We’re so pleased to be sharing this fairytale inspired wedding shoot with you all today, styled and directed by talented dress designer Bex Lombard-Earl. Read on see how the concept came to be..

Bex says…

I had an idea in my head buzzing around, for a shoot incorporating some of my favourite things,  dark fairytales,  preraphalite art and beautiful ruins. Imagine my joy when I found a photographer who was also happy to jump onto my crazy train of thought.  We were fortunate to work with an epic team in this shoot, all with a similar ethos,  amazing styling,  for couples who know what they want,  do not fit in boxes, and follow trends,  but not slavishly. So we came up with the “Live your Own Fairytale” shoot…

All of the suppliers involved were small local businesses who make their own products . At the last minute the prop supplier had a disaster and was unable to attend so all the props  items apart from the cake swing, and the moss candlabra,  came from my own house gathered in a crazy flurry. Luckily I have a house full of weird and wonderful things!

The idea for the shoot came about as the photographer and I were talking about shoot ideas that were in our head, that needed release,  but were maybe a bit crazy. I told her that I wanted to do a Fairytale shoot, but like the dark original fairytales of Grimm etc,  [not Disney]  I also wanted it to be ethereal and feel like magical beings at a picnic, all with the vibe of preraphalite paintings….crazy huh??? Emma was like,  “hell yes, when and where?” Soon enough we decided on Jervaulx Abbey, Yorkshire. Its simply stunning yet a totally chilled out venue. 

I simply could not believe how amazing everyone was on the day,  hair and make up were delivered absolutely to the brief I asked for.  The hair accesories were divine. The painted jackets with the personalized slogans were beautiful. I used a mixture of my original designs and my upcycled vintage dresses, with of course my signature hand ombre coloured hems. The florist, went above and beyond my wildest dreams.  then there was the epic cake! on a swing!
The Ruins are breathtakingly beautiful,  what a fabulous place for a wedding. Let’s not also forget our beautiful models both two legged and four legged,  and with wings.

A huge thank you to Bex and her team for creating this stunning look and for indulging us with some very cute looking bunnies!!


Much Love




Creative Director Bex Brides

Photography Emma Ryan Photography

Cake Where The Ribbon Ends

Flowers Floral Quarter Weddings

Venue Jervaulx Abbey

Dresses & Styling Bex Brides

Accessories The Lucky Sixpence

Jackets Sammy Leas Retro

Videography One Forever Films

Stationery Made by Rae Designs

Make up Alexa Van Pagh MUA

Hair Hair by Charlotte Riley

Models Heather, Sophie, Rhianna, Natasha 

Animals Aquatic Fanatic

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