Styled Shoot at The Whitehall Hotel

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In the current issue of the Little White Books’ wedding magazine (free from all the best wedding fairs!), you may have seen a brilliant piece by make-up artist and hair stylist Laura Mayers. It’s all about achieving three bridal looks on one bride, and it gives you loads of inspiration for your wedding day hair and makeup. 

To create this feature, we organised a styled shoot at the Whitehall Hotel supported by a fantastic cast of suppliers too – and here are the images from the whole day.

The Whitehall Hotel is a privately owned traditional country house hotel in Darwen. The venue dates back to 1898 and successfully fuses many period features from the sandstone frontage to the panelled sweeping staircase, feature chandeliers, decorative ceilings and an open fireplace together with a newly-refurbished stunning contemporary function suite. Situated in several acres of gardens and woodland, its elegantly-styled reception suites and period features all combine to make this the perfect venue for weddings and special events.

Kimberley Anne Bridal Boutique is a beautiful and intimate bridal boutique that specialises in the very best of British bridal designers; Sassi Holford, Dando London, Charlotte Balbier, Catherine Deane, Sabina Motasem, Felicity Cooper and Maids to Measure, together with a luxurious range of bridal accessories. The boutique is situated within a pretty courtyard setting in the beautiful market town of Clitheroe. Exclusive use of the boutique ensures that you and your bridal party will have a relaxed and memorable experience in finding your dream wedding dress.

Red Floral Architecture is a talent that is rare and unequalled. A brand that is corporate, striking and passionately proud of its Northern roots. A focussed team with an uncompromising eye for detail and the ability to predict exciting new trends - months, if not years, before the competition.

How photographer Mick Cookson describes himself in 140 characters or less: Pro Wedding, People and Corporate photographer. Dad, Husband, chief tea-brewer, loves all things Nikon & Man City... One of Manchester’s if not the North’s leading professional wedding photographers, Mick’s experience of dealing with people shines through his work. He might tell you that the majority of his clients don’t actually like being photographed, being the centre of attention or posing for that ‘award-winning shot’. But having Mick photograph your wedding is both painless and fun, bringing a unique, relaxed film-like quality to your entire wedding collection.

The Bridal Makeup Team is headed up by the very talented Laura Mayers who has spent over 20 years working as a Professional Make-Up Artist in the varying fields of TV, Film & Photographic Stills. Ten years ago, Laura decided to go Freelance and, whilst still working within the TV industry, she now offers her skills to Brides at a realistic and affordable price. Laura feels passionately about the art of make-up and the ability of make-up, no matter how subtle or bold, and how it can make all the difference to how you can feel about yourself especially on your big special occasions.

Absolute Bliss VW Hire provide Classic VW’s for Weddings and special occasions. Covering the whole of the North West they can supply you with a chauffeur-driven VW Camper for your big day, giving you a perfect memory to look back on for years to come. Our absolute favourite is their Splitty in old English white! 


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