On Monday we spent an unexpectedly sweltering day at the seaside. We were photographing Erica Stacey’s fabulous collection of couture wedding gowns at the gorgeous Art Deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe. We had hoped for dry weather so that we could get outside onto the pier and seafront but never in a million years did we expect azure blue sea and skies and glorious sunshine.
A fabulously talented team was asssembled. The incomparable Erica Stacey and Terry Keane of Erica Stacey Brides, Adi Thomas of Verdure Floral Design, Hayley Stott-our model and makeup artist, and us, assisted by the unflappable Bethany Charles.
The Midland Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for Erica’s vintage inspired luxury gowns, with it’s sweeping staircase, decadent cocktail bar and airy function rooms. Adi Thomas provided perfect floral accompaniments to the gowns-from large exhuberant displays and simple bouquets to decorated fan and parasols.
Hayley was transformed into a 1920s film siren and did a fabulous job as a first time model.
Here are a few of our favourite images. Would love to know which is yours.
Meet our intrepid team from left to right… Keith McAvoy, Hayley Stott, her assistant – little Jenny, Terry Keane, Jenny McAvoy, Erica Stacy and Adi Thomas.
Behind the scenes at the fabulous Midland Hotel
The decadent cocktail bar of the Midland Hotel
Love Verdure’s cocktail glasses overflowing with blooms
Love the fresh mint and white backdrop which compliments Erica’s white lace gown
Gorgeous hourglass silhouette created by this gown.
Love the staircase of the Midland Hotel
I love this mural – such a fab photo opportunity
Certainly doesn’t look like we are in Morecambe in March does it?
Love this fabulous parasol image
The soft yellow tones of this gown really complimented by the deep deep blue sky.
I love these mad flock of seagulls railings
Well these are just a sample of the gorgeous images taken on Monday. I’m sure you’ll see more soon on erica’s own website but for now please leave some love….. xxxx