At Ellie Sanderson we’ve been lucky enough to work on some seriously stunning editorial photoshoots, but our recent collaboration with luxury wedding planner Constance Taylor of Mrs T Weddings was something else. Set against the backdrop of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos’ sculptural 12-foot Wedding Cake installation in the grounds of the heavenly Waddesdon Estate, this styled shoot brought together some of the brightest British wedding talent, with magical results.
The wow-factor Buckinghamshire wedding venue
Waddesdon Estate provided the perfect setting, with a relaxed luxury vibe that helped set the scene for this super-chic alfresco wedding shoot. Nestled amongst a tranquil grove, Vasconcelos’ Wedding Cake installation – which can be used for private hire, dining, drinks receptions and wedding day portraiture – is simply another level. Modern, playful and very, very cool, it helped set a uniquely theatrical tone for the day.
Sumptuous summer wedding flowers
The vivid alfresco tablescapes were a riot of vibrant pinks and peach, with fluffy peonies and soft garden roses stealing the show. We love the summery Secret Garden style, which really added a sense of romance and celebration.
Luxury bridal fashion inspo
A venue this beautiful deserves some wow-factor dresses, and we knew just the gowns to bring this super-luxe wedding shoot to life.
Joan by Kelly Faetanini
Joan by US designer Kelly Faetanini has the coolest modern-day princess vibe, with a chic sweetheart off-the-shoulder neckline and figure-flattering fit-to-flare cut. But what really brings the drama is the skirt – we adore the waterfall layers of ombre ruffled tulle.
Miata by Eva Lendel
A celebration this luxurious calls for all the sparkle, and that’s exactly what Miata by Eva Lendel delivered. Sequins, pearls and beading embellish this jaw-dropping lace dress, resulting in an A-list worthy bridal gown that’s fit for the red carpet. The tailored bodice helps to create a mesmerising silhouette. How gorgeous?
Athena with cape by 29 Atelier
Calling all eco-conscious, fashion loving brides – if you don’t already have 29 Atelier on your bridal style radar, let us introduce you to your new favourite. With a focus on couture and craftsmanship, this high-end British bridalwear brand designs stunning pieces that can be repurposed and reworn once the big day is over. We adore the boho-luxe feel of 29 Atelier’s Athena slip dress paired with a statement cape.
A dream wedding day
Every little detail of the shoot was carefully considered to provide endless inspiration for brides planning a spectacular wedding day. From the Bridgerton-inspired entertainment and elegant stationery to the delicious alcohol-free sparkling wine and almost-too-good-to-eat cake, it’s a decadent shoot packed with ideas you’re going to want to add to your wedding Pinterest board immediately!
With thanks to:
Bridal wear & Accessories: @elliesandersonbridal
Bridesmaids & String trio clothing: @nola.london
Hair & Make up: @londonmakeupartist.uk
MUA assistant: @makeupbymonisia
Catering & Bar: @host_hospitality
Alcohol-free Sparkling Rosé & White: @wildidol.official
BTS photography: @helenrosephoto
Model (Groom): @sergio_verdu
Model (Bride): @ellejowebb