“By night, by day, when it shines or lours, there lies intact that chalice of ours. And its presence adds to the rhyme of love, persistently sung by the fall above. No lip has touched it since his and mine, in turn therefrom sipped lovers’ wine.” Under The Waterfall, Thomas Hardy
Today’s shoot is a beauty. Forged in beautiful, wondrous nature, it tells the tale of two lovers in the forest and of the tumbling, rippling waters of Henrhyd Falls in Wales. With exquisite foraged greenery and striking flowers, a carefree bridal look and beautiful rustic styling, we hope you fall in love just as we have…
Shot by Jessica Hill, the team hiked for hours to the falls, lugging their kit with them…including the huge wooden door which Laura from The Rustic Dresser built her striking, abundant tablescape on. It had been and was still raining, as the team made their way through trails littered with mud and loose rocks, amongst the ferns and trees of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The models, both natural and undisturbed in their styling, shook off their shoes and braved the river and the waterfall. HMUA, Heather Alexandra, kept the bridal look simple with flowing tresses and a dewy, pared back face. The dress, from The Bridal Lounge was returned with mud on the train…a reminder of the journey the team took that day.
Don’t worry…the mud came out.
The creative team, led by Laura and Jess, contributed some beautiful pieces for the styling of the shoot. Tessa, of The Little Flower Co, utilised gorgeous trailing greenery in both the abundant bouquet and table centrepiece, with pops of colour from roses, protea and delphiniums.
The stationery, provided by Wonderland Invites paid homage to the forests with pops of greens, with pale peaches, greys and nods of blue and white. To finish, the cake by Zaza Marcelle was a standout feature in a striking blue which juxtaposed effortlessly against the green of the woodlands. Laura’s styling was perfection, with flowing silks dipping into the waters edge and gorgeous peach and blue tableware, working effortlessly with the florals and stationery.
The whole shoot conjures up romanticism. If Thomas Hardy was still here today, we could be sure he was writing about this loved up couple beneath The Waterfall.