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A Luxe Shoot at Old Palace Chester

Bouquet & Bells coordinated a luxe styled shoot at new wedding and events venue Old Palace Chester.

Elevated above the River Dee in the heart of historic Chester, Old Palace Chester is an exclusive-use wedding venue in Cheshire like no other. Couples can say ‘I do’ to palatial grandeur, unrivalled outside space and the highest level of luxury for every part of your wedding day.

Nestled between ancient ruins and the exquisite riverfront, where a remarkable history and a stunning contemporary style meet, we could think of no better place to host a glamorous styled shoot fit for royalty.

The shoot was full of opulence and glamour with shots by the incredible Sarah Glynn Photography. Sarah kept close attention to detail emphasising the inspiring decor, whilst making the most of Old Palace’s beautiful setting and ornate features.

We were inspired by the traditional and historical features of Old Palace, but endeavoured to introduce a modern twist with the latest stationery trends, geometric shapes and a touch of glitz and glamour.
A selection of top quality, local suppliers helped bring our vision of traditional-meets-modern to life.

We extended the shoot across multiple areas of the Palace to showcase the venues incredible beauty and heritage features. These areas included the grand staircase, outdoor terrace and of course the beautiful grand Ballroom.

Julie from The Red Rose Cake Company created two bespoke cake designs that followed the theme seamlessly. A three tier showstopper featured in the Ballroom whilst a more petite four tier with ruffle effect and diamante beading stood proudly in the bay window with views of the River Dee.

Three gowns were lovingly selected by Hannah from Elizabeth Louise Bridal Boutique in Chester. They chose three different styles to showcase the diversity of their range. A white satin gown with a huge flowing train featured in outdoor shots as it was a real show-stopper.

Three on-trend suits were handpicked by Groom Formal Hire. It was important that the suit and gown combos looked perfect together.

Danielle from Danielle Horan Hair & Makeup and Claire from Hair Agency UK worked together to create three unique looks. Each look was tailored to to gown the model was featuring, ensuring everything worked beautifully together.

Wedding Dance Chester choreographed the shoot ensuring the couple were always camera ready in poses that made everything look effortless. They even taught them some moves on the dance floor!

Caroline from Flowers at the Dutch Barn created beautiful floral displays with use of large silver stands and a matching moongate ring to give the flowers plenty of height and to fill the vast space of the grand Ballroom.

The mix of foliage along with florals including Eucalyptus, Palms and Salal with Hydrangeas, White Avalanche Roses, Tuplips and Delphinium’s were the perfect on-trend combination.

Natalie from Jellypress created elegant & bespoke stationery including table place names, table numbers and a welcome board. Each piece followed a matching theme with use of geometric shapes and calligraphy handwriting with soft, subtle pastel shades.

Both the florals and stationery complimented each other beautifully.

With thanks to the following suppliers:
Photography: Sarah Glynn Photography
Coordination & Styling: Bouquet & Bells
Venue: Old Palace Chester
Videography: Perfect Day Production
Flowers & Styling: Flowers at the Dutch Barn
Stationery: Jellypress
Cakes: The Red Rose Cake Company
Bridal Wear: Elizabeth Louise Bridal Boutique
Mens Wear: Groom Formal Hire
Hair Stylist: Hair Agency UK
Makeup Artist: Danielle Horan Hair & Makeup
Choreography: Wedding Dance Chester
Models: Amber Jones & Phil Bruce

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