If you’re a 2022 bride and haven’t chosen your wedding dress yet, then allow us to introduce the new Nova Suzanne Neville bridal collection. Designed for classic and stylish brides using the finest fabrics and silhouettes. There are lace, applique and chiffon gowns with fitted and flared shapes and we love them all. With outdoor receptions set to soar next year, Creative Director and planner, and Recommended planner & stylist Claire do Monte showcased these exquisite gowns in the gardens at Barnsley House under a canopy of chandeliers, and Recommended photographer, Sammy Taylor Wedding Photography captured all the magic as it unfolded. Fairytales really do come true, and this inspiration is proof!

New Nova 2022 Suzanne Neville bridal collection

When the Suzanne Neville team contacted me to style a shoot to showcase their new Nova collection, it was really important to think about Suzanne Neville as a brand. Naturally, certain words came to mind-Iconic British designer, elegance, timeless, romance, classic yet contemporary, so it was important to keep these in mind when styling the shoot.

Claire do Monte - Creative Director & Planner


Barnsley House is an exclusive luxury hotel in the Cotswolds that has magical gardens which worked perfectly with my vision. We shot in June when the gardens were in full bloom and looked stunning. The team at Barnsley House are always incredibly accommodating and are amazing to work with.


My title for the shoot was "A modern British Romance." I drew my inspiration from everything iconic that was British, the venue itself, the beautiful country gardens and Suzanne's dresses. It was important that the shoot was decadent and portrayed elegance and softness which is where my idea came from to use chandeliers above the tablescape came. They really added the wow factor to the already incredible Suzanne Neville bridal collection.

Suzanne Neville Bridal

Suzanne Neville bridal collection Nova 22 is a profusion of light, texture, and modern movement. Fabrics perform to create precise neckline details, effortlessly structured bodices, billowing sleeves and organza split skirts. Floral intricate features escalade the dresses with an organic flourish of nature. The collection has an air of serenity and freshness as tradition meets modern in a starburst of designs.

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Fi from Corky & Prince really elevated the design by using modern neutral florals which were beautiful. For the contemporary side, I chose to use modern materials to add texture to the tablescape, this was done by adding rustic gold tealight holders. Photographer, Sammy Taylor was great to work with, her creativity and the way she shoots was perfect. The end result was exactly how I had imagined.

Claire do Monte - Creative Director & Planner

Suzanne Neville bridal gowns have long been a popular choice amongst Rock My Wedding real brides. I mean, it's not hard to see why! Each dress is carefully designed to make you look (and feel) like the most beautiful you've ever felt. They bring every bride's wedding dress dreams to life, with silhouettes, necklines and trains to suit all. We can't wait to see our real brides wearing the stunning Nova collection.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Claire do Monte Weddings: Creative Director & Planner | Photographer: Sammy Taylor Wedding Photography | Videographer: Jake Burgess Films | Floral Design: Corky And Prince | Hair: Hair & Makeup Atelier | Makeup: Tamzin MUA | Accessories: Vivi Embellish, Lotte Willis London | Venue: Barnsley House | Wedding Dresses: Suzanne Neville Bridal | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Stationery: Paper Grace | Chandliers : Crescent Moon Events | Tableware & Decor: Luxe me Weddings | Table Linen: Just 4 Linen | Model: Caitlin Burles | On the Day Coordinator: Emma Jane Weddings

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