Shot on location at Country House Weddings’ property Leez Priory, and with designer gowns from The Wedding Club, our shoot celebrates the romantic revival in bridal
Leez Priory is a magnificent setting for a romantic wedding, offering all the history and drama you could want for a memorable celebration. Part of Country House Weddings’ portfolio of elegant exclusive-use properties, it sits in impressive 40-acre grounds and has multiple licensed wedding ceremony spaces – from the glorious grounds outside The Great Tower to the atmospheric Tudor Great Hall.
So the perfect backdrop for our romantic spring shoot. We featured gowns from The Wedding Club, a treasure-house of international designer labels with a fashion-forward style.
For Leez Priory shoot team and suppliers, see slides 9-11
1. Floral drama
The Great Tower at Leez Priory makes a stunning backdrop for romantic bridal attire and Christos Costarellos is the master of dreamy flowing gowns. Lace long gown (BR18-70) from £5,000. Costarellos at The Wedding Club.
Pearl drop earrings, £495, Dinny Hall. Grey diamond and gold ring, £3,000, Sophia Perez.
2. Let it shine
Berta – exclusive here to The Wedding Club – has a legendary ability to create gowns that fit and flatter, and this shimmering number is day-to-evening perfection at a summer party – especially accessorised with a neat Jimmy Choo clutch and simple pearl bracelet. Felicity gown from £5,000, Berta at The Wedding Club.
Clutch, £850, Jimmy Choo. Pearl bracelet, £165, Dower & Hall. Solitaire ring, £2,750 and Crown rings £950 each, all Dinny Hall.
3. Star bright
Lace remains a key element in 2021 bridal fashion and with its timeless quality it works beautifully in an historic setting. J Andreatta introduces an element of formality into a fluid gown with button details and neat cuffs. We love the wonderful starry motif on the lace. Lace button-front gown, from £6,000, J Andreatta at The Wedding Club.
Grey diamond and gold ring, £3,000, Sophia Perez. Head band £39, Cara at Fenwick. Bouquet by Cherubs Florists.
4. Plunge glamour
Dramatic silhouettes are always perfect for the bride who wants to make an entrance and this plunge-front gown from Muse by Berta features a lace garland motif to define the empire-line bodice. Flavia gown from £5,000, Muse by Berta at The Wedding Club. Veil from a selection at The Wedding Club.
Solitaire ring, £2,750 and Crown rings £950 each, all Dinny Hall.
5. Summer dream
With its high neck, double micro straps and curved empire-waist seam Eowyn from Savannah Miller is a classic understated style for a high-summer gathering – perfect for relaxed alfresco entertaining on a summer’s day. Eowyn wedding gown, from £1,685, Savannah Miller at The Wedding Club.
Textured bangle, £209, Sif Jakobs. Aquamarine and diamond garland ring, from £1,250, Fenton & Co. Moonstone drop hoops, £25, Orelia.
6. Flower fantasy
With its ethereal lines and dressing of flowers, Felicity has a distinctly ethereal and fairytale quality – a perfect choice to accentuate the fairytale quality of Leez Priory’s turreted towers and red brick walls. Felicity gown, from £5,000, Muse by Berta at The Wedding Club.
Sapphire engagement ring, £3,500 and Sunburst diamond ring, £1,200, both Sophia Perez. Bangle, £165, Dower & Hall. Pale blue suede court shoes, £195, L.K. Bennett.
7. Sleek line
Chosen by Khya’s flattering off-the-shoulder cut and curvy mermaid skirt make this dress a timeless style for brides. Strapless gown, from £3,000, Chosen by Khya at The Wedding Club.
8. Classic elegance
A classic ballgown style with a contemporary twist thanks to sumptuous lightweight fabric and oversized bow, Bliss Monique Lhuillier’s dress and train are high-glamour options to match the glamour of Leez Priory. BL20-120 dress and train from £3,075, Bliss Monique Lhuillier at The Wedding Club.
9. About our shoot at Leez Priory
Shot on location at Leez Priory, Essex, part of Country House Weddings‘ portfolio of fairytale exclusive-use properties countryhouseweddings.co.uk
All dresses from The Wedding Club, with branches in Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Birmingham thewedding-club.co.uk
10. Shoot team
Stylist Antonia Kraskowski antoniakraskowski.com
Photography Catherine Harbour catherineharbour.co.uk
Hair & Make-up Caroline Piasecki carolinepiaseckihairandmakeup.co.uk
Model Kat Nemcova at Milk Management milkmanagement.co.uk
Flowers Cherubs Florists cherubsflorists.co.uk
11. Shoot stockists
Dinny Hall dinnyhall.com
Dower & Hall dowerandhall.com
Fenton & Co fentonand.co
Jimmy Choo jimmychoo.com
L.K. Bennett lkbennett.com
Sif Jakobs sifjakobs.uk
Sophia Perez sophiaperezjewellery.com
More wedding inspiration
See our fashion shoot at Country House Weddings’ venue Bourton Hall