Peak District Elopement by Wedding Planner Natalie Hewitt

Wedding Planner Natalie Hewitt  set out to give a beautiful example of a Peak District Elopement, and she did exactly that with the combined efforts of an incredible team of Midlands based wedding suppliers.

It was a huge honour to collaborate with wedding planner Natalie Hewitt and her team.

The brief I was given for hair and makeup was one which really got me excited.  Sleek bridal ponytails are certainly on trend at the moment.

I’m known for creating a really minimal makeup look but, that said, I’m always happy to create a slightly stronger look if I think it works and the overall styling is ‘in-keeping’ with our brand.

Our model had beautiful big brown eyes, and a strong brow, so I knew a dark smoky eye would look incredible.

I kept the lip very natural (a must with a smoky eye).  Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip colour ‘Bitch Perfect’ worked beautifully.

Gentle contouring and highlighting finished the look beautifully.  My Hourlass Ambient Light Palette was my hero product on this shoot!  The natural warm light from the evening sun made for a really ‘ethereal’ glow to our models complexion.

 

The idea and Inspiration behind our Peak District Elopement Shoot, with words by the incredibly talented Natalie Hewitt

I’m Natalie Hewitt, a UK wedding planner and designer, I get to work with the most amazing couples, who have the most incredible ideas for their weddings.

Current marriage laws restrict couples to say “I Do” in a licensed, permanent structure; limiting the locations you can legally tie the knot.

Because of this, there has been a big increase in the number of couples getting legally married in a Registry Office privately, so they can have their dream of an outdoor wedding ceremony.

With the Government in talks to address the Marriage Laws, there is the possibility and hope that we will soon see legally binding marriages taking place in the weirdest, wonderful and sentimental locations throughout England and Wales.

One place I envision couples eloping to is the stunning mountains of the Peak District; sunset, when the light is romantic and soft, the most incredibly dramatic backdrop of valleys and mountain peaks and two people saying their marriage vows! Which is exactly why we headed there for this editorial.

I wanted to photograph an Peak District elopement shoot, showing just two people, in romantic moments, in the gorgeous sunset of the Peak District.

My design inspiration was contrasting luxury with the relaxed.

To use velvet and tulle with linen. Cut crystal and diamonds in an outdoor, whimsical setting.

Using blacks, greens, browns, muted pinks and mauve’s – rich tones against the setting sun. Putting a black tie look on a mountain! And why not?

We showcased three incredible looks, in three different locations; a forest, water and hills.

Although we wanted quite a moody look, we wanted one of the looks to have elegance, sophistication and drama. For the other looks we wanted a soft, romantic and bohemian feel.

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