Ian Stuart Bridal Dress Fairytale Woodland Photoshoot at Applewood Weddings

Last Sunday while most people were watching the London Marathon I was out and about near Scholes for a very special photoshoot. Ian Stuart creates the most wonderful wedding gowns and I was going to get to shoot some in the woods!!!

If you’ve read my blog before you’ve probably come across other photoshoots I’ve done in the woods, they’re a magical place and I love being outdoors. Sue from Limelight Occasions in Huddersfield didn’t need any encouragement to agree to doing a photoshoot with some of his dresses!

We’d been planning and plotting since we first met and we loved the idea of getting into the woods for the shoot, but the great Yorkshire weather is pretty unpredictable and we’d been checking the forecast on an hourly basis on the run up! Thankfully it stayed remarkably dry and the sun even got in a little appearance towards the end of the day!

It helped as at Applewood Weddings, things were really rather dry and not at all muddy like we feared. It’s a lovely little spot and wasn’t so big that we had to walk for miles carrying equipment, and the little shack in the middle of the wood was perfect for our fabulous models – Kay and Danielle – to get changed.

Armed with a bubble machine, picnics, warm blankets and lots of giggles, we had an amazing afternoon and everyone worked so hard, especially Hannah from All Things Borrowed who dressed the woods and a table for the shoot, some of the gorgeous china she borrowed from Jane at WoobWoo.

Danielle and Kayleigh were our fabulous models and braved the cold armed with hot water bottles, blankets and mittens!

We all had a blast and hope you enjoy looking through the photos as much as we did creating them!

Sarah x


Limelight Occasions – Bridal retailer who supplied the dresses, organised everything and generally rock.


Booootiful Cakes – BOOOOtiful cakes! and thoroughly nice chicky egg

Website – booootifulcakes.co.uk

Ian Stuart – designer of the awesome dresses.

Website – http://www.ianstuart-bride.com/

Applewood weddings – our wonderland location for the day

Website – applewoodweddings.co.uk

All Things  Borrowed – Fantastic event dressers who worked their magic powers

Website – http://www.allthingsborrowed.co.uk/

Scarlette Fox (Danielle) – our beautiful redhead in wooly mittens

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/scarlett_fox_modelling/

Kayleigh Lofthouse – our stunning blonde bombshell with awesome baby blues

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kayleigh_barry/