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Hues of Apricot. The wonder of Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham dresses. Part one.


I’ve fallen madly in love. Head over heels, totally and completely. With a collection of gowns. Claire Pettibone gowns to be precise.

When I met Chloe Curry from The White Room in Sheffield and saw her collection of incredible bridal gowns I knew we had to work together. Chloe has an understanding of how women want to look on their big day, she understands that not all brides share the same idea of what a bride should look like, and many want a fashion inspired look rather than a traditional bridal image.

So we created a shoot to show how Chloe’s styling and my photography can create that look.

This is part one. We divided the shoot into 2 sections, 2 key looks. These images capture the apricot hues of warm ivory, soft skin and rich colourings.

For the most part the gowns are Claire Pettibone, but we also used a few from the exquisite collection from Jenny Packham, another of my favourite designers.

From the juliet cap veil, to the incredible feather and lace head dress the styling for this shoot shows you what can be achieved if you dare to dream, dare to be braver.

We hope you love them, for this is only the beginning of a collaboration which we hope will continue to offer something a little different to inspire you. We have plans for an art gallery exhibition soon, and some other very exciting projects designed around brides to be looking for something beyond the traditional. This shoot launched a thousand ideas…



In part two, I’ll share the images inspired by the icy coldness of steel. A very different feel but equally as swoon worthy.

An incredible team helped create these looks for you. My sincere thanks to each of them for their time, effort and energy. They are;

Model; Sophie Judd

Make up; Ashley Tyrrell

Hair; Wigs and Warpaint

Flowers; Campbells flowers

Headwear; House of Istria  and DCBouquets

Such talented people to work with, and of course my love and thanks to Chloe Curry from The White Room for running with this idea and creating magic.



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  1. Posted 11 Apr at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely exquisite. Beautiful light, gorgeous composition, and of course dresses that take divine to a whole other level. Stunning work my lovely friend, I am in awe and inspired and can’t wait to see part 2!

    • Cat Hepple
      Posted 11 Apr at 1:18 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much Katy. This shoot was an absolute joy xxx