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Steel – Part two of a Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham shoot.


Take 2 ballerinas, some of the most incredible wedding gowns you can imagine and a team of people passionate about inspiring brides… and these are the results.


The dresses above are created by the incredibly talented Claire Pettibone and I can’t begin to tell you how much I adore her gowns. For me, shooting them with movement and energy was so important.

Chloe Curry from The White Room in Sheffield shared my vision for these beautiful pieces of art, and together we created this inspiring and ethereal shoot. You can see PART ONE HERE.

We divided the shoot into two colour palette tones, apricot and steel which you see here. These images are cooler, more silver and blue toned, dramatic and chic.

Chloe also wanted to show off some Jenny Packham gowns- beyond glamorous in style, these seemed to fit well with the icy looks of steel.

Once again, using the talents of our ballerinas, we used movement and poise to showcase the gowns.

I love the feel of this set. So elegant and serene, just perfect for a glamorous bride on her big day.

An incredibly talented team put these looks together for you, if you’d like to try on the Pettibone or Packham dresses, Chloe has a divine collection in stock at her boutique – I dare you not to fall in love…

For incredible feather and lace headpieces then House of Istria is the place to go. They supplied some of the headpieces you see in PART ONE of the shoot. I will forever be in love with the feather and lace headpiece.

For the sparkles and headband seen in this set of images, look no further than DC Bouquets, the very talented Debbie Carlisle created the pieces for our shoot. Perfect glitz for a sparkle bride.

The make up and hair brief was to avoid anything typically bridal. To be inspiring and creative and indulge brides in something a little more fashion led. Ashely Tyrrell had the vision to translate that brief with some breath taking make up. It’s sublime. And the very talented Dani Ingerosso from Wigs and Warpaint  took her own ideas for hairstyles and came up with some rather spectacular.

Finally the flowers, beautifully designed around the gowns, were the work of Campbells Flowers a perfect addition to the simplicity of the shoot.

My deepest gratitude to everyone involved especially our wonderfully beautiful model ( a ballerina who has never modelled before ) the radiant and elegant Abbie Cullen.

Chloe and I have further plans to inspire brides in the coming weeks, these looks can be yours if you dare to follow your dreams…..

blog.cathepplephotography.com – The UK wedding blog of Cat Hepple Photography – Leeds Wedding Photographer covering the UK, with weddings in Italy and France

I”m a wedding and lifestyle photographer, based in Yorkshire and Hampshire and available across the UK and worldwide. My style is fashion influenced, movie inspired, editorial and romantic. I’m available for weddings, boudoir, bumps, babies and family shoots across the UK and can be booked for your destination wedding too. I especially love anything glamorous.


  1. Posted 19 Apr at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Utterly breathtaking! I love the cool blue tones in this set, and it goes without saying that the dresses are divine! Beautiful work xxx

  2. Posted 24 Apr at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Completely stunning! I love the fluidity and movement you’ve captured so beautifully!