It is about this time of year, when the wedding season has calmed, that I start get my creative head back in the game and think about putting together a styled shoot. In the wedding world, a styled shoot gives us wedding professionals a chance to demonstrate exactly what it is we are about and what we love to do. As I’m sat here pondering the next one, I can’t help but think back to past shoots. Last year, along with a dream team of suppliers, I put together a shoot at Somerley House (on the Dorset/Hampshire borders). It’s been featured a few times now by wonderful blogs such as Coco Wedding Venues, The English Wedding Blog and BLoved (thank you all) and I thought it was about time to feature it on my own!


Somerley House is a very special venue. As well as being steeped in history, visually stunning with acres of outdoor space and endless options to create a wedding totally unique to you, it also happens to be moments away from my own family home. I grew up knowing Somerley. I was beyond excited to design a styled shoot at this venue.

I knew I wanted to bring an element of contemporary to this luxury country manor house but, something that still worked and was in-keeping with the grandeur of the place. Teaming up with the talent that is Emma Soulsby, we quickly scoped out a design plan and here are the results. Now, on to work for next year’s…

Images all by Kitty Wheeler Shaw.

Full supplier list:

Cake Design: Rachel Husdon

Make up: Mel Kinsman

Hair: Louise Leaves

Dresses: Otaduy and Cherry Williams London

Flowers: Emma Soulsby

Shoes: Emmy London

Male Model: Marc Mullen Brown

Silks: Kate Cullen

Chairs and Table: Wedhead London

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