Styled Shoot at The Whitehall Hotel

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
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.

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
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

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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