Styled Shoot: Boho/Country Styled Wedding Shoot in Monmouthshire by Hepburn Photography

Today we have a gorgeous boho/country styled wedding shoot submitted to us by Hepburn Photography to show off all that Monmouthshire has to offer in terms of wedding suppliers. Nanette from Hepburn Photography tells us all about it here.


The Inspiration

These are the photographs from a recent styled photo shoot that I photographed at Kate Humble’s farm ‘Humble by Nature’ in Monmouthshire, South Wales. The idea for the photo shoot came about whilst talking to my friend and fellow wedding supplier Kelly of WhiteCrafts (wedding stationery) one day at the school gates. HepburnPhotography-28
It was suggested that we get together wedding suppliers from all over Monmouthshire to showcase their skills in a photo shoot. We never set out with a theme in mind we just wanted to show off individual talents. However once I sourced the venue ‘Humble by Nature’ the story for the wedding shoot became clear.HepburnPhotography-41
The open farm landscape of the venue suited a relaxed country feel and the trees and plants called for a floaty Boho style bride with flowers in her hair. The groom needed to be comfortable too, no stiff suits or hard lines. Tweed & braces were the starting point and it went from there. HepburnPhotography-26
My goal as photographer was to make the wedding shoot believable. My style is real, natural and relaxed and I didn’t want it to look staged and false. Luckily the models were an actual couple so I could show the real affection and tenderness between them. HepburnPhotgraphy-6
Humble’s Hideaway is a secluded area in the woods with shepherd’s huts and trees. It is a magical place to visit and I wanted this to be the main focus of the shoot. I am a massive lover and owner of ducks, so had to get some of the local runner ducks in the shot. Thanks to all involved!

The Styled Shoot

The Suppliers

If you are looking for a wedding supplier in Monmouthshire hopefully you will have been inspired by the suppliers in this shoot, here are all of the details of the suppliers involved.

Venue: Humble by Nature
Rachael Geddes
T: 01600 714595

Photography: Hepburn Photography – Nanette Hepburn
Based: Monmouthshire, South Wales
T: 07977 097 934

Professional Make-up Artist: Alex Gallop
Based: Abergavenny South Wales
Alex said – The lace dress was really reminiscent of an Edwardian day gown so I wanted the make-up to look capture a little of this era. Also, the bridal bouquet included some really pretty coral peonies so that gave me a strong colour to incorporate into the design.
I kept the model’s skin as natural as possible, using an illuminating moisturiser and dewy foundation. The eyes were defined with warm, nude colours which were softly blended to look pretty rather than striking. I used pencil to define the brows but brushed this through really thoroughly for a more natural look.
I wanted the cheeks and lips to mimic the pretty shade of the peonies so used cream blusher and two shades of lipstick blotted to give the appearance of a stain.

Designer Bridal Boutique: Victoria Valentine
Based: Abergavenny South Wales
T: 01873 852866
‘Lucy-Lou’ by Charlotte Balbier.
‘Lucy-Lou’ is a full lace Romantic Gown with delicate lace sleeves and stunning pearl and crystal embellishment. A vintage boho gown with a modern twist. Styled with a gorgeous Charlotte Balbier Pearl & Crystal Belt. £1,725.00

Jewellery: Gus Jones Jewellers – Danielle Booth
Based: Abergavenny
T: 01495 223338
We are an Independent family run Jewellers established since 1903. Based in the heart of Wales, selling a large range of Gold and Welsh Gold Wedding rings and beautiful bridal jewellery as well as Gents accessories and Giftware.

Models: Laura Chesters (Friend) & Simon Pengelly (Actor)
Simon is an actor and stuntman , Laura is a wedding co-ordinator at Buckland Hall in Brecon.

Flowers: Catherine Gray
Based: Chepstow
T: 01291639172
British grown seasonal flowers, rustic style. Bouquet Flowers included Peonies, Alstromeria, Forget-me-knots, daisies, alchemilla mollis. Vase arrangement also included Sweet Williams, Viburnum, Alliums, Pinks and Solomon’s Seal.

Awesome handmade wedding stationery: White Crafts –  Kelly White
Based: Monmouthshire, South Wales
T: 07841623403
Paper flowers/fans, ribbons, table decorations

Hair: Lisa Logan Bridal Hair Design – Lisa Bidwell
Based: Monmouthshire
T: 07807 881233
Lisa said: The rustic, natural setting at Humble by Nature and the bohemian style of the dress inspired the hair design. I used a bun ring and soft curls to create volume and height, and give the illusion of long, thick hair pinned up. The hair style was structured but romantic, with braids to create texture and small wild flowers for a pretty but relaxed look. I particularly liked the fresh flowers as they added a lovely country feel to the style. Often, brides think their hair needs to be long to create this kind of look but the model’s hair was shoulder-length. It’s surprising what you can do with mid-length hair.

Cake: Little Black Cat Wedding Cakes – Kathleen Butler-Donnelly
Based: Monmouthshire, South Wales 01291 691234
Rustic ‘Naked’ Cake – Three tier Victoria sponge cake with all edible flowers.

Menswear: Extons
Based: Raglan, Monmouthshire
T: 01291690486
Extons has been established since the 1960s with 3 stores, Raglan, Usk and Abergavenny. Stocking ladies and gents clothing and accessories as well as gents formal hire wear. A growing trend in wedding attire this season is tweed which Extons has a large selection of, pop in to see our full ranges or visit extonsonline.​

Behind the Scenes

Here is a sneak peek of the fun that was had by all on the day!


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