Today I'm delighted to be able to show you this fabulous image that's now the feature image for the Great Lancashire Wedding Show - launched today! The Great Lancashire Wedding Show is a new show being launched by Little White Books and will be held on Sunday 21st April 2013 at the Bolton Arena. Maxine from Little White Books tells about the details behind the shoot to find this gorgeous image: 'To represent the Great Lancashire Wedding Show we wanted to produce images that encapsulate Lancashire in an exciting & romantic way. We wanted a lovely Lancashire lass and a cheeky Lancashire lad in a typical Lancashire setting. Cobbles, lush green countryside, dry stone walls – and maybe a drop or two of rain! We certainly got everything we wished for on the day of the shoot. Our models for the day were Danielle and Alex. Danielle is every inch a typical Lancashire rose and Alex, well, definitely a cheeky chappie. Danielle wore a calf-length Mark Lesley dress, kindly supplied by Brides Gallery of Eccleston. Alex wore a grey silk suit provided by Slaters of Bolton, we wanted a more informal feel without the jacket so went with rolled up sleeves instead. And no Lancashire lad would be complete without the obligatory flat cap and dickie bow!
The story of the shoot is about two people; they’ve just tied the knot, they have just made their first journey together in Molly-T, they park up and go for a stroll down the never ending cobbled road which signifies the long yet exciting journey ahead of them – but they can’t wait, they’re delighted and they never want it to end.
Our location was the aptly named ‘Mount Pleasant’ village in Nangreaves, Bury. Chosen because of its almost never-ending cobbled road within beautiful countryside, the setting was simply perfect. Our photographer was Mick Cookson. Supplied with only a photographic image of the area taken on a phone and the instruction ‘just add bride and groom’ he grasped what was a very brief ‘brief’ immediately and every image ticks the box brilliantly. He even got the weather he prayed for and this led to some very dramatic Lancastrian skies.
Although the road itself leads only to a few farms, a small hamlet of cottages and a public house, it seemed busier than the adjacent M66 motorway that day and we became quite adept at tractor and white van man dodging! The gorgeous hand-tied bouquet was provided by Clare from Blush Rose Events, who explains: 'I chose a basic yellow Chrysanthemum in different varieties and then added a few wild Lysimachia Punctata to make the bouquet look less formal - this grows wildly in the hedgerow where we're based. Turquoise and yellow ribbons were added to tie in with the overall scheme and the yellow blooms match perfected for the start of spring, which will be in time for the promotion of the Great Lancashire Wedding Show. The groom's buttonhole was made from the same blooms and colours and finished off with a lovely yellow striped ribbon. I like flowers to look natural and wild, as if they've just been picked from a meadow, and I think we achieved this look.'.
We can’t forget the gorgeous Molly T-Pot, the beautifully restored 1974 Volkswagen Bay Campervan from Old-New-Borrowed-Blue. She looks perfect in every picture!'
Keep up to date with developments by following Great Lancashire Wedding Show on Twitter. And if you're an exhibitor, be a part of an exciting new show which will be a celebration of fabulous wedding businesses of all shapes and sizes. With our mix of various shell scheme stand options and table top areas, the Great Lancashire Wedding Show is accessible and affordable for all. To request your exhibitor pack, contact [email protected]
Who's who: Photography Mick Cookson Photography Flowers and props Blush Rose Camper is from Something Old New Borrowed Blue Hair by Kristina at Bella Vida Hair Design Makeup by Joanne at One Beautiful Day Models Danielle & Alex Contributors: Brides Gallery in Eccleston gave us the Mark Lesley dress, perfect length as it doesn't drag on the floor! Slaters provided the suit. Umbrellaworld.co.uk in Bolton loaned the brollies. Sparkle Designer loaned us wedding bands. The location was Mount Pleasant, Nangreaves.