Networking with like minded industry suppliers is a big part of what we enjoy at Confetti and Silk. Aside from the more traditional approaches to networking, like coffee mornings, we also frequently get asked to participate in wedding shoots. These are organised by suppliers coming together- contributing their products or service for free, to make something beautiful with the intention of them being published and creating positive PR for each company. Due to the time intensive nature of these we only work with the best wedding suppliers in the industry and so it was great to be asked to be a part of a shoot in Cheam, Surrey at the luxurious Georgian era Nonsuch Mansion venue.
The aim of this wedding shoot was to create a luxe and elegant combination feel. The shoot was styled by Katie Stocks from Bride & Beau and organised by talented Wimbledon wedding photographer Eva Tarnock. The inspiration was taken from a romantic story of a young elegant couple madly in love. Given the appropriate time and space on a wedding day there is now no reason we can’t film these style of shots and sequences of our own Brides and Grooms. We made use of the stunning light which permeates Nonsuch Mansion on a spring day through the large windows and stained- glass. The layout of the rooms and doorways creates a stunning composition of lines which really draws the eye to particular points of focus- the opening dress shot in our film below being the most obvious example. Despite being models who had never met before both bride and groom got on so well on the day it made shooting shots to show their chemistry much easier which was a must to convey in the finished film. We also filmed a bit when they we off guard to capture the more naturally intimate shots.
Shooting these types of films also gives us a chance to experiment with new gear and/ or filming techniques before taking them into an actual wedding day. We would never test out new gear or a way of doing something at an actual wedding. This film was shot with a variety of camera gear and primarily on the Sony FS7 camera with a Panasonic GH4 as the B camera
As there were so many fantastic wedding industry suppliers involved in bringing this shoot together we created a behind the scenes video, which was our original remit involvement, to showcase their effots in bringing it all together. Suppliers included some new and old friends. We recently visited the Boutique Bridal Coop in Fulham which is home to Victoria Millesime bridal accessories which were used in the shoot. It was great to finally see her items in true use and capture them on film. You can find our VLog episode with more information on Victoria at our Youtube channel here.
If you’d like to find out any information on the suppliers involved in the shoot or contact them feel free to email us or Google their details below:
Styling by Katie Stocks brideandbeau.co.uk
Photography by Eva evatarnok.com/
Makeup by Sophie Cooke sophiemuahair.com/
Decor by Liz Sexton stressfreehire.com/
Flowers by Liz Jones blueskyflowers.co.uk/
Cakes by Andie Trueman
BTS Photography by Neli Prahova neliprahova.com
Bridal accessories by Victoria Millesime http://www.victoriamillesime.co.uk/
Models: Diana Rims and Adam Davidson