, and found Georgina and Rafi, who could not have been more perfect!
As a team we decided to go big, refusing to allow any of the model's disabilities to limit our creativity, only enhance it! Romina designed the most beautiful gown that could be comfortably worn in the wheelchair. The Country Garden Florist designed floral pieces to surround the wheelchair, and Elizabeth Terzza created custom accessories from recycled gold. Events by Keenda took a neutral colour palette with gold accents and designed an Italian inspired tablescape to match the venue. And for extra luxury, Roisin Reuss sent us lingerie and a bridal robe for a stunning bridal prep shoot.
Classic wedding inspiration, bringing disability awareness to the forefront of the wedding industry.
This is more than a shoot, it’s a message and beacon of hope to bring disability awareness to the forefront of the wedding industry and inspire couples and fellow wedding suppliers to become advocates of the inclusion revolution movement. We are planning a whole campaign to bring about change to highlight and increase the representation of disabled couples. This is just the beginning.
Representation will always matter here at Rock My Wedding. We will continue to share love in all its forms with sensitivity and integrity and are honoured to share your stories and inspiration. Read our latest diversity and inclusivity update to see how we pledge to always be accountable and will continue to learn and relearn.