Behind the scenes at Woodchester Mansion…

We are so excited to tell you about our amazing time at Woodchester Mansion last week! Where to begin??….

After months of planning, we decided to shoot our 2016 ‘Shakespeare in Love’ collection at the fabulous spooky Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire. Tracey and I visited the Mansion back in september and were blown away with the stunning natural light contrasting against the original unfinished interiors of the mansion. The charm of the Cotswold stone enhancing the raw natural beauty of a time gone by encapsulating everything we wanted for the shoot.

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Location confirmed, now to secure all our favourite talented little bees, firstly the gifted Tasha Newland owner of Ikonworks Photography in Hampshire.

We were totally blown away by Tasha’s amazing photos at the ‘Penton Park’ shoot back in July,especially the gorgeous image of our ‘Peony’ dress from 2015 ‘Eden Collection’. We knew that with Tasha’s incredible talent we would be able to capture the true essence of our new collection.

PeonySo with Tasha confirmed we also were able to nab the lovely artistic Sharon Dawson (Eyecandy) make-up & hair and super creative Will Eagles (Cream Hairdressing) to turn our already gorgeous models into etherial goddesses.

Last but not least was the task of finding our ‘faces’…

Sophie Waldron (our stunning model featured on the peony images) said YES!!

Everything was in place…

The morning before the shoot, due to circumstances beyond our control we were one model down!  We were so thankful and relieved when the gorgeous Rachel Heatherington out of nowhere popped her head into Chanticleer HQ the morning before the shoot and agreed to be our model once again, DISASTER AVERTED ( a very relieved Kate slept that night)!! 🙂

Only one thing left to do… Tracey needed to finish her final dress and with minutes to spare, the dress was completed and the shoot all good to go!


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