As a wedding Planner and stylist I get some dream jobs.
Can you imagine my delight when approached by the talented photographer Georgina Harrison as she shared her ideas for a very special fine art shoot at the stunning Dunsley House Country Hotel on the outskirts of the beautiful North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby?
I adore the seaside, long walks along the shore line breathing in the sea air, so from the beginning I knew this project was going to be a personal investment too.
The location and charming Victorian wedding venue on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park was just waiting to be rediscovered. New owners are restoring the stunning manor house, maintaining the stylish essence of a bygone era with luxurious decor, furnishings and fabrics. The spectacular setting has a seductive charm which I found impossible to resist.
The grounds take in breathtaking views, manicured lawns, graceful eucalyptus trees sharing pretty meadows with fruit trees and wild flowers; I was lost in styling heaven. The natural flow and abundance of original wrought iron fencing, gates, stone work and meandering paths stole my heart and I will forever have a fondness for this special place.
Reflecting the beauty and peaceful calm of the surroundings the design was soft and sympathetic, using seasonal wedding flowers of fragrant white lilac, eucalyptus and peonies. The colour palette was cool and subtle with chalky whites, velvety muted greens, complemented by rich fabrics that billowed in the breeze. I wanted to create something achingly beautiful and truly authentic, a style that was thoughtful, and perfectly in tune with the romantic setting and venue.
I think by now you have guessed I loved everything about this collaboration, and I hope it illustrates that dreams really can come true in this idyllic North Yorkshire coastal hamlet.
Photography – Georgina Harrison Photography
Bridal Boutique – The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique
Hair and Makeup Artist – Catherine Elizabeth
Styling and Wedding Flowers –Pamella Dunn
Wedding Cake – Blush Cake company
Stationery – Noble Fine Art
Venue – Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel