Your Surrey Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 101)

Photographer and coordinator of this stunning shoot, Pippa, of Surreybased Pippa Volans Photography, wanted pastel and ombre tones to be the heart and soul of this editorial. “I’ve rarely seen it in the styled shoot world, but I wanted something different for my portfolio,” shares Pippa. “I also really wanted to shoot with new models; Charlotte and Dexter are expecting – Charlotte’s five-months pregnant and looked absolutely stunning in Sassi Holford and Ellis; Jade and Jake – who’s partially deaf and wears a hearing aid – I’ve been friends with for years and Jade looked an absolute vision firstly wearing Jenny Packham and then Sassi Holford; Jane and Matthew – these guys are professionals bringing their expertise to the shoot – Jane is an absolute goddess, firstly wearing Jenny Packham and finishing off in Suzanne Neville.” It was a true friendship group supporting each other on the day, Pippa is friends with both the hair and make-up artist Emma Louise from Emma Louise Bridal and Holly Louise from HL London respectively. The florist Jamie-Ri, another dear friend of Pippa’s, were childhood buddies, “We were in high school together and it’s been lovely bringing our visions to life, she is amazingly talented and I adore her and am so proud of the collaborations we have worked on together.” Additionally, Pippa could only sing the praises of the other suppliers she’s worked with, “Bella’s cakes from Bella and Bean are insane and she nailed the brief! While Frankie from Ink & Pixel created absolutely gorgeous stationery. Becca from @1940bridal is also a very good friend, she’s so talented and her hair pieces and accessories are unmatched. Rebecca Anne Designs supplied the showstopping veils they are absolutely, bloomin’ stunning, works of art!” Janel from Grant’d Beauty was also there to add the finishing touches to the looks, creating one-of-a-kind nails for all the ladies! “Janel is a very young ambitious queen who, since meeting me, has worked at London Fashion Week!” Stephen Bishop Suiting provided the grooms’ attire for the day, Pippa adds, “Steve is such a delight, an absolute gentleman and his customer service is en pointe. The dresses were all kindly lent to us from The Dress in Teddington. Bri from Parea Photography captured the behind-thescenes of this wonderful day and she definitely needs a mention as she did so pregnant – what a trooper! Finally, Cynthia Hoyi is from Bristol, due to unforeseen circumstances was unable to attend in person but she sent us videos and all the tableware in order to get it set up as she’d imagined. I had a lot of compliments about the tablescape!” – Enjoy! 50