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We are over the moon to feature an incredibly bespoke and imaginative bridal shoot on our blog. Located in Lincolnshire at the amazing Allington Manor. Everything about this photoshoot is aimed at showcasing how a couple can customise every aspect of their day, with no compromise. The calibre of wedding suppliers selected is outstanding, each renowned for their ability to create custom designs and offer bespoke services. Giving you plenty of inspiration to create your wedding, your way!

Allington Manor



Allington Manor is located within our beautiful County of Lincolnshire. Steeped in history, this restored Grade II Jacobean building with high ceilings and open fires make it a perfect setting for a relaxed and intimate wedding. The Hall and Drawing Room offer an impressive location for your ceremony whilst the manicured grounds provide ample photo opportunities and plentiful room for a Spring or Summer marquee wedding. With no minimum guest numbers or fixed packages, the team at Allington Manor will assist you with your plans and supervise every aspect of the day from beginning to end. 


It is with great thanks to James Thundercliffe Photography that we are featuring this amazing bridal shoot on our blog! James Thundecliffe Photography are a husband and wife photography team based in Lincolnshire specialising in natural and relaxed wedding photography.

James and Charlotte have been shooting weddings since 2015 and believe that having a calm, relaxed and unobtrusive photographer helps you to feel at ease in front of the lens. Their style of photography certainly helped put models Sarah and Ben at ease, helping them to capture the most beautiful images from this imaginative and brilliantly bespoke bridal shoot.


We are in complete admiration of Caroline Chamberlain Couture’s work, which makes this blog very special to write. Caroline’s clients can choose from her in-house collections or choose a completely bespoke service and have a unique gown designed and handmade specifically for them, ensuring a complete one-off piece. All gowns are personally handmade by Caroline in the Vale House studio, with initial sketches, patterns and toiles cut for each client, ensuring a perfect fit every time. The Bridal Studio is also privileged to be a stockist of Bird and Bone hand painted jackets, which we are delighted to feature for you in this blog.

Caroline Chamberlain Couture’s first gown is called Marcella. A heavy weight crepe satin Bridal Gown with strappy bodice, slim fitting skirt flowing into a train at the back. The dress is complemented with a corded lace cape with diamanté brooch fastening. The second is a two piece wedding gown called Delilah, a pure silk bias cut camisole top with a gathered polka dot skirt with frill hem. Both handmade by Caroline and showcased brilliantly by model Sarah Lowe!


We are excited to introduce to you Effie’s Floral Design, a Lincolnshire-based florist specialising in weddings and events. Her floral creations complimented the day perfectly. An array of flowers were used to create this shoot which included Quicksand Roses, Dorchester Roses, Avalanche Roses, Hera Roses, Dill/ammi, Eucalyptus, Stocks, Lisianthus and Pampas Grass! We particularly love the floral centrepiece which stands in pride of place, catching everyone’s eye!


Vickie, and together with her husband, Andy, make up the wonderful Sage and Belle Styling. With over 12 years of experience in wedding decor and venue dressing, they’ve styled a lot of weddings, so they definitely know their stuff and boy does it show here! The styling seamlessly fitted together with the venue and vibe of the day. Sage and Belle Styling go through all of your ideas to help you work out exactly what your vision is, and create the perfect, personalised styling plan to give you the decor of your dreams!


Vickie from Inviting Writing added a touch of luxury and personality to this fantastic bridal shoot through calligraphy & signage. Inviting Writing provided a custom table number, personalised menus and the most wonderful welcome sign. Based just outside of Lincolnshire, Vickie loves to create pieces that will truly reflect and complement your style whilst ensuring she delivers a WOW moment to you!


Fran from Alluring Makeup was on hand to make Sarah look every inch the beautiful bride. Fran is a freelance Makeup Artist specialising in Wedding, Evening and Prom Makeup. She has a flair for colours and individual looks tailored to the client’s requirements. Her attention to detail didn’t go unnoticed on this shoot!

Snapz Photography


Claire from the incredible CCs Wedding & Updo Hairstylists created statement hair with a romantic feel that tied Sarah’s look together perfectly. Claire is an experienced qualified stylist who loves creating beautiful wedding hair. Exploring her Facebook page is every bride’s dream with such an extensive portfolio on show, you won’t be stuck for inspiration.


I hope you all agree, what a fantastic job both models Sarah Lowe and Benjamin Boyd did. Apparently, Sarah does an amazing American accent and Ben does a great impression of a Lion. We can only imagine what fun this shoot was to be a part of! 

It’s been a joy creating this blog post and we hope you have enjoyed it too! We have loved working with James Thundercliffe Photography to bring their bridal shoot to life. The vibe tells us that this team are incredible working together and I’m certain they had lots of fun! Let’s hope they will soon be back together on another adventure that this wedding world takes us on.

We love featuring our real weddings staring our Lincolnshire brides, styled photoshoots and showcasing our talented wedding suppliers. Visit our Blog where you will find helpful guidance and inspirational blog posts.