Time to shine – our glorious spring shoot at Leez Priory

Time to shine – our glorious spring shoot at Leez Priory
Leez Priory is a gloriously romantic location. Gown Chosen by Khya at The Wedding Club. Court shoes L.K. Bennett

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

Photography: Catherine HarbourStylist: Antonia Kraskowski

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

Costarellos’ romantic gown is a stunning foil to mellow Tudor brick

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’s shimmering gown is perfect for day-to-evening parties

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

J Andreatta’s star-dressed lace gown has a delightful period elegance

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

This empire-line Muse by Berta wedding gown has star quality

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

Savannah Miller’s sleek silk dress is pure glamour

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

This Muse by Berta flower-dressed gown has an ethereal quality

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

Sleek off-the-shoulder lines from Chosen by Khya

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

Modern ballgown from Monique Lhuillier – high-impact style for a high-glamour wedding venue

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

Splendour at Leez Priory Gown. Gown, Berta Privee at The Wedding Club. Shoes by Jimmy Choo

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

Dress Chosen by Khya at The Wedding Club. Flowers Cherubs Florist

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

Gown by J Andreatta at The Wedding Club

Dinny Hall dinnyhall.com

Dower & Hall dowerandhall.com

Fenton & Co fentonand.co

Fenwick fenwick.co.uk

Jimmy Choo jimmychoo.com

L.K. Bennett lkbennett.com

Orelia orelia.co.uk

Sif Jakobs sifjakobs.uk

Sophia Perez sophiaperezjewellery.com

More wedding inspiration

See our fashion shoot at Country House Weddings’ venue Bourton Hall

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