Yes you read that title correctly.
How, cool is this?! More people in humble opinion should do this, and when Laura and Matt initially told me about that they were planning to do this, and would I like to come along to make it their Engagement Shoot, I could not contain my excitement.
Matt had already made Laura's beautiful engagement ring with the help of the very talented Lauren at Little Joy Jewellery, very cool in itself right? My eyes couldn't help but wonder around her beautiful shop when we walked in, and I had to fight very hard not to buy loads of things, I highly recommend you pay a visit.
Laura and Matt decided to make each others wedding rings rather than their own, which I think was a great extra idea they had., what a way to make your rings even more special.
White gold and measurements ready, time to get started...
Looking for a beautiful historic wedding venue full of character, with sea views and a pool? Beldornie Tower is the place for you.
One day during the weird covid fuelled times of 2020, I found myself at this gorgeous grade II listed beachfront villa in Ryde, with some great (socially distanced) and hard working Isle of Wight Suppliers, all showing off their craft. Dom & Jen are actually an engaged couple, it was their first time models, and they were a joy to work with. They hadn't told their family and friends they were doing the shoot, so there was a hilarious interlude where they shot a few selfies and pretended via WhatsApp group chats that they had eloped!
More about the house; it has been completely renovated, the lawn looks straight out over the Solent, and it has plenty of space for an outdoors reception, lots of potential for sure! The drawing room was where we shot the ceremony photos and it is a great space to use for that. Lots of character, but you could also definitely put your own stamp on it too. The house also has a self contained flat which you can see more of here - very handy!
Be sure to check out all the suppliers below, because they're bloody fab:
Venue: Beldornie Tower
Styling, Concept & Props: Proper Vintage IOW
Photographer: Holly Cade Photography
Videographer: Captured Videography
Models: Dom & Jen
Marquee and furniture: Coast and Country Marquees
Marquee and garden lighting: StageGear Hire
Crockery, cutlery and glassware: Coast and Country Marquees
Hair, nails & make-up: Style Sisters - Emma (Hair Stylist) Rosie (MUA) Amy (Nail Tech)
Wedding gown: Forget- me- Not Designs
Suit: Visual Impact For Men
Cake: Miss Dotty's Cakes
Florist: J&K Floral Deigns
Table favours: Duxmore Botanics
Bar: Eazi Bar Mobile Bar & Dispense Solutions
Spirits: Mermaid Gin and Mermaid Salt Vodka
Wine: The Harbour Kitchen