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Last week I wrote about my experience taking part in a festival wedding styled shoot with the Alternatives.

This week it’s time to talk all about part deux! A totally different theme, different styling and different couple but with the same awesome team on the same, awesome day.

List of Suppliers: 

Models – Lucie Lowe + Oli

Florals – All Bunched Up & Emily The Florist

Ribbons – Bertie & Fred

Ring – London Victorian Ring Co.

Stationery – A Little Pigment

Venue – Jervaulx Abbey

MUA – Lucy Hart

Hair – Saskia Borrans

Macrame – Frankie & Flea

Stylist – Emily K Weddings

The Grecian Gardens

 

I’m not going to lie – I was slightly apprehensive about this portion of the day. My wedding photos are all about emotion, whether that involves happy faces and bright colour, or more moody tones and extreme close ups.

I take a relaxed approach to wedding photography – I love anticipating the special, organic moments that happen between couples and their guests on their wedding day, and jumping in with my camera.  I was seriously relieved to find out that our Grecian Gardens models are a real couple, so I’d be able to shoot in a way I love.

I knew that the tones and spaces involved in the Grecian Gardens style would push my creativity though, so I pulled up my big girl pants, and set off into what’s left of the medieval abbey.

The Details

A crack team comprising of a jeweller, stationer, two florists, a ribbon-supplier and a baker got together with the help of wedding stylist extraordinaire, Emily K, to create the amazing look behind this shoot. It was so seamless and spot on, and is proper #weddinggoals.

Lucie + Oli

Lucie and Oli are a real couple who are also real models. They’re like a wedding photoshoot superteam! A dream to work with, they allowed me to do pretty much anything and go anywhere. I gave them way more direction than normal because usually I like to go more candid, and I really enjoyed the challenge.

Wedding Ceremony

The Alternatives arrange their workshops to stick to the time constraints of a real wedding. What this really means is that at the end of a day’s solid shooting in a location you’ve never been to before, you get 2 minutes to shoot the couple as if they’ve just got married. I think that’s pretty damn awesome for a styled shoot! Every element of the day was designed to look like a real wedding, so we got to use this awesome macrame backdrop. Sa-weet!

I truly had the best time shooting with the Alternatives. It’s so good getting to flex my creative muscles, and make them stronger. It’s so good getting to meet likeminded people, and work with a sense of community over competition. And it’s so good to share these photos with you now!

 

If you’re looking for relaxed wedding photography, or if you’re interested in collaborating with me on a styled shoot then give me a shout! You can email me at hello@carolinegoosey.com.

 

Peace x