Some beautiful images this afternoon from photographer Katherine Newman – with whispers of Marie Antoinette, this shoot was inspired by the French Revolution and set out to showcase the elegant creations of two of my favourite designers, Sally Lacock and  HT Headwear

Helena Talbot from HT Headwear told me more about these images which have been created to inspire brides…

"This shoot was all about decadence and attitude.  We took inspiration from the French Revolution but wanted to keep the shoot quite 'real' so brides could relate to it for ideas.

We mixed up the styling by steering away from using all ivory dresses and accessories and adding some punchy colours and fabrics like rich burgundy velvets and tea stained silk…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Katherine Newman

birdcage veil by HT Headwear

All of the headpieces you see in this feature are priced between £50 and £200 and can be found on the HT Headwear website…

Marie Antoinette style bride...

Alice band headpiece by HT Headwear


I particularly love this colour for a wedding dress.  Dress designer Sally Lacock is one of the most talented, artisan crafts people I know, who specialises in the production of bespoke wedding dresses using on the the very finest lace…




Coloured wedding dress by Sally Lacock














Helena Talbot told me…

"The venue, By Way of the Paradise, was ideal for the backdrop of this shoot, with stunning turqoise walls in one room with stuffed animals and moroccan lighting hanging from the ceiling, such an amazing venue!"

Doesn't it look gorgeous??


If you would like to enquire about any of the dresses or headpieces in this feature, pease contact Helena Talbot at HT Headwear or Sally Lacock via the Sally Lacock website.

Huge thanks to the full, amazing creative team below for asking Love My Dress to feature these images.

Tell me readers, I know are any of you tempted by a different colour wedding dress like the one above, or any of the gorgeous headpieces?

Much love all,



Creative Team Credits

Venue:  By Way of the Paradise
Photographer: Katherine Newman

Cakes: Delicieux Cakes
Flowers: The Flower Room, Barnes
Headwear: HT Headwear
Dresses: Sally Lacock
Hair: Cassandra Rizutto
Makeup: Sophie Whimster
Models: Sally and Sofia

Leave a Comment!
  • Christina Brosnan

    This is so beautiful!

  • Bex

    My dress is champagne coloured – currently looking for matching accessories :)
    These are lovely, especially the last one.

  • Emma Woodhouse ~ The Wedding Reporter

    These are really lovely images that stopped me in my Google reading tracks for a second look. I’m very taken with the sumptuous decor of that venue and I particularly love that champagne lace dress very much. Yum!

  • Yvonne

    Stunning photographs. Everything is perfect from the styling of the outfits to the locations!

  • Bridal Profile

    Fantastic headpieces. I love it.

  • Love My Dress

    Yes it is!

  • Love My Dress

    Bex – I need to see pictures!
    Why don’t you contact Helena Talbot of HT Headwear – she is FAB!

  • Love My Dress

    Thank you so much Emma x

  • Fabienne from Elian Concept Weddings

    I love the headpieces. And the looks that exude effortless elegance. Delicieux Cakes do amazing French inspired cakes. The croquembouche and fuchsia petal one with its birdcage ribbon is brilliant and definitively decadent!