Earlier this summer I got to work with an incredible bunch of creatives on a styled shoot at The Great Lodge in Great Bardfield. It is always great to be back working at The Great Lodge because there are just so many options for where to take photos. The shoot itself was organised by Sam from Sweet Pea Cake Boutique and Lorna from Lorna Marie Events assisted with the planning and bringing it all together.
Micro wedding inspired styled shoot at The Great Lodge wedding venue in Great Bardfield, Essex.
When the wedding industry was told we couldn’t do what we love this summer on wedding days we wedding suppliers got together as a team and created some magic on a styled shoot instead. The idea of putting together a styled shoot is that everyone involved can get creative and maybe try out new things that they haven’t done before on wedding days and of course just having some fun doing what we love.
For this shoot at The Great Lodge, we wanted to create some inspiration for couples planning micro weddings to show just how beautiful and special that they can be. We captured both an indoor and outdoor reception set up using Anthology Vintage Hire’s beautiful furniture and props, styled with CMA’s table wear which complimented Mia Sylvia’s hand-dyed linens and Kuy & Co’s floristry. Alongside this, we styled the outside ceremony area with drapes of linen, flowers and wooden chairs.
We hope this brings some inspiration to those planning their micro weddings and I’m sure you’ll agree micro weddings can look incredible. Thank you to the whole team for coming together for such a fab shoot, the full list of the suppliers are at the end of the post, be sure to check out their work!
Concept & Cake: Sweet Pea Cake Boutique
Planning: Lorna Marie Events
Venue: The Great Lodge
Photographer: Gemma Giorgio Photography
Wedding Dress: Turner and Pennell Bridal Gallery
Wedding Veils: Sash + Veil
Bride’s Accessories: PS With Love
Stationer: Leigh Calligraphy
Prop and Funiture Hire: Anthology Vintage Hire
Catering Equipment, Linens & China: CMA Event Hire
Textiles & Draping: Mia Sylvia
Hair: Bridal Hair By Marina
Makeup: Chlomu Makeup & Lashes
Flowers: Kuy & Co Flowers
Macarons: Colourful Bites
Model: Laura Campen
See a real wedding photographed at The Great Lodge here.