York Style Shoot At Laurelville Manor: Behind the Scenes & What Inspires Us!

In celebration of being published on Polka Dot Bride today, one of my favourite wedding blogs I thought I might share with you our behind the scenes insights. Enjoy ladies xx

With so many new shows on Netflix airing with romance, drama, comedy and scandal, one of my favourites being Bridgerton, riveting with poetic grandeur, full of diversity and opulence, you cannot help but become inspired, particularly as a creative person. Hence, the constant need to organise shoots with your favourite people to showcase your own brand's story.

In one day of shooting on location, you try to showcase to your newly engaged followers, that's right, you, our readers, your most treasured "new" look, the uniqueness and love and charm that you have for your brides, the wedding industry & the creative vendors you surround yourself with.

We all worked so well together & the entire team involved in this collaboration, were very proud of our efforts & we hope you enjoy this behind the scenes journey with us. Keep reading below & we look forward to reading & posting your comments. 

This is one of my favourite Lady Whistledown quotes:

"Marrying above one's station is an art form indeed"


Surrounded by beautiful trees, farms and historic charm, Laurelville Manor  was the perfect location for our Sunday March 21st inspiration shoot collectively planned by a team of wedding professionals and true hopeless romantics.



Flowertalk designed, styled & pulled together the most seamless and creative brief to match the French looking elements encompassing the picturesque manor and gardens.

The brilliantly talented Jappalin filled her table scape with soft greenery and whites, and the touch of yellow hue which definitely added a hint of welcomed freshness to the overall look.

Our mood board and creative brief, saw the amazing creativeness of Ann Ong at Bright Press  create the most beautiful letterpress stationery & Lisa Schreurs-Stone Chef at Sieve & Stone created a beautiful  bespoke wedding cake. The table scape looked magical. 

As if this classic narrative and dream of a shoot could not get any better, it was graced with the most elegant and understated dress, our Brittney Gown from our latest collection that told a unique love story. 

I loved watching the magic happen on set!

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It’s clear from these beautiful photos that all of us involved in this stunning shoot love our jobs and the wedding industry. Everyone was 100% focused to ensure their part in the shoot showcased their skills into creating something that  makes you want to relive it time and time again.

With Perth Western Australia having limited “French looking” locations and dreamscapes that would take us and our viewers into a lookalike dream world filled with European vibes, Laurelville Manor and York was the destination 90km away East of Perth in the Wheatbelt to be exact that was going to create the panache and style from English to French with a "little" tweaking from our team.

Little did we know this place was the perfect back drop for our talented team to create their magic. The color palette that was decided on was filled with soft tones of yellows, and blues perfectly matched with soft greenery and whites from the talented floral designer, Jappalin from Flowertalk.

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The understated elegance of our Model Bree and our latest bridal dress, complementing the gorgeous tones of yellow and creams from the architectural surroundings, the professionally styled hair seamless in execution by Nadia Duca and flawless makeup, showing the natural beauty of Bree, accompanied with pearls and jewellery from Pearls of Australia, it really was a dream shoot come true. 

The models, Bree and Markus were incredible at capturing the romantic mood on set, in the stunning picturesque surrounds of the Manor and it's gardens.


 Markus dressed in a classical tux, by Australian Formal Wear  looking very handsome and making Bree’s heart stop! The romance felt between our two models was perfectly shot by our wonderful photographer, Norm Yap. Norm's energy & fun loving nature & his incredible vision, captured this amazing shoot perfectly. 


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We were very spoiled by Sandra, owner of Laurelville Manor who cheffed it up in the kitchen! I have never been so well looked after at a shoot before. Sandra, you are the perfect hostess and your French Onion Soup - was so delicious, the aroma that was wafting through your beautiful manor was "resplendent."

It was such a lovely surprise for us all to sit down to a seated smorgasboard, if only we could have retired from the shoot at lunch! With our bellies "brimful", we pushed on in to the early afternoon & sunset to produce some of the most wonderful work. 

The set and atmosphere throughout the day was all pulled together by the wizardry of Sandra & Jappalin  from Laurelville Manor & Flowertalk respectively.

Please enjoy following the links below & getting in touch with these incredible vendors for your 2022 weddings. I love working with all of them.

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Hopefully speak to you all again, soon!


Samantha XX 


Photographer: Norman Yap Photography @norm.yap // Stylist + Planning: Flower Talk @flowertalkwa // Florist + Tablescape: Flower Talk @flowertalkwa // Hair & Make-up Artist: Nadia Duca  @nadiaduca // Gown: Samantha Wynne @samanthawynne_bridal // Groom suit: Australian Formal Wear  @australianformalwear // Venue: Laurelville Manor @laurelville_manor // Letterpress & Stationery: Bright Press @brightpress_ // Cake: Sieve & Stone  @sieveandstone // Fine Jewellery: Cygnet Bay Pearls  @cygnetbaypearls available at Samantha Wynne



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