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Stormy Waters – Mystical mermaid bridal inspiration with ocean tones and gothic details

Mystical mermaid bridal inspiration with ocean tones and gothic details

When I shared one of these images on my Instagram feed a couple of weeks back, you guys LOVED it! So I touched base with the lovely Chettara from Β Chettara T Photography to see if I could share more on the blog with you today!

You’re gonna love the incredible ocean toned bridal dress, the EPIC cake inspired by a piece of artwork by Christine Olmstead, the gothic-inspired accessories, PLUS the smoke bomb magic!

Over to The Dulce Experience to tell us more about the inspo…


What was your inspiration…

The inspiration for this shoot was from a random internet photo of an Amphiocopus & an abstract painting by Christine Olmstead. When I saw the painting I knew I had to turn it into a cake. At first, the two were separate ideas until Chettara reminded me that the painting matched the mood board. Then the ideas were forever married! We planned the shoot around that. We reached out to our trusted vendor friends that we have worked with before to ensure that this could be pulled off!Β 

Do you have any styling tips for readers looking to emulate this shoot?

If someone wanted to recreate this I think they would have to strategically handpick vendors. If they find one, they can ask that

Wedding businesses that pivoted during lockdown… Hampton Manor

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Wedding businesses that pivoted during lockdown…

Today we chat with Hampton Manor about pivoting their business, micro weddings, staycations, and how they helped their community during lockdown…

Tell us about Hampton Manor…

Hampton Manor is a neo-Tudor gothic manor house in the heart of England and set within a 45-acre estate. We can offer wedding breakfasts in our glass-roofed courtyard for up to 130. Β In-house catering only – by our Michelin-starred team. 15 bedrooms for you and your guests.Β 

How have you pivoted your services and skills during the pandemic and lockdown?

We’ve led two initiatives:

Currently: With large weddings closed during July and August, we’ve created an opportunity for 2 night stays at the Manor for romantic weekends away. With 15 bedrooms, a cottage and 3 foodie ways to dine on the estate, many couples are coming to stay on the weekend they were supposed to be getting married because it’s too sad to just let the day pass without remark.

They’ll be welcomed in the afternoon with cream tea in the Nyetimber Summer House – some of our favourite wedding stylists Ava Event Styling are creating a remarkable design for our Courtyard where we usually hold our wedding breakfasts. Our courtyard is a glasshouse built into old stone brick walls and so it seemed fitting for it to be transformed into an indoor