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Old Money. Serene By Madi Lane for a Styled Shoot at Highfield, Yorkshire

Sarah Symonds

Today’s beautiful, sultry styled shoot has been perfectly pulled together by international wedding and elopement photographer Aaron Morris, whose focus was on capturing the low-key, high-class essence of old money glamour perfectly, in his signature style.

You don’t choose the mob wife life, the mob wife life chooses you. Sure to appeal to our modern romantic couples, this featured shoot pushes boundaries with its edgy-cool aspects and veritable checklist of current and upcoming trends, but remains rooted in classic sophistication that will inspire even the most cynical. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got the historic and iconic Highfield House as a backdrop, providing the old world charm to what feels like a very exclusive soirée in the English countryside that you’ve somehow managed to get an invite to…

With images by Aaron Morris Photography

CONCEPT

Aaron says: This shoot encapsulated the classic old money vibes trend hitting the industry for 2024. With the soft combination of the modern fringing, and the black satin accents giving depth to the theme, it really is the most luxurious combination for an eclectic wedding.

LOCATION

Set in the grounds of Highfield House, The Grand Hall was the perfect location to stage this intimate yet sophisticated wedding. Highfield House truly is a hidden gem, packed with history and style. Set in eight acres of ancient woodland and private grounds, the stunning 19th century merchant’s home makes an instant impact, with striking black cladding on top of the crisp white walls. 

The Great Hall was the perfect fit for the Old Money theme of the shoot, with decadent colouring that highlighted the breathtaking original features, such as high wooden ceilings and extravagant fireplaces. The whole venue just exudes a certain classic and sophisticated charm.

STYLING

The signage by Oh Pretty Rae is a custom tinted black acrylic featured on our black single frame, styled with an oversized bow. For the flowers we and Vicki Johnston Flowers used white avalanche roses and white hydrangea clustered in a cream vessel bowl for the tables, and hand tied avalanche roses leaving the stems longer for the bouquet with an oversized black voile bow. Nothing screams old money like big blousy white roses!

Styling was done by Luna Moon Events, a wedding styling and coordination business based in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. This dedicated team prides themselves on their committed approach to planning and styling weddings and events. They specialise in creating alternative weddings with an artistic edge and love for thinking outside the box. 

The cake was by Scrumb Cakes.

ATTIRE

The gown featured is the Flynn by Serene By Madi Lane, new in to The Little White Dress Company boutique for Spring 2024.

The boutique choose their designers specifically to offer something slightly different to the classic bridal look, aiming to bring weddings into the new era, with a twist on the classic look for the modern bride and create a space for brides-to-be to really push their boundaries on style. This fit really well with the ethos of the shoot.

This was styled with tulle wrist gloves, pearl sleeves (both also from The Little White Dress Company) and an Ashley Wild Bridal pearl veil. 

The featured suit was by Alex Hall of Driffield

BEAUTY

Hair was by Couture Bridal Hair and makeup by CLP Studios. Charley blended together that classic MOB wife glam with the old money aesthetic, taking a modern twist on the look with a soft brown smokey lash line to add depth to the eyes, the lids being covered in a soft champagne sparkle. These sultry eyes paired with a full coverage, seamless, radiant base with flushes of peach to the skin, create a modern feel on an old school classic. 

Charley took this route with makeup as she felt it complemented the overall aesthetic created on the shoot, and to ensure the bride felt her most confident self. Having makeup that makes you feel amazing always leads to confidence and radiance shining through the bride, creating even more chemistry and passion between the couple, in this case our models, Georgia and Max. 

RESULTS

The aim was to go outside of the norm, harking back to the 20s with a mixture of high class and speakeasy glam to create a different take on the stylish and sophisticated wedding. I think the photos speak for themselves!

The team pulled together really well, especially as it was the first time working with some suppliers, but it was a dream. So much so that we have started a working group and plan to do a couple of shoots together each year!