Updated: Jul 14
Spring is my favourite season - camellia flowers and magnolia trees coming into bloom, pink cherry blossom everywhere, EASTER EGGS, lighter evenings and the feeling of hope and excitement for warmer days and summer adventures... and of course, wedding and photoshoot season kicks off!
I've recently moved out of central London to St. Albans for a little bit more green space and we have been exploring our new hometown. My son and I were visiting the St. Albans Museum + Gallery and I was blown away by the spectacular Georgian architecture and how beautifully the building has been restored. I walked into the Assembly Room, which was originally used to host balls, galas and concerts, and thought that I would LOVE to organise a bridal shoot in this perfect space. Flooded with natural light, high ceilings, gold and crystal chandeliers... the Assembly Room at the St. Albans Museum + Gallery is such a beautiful wedding venue! I got in touch with venue manager Abi and we made the shoot happen!
I was desperate to create a cherry blossom and spring flower installation to complement the light in the room and provide inspiration to couples who may be planning a spring wedding. I reached out to the luxury flower and table designer Amanda Jane Flowers and we brainstormed some ideas. Amanda proposed cherry blossom branches on a copper arch, blown out light pink tulips and white ginster for the bouquet and soft pink, grey, gold and coral candles and table decorations. Her creations looked INCREDIBLE! Amanda is such a genius and a lovely person, it was a joy to work with her!
Hertfordshire bridal hair designer Nicola created heavenly Hollywood waves and Godmanchester based bridal make-up artist Lucy Anne created subtle and beautiful make up.
Natalie at Peacock & Pearl provided a hand made, intricate gold crown and polka dot cathedral length veil.
Hertfordshire cake designer Tees Bakery made a three tier cherry blossom inspired cake.
Emma Jane Wedding and Events Planner ensured perfect coordination of the day and attention to detail throughout.
Paul from Paubuk Multimedia created a gorgeous film of the shoot.
The cherry blossom inspired St Albans Museum + Gallery wedding photography shoot was such a dream come true and I'm so excited to share the images.
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