Glamorous vintage editorial at Eggington House, Bedfordshire

May 9, 2018
Photographer: David Jenkins Photography

My inspiration for this glamorous editorial shoot was the film 'Atonement'. I love everything about the costumes and locations, and I wanted to design a shoot that evoked 1930s glamour just as beautifully.  

David Jenkins shot a mixture of film and digital, and I simply adore the sultry images he has created. 

I chose Eggington House, a quintessentially English manor in the Bedfordshire countryside, to be our backdrop. Its wood-panelled interiors and stunning formal grounds were just right for my theme. We featured the owners' restored Austin Healey and the shots David took of Jenny in the front seat are among my favourites. She's a true 21st century bride driving herself to her wedding! 

Elegant pieces from Eliza Jane Howell’s 'Leading Lady' collection worked perfectly with hair accessories from Gillian Million, bridal shoes from Emmy London and art deco jewellery from The Antique Jewellery Company. I love how David has captured movement in the dresses and, as always, Sanni Sorma’s hair and makeup was perfect.

Leigh Chappell used mauve lilac, foxgloves and roses to create natural, vintage-style flower arrangements that were tied with silk ribbon from Nettle Textiles. Karenanna made a stunning cake, inspired by the bead patterns on the gowns. 

Other details included luxury letterpress stationery by Strawberry Sorbet and original 1930s tableware belonging to Eggington House. 

As featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

Shoot Manager (Planner) and Stylist: Emma Joy The Wedding Planner | Photographer: David Jenkins Photography | Venue: Eggington House | Model: Jenny Rose Fisher | Dress designer and accessories: Eliza Jane Howell | Shoes: Emmy London | Hair accessories and veils: Gillian Million | Hair and Makeup: Sanni Sorma | Florist: Leigh Chappell | Jewellery: Antique Jewellery Company | Cake: Karenanna | Stationery: Strawberry Sorbet Letterpress | Silk ribbons: Nettle Textiles