1960’s chic at Wasing Park

Wasing couples know what they like, and we love that they do.

Every Wasing couple has their own style. Most couples regularly keep an eye on wedding trends from the very latest blogs and magazines, some perhaps even look as far as fashion, interiors and design publications for their inspiration. Today we are delighted to share an editorial shoot from Tasha Newland of Ikonworks, created especially for Wedding Ideas Magazine.  It featured beautifully in the recent “New Style” January edition of the magazine where they said;

“Sophisticated pearls and lace, statement hair and makeup – brides who style themselves on the 1960’s, we salute you!”

This gorgeous inspirational shoot and the beautiful images proved so popular it also went on to feature with Claire Gould of the English Wedding Blog, who commented;

“This is wedding inspiration at its prettiest – a gorgeous wintry inspiration shoot combining  an exquisite contoured dress and a modern twist on the iconic beehive.”

Tasha says “styling and shooting an editorial at Wasing has been something I have wanted to do for a while.  It’s gorgeous grounds and diverse wedding buildings enable you to create something truly unique, yet ensuring you cater for every taste, romantic notion and trend”.

Tasha goes onto say “My favourite space has to be the summerhouse.  It’s charming mural of pale blue, almost oriental in style, creates the most perfect backdrop for an engagement shoot, editorial shoot or of course your wedding ceremony.”

“Whilst styling this beautiful shoot the aim was to create something modern, chic, and elegant, yet ensuring the retention of the femininity that is nearly always present in wedding styling. Being able to use one of the most highly regarded venues in the UK let alone in Berkshire, was an absolute highlight for the team”.  Over to Tasha to tell us the rest.

I used Pinterest initially to gather some ideas; I was inspired by the outdoor space and the colour palette which was made available to us in September at the Park.  I created a more detailed plan to engage the carefully selected suppliers, products and looks.  The idea was to complement the inside the venue and the summerhouse, yet bringing in the seasonal styling that so many magazines and blogs like to publish.  It is critical to offer something different to potential bridal clients, as well as the industry writers who publish our carefully created work.  Therefore, looking at options for texture, different colour combinations, unusual twists and elegant components is always something we strive for.

I felt the main element dictating the styling was the incredible dress I had already fallen in love with at Hannah Elizabeth Bridal, so this was the starting point for me.  Hannah always has the most impeccable taste when it comes to the gowns she chooses to stock at her extraordinary boutique, however there is sometimes a post on her exquisite Instagram page that simply takes my breath away.  Watters WTOO did just that with Lenora, which Hannah and I spied together at the White Gallery last year.  When this glorious and very flattering dress took us both by surprise during the buying show in London.  Knowing I simply had to use this gown at some stage, I then had to find the perfect venue for her to feature at.  Lenora has very thoughtfully placed trim and cutouts, creating the most flattering contour, and with the open back adding a modern twist this really is a dress for a stylish, confident bride looking to wow on her wedding day.

We added a touch of femininity, with on trend styling with the flowers, a long veil and gorgeous feather jacket (which I love).  This ensured everything remained floral yet polished and very chic.

“Michelle is one of the most fantastic hair stylists I have had the pleasure of working with.  She is an absolute perfectionist and the work she put into the immaculate up do, during the morning of the shoot created a sensational look for Karen our model.  We hope this will inspire brides to give the style a go”.

Working with Amy on the day of the shoot, was great fun.  Her beautiful Wedding Ideas front cover in April was so bright, bold and perfect, I knew she would create something sensational for Karen. We decided to keep the makeup natural yet flawless, and gave Karen amazing eyes with lashes and winged eyeliner.  Pairing this with a dusky pink lip, again creating a chic and elegant look.  Everything came together perfectly.

Charlotte from Moutan flowers created a beautiful bouquet and buttonhole, simple and modern.  It was both textural and delicate.  The bouquet continued gorgeous globe thistles, pretty pink cool water roses, the rich black dahlia, and snow berries for an added delicate pink and cream colouring.

A wonderful day, some stunning chic ideas, and some very pretty pictures to inspire you.  We, hope you love the shoot as much as we do!

Best wishes

Tasha at Ikonworks

Photography and styling – Ikonworks

MUA – Amy Wilkinson

Venue – Wasing Park

Hair – Michelle Crosser

Flowers – Moutan Flowers

Dress – Watters WTOO – Lenora supplied by Hannah Elizabeth

Shoes – Rachel Simpson supplied by Hannah Elizabeth

Veil – Rainbow Club – Avalanche supplied by Hannah Elizabeth

Feather Shrug – Sasso Bride

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