This editorial shoot was designed to showcase the stunning talent within Norfolk as well as the gorgeous venue that is Thurning Hall. Thurning Hall is a local venue in Norfolk, this editorial showcases their new addition – The Coach House, a newly renovated part of Thurning Hall.
The Vision – French Chateau Inspired Wedding
With a French Chateau vision our team came together to produce this charming, detail packed wedding editorial. It was important the styling worked with the heritage and authenticity of the venue. Although the Coach House is newly restored so many of the original Georgian features have been left in tact and the rich red brickwork is exposed through the building, giving a charm and nostalgic feeling. The natural colour pallet to work with the surroundings was the classic white and green with touches of terracotta and peach to draw in the brickwork.
The Stationery Suite
The very talented Silk and Ink Designs created a stationery suite consisting of fabric invites and menus. The delicate fabric with fine printing in terracotta and blush shades was a really unique touch to this editorial. Silk and Ink used classic fonts and motifs with a nod to the French chateau inspiration and the nostalgia that this shoot embodied.
Within the Coach House we set up the dining area with a stunning table as our central focal point. Just above our bridal table was a stunning floral chandelier which mirrored the floral arrangements on the table carefully styled and arranged by Tasha Vass Floristry. Our colour elements were pulled from the Coach House itself as well as the natural beauty of the Thurning Hall Garden. We also pulled in elements from the French Country style.
Our table was layered with stunning white main plates, gold rimmed starter plates, embossed silver cutlery and elegant glassware. The table linens were also layered to create a luxurious yet elegant look. I selected a tablecloth in taupe to add warmth. This fell to the floor along with extra long white muslin runners that puddled on the brickwork floor. Again, avoiding the starkness of white linen, I chose peony pink napkins – just a very subtle shade to echo the florals and candles.
The tapered candles were sat in antique silver candlesticks, very fitting for the venue. Each place setting had a name tag with a pale peach tassel and an elegant menu designed by the talented Suzanne from Silk and Ink. This was a printed fabric menu, with the print colour matching those from the colour palette. The hanging floral cloud above the table was echoed on the table by a low arraignment which was flanked by delicate vintage glass bud vases dotted down the length and nestled in the white muslin runner. Two floor arrangements at the base of the table completed this look and added extra luxury to this decadent table scape.
The Wedding Cake
The gorgeous cake, carefully designed by The Little Sugar Rose, added to the table. This cake was designed with The Coach House in mind. Giving a stone effect to the design as well as sugar blooms and foliage inspired by the wildly romantic garden.
Positioned outside was a welcome sign designed by Laurel House Design. This unique sign was on white acrylic with a stone coloured acrylic laser cut for the sign wording, taking inspiration from the stone look within the Coach House and the elegant stationery suite.
Adding to the vision were the two bridal looks, with stunning, bespoke dresses designed by the creative Katrine Boldero. These two bridal styles were added to by the talented Ashley Kay Beauty who focused on enhancing the eyes, working with cream-based products which give the skin a ‘glow from within” look. The hair was beautifully styled to create a romantic timeless look which added to the Chic vision. The first look was a flattering dress with a lace bodice. This look was added to by the stunning hand-crafted crown with twig and leaf shapes, designed by The Lucky Sixpence. The veil that lay under the crown was a delicate lace veil with floral elements to it, with our model’s hair flowing and loose.
The unspoilt charm of the restored Coach House, complete with original features and vintage furniture. The delicate lighting from Emotive really brought the building alive, creating a warm romantic backdrop for our editorial.
The second look was a flowing dress in a vintage style and long lace sleeves. For this look the bridal hair was styled in an elegant chignon adorned with a head chain, also handcrafted, using Swarovski pearls and crystals to complete the look also designed by The Lucky Sixpence. The home-grown bouquet from Tasha completed this look and Salsabil photographed this in the gorgeous gardens at Thurning.
If you would like to see more of this beautiful editorial it has been featured in Rock my Wedding.
Planning and styling; Emily Andrew Events
Photography: Salsabil Morrison
Venue: Thurning Hall
Floral arrangements: Tasha Vass Floristry
Tableware Hire: CMA
Stationery: Silk & Ink Designs
Signage: Laurel House Designs
Jewellery: The Lucky Sixpence
Dress Designer: Katrine Mogensen
Hair and Make Up: Ashley Kay
Cake: The Little Sugar Rose