EXCLUSIVE | Modern English Rose

We’re all familiar with the traditional idea of an English rose-inspired bride, but what if you wanted to take this classic look to the next level? With a fresh, contemporary twist? Happily, your bridal style prayers have been answered by Victoria Murray, the talented photographer and founder of VBM Photography and an incredible team of vendors… 

Prepare to be swept away by two enchanting Modern English Rose bridal looks, each equipped with decadent accessories and a fashion-forward approach. Plus, discover some SERIOUSLY charming reception style and décor ideas too. Below, Victoria explains her inspiration behind the inspirational styled shoot, and you can discover the suppliers who helped her make it all happen… 

“The idea for the Modern English Rose Bride styled shoot came from the acknowledgement that Brides were seeking something that the Wedding Industry had strayed quite far away from. Brides wanted something that Pinterest, Instagram, Magazines and Blogs were only offering a limited source of inspiration for.”

“Through working with leading Wedding Industry suppliers such as Blackburn Bridal Couture, I realised that the look and dream day that a Modern English Rose Bride desired could be achieved, they just needed someone to show them how.”

“After speaking to more of my Brides-to-be and other Wedding Industry creatives, a styled shoot seemed the ideal way to provide a new source of inspiration for the Modern English Rose Bride. The aim of the shoot was to create something that showed the pretty and the modern, the fashionforward version of an English Rose, taking it from modern and soft to high-fashion glam with traditional elements interspersed throughout ‘the day’.”

“With a team selected for their abilities to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, Gaynes Park provided the perfect backdrop for the styled shoot and showing the Modern English Bride just two ways she can achieve her wedding day dreams, mixing the traditional with the modern, all in a sophisticated and fashion-conscious way to really make those photographs and the memories captured in them ‘wow’ for years to come.”



VBM Photography 


Planner and Stylist:

Devine Bride 


Hair and Make Up: 

Lupton Hair & Makeup Artistry 





Dress Designer: 

Blackburn Bridal 


Dresses Provided: Blackburn Couture Wisteria (garden images) | Thalia (indoor images) 

Shoe Designer: 

Freya Rose 


Shoes – Perdita (shoe fastening and outdoor images), Della (indoor images) 

Floral Designer: 

Petal and Wild 



Ormolu London


Pearl Bracelet: 

Tiffany & Co 


Stationary, Place Names and Table Number, Table Plan: 

Judy Broad Calligraphy



Gaynes ParkBarns, Epping, CM16 7RJ 


All images are sourced from VBM Photography


1 Comment

  1. Jo Szymkiewicz
    September 19, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Such a lovely colour palette and coordinated details. Excellent work Devine Bride!

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