When the Suzanne Neville team contacted me to style a shoot to showcase their new Suzanne Neville Nova collection, it was really important to think about Suzanne Neville as a brand. Naturally, certain words came to mind-Iconic British designer, elegance, timeless, romance, classic yet contemporary, so it was important to keep these in mind when styling the shoot.
Barnsley House is an exclusive luxury hotel in the Cotswolds that has magical gardens which worked perfectly with my vision. We shot in June when the gardens were in full bloom and looked stunning. The team at Barnsley House are always incredibly accommodating and are amazing to work with.
My title for the shoot was “A modern British Romance.” I drew my inspiration from everything iconic that was British, the venue itself, the beautiful country gardens and Suzanne’s dresses. It was important that the shoot was decadent and portrayed elegance and softness which is where my idea came from to use chandeliers above the tablescape came. They really added the wow factor to the already incredible Suzanne Neville bridal collection.
Creative director & Planner Claire Do Monte weddings / Dresses Suzanne Neville / Venue Barnsley House / Photography Sammy Taylor Weddings / Videography Jake Burgess Films / Floral design Corky and Prince / Hair Hair & Makeup atelier / Makeup Charlotte Tilbury / Accessories Vivie Embellish Bridal & Lottie Willis London / Shoes Jimmy Choo / Stationary Paper Grace / Chandeliers Crescent Moon Events / Tableware The Luxe Collection