“Frost on the leaves” Autumn and Dip dye Photoshoot

falling leaves autumn bride

From time to time I collaborate with other wedding professionals on styled wedding photoshoots. This one took place in November 2016 in leafy Surrey with the theme “Frost on the Leaves”. We wanted to explore the underrated beauty of the late English Autumn, a magical time of coloured leaves and silver frost. You can see photos of the making process and behind the scenes pictures from the shoot in my blog entries about this shoot.

Dresses made & designed by Felicity Westmacott
Styling by Jessica of www.foxandpartridge.com
Models: Katja Cemic, Keely Simeoni and Isabella Crighton
Hair styling by Very Bettie
Make up by www.charlottemuapro.com,
Bespoke Shoes by Marsha Hall
Jewellery by Vicky Forrester
Veil and headpieces by Jen Levet
Floristry by Michelle Knibbs of Muscari Whites
Garden wreath by The Girl who Gardens

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winter bride fishtail mermaid plain satin ivory wedding dress with train

I designed three dresses for this shoot, a white and silver dress layered that could be worn in three different ways. Lining only (shown here), both layers, or for the daring, the lace layer alone! I also created a dip-dye dress that soaks up the colours of autumn in the hem and a flower-girl dress to compliment them both, in rose-gold silk lame and georgette.

vneck wedding dress matt satin straps winter sunheart cut out wedding shoes custom

Romantic Ivory shoes with lace and heart shape peep-toe, by www.marshahall.com

gold cobweb cuff and jewellery custom to order

Bespoke jewellery by www.vicky-forrester.com

autumn photoshoot table setting inspo gold flowers and candles

Styling by Jessica Jill Partridge of www.foxandpartridge.com

Flowers by Muscari Whites

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Garden Wreath by The Girl who Gardens

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child bridesmaid dress custom made with long sleeves for winter

Flower girl dress in layered silk georgette in shades of rose-gold with beaded lace detail and long sleeves.

autumn colour calla lily bespoke custom made

Silk Lily band headdress by Jen Levet

chiffon silk georgette peach flowergirlflowergirl november wedding in rosegold layers and hair wreathmade to measure bridesmaid dress for autumn wedding

Hair garland by Muscari Whites

Make-up by www.charlottemuapro.com

bespoke wedding dress autumn dip dye colour

Model Keely Simeoni wears ‘Phoenix’ a silk dupion and tulle dress dip-dyed with the colours of autumn as if the season is creeping up her skirt. Creating this dress, took 7 hours on the colours alone, see more detail of how this was done in my blog entry on the shoot.

ombre bouquet pussy willow rainbow rosesRainbow rose bouquet by Muscari Whites

ombre bridal gown red yellow orange and ivory trainbespoke ivory tulle wedding dress silk roses corset laceup back

Hair by Alex Sadler of Very Bettie

silk calla lily headress rainbow ombre colourcustom made to order wedding gown and hairband Silk Lily band headdress by Jen Levet

red tulle rainbow lily headbandmade to measure sweetheart wedding gown lace and tullewinter wedding bouquet and ivory dress

gold red crimson purple and ivory ombre hairbandbespoke gold jewellery

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Autumn red shoe-boots by www.marshahall.com

Bespoke velvet wedding boots by Marsha Hall: Design by Felicity Westmacott, Photography by Jessica Partridge, Frost on the Leaves Photoshoot

mix metallic lace and beading custom dress designHere is the silver lace dress, worn with all it’s layers. The main dress is beaded antique-silver lace and the lower skirt is silk chiffon.

silver ivory vintage wedding dress rosegold flowergirl by Felicity Westmacottcustom bridesmaid dress long sleeve pale gold with lacehair bow red ginger bridesmaid childwoodland country wedding bespoke flowergirl dress

Hair styling by Very Bettie

blush and copper make-up for wedding with hair garland

Make-up by www.charlottemuapro.com

metallic lace flutter sleeve train wedding dressivory mermaid v neck chiffon lace custom gown in the woodscustom lace edge veil by Jen levet and rose lace detail Lace edged veil by Jen Levet

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slimline wedding dress bespoke to order winter brideflowergirl with bride holding train rosegold chiffon and beaded lace

bespoke wedding rings with leaves

flutter sleeve waterfall wedding dressy scallop edge lace neckline

And here is the lace dress, for the daring only, worn without the lining!

low back mermaid beaded lace wedding dress bespoke waterfall trainillusion mesh lace wedding gown made to measure photoshoot

Juliette cap vintage veil custom to order by Jen Levetmetallic silver gold beaded lace shear wedding dress

winter sun on shear metallic wedding gown silver beaded slimflutter waterfall sleeve modest wedding gown
snowflake fire bride ombre wedding dress

Lastly some images of the dip-dye dress with a little Bowie-homage: daring make-up and fairytale styling.

Hair styling by Very Bettie

Make-up by www.charlottemuapro.com

ombre rose bouquet winter autumn inspiration
rainbow rose bouquet and bowie inspired make-up

The Leaf Pendant is an ideal choice for an Autumn wedding. The green stone is a piece of Moldavite. The rippled texture that gives the leafy appearance is entirely natural. It’s a type of tectonic glass, created in an explosion of energy over 14 million years ago, when an asteroid collided into Earth. This notion of ‘heaven-and-earth’ makes it a perfect symbol for the magic that marriage inspires.

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