The Roaring Twenties Inspire Twenty Thirteen!

The Roaring Twenties!

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We were lucky enough to be invited to design the stationery for a recent blog shoot organised by the lovely Jenny from Love Me Love My Wedding.

The venue was Dunwood Hall, and the styling was the Roaring Twenties!

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It is always a pleasure to work with Jenny from Love Me Love My Wedding as she strives to bring together a team of experts from the North West at a carefully selected location.

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The shoot’s inspiration began with a mood board, sent by Jenny to everyone involved.

This was to be a Roaring 20’s shoot and we had the direction that this would be more more champagne and flapper girl rather than Downton Abbey.

The look was to be Ultra Glam, just think of Greta Garbo or Jean Harlow. Peacocks, feathers where possible, pearls and of course, super glamorous dresses and sparkly headbands!

This gave each member of the team the same starting point but the chance to explore their own interpretation.

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With so much 1920’s inspiration around at the moment, from ‘Downton Abbey’ to ‘Blandings’, this is a fantastic trend for 2013.

Dunwood Hall is a Grade II listed, exclusive country house near Leek, Staffordshire. Re-opening its doors in summer 2013 as a bespoke venue for weddings and events, Dunwood Hall’s exquisite gothic revival architecture and intricately laid gardens will provide a stunning and romantic backdrop for your special occasion.

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It is not only a family run business but also a  lived-in home, which enables a very special mix of friendly, attentive service and experienced professionalism. Seating up to 80 guests for ceremony and reception, Dunwood Hall is a dream wedding venue; unique and impressive yet welcoming and intimate.

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Dunwood Hall is a stunning venue and the owners,  Delphine and her family opened their doors to the Love me love my Wedding team and let them work their magic!

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and many nooks and that are pefect for a styled shot

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The mood board reflected the venue perfectly, and had everything you would expect for this 1920’s shoot,  rich jewelled colours, pearls, elegant head-bands and strings of pearls.  Dunwood Hall has everything to inspire this, peacock blue carpets, heavy emerald green curtains, high ceilings, comfy sofas, beautiful furniture and beautiful upholstered cushions and trimmings.

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Lots of natural light but cosy enough for candles too, soft lighting, catching reflections in the silver candelabra and delicate strings of pearls.

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Love Divine provided the head-dresses and accessories.  With a passion for vintage jewellery Amanda Kavanagh creates designs reminiscent of something from a bygone era. With a delicate feminine quality, her jewellery to conveys a sense of romance and nostalgia, glamour and graciousness.  To be given and or worn on wedding days and special occasions.

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Amanda’s collection is a mix of  the old and the new.  Freshwater pearls, vintage crystals and lace, antique brooch pieces and recycled jewellery elements all combine in these unique pieces. No two of these pieces are ever the same, each one a unique and poetic string of memories.  Vintage and antique beads, brooches and trinkets dating from the 1900s to create beautiful handcrafted works of art.

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Emma Williams Flowers  provides a bespoke and friendly florist service for all special occasions  & corporate events across Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire.

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Hinting at the Peackock colours here, the lime and greens are emphasised.

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Delicate whites and strings of pearls are perfect here.

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McAvoy Wedding photographers are wonderful to work with, putting everyone at ease, especially the models, Bianca Sadler, Heather McHale and Andrew Littler.

They aren’t just about taking photographs, their aim is to capture mood, atmosphere, emotion, joy, love, and the natural beauty of life, so that you can continue to enjoy those exact moments in time forever.

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Dresses for the shoot were provided by  Elle Louise bridal shop from the Justin Alexander 2013 collection

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Emma at Hattie Boo Designs is incredibly creative, has an amazing attention to detail and quality and can take your ideas and add hers to create something special. The main focus of the stationery had to be the Peacock feather.  Two designs were created, one with the strong lines and geometrical borders containing a styalised motif of the Peacock image.

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The second design was based more loosely around the feather itself.  Whilst most artwork begins as as simple pen and paper sketch, typography is key to Hattie Boo designs and there is nothing more satisfying than finding the perfect font for each collection.  The beauty of this design is that the colours can be changed to work within any colour scheme.

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Time for tea!  The elegance of afternoon tea and a nod to a bygone era!

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With so much love for vintage tea and china about why not include this the styling for your day!  Tea, crumpets and croquet on the lawn anyone?

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Fiona Brunt worked her magic on  both hair and make-up for the shoot.  This bobbed look is stunning.  She is mobile but based in Woore, covering  areas of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.  She has always had a passion for creativity. She developed her skills by training at the prestigious Academy of Freelance Make-up Artists.

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Fiona is passionate, friendly and professional. Her goal is to make sure that every client feels beautiful and confident whatever the occasion may be.

For the boys the suits were provided by My Tuxedo, who offers great value men’s and boys’ formal wear in the UK including Tuxedos, Waistcoats, Morning Suits, Bow Ties, Dress Shirts, Dress Shoes, Cummerbunds & accessories plus style advice and next day delivery.  My Tuxedo is the an award-winning formal wear store, offering the largest range of Tuxedos and formal wear accessories in the UK.

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Love Me Love My Wedding Vegas Shoot Directory:

Roaring Twenties Shoot

Venue:                                    Dunwood Hall

Models:                                   Bianca Sadler, Heather McHale and Heather McHale

Suits:                                        My Tuxedo

Photography:                          McAvoy weddings

Videography:                          Unforgettable memories

Dresses:                                   Elle Bridal

Hair and Makeup:                 Fiona Brunt

Hair accessories:                    Love Divine

Flowers:                                   Emma Williams flowers

Stationery:                               Hattie Boo Designs

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