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Renaissance Romance at Woolas Barn


This elegant shoot took place at Woolas Barn in York. Blending rustic character with modern details, the venue is comprised of 4 seamlessly linked areas including the Stables, the Courtyard, the Granary and the Lambing Shed. Viola Jay Photography says, “I wanted to use the rustic space of Woolas barn and elevate it to something really soft and whimsical, with a renaissance-inspired edge.”  

A selection of hand-picked suppliers worked together to bring this fabulous piece of inspiration to life. Viola continues, “Sarah from Stories of Events and Emma Cox Floristry were the perfect team to bring the vision to life. Sarah’s use of soft-flowing fabrics in the table and the styled areas pulled everything together with a beautiful romance. Emma is the floral maestro and used an abundance of ranunculus, tulips and roses in pinks, mauves and browns to create 2 beautiful climbing installations, 2 dried clouds for the table and ceremony space, and 2 incredibly detailed bouquets.”

We particularly love the model styling. The choice of gowns are leaning towards the more traditional look with very intricate details. Voila says, “The Katya Katya gowns really pulled the concept together. We chose dresses that had a lot of intricate detail in the sleeves, the tiers and the lace to add a bit of luxurious minimalism. Likewise, Saint Beth’s earrings and headpieces added to the looks, the beautiful finishing touches. We kept the makeup glowy, with hints of pink and mauve. Both the girls looked dewy and beautiful. For hair, it was all about texture and detail.”

The neutral palette continued through the cake and stationery. Viola adds, “The cake and stationery featured beautiful floral detail, and in the same ongoing colour palette of nudes, pinks and browns! The team created a beautifully cohesive, romantic and organic vision. Both couples were real couples and had an authentic energy and connection to photography.”

Planning & Concept: Esme Whiteside Photography 
Photography: Viola Jay Photography
Venue: Woolas Barn 
Workshop: Untold Workshops 
Styling: Stories of Events
Flowers: Emma Cox Floristry
Stationery: Hawthorne and Ivory
Gowns: Katya Katya
Hair Stylist: Sass & Co
Makeup: Cheshire Makeup Co
Cake: Plumb and Rabbitts Cake Studio
Accessories: Saint Beth Official
Ribbons: Cfleursdesign
Models: Ella & Jack and Talent & Jordan


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