Balcombe Place Wedding

Balcombe Place Wedding

Thinking of having a Balcombe Place Wedding? I cannot think of many places that are finer in Sussex for that chilled-out, luxe, weekend wedding vibe. Recently, Balcombe Place opened its mighty fine doors for us to host another of Photography Farm‘s Shoot Days there. These are portfolio building days for wedding photographers. It was a huge privilege to have access to the house and it’s glorious grounds. My co-host on this one was the ever brilliant Benjamin Wheeler. It was such a joy to see him work and see how much the attendees took away.

Our plan with this particular Shoot Day was to focus on the celebration parts of weddings. Like the toasts and the first dance. Alex, the incredible stylist and planner came up with the idea for a table plan made up of helium balloons at the entrance to the ballroom at Balcombe Place. These are some of my favourite images from the day featuring Brontë and Lewis.


Let’s sway, while colour lights up YOUR FACE. Let’s sway, sway through the crowd to an empty place …

PHOTOGRAPHY FARM
Shoot Day by Photography Farm
Lead Photographers Lisa Devlin + Benjamin Wheeler
Assistant Jessica Bevan 

VENUE
Balcombe Place 

TEAM
Creative Direction & Styling – The Bijou Studio

Floral Design – Early Hours 
Stationery – Pingle Pie
Balloons – Bubblegum Balloons 

Wedding Cake – Birch House Bakery

Tableware – Wren Ark
Furniture & Linen – Co-Ordination Hire 
Hair Styling – Love Hair & Co
Makeup Artist – Poppy Tallulah 

MODELS
Kimberley + Molly @kimberleyandmolly
Brontë + Lewis @modelwith.bl

LOOKS
Suits – Twisted Tailor
Bridal Suit & Black dress outfit – Halfpenny London 
Dresses – Miller White
Feather Dress – Emma Beaumont

Platform Shoes – Terry De Havilland
Bow Gold Shoes – Beyond Skin 
Veils & Collars – W Collective 
Hair Accessories & Jewellery – Hermione Harbutt 

Easter Wedding Editorial

Easter Wedding Editorial


Could we do an Easter Wedding Editorial but make it fashion? That was the challenge the Rock n Roll Bride Magazine team set ourselves. This shoot might be all candy, sugar and bunnies in various shades of pastel but we booked an edgy model to keep it from becoming saccharine. This is actually one of my favourite shoots that we’ve done. The Easter theme was super fun and entered around the incredible cake from Cat Food Cakes. I had met Cat at this wedding and knew she would come up with something really creative for this. At the end of the shoot, we all got to eat some cake and it was so delicious. I also stuffed as many Easter bunnies as I could into my camera bag to take home – I mean look at them, so adorable!

Candy on the beach, there’s nothing better, but I LIKE CANDY when it’s wrapped in a sweater…


Art Direction : Kat Williams at Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Styling : The Bijou Studio

Flowers : Katherine Bly

MUA : ShaniMushington

Cake : Cat Food Cakes

Assistant : Sam Luck

Chotronette Wedding Dresses

Chotronette Wedding Dresses

A Shoot for Chotronette Wedding Dresses for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. How about florals, says Erica. How about Final Fantasy, say I. Honestly, you should see how long the group chats are pulling these editorial shoots together for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. But we all utterly adore working on them and personally my favourite part is seeing how all our different input ends up translated into the final images. This time I think we can call this Final Floral Fantasy, am I right?

Each shoot is aimed at Kat’s readers who are never going to go for the straight white wedding option. They are pretty alternative but don’t always have a huge budget. So these frocks from designer Chotronette are right up their street and I know that so many brides went crazy on Kat’s Instagram when it was revealed that the dresses are priced between just £100-£850. (shoot credits below)


Video by Christine Wehrmeier

Creative Director Kat Williams | Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Styling Erica Willoughby-Smith | Mr & Mrs Unique

Styling Alexandra Merri | The Bijou Bride

Hair Jo Irving | Lovehair & Co

Make Up Ellie Gill | The Beauty Aisle

Dresses | Chotronette

Veil | Crown & Glory

Model Pip | Leni’s Model Management

Location | Clapton Tram

Little Mistress Wedding Dress Collection with Rock n Roll Bride

Little Mistress Wedding Dress Collection with Rock n Roll Bride

When clothing brand Little Mistress decided to collaborate with Rock n Roll Bride to create a wedding dress collection, I knew it was going to be so good. Knowing how well that Kat Williams knows the wedding industry – I call her Wedding Google – I just knew that when she was let loose on designing her own wedding dresses, the results would be incredible. I also knew that I just had to be on board when it came time to shoot the Little Mistress Wedding Dress Collection Look Book. This was a dream job and I would love to shoot some more dress collections or Look Books. Pretty frocks, pretty models, pretty styling, I’m all in.

We shot at a pub in Shoreditch – we had been there one night for a team night out ( remember those?) and as the gins flowed, I had wondered out loud if it might be a good location for one of our shoots. So I was super glad that a few months later, there we were using it as a location. It’s wonderful right? My favourite part is that wall with old Face Magazine covers posted on it , so rad!

You are THE SUN, you are the only one. My heart is blue, my heart is blue for you …

SHOOT TEAM

Photography : Devlin Photos

Art Direction : Rock n Roll Bride

Styling : The Bijou Studio + Unique Rebels Union

MUA : Louise Seymour

Hair : Love Hair & Co

Model : Elisabetta Soskic

Assistant : Sam Luck

Ace Hotel London Wedding Shoot

Ace Hotel London Wedding Shoot


This wedding shoot in East London’s stunning Ace Hotel was for the gorgeous Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. The idea was to explore second wedding day outfits or Bridal Layers might be another way of describing it. You know that we can’t predict the weather on any given day here in the UK so having something to put on or take off depending on how it goes is a terrific idea no matter what time of year that your wedding is. Or maybe just because you want a different look for the evening, adding more sparkle and glamour. So we thought customised jackets, snuggly but still bridal jumpers, and just for the hell of it, a jacket made from foil tassels.

With the words from A POET and the voice from a choir and a melody, nothing else mattered …

Art Direction: Kat Williams at Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Styling: The Bijou Bride

Model: Stephi Eliza

MUA: Alchemy Hair and Make Up

Chiddingstone Castle Wedding Shoot – Part Two

Chiddingstone Castle Wedding Shoot – Part Two


The glorious Chiddingstone Castle, a wedding venue in Kent, graciously opened its doors to Photography Farm so that we could host one of our Shoot Days there. These are portfolio building opportunities for wedding photographers. We provide gorgeous styling plus professional models and all the attendees have to do is turn up ready to shoot.

For this one at Chiddingstone Castle, we had an incredible team headed by the wonderful Rebecca Carpenter who also guided groups alongside he brilliant wedding videographer Nick Rix and myself. Rebecca also came up with the theme and styled the models. This meant that for once, I actually had time to shoot and I bloody loved it. The models are real couple The Oromés who absolutely nailed it, see the full list of very brilliant suppliers down below, as well as Nick’s amazing video from the entire day …

I would take the stars out of the sky for you, stop the rain from falling if you asked me to. I do anything for you, YOUR WISH is my command …


Venue – Chiddingstone Castle

Workshop Hosts – Photography Farm + Rebecca Carpenter

Stylist – Pink Palm Events

Hair + Make Up – Knot Your Average Bride

Videography – Rix Weddings

Floristry – My Lady Garden

Cake – Nevie Pie

Stationery – Aimee Willow Designs

Furniture – Hire Love UK

Tableware – Prezola

Dresses – Emma Beaumont Atelier + Love in Lace Bridal

Jewellery – Hermione Harbutt

Models – Abigail at BAME and The Oromés

Shoot Assistant – Nicky Allen

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