*Styled Shoot: Bridal Beauty Amidst the Bluebells*

Posted in: Accessories, Bridal Glitz and Glamour, Cakes & Sweet Treats, Pearls of Wedding Wisdom, Photography, Styled Shoots, Wedding Dresses On: June 5, 2015

It’s Friyay and we are featuring a fabulous styled shoot with a whole host of wonderful suppliers!

I was so excited when I was asked to feature this shoot, as I saw the pictures and wow certainly came to mind! I love bluebells and these beautiful flowers have been the inspiration for the shoot, which has created an utterly divine outcome!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Cake: Cakes by Kit

As a group of suppliers we wanted to do something creative that incorporated the season. Choosing the current fashion for metallic colours coming through in bridal gown fabrics and the trend we are starting to see for painted cakes and flowers we created a simple natural shoot in the woods with the bluebells

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Cake: Cakes by Kit | Log Stand: Lumiere Lanterns

This shoot provides fabulous inspiration for floral-loving, woodland-wandering brides who want a naturally beautiful wedding. The Oxfordshire based team of suppliers behind these serene images would be the perfect addition to your wedding!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair & Makeup: Debbie Mac | Accessories: Divinity

The simply stunning wedding dresses were provided by the lovely Rachel Watmough of *Butterfly Bridal Boutique* whom we have featured before with her wedding dress tips, *Pick Me Choose Me, Love Me*. She chose a selection of spectacular Enzoani dresses for this shoot: ‘Harlem’ ‘July’ and ‘Jordan’.

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Harlem by Blue By Enzoani, Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair & Makeup: Debbie Mac | Accessories: Divinity

“Harlem”: This chic ivory chiffon gown with embroidery detail is a timeless dress and would look gorgeous in a variety of settings. The pewter detail on the dress is just beautiful!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: July by Enzoani, Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair Styling: Debbie Mac | Accessories: Divinity

“July”: This stunning champagne backless gown really is a show stopper! The beautiful silhouette it creates is complemented by the exquisite detail on the dress and is sure to leave your wedding guests wowed!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Jordan by Enzoani, Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair Styling: Debbie Mac

“Jordan”: This elegant dress is just so pretty and the beautiful lace sleeves create such a sophisticated look. The back of the dress is so lovely and really would look so great in pictures!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Jordan by Enzoani, Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Veil: Heading Up

The full length single tier veil, provided by *Heading Up* compliments the style of the dress perfectly! And this is one of my favourite shots of the shoot – simply stunning!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair and Makeup: Debbie Mac | Accessories: Divinity

*Butterfly Bridal Boutique* is located in Deans Court, Bicester, Oxfordshire. The stunning dress gallery is the perfect fairy-tale setting for choosing your dream dress. Offering beautiful gowns by Essense of Australia, Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, San Patrick and Benjamin Roberts. 2 exciting new labels will also be arriving at the boutique soon. Rachel and the team at Butterfly Bridal Boutique pride themselves in offering a first-class customer experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere”

As someone who has experienced first-hand the beautiful dresses and personalised service by the lovely Rachel, *Butterfly Bridal Boutique* prides itself on creating a wonderful ambiance and personalised service for each bride.

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair & Makeup: Debbie Mac | Accessories: Divinity

Wow what a stunning selection of photos and the fabulous photographer behind these beautiful images is Hayley of *Hayley Ruth Photography*. Hayley is a wonderful wedding photographer who has captured these images beautifully, just imagine what she could do on your wedding day?!

Falling in love with wedding images is always a good sign that you like the photographer’s style and oh boy do I LOVE these images and Hayley’s portfolio contains even more spectacular images. Prepare to swoon!! I love Hayley’s enthusiasm and her great passion for wedding photography certainly shows in her images. Choosing Hayley as a wedding photographer would guarantee images to adore, cherish and treasure!

“I love my job! I am passionate about making my clients feel at ease in front of the camera, having fun and being unobtrusive on wedding days.”

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair: Debbie Mac | Hair Accessories: Divinity

“My aim with every click of the shutter is to create utterly gorgeous images to treasure. I’ve always loved photographs. I’m the keeper of 6 generations of family photographs, I never tire of looking at them, marvelling at that single moment captured in time.”

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Cake: Cakes by Kit | Lanterns | Lumiere Lanterns

“Whilst I am totally comfortable behind the camera, I can’t say I have always loved having my own picture taken. This means I know how nervous most people are and can help put them at ease and make any session fun. Combining my love of photography and the magic of weddings gives me simply the best job EVER!!”

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Hair & Makeup: Debbie Mac | Hair Accessories: Divinity

I love the use of hair and makeup in the shoot, styled by the fantastic *Debbie Mac*. She has really created such beautifully flawless looks, whilst maintaining such charming natural beauty, which can be such a difficult balance to get right but Debbie certainly makes it look easy!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair & Makeup: Debbie Mac

I must say I am really taken back with the hair styling also – Debbie has created natural updo’s that are so chic and pretty.  The floral hair pins, from *Divinity* work beautifully with the style and could be used with bridesmaids and flower girls also!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair: Debbie Mac | Hair Accessories: Divinity

Debbie has worked as a freelance Hair and Makeup Artist for 8 years covering all aspects of the industry from T.V. Film, Catwalk, Theatre and Media through to Weddings and Special Occasion Make-up. This great level of experience that Debbie has is just fantastic and is very reassuring when selecting a hair and make-up artist for your wedding day.

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair: Debbie Mac | Hair Accessories: Divinity

“Make up is magic, I love the way it can not only transform a person physically but also their wellbeing”.

The fabulous bridal accessories were provided by *Divinity* who have the most splendid collection of bridal accessories for the modern bride. Their hair ornaments, halos and pins would be the perfect ethereal adornment for you on your special day!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair Styling: Debbie Mac | Accessories: Divinity

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Hair & Make Up: Debbie Mac | Accessories: Divinity Bride

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Dress: Butterfly Bridal Boutique | Hair Styling: Debbie Mac | Hair Accessory: Divinity Bride

The Mila Hair ornament is so pretty and works so well with an updo!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Hair Styling: Debbie Mac | Hair Accessory: Divinity Bride

I fell in love with the cakes featured in this shoot and *Cakes by Kit* designed and created these beauties. *Cakes by Kit* specialise in “unique and personal” wedding cakes with “creative flair”

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Cake: Cakes by Kit

“The cakes are all handmade and baked using fresh ingredients in a variety of flavours.” These fabulous cakes just look so tempting from the images but I don’t know if I would want to eat what I can only describe as pieces of art, I think I would just want to stare at their extraordinary beauty!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Cake: Cakes by Kit

The completely bespoke service at *Cakes by Kit*, in which Karen will “personally design, bake and deliver your wedding cake to your venue”, is enhanced by the twenty plus years of cake experience that they have in making spectacular cakes.

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Cake: Cakes by Kit

*Cakes by Kit* pride themselves on a “professional finish and tremendous care is taken over the detail and design which is agreed with you during your cake consultation and tasting.” It is clear that the attention to detail in these beautiful cakes is just exquisite and your wedding cake would be made with the same creativity, impeccable style and care.

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Lantern & Log Stand: Lumiere Lanterns | Cake: Cakes by Kit

These beautiful lanterns, provided by *Lumiere Lanterns* are just so pretty and would add so much to wedding decor! Lining an aisle, marking and entrance, dotted around your wedding venue or to provide ambient evening lighting – whatever their purpose, they would look stunning and create such a magical visual impact!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Lantern & Log Stand: Lumiere Lanterns

The log stand is just so delightful – this would add a bit of rustic charm or woodland chic to your wedding. I love its use as an unusual cake stand but this could be used in a variety of ways also. The fantastic range of lanterns that *Lumiere Lanterns* would suit many wedding styles and would enhance your wedding photos!

Photo: Hayley Ruth Photography | Lantern & Log Stand: Lumiere Lanterns

A huge thanks to the Oxfordshire dream team, their wonderful vision and their beautiful wedding products. It has certainly made our Friday truly fabulous with these dreamy images!

*Wonderful Wedding Suppliers*

*Photographer: Hayley Oates Photography www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk

*Wedding Dresses: Butterfly Bridal Boutique www.butterflybridalboutique.co.uk

*Veil: Heading Up – www.headingupveils.com

*Hair & Make-up: Debbie Mac www.debbiemac.co.uk

*Wedding Cakes: Cakes by Kit www.cakesbykit.com

*Hair Accessories & Jewellery: Divinity Bride www.divinitybride.com

*Lantern & Cake Log Stand: Lumiere Lanterns www.lumierelanterns.co.uk

*Location: Stoke Woods, Stoke Lyne near Bicester – www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

Sparkles,

Klee x