Photography by Leah Lombardi
The first word that sprang to mind when I saw this styled wedding shoot was, quite simply, ‘breathtaking’. The photographer, Leah Lombardi has been on my radar since successfully applying to exhibit at THE UN-WEDDING SHOW in February 2019. There is something so classy and dream-like about Leah’s style and compositions. This Hinterlands wedding shoot featuring Jessica Bennett Bespoke gowns is no exception.
The location for the editorial was a venue in Liverpool called Hinterlands. Utilising the perfect blank industrial space, the aim was to add pops of colour and soft textures in contrast to the venue’s infrastructure. Modern minimalism compliments its industrial vibe perfectly, with high ceilings and straight lines.
The selection of show-stopping, contemporary bridal gowns were from the Isla collection by Jessica Bennett Bespoke. Off the shoulder, pockets and lace bringing classic sillouhettes right up to date.
Could this be the most beautiful flower cloud ever?!
A hanging floral cloud made of Pampas, Gypsophilia and statement roses bridged the gap between the high ceilings and the graze table.
Sasha of SASSFLOWER introduced pops of colour with her florals. A mixture of dried flowers and grasses in neutral sand hues and accents of white, shades of orange from bright to apricot and dusky nude pinks in the form of roses, Anthuriums, chrysanthemums, Gypsophila and Gladioli. A non traditional venue calls for non traditional florals, or in this case taking flowers less obviously associated with weddings and making them bridal cool again.
Other floral details include the bouquets tied with lux ribbons from Silk and Purl and floral and pampas accent decor on the welcome sign by L27 and Vine in the Wild.
The other decor and stationary, styled by yet another of our exhibitors from THE UN-WEDDING SHOW, L27, were kept to monochrome colours, so the food and flowers could really be the centre of attention.
The grazing table by Zoe of The Graze Spot was set to be super colourful with the use of red and orange tones throughout - edible art at its finest!
Juicy pomegranates add colour to the table as well as depth and texture, as did the divine heather honey comb which topped the Brie perfectly.
Sprigs of rosemary sat beautifully with the goats cheese and the locally sourced cured meats and olives stole the show.
A series of small marble cakes by Marie Antoinette Cakes are an elegant alternative to the traditional wedding cake… a predicted trend for 2019 perhaps?!
See the full gallery below along with a list of the fantastic creatives involved.
Photographer - Leah Lombardi
Dresses - Jessica Bennett Bespoke
Styling - L27
Cake - Marie Antoinette Cakes
Flowers - SASSFLOWER
Model - Sam Allsop from J'adore Models
Make up - Lauren Hoodless
Grazing table - The Graze Spot
Venue - Hinterlands
Jewellery - Tilly Thomas Lux
Stationary + Signage - Vine in the Wild