Andy and Chan | Fine Art Wedding Photographer | Coombe Lodge Somerset

“Ajouter deux lettres à Paris, c’est le paradis.”

-Jules Renard

This blog post is so long over due… since their wedding Chan and Andy have welcomed their first little one into the world and are living in Paris. But even though a little this wedding still exudes timeless charm and the memories I have of this day seem like yesterday.

Chan looked so stunning along with her maids walking around the grounds of Coombe Lodge, one of my all time favourite venues nestled in the heart of Somerset. She choose two gowns one traditional Thai for her Thai tea ceremony and the other a strapless gown purchased in Paris.

The couple choose this venue as they felt it matched their french theme with its golden stone and art deco interior.

I have been fortunate enough that this wedding has been featured internationally in Elizabeth Anne Designs, Thai blog So Dazzling and most recently in print in You and Your Wedding Magazine.
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Little Black Book of Suppliers

Venue: Coombe Lodge, Blagdon

Florals: The Rose Shed

Favors: Laduree

Band: The Moon Loungers

Ceremony Musicians: The Bristol String Quartet

 Hair and Makeup : Amelle Chentouf Chergui

Bridesmaids dresses: Various

 Gown: La Sposa from O’Scarlett’s

 Suit: Hugh Harris

Fine Art Wedding Photographer | Coombe Lodge Somerset

Illuminated Collective | Fine Art Wedding Workshop | Film Photography Workshop | Fine Art Wedding Photography

The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.

                                                                                              – William Shakespeare

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Hello lovelies, I hope everyone is doing perfectly well on this sunny morning! We have such exciting news that we are launching another Illuminated Collective fine art wedding and styling workshop 🙂 this one day workshop will offer much the same as the last one but with a few added extra’s including motivational talks with practicals tips from Christian and Erica of UK Film Lab and the lovely Sara Russell from Wedding Sparrow.

Sara is also create the whole aesthetic for the day and having full creative input so we can offer each attendee the best fine art styling around, we will be collaborating with Amy of Bo Boutique a master of floral styling… together I am sure they will create wonders!

Both myself and my fellow partner in crime Britt Spring, will be mentoring and lending a hand to all those in attendance during the styled shoot part of the day too. I will be focusing on couple styling and sharing my knowledge on how I use film during a wedding day whilst Britt will be more focused on styling single female models which comes in very useful for those shooting editorials, portraits and brides.

We have created the day to both inspire and educate those who are new to film photography and wanting to extend their services. Film photography is becoming so popular once again with aesthetically driven brides who have a keen eye for beautiful organic images and we want to help everyone in attendance to appeal to those brides more by building strong portfolios.

We will also be sending each attendee home with a luxe goody bags of treats including invaluable notes from UK Film Lab, Sara, Flourish and Prosper and many more.

The workshop will be held in Norfolk, UK on the September 18th 2014. For more information and to book email illuminatedcollective@gmail.com

Below is a reminder of some of the beautiful styling we have created in the past featured on Wedding Sparrow today… (full list of vendors below)

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Make sure you keep up with Illuminated news on our Facebook and Instagram feed #illuminatedcollective

Keep posted on the blog for more information!

xoxo

Little Black Book of Suppliers for Fig Shoot (above)

Planning and Art direction: Jessie Thomson and Ashlee Taylor http://www.jessiethomson.co.uk

Photography: Taylor Barnes Photography www.taylorbarnesphotography.com

MUA: Nina Norman http://www.ninanorman.co.uk

Gowns: The Mews, Clifton http://www.themewsclifton.co.uk

Flowers: The Rose Shed http://www.theroseshed.co.uk

Stationery: Meticulous Ink http://www.meticulousink.com

Furniture: Virginia’s Vintage Hire http://virginiasvintagehire.co.uk

Cake: Becky’s Cake Boutique http://www.beckyscakeboutique.com

Venue: Coombe Lodge http://www.coombelodge.co.uk/home

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To bread I do not ask to teach me
but only not to lack during every day of life.
I don’t know anything about light, from where
it comes nor where it goes,
I only want the light to light up,
I do not ask to the night
explanations,
I wait for it and it envelops me,
And so you, bread and light
And shadow are.

                                   – Pablo Neruda

Film Wedding Photographer |Fine Art Wedding Photography UK

Today I wanted to share a image from a recent engagement shoot I did a few weeks ago with this beautiful pair! Chan and Andy will be getting married in a few months in the handsome house Coombe Lodge and I am beyond excited to shoot their wedding. I look forward to sharing their full shoot with you later in the month.

Ashlee x

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Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

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Rachel and Simon got married just a few months ago in the heart of a brilliant British autumn. Surrounded by their family and friends they wed in Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset. This sweet little venue was perfect for their intimate wedding party and relaxed atmosphere! Myself and Faye enjoyed every moment spent with this sweet couple and their little girl Serena, the gardens where a perfect backdrop for one of our most romantic couples this year.

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So many pretty wedding portraits we had to share them all!

xoxo

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To plant a Garden is to believe in tomorrow.

                                                   -Audrey Hepburn

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Michelle and James got married on the hottest day of the year despite that they both managed to be cool and calm through out their lovely wedding day. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly at the beautiful Hestercoombe Gardens, not far down the M5 from Bristol near Taunton, lay this beautiful country house and extensive gardens. We were spoilt for choice with photograph opportunities which made my job easy.

Michelle looked stunning in her tea length gown inspired by Audrey Hepburn and perfectly matched her handsome groom, James. They shared their day with there closest family and friends with an intimate ceremony and a stunning reception.

While they are enjoying a lovely honeymoon I thought I would post a preview of images with more to follow in the next few weeks. We have so many to share and will be a excited to edit all these photographs and get them ready for you all.

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