Dream weddings during Covid-19, with Daniel Franchina Weddings
Can I talk about stadiums, and then weddings? In fact, do I need to say any more?! Surely – surely if we’re looking at letting sports fans gather in their thousands, the news for weddings from spring 2021 will be encouraging. I am desperately hoping for all of you to be able to celebrate, even if that means smaller celebrations than normal, or using outside spaces, or social distancing from vulnerable relatives. Weddings WILL happen again – and this styled photoshoot is here to provide a little inspiration for when they do!
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Photographer – Daniel Franchina Weddings
After a decade in the film and TV industry, Franchina’s wedding business delivers hi-spec videos and photos – courtesy of Irene Todaro – that reflect the unique bond between the happy couple.
Venue – Pangdean Old Barn
Set within the rolling South Downs, Pangdean Old Barn is the rustic chic venue of dreams. Built in 1720, it’s been lovingly restored as an exclusive-use venue for weddings.
Bridal boutique – Clementine Bridal
Clementine Bridal work across a number of top-name brands to uncover dream dresses.
Dress designer – Rembo Styling
Veil: Bespoke Veils
Having combined a career as a Textiles teacher and creating bespoke bridalwear, Anne-Marie Prescott now uses computerised embroidery with traditional techniques to create bespoke embroidered veils.
Floral styling – Based around the Surrey/West Sussex border, Bramble and Belle use 14 years of floristry experience to create bouquets and decorations for leading country hotels, London venues, and those all-important wedding days.
Hair: Janey Campbell
Janey Campbell has dedicated herself to hair styling since her teenage years. She’s constantly refreshing her skillset, and works with brides on fail-free hair and make up for their big day.
Makeup: Nadia Wyatt
Nadia Wyatt specialises in occasion make up that enhances a bride’s natural beauty.
Jewellery – Bish Bosh Becca
A passionate jeweller, Sarah-Jane creates her wedding jewellery, using beautiful pearls, gemstones and precious metals, in her Hampshire studio.
Models – @laura_grover @travelwithmihai
Planning your dream day during a pandemic means a nerve-wracking level of changes and alterations – but assemble a hit-team of experts, and magic happens. Easily. Yup, even with awkward safety rules in place.
Embracing the challenge of creating romance with safety at the forefront, a group of creatives joined forces to demonstrate that couples can still have the wedding of their dreams in these Covidy times, whether traditional, boho or unique in style.
Social distancing, PPE and oodles of hand sanitiser were just part of the enjoyable day when these evocative wedding photographs were created. It shows that brides and grooms don’t have to compromise on the details they’ve always dreamed of – like hard-to-procure flowers and Hollywood hair styles. They can still feel like a million dollars on their special day. While adjustments have to be made by the team (for example, the hair and make-up team could only direct make up tips from a distance), they don’t show in the end result – and that’s where it counts.
“Gorgeous-looking wedding looks are going to be more important in the coming year, as tight guest-lists mean more friends and family will experience the special day through videos and photos,” explains specialist photographer Irene Todaro of Daniel Franchina Weddings. “But our focus is always on the three Ss of the event itself: smooth-running, style and smiles all-round.”