Our blog today comes from a collaborative photo shoot we took part in at Sopley Mill Wedding Venue Hampshire, a few months ago with some of our favourite wedding suppliers including Helen Rushton Photography, Pomp and Petals, Hampshire Slate and Eye Candy. The fantastic So You Are Getting Married wedding blog published the shoot which you can see here.
Our setting for our photo shoot was the beautiful Sopley Mill on the Dorset/Hampshire border. This venue was chosen for not only for being a stunning canvas for showing off our dresses, but also its where Hayley from BOW is getting married! We will be posted photos of the big day next May!
For the photoshoot we went for a Enid Blyton high tea theme. We felt this was perfect for the setting as Sopley Mill has so many beautiful features around the grounds including the River Avon running through the mill and you really could imagine the Famous Five cycling to Sopley Mill and having picnics on the grass, paddling in the river and lashings of ginger beer. Many of Enid’s books were based on Dorset where she used to holiday and the Sopley Mill’s location on a river and close to the sea fitted perfectly.
We choose dresses for the shoot which reflected the Famous Five era, with lots of vintage style lace and delicate pretty detail in sequins and beading. All of the dresses were handmade in the UK and we loved that this went with the very English feel of the shoot. Designers used were Chanticleer, Stewart Parvin, Blue Bridalwear and Suzanne Neville.
Sopley Mill is a historic building featuring 3 stunning floors and a bridal suite for brides to get ready in or freshen up, during the day. Sopley Mill has absolutely gorgeous views across the Avon water-meadows which as you will see from our photos, makes a beautiful backdrop for photographs, particularly if you are lucky enough to have good weather on your Wedding day.
Venue Decoration: Hampshire Slate
Make Up And Hair: Eye Candy
Floral Design: Pomp And Petals
Photographer: Helen Rushton
Wedding Dress: Brides Of Winchester
Venue: Sopley Mill