Hawkstone Hall – editorial shoot

22 | 09 | 23Venue Styling, Wedding Design

Nestled within the hills of the rolling Shropshire countryside, you will find the magnificent, Grade 1 listed, Hawkstone Hall & Gardens Estate; A truly sumptuous venue perfect for an editorial photo shoot with Charlotte Palazzo Photography & many more talented suppliers…

Ceilings gilded in gold, sweeping staircases, intricate detailed arched windows & breathtaking marbled floors; Hawkstone Hall offers a combination of heritage & modern luxury…a perfect space for Charlotte Palazzo to showcase her timeless photography style.

I was beyond excited when Charlotte invited me to be part of her editorial photo shoot aptly named “Petite Dauphine”. Her vision was to embrace the joys of romance in full bloom with a colourful yet delicate palette & a touch of French blue. Charlotte wanted to draw inspiration from the BBC TV drama Marie Antoinette but didn’t want to take anything literally from the drama, just little nods to the style & elegance. Overall the shoot  was to provide a dreamy yet bold hint of French romance & hues, working in harmony with Hawkstone’s impressive interior features. 



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Wedding welcome sign
Wedding table numbers
bride and groom wryesdale park wedding
Wedding table numbers
Wedding table numbers
Wedding table numbers


The bridal gowns were a huge inspiration for me during this entire shoot so I brought elements of the exquisite embroidery design through the table linens and crockery. Other styling elements were kept very clean & minimal to create a backdrop for the dreamy floristry by Sarah at Hope & Flora Style. Sarah is quite possibly one of the calmest people I’ve ever met & watching her gracefully go about her work on the day was quite inspiring!



Wedding welcome sign
Wedding table numbers
Luxury wedding invitations
Luxury wedding veil
bride and groom wryesdale park wedding
Wedding table numbers
Wedding table numbers
Wedding table numbers
Wedding table numbers
Luxury wedding invitations


A sweeping, elegant typeface paired with bold botanical illustrations gave a timeless yet modern edge to the invitation suite & the exquisite bridal wear continued to spark my imagination!

For table stationery, I used a tactile linen cardstock for the menus to elevate the simplicity of the overall place setting.



Luxury wedding invitations with flowers
Luxury timeless wedding invitations


Concept, planning & photography: Charlotte Palazzo

Design, Stylist & Stationer: moi ! 
Venue: Hawkstone Hall
Flowers: Hope & Flora Style

Cake: tspcake 
MUA: hannahdoramakeup 
Hair: hairbyhollydaybell  
Model: @justalexroberts 

Dress Designers: 
Blue Dress Camille @millia.london 
Dress Mist with Bow Cape @Watters from @130atelierbridal
Ornate Dress with pearl Cape @wtoowatters from @130atelierbridal
Floral dress with sleeves from @dollybluebridalshrewsbury
Strapless dress with large bow on the back from @dollybluebridalshrewsbury
Accessories: Flower hair vine and flower earrings  @laurellimebridal
Accessories: All crowns and clay flower earrings @megantheresecouture 
Blue Shoes: @harrietwildeshoes 
Suit: Models Own
Assistant: @fran_macenroe



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