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A Rather Fabulous Vintage Photo-Shoot for The Bridal Emporium at East Riddlesden Hall

VINTAGE INSPIRATION

A rather fabulous (even if I say so myself!) vintage styled photo-shoot for The Bridal Emporium at East Riddlesden Hall. Well, you know how it goes …. you pop down to your local Leeds wedding shop to see their designer about customising your wedding dress, you get chatting, it’s all too beautiful, and a few weeks later a group of vintage loving creatives get together at East Riddlesden Hall and do all this….

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The prettiest conclusion

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The creatives

The woman who planned it all is Claire Toole of The Bridal Emporium. She worked with make-up artist Amber Carter on the styling. Hair was by Katy Flanagan of Hula Hair (great name huh?). Lots of thanks to Emma Cunliffe, wedding planner extraordinaire at East Riddlesden Hall for trusting us around this National Trust treasure and making us feel very welcome.

You know when it’s all ‘meant to be’ as they say, when you’re chatting to your wedding cake maker, Skye, at The Whimsical Cake Company about a tasty quirky little something for your wedding and you ask a florist that you’ve known for years about one pretty fresh flower crown and Helen at Twigs Florists comes up with FOUR corkin’ creations for the vintage inspired hair. And then, the cool, calm and creative Claire tops it all by also arranging for the charming David of Wharfedale Wedding Cars to turn up looking immaculate with his stunning 1930s Beauford Tourer. The only fella in the shoot. He opened doors, helped with  scooping the dresses into the car and gave us all a quick ride – perk of the job.

And of course, the models of the day were Amy Edgeley, Lily Autumn and Dee Amy. A dream team. A dream day, I tell you!  And as for the dresses – no time to even think about trying any on of course but still ….. Original vintage dresses by The Bridal Emporium and vintage inspired wedding dresses by award winning bridal shop Confetti and Lace .

The shoot

How the day began…..Picture the scene. Early one April Monday morning in West Yorkshire.

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Claire and went go scouting for the most appropriate backdrops to suit each dress
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Amber Carter on make-up
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Claire of The Bridal Emporium and Skye of TheWhimsical cake Company
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Floral crown by Helen at Twigs in Barwick-in-Elmet
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Amy Edgeley models
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A true vintage wedding dress restored and kept pristine by Claire

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Katy Flanagan of Hula Hair prepares Lili’s hair
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Lili Autumn models a pure silk wedding dress by Amanda Wakeley

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Dee Amy model at Catwalk Model Management in Leeds

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Whimsical cakes and things by Skye at The Whimsical cake company in Leeds

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Before I go, it’s time to see David, the driver.

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