Heirloom English Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Today's romantic inspiration is taking us back to a time of longing, heirloom quality and tangible love. Stylist Amy at The Timeless Stylist has captured a moment in time at heritage venue Somerley House with love letters, timeless bridal styling and organic florals by Blue Sky Flowers and film photography by Camilla Arnhold Photography. Read all about the epic love story that inspired this editorial below...
From Stylist Amy at The Timeless Stylist: "A woman was clearing the belongings of her much loved grandmother, who had passed away recently at the grand age of 97. The woman had loved listening to her grandmother’s tales of her life and how she had met her grandfather at 16 and fell instantly in love. She knew that they had 2 glorious years together in love before her great-grandfather was called to duty for WW2. During those years they had lived in a little village called Ellingham, where they spent as much time as they could outside exploring, walking around beautiful Somerley Estate and going on bicycle rides to the beach for picnics and ice cream. When the Grandfather knew the war was inevitable, he proposed to his beloved and they had the most beautiful and happy day with their loved ones. Sadly, the grandfather died fighting in the war in 1943, however not before celebrating the birth of their beautiful daughter. The Grandmother would get so sad talking about these times, that the Granddaughter would often change the subject. Whilst searching through belongings in her Grandmother’s dusty loft, she was so ecstatic to stumble upon a pile of love letters from her Grandfather to her Grandmother during their few but very special years together, along with special memorabilia from the time. Today we are depicting our version of the love story in beautiful Somerley House, and how we envision it would look today."
Photographer: Camilla Arnhold Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: The Timeless Stylist | Floral Designer: Blue Sky Flowers | Dress Designer: Anna Kara by Morgan Davies | Rentals: Virginia's Vintage Hire | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Venue: Somerley House | Cake Designer: Sugar Plum Bakes | Hair & Make-up Artist: Mari Chase | Wedding Stationery: Fine Art Calligraphy | Tableware: The Wedding Present Co | Wedding Rings: The London Victorian Ring Co | Linens and Ribbons: Silk & Purl | Groomswear: The Vintage Suit Hire Co | Female Model: Anna Houghton | Male Model: Matthew Ovens