Sex and the City of Steel Photo Shoot

The day ourselves and Emma from Wedding Daze wedding planners had been waiting for with great excitement dawned this Sunday, our Sex and the city photo shoot! It was probably the hottest day of the year so far and also marked the day England bowed out of the world cup…but that’s another story!

Months of planning became a reality when our models for the day the lovely Eleanor Brodie and her four bridesmaids arrived at Kenwood Hall for preparations. Eleanor is getting married next June in California so this gave the ladies an ideal opportunity to practice dressing up and posing for the camera!

Kenwood Hall kindly provided us with a location for the ladies to get ready, stunning balloon bouquets arrived from Celebrations Balloons and our make up artist Lauren Sally and hairdresser Louise from Creator arrived just as the champagne started flowing!

The makeup from Lauren was amazing, she used airbrushes to apply foundation which is a great solution for any wedding day as it lasts all day and we definitely put it to the test in the hot weather. The ladies brought fake eyelashes with them, some from the Sex and the City collection! Louise from Creator Hair created some stunning styles ranging from free flowing curls to elaborate up dos to compliment the ladies hair accessories. We were spoilt for choice for accessories with truly beautiful vintage hair combs and headbands from Debbie at DC Bouquets and clips and slides from the Charlotte Balbier and Amanda Wyatt collections.

The dresses were nothing short of amazing, Charlotte Balbier’s Camilla wedding dress which was inspired by the Sex and the City film was Eleanor’s dress for the day and looked amazing on. Eleanor’s feather hair accessory from Charlotte Balbier really set off her blue eyes perfectly and really turned her into Carrie for the day!

The bridesmaids wore dresses from Amanda Wyatt collections and all looked very glamorous. All the dresses were set off with every girls’ favourite accessory – the shoes!  Bespoke Big Day provided us with some amazing shoes to chose from, Eleanor’s shoes with pink sparkly heels were so amazing I considered “borrowing” them for a while! The ladies bouquets were provided by Boutique Paeony and it was such a shame to ruin the bride’s bouquet for the big scene but it did look amazing!

Sheffield City Hall provided us with a location for the famous scene from the first film where Carrie hits Big over the head with her bouquet after he jilts her! Our “Mr Big” for the day was Simon from Chauffeur D’Elegance, he chauffeured the ladies in an amazing Bentley Arnage which drew some admiring glances from the football crowd in town! Further shots in the city hall included a reenactment of the scene where Carrie receives the call from Big to say he isn’t coming and some spectacular and dizzy shots of Eleanor spinning around like Carrie did in the Vogue shoot.

It was time for a break in the Botanical Gardens, so we provided the ladies with a tea party picnic. Amazing vintage crockery was provided kindly by Jennie from Hansley Beard event design and the food itself – salads, quiche, strawberries and pate was provided by Coco Catering. The icing on the cake (so to speak!) were the cupcakes provided by Yummylicious complete with I love NY icing. We even had our own menu and placecards for the ladies provided by Lucy Ledger Designs.

There was just time for a bit of post picnic frisbee, jumping and bubbles before we casually strolled along Ecclesall Road attracting some attention from the fans again to Menzels bar for some well deserved Cosmopolitans! We left the ladies with their feet up and collapsed on the sofa with a cupcake!

We had such a great time, there was lots of laughs and even an appearance from a camel!

Thanks to the ladies for being amazing models and actresses – you all looked gorgeous!

Thanks again to the fantastic suppliers we know who helped us out you are stars:

Amanda Wyatt – bridesmaids dresses

Bespoke Big Day – shoes

Boutique Paeony – Flowers

Celebrations – Balloons

Charlotte Balbier – Wedding dress and accessories

Chauffeur D’Elegance – Car

Sheffield City Hall – our NY style library location

Coco Catering – picnic

Louise – Creator – Hair

DC Bouquets – vintage hair accessories

Hansley Beard event design – vintage crockery

Kenwood Hall – location for preparation

Lauren Sally – makeup

Lucy Ledger Designs – Menus and placecards

Menzels – cocktails

Yummylicious – cupcakes

Emma from Wedding Daze for being an all round star!



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