Afternoon Tea Photo Shoot

Every so often, it's great to be involved in a collaborative inspirational photo shoot with other wedding suppliers.

I was approached by Jenny from Make-up by Jenny Badrock who had an "Afternoon Tea" idea. I immediately thought of the patio garden at Kirkley Hall as an ideal setting for this.

afternoon tea

Here is our beautiful bride (model Iws Soroka) at the tea table; antique china on a vintage, cross-stitched tablecloth with lots of sweet treats and pink champagne.

Anyone for a scone?


This floral table arrangement by Denise at L'Amour Flowers is perfect for a vintage afternoon tea theme. I love the colours of the roses which match the tea cup exactly.

bridal flowers

wedding table arrangement

Jenny's choice of make-up and model was very English Rose and looked really natural.

bridal make-up

sipping champagne

The dress is from Bride's Dream. They always fit the dress perfectly to their brides and Joanna made sure that Iws tried this gorgeous dress on before the photo shoot. The tea length is a fantastic idea for showing your shoes off!

bridal dress

Kirkley Hall

lace wedding dress

Sandra from House of Cakes made the "naked cake" which is ideal as a wedding cake when you serve it for dessert. If you'd prefer traditional wedding cake but don't want to waste any, then Sandra will hire you a cake that certainly looks the part and makes a smaller cutting cake to give out to your guests. A fraction of the cost of a whole cake and none of the waste.

afternoon tea

Kirkley Hall is such a fabulous venue for a wedding. The Italian patio, well-porportioned rooms and sweeping lawns.

Kirkley Hall

bridal portrait

bridal portrait in window

I took advantage of this room being empty and Iws was dying to swish and swirl in the dress.

Kirkley Hall

bridal portrait

The lovely thing for me about a photo shoot like this is to try different props. I've had this parasol for a while and have never used it. I love the light of the sun through it.

bride with parasol

The second set of flowers from Denise were these gorgeous roses. I love the picture frame arrangement and the jug looks so pretty.

wedding flowers

bride with afternoon tea

afternoon tea

bridal portrait

A thoroughly fun afternoon working with some fabulous suppliers and some ideas that you can use for your own afternoon tea wedding celebration.


Bridal dress - Bride's Dream

Bridal flowers - L'Amour Flowers

Bridal Make-up - Jenny Badrock

Wedding cake - House of Cakes

Hair Accessory - Mint Giraffe

Model - Iws Soroka

Wedding venue - Kirkley Hall, Northumberland


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