A Great Gatsby Wedding Shoot at Nurstead Court

Updated: Jan 31, 2020

I was fortunate enough to be asked to photograph this amazing shoot at the stunning Nurstead Court earlier this year, and am thrilled that it has been featured in 'Unconventional Wedding' online blog as well as being selected for the front cover of Your Kent Wedding magazine Nov/Dec 2019.

Brought together by make-up artist Kerry-Ann Wells, the idea behind this styled shoot came from the desire to move away from the current trends of light & airy styles and go back in time to the 1920’s era of opulence and sophistication with a dramatic gold and black theme.

Nurstead Court was chosen for its beautiful regency styling with original library, drawing room, grand piano and original features. It provided the perfect backdrop to our shoot. Decadent table styling with black sequinned cloths, vintage tableware and ostrich feathers for centrepieces set the stage and a jaw-dropping 4 tier wedding cake, striking floral displays and art deco stationery provided the finishing touches to the scene. Balloon styling added a fun element to the shoot and a chic ivory Beauford classic convertible completed the scene in front of the house.

Our bride for the day Laura was transformed with a striking and elegant look by Kerry-Ann and a classic faux bob by our hair stylist with glamorous handmade hair accessories. The look was completed with the stunning Padua gown in gold by Eliza Jane Howell and black satin hand-adorned shoes. Our groom David joined her in a black tuxedo and the scene was set. Photographing the shoot was an absolute pleasure and we made the most of each of the beautiful rooms using the Grand Piano and Chaise Longue to great effect. It was an honour to be part of this amazing team and I would recommend each and every supplier for their skills and fantastic team work.


Concept & Planning - Kerry-Ann Wells Makeup Artist

Photography - Emma Stokes Photography

Venue - Nurstead Court

Bride Model - Laura Harwood

Groom - David Veitch

Bridal Gown - Eliza Jane Howell

Stylist - Pearline Events

Styling Props - One Splendid Day

Styling Props - Vintage Flair

Styling Props - GB Elegant Events

Balloons - The Glitzy Balloon Company

Florist - Moody Blooms

Stationer - Designed by Joe

Cake - Bespoke Cakes

Shoes - Lace and Love

Bridal Accessories - Honey V

Car - Heritage Cars

Hair - Sinsational Lox

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