We were delighted to collaborate with Dotty Vintage Weddings on a super stylish editorial shoot late last year. Packing up our dressing up box full of Belle and Bunty wedding dresses, we jumped in the Perfect Day mobile and headed down into the depths of the South West for this quirky, alternative shoot.

Belle & Bunty from Perfect Day Day Bridal in Dotty Vintage Weddings by Andrea Pennington_0002

If you’ve not yet heard of Dotty Vintage Weddings, allow us to introduce you. One of the newest kids on the wedding blog block, Laura and her team also produce a sister magazine, allowing you to get your alternative wedding fix both online and in print. In the words of their own manifesto:

Dotty Vintage Weddings aims to provide inspiration and guidance for brides organising a wedding with a difference. The wedding industry has become saturated with predetermined ideas and perceptions. Brides assume that they have to follow the norm, and often don’t even know where to start looking if they want to break from tradition.

Dotty Vintage Weddings is a beautiful vintage wedding blog for the alternative bride, and features some of the very best wedding suppliers and services, all with a vintage or quirky twist. You can also find real weddings, styled shoots and regular guest blogs from both other brides and suppliers alike.

Belle & Bunty from Perfect Day Day Bridal in Dotty Vintage Weddings by Andrea Pennington_0004 Even though it was a bone-chillingly cold day when we took our Belle & Bunty swag down to the shoot location in Bodmin, the sense of creativity and collaboration from the suppliers working together on this Winter Yurt Shoot was more than enough to warm our hearts. We loved seeing everything come together and watching their vision unfold in real life. It’s even more thrilling to see Andrea’s brilliant images and we admit to squealing with pride to see the shoot in print.Belle & Bunty from Perfect Day Day Bridal in Dotty Vintage Weddings by Andrea Pennington_0003As you can see from the behind-the-scenes film below, there was a whole cast of characters who contributed to this project and the level of detail in the styling was nothing short of breath-taking. If you’re considering using tipis or yurts for your wedding then we’re sure you’ll be able to plunder a whole host of inspiration from this shoot.

Behind the scenes at the shoot for Dotty Vintage Weddings ” Winter Edition” from Craig Bracefield on Vimeo.


Photographer – Andrea Pennington
Videographer – Craig Bracefield, Aroha Films
Location – The Yurt at Woods Cafe
Dresses – Belle & Bunty Bridal Collection from Perfect Day Bridal
Hair – Kerry Prynn, Falmouth
Make Up – Hayley Larson
Headwear – Holly Young Bespoke Milliner
Chocolate Woodland Cake & Five Tier Cake – Jelly Cake
Red & White Floral Design – Emily Hankins
Cake Pops – Hollypops
Dessert Table – Sweet Devotion
Set Styling & Props – Faithful Designs
Flowers – Escential Blooms
Pom Poms – Pom Pom Galore
Models – Charlotte Louise Baker and Deborah Sarah Baker

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