Today’s inspiration shoot comes to us all the way from Montego Bay, Jamaica at the historic Bellefield Great House. The mastermind behind the shoot was stylist Pierre Carr, who shared with us a bit about the idea and inspiration. “I was inspired by the Twilight wedding and the relaxed outdoor feel it portrayed and as many of the islands in the Caribbean have lush greenery but little is seen of them as a wedding option I wanted the photo shoot to be a great opportunity to showcase this.”
This isn’t your everyday beach wedding shoot, Pierre wanted to show a different side of Jamaica.
“As I wanted to step away from the beach I was looking for two things: I wanted an island with a varied landscape and I wanted to show off the history of the island and feature a grand plantation house. If I could find these two things then I felt I would get all the elements of the rustic theme I was looking for, for the shoot.
Jamaica came top of this list, as it not only has majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls but an abundance of fertile plains, which really shows of its natural beauty.”
Pierre’s team captured the softer side of a rustic wedding while photographer Mark Anthony Chen had some fun with the horse posing as another model. “The horse was borrowed from the local stables near by. The model was actually scared of animals. But you don’t notice it do you?”
The house has such history, it became the perfect backdrop for the special shoot. “Bellefield Great House and Estate, built in 1794, is one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica and surrounded by every possible rustic element you could imagine including the lush greenery it was the perfect fit for this rustic shoot.”
Grande Garden created this magical oasis of baby’s breath for a ceremony under a canopy of flowers.
“All the outdoor settings were a natural part of the estate – so we worked with the surrounding as all of the rustic elements were there.”
“The gypsophila flowers were perfect to give a relaxed but dramatically pretty feel.”
The fashion and styling was also fitting of the era they wanted to share. “The simple pearl jewelery and the Charlotte Casadejus Audrey dress with its flattering, flowy, silk georgette material and antique beading really illustrated a bygone era and fitted the theme beautifully.”
“The Great House is so well maintained it still has all of the original items such as the drinking tankards, ceremonial benches, candelabras and glass vases we were able to use which dates back to the 1700’s.”
“The textured cake – the branches and foliage was made by the cake designer which is a real alternative to just using foliage and shows that all things are possible if you find the right talent.”
Thanks Pierre and team for sharing this shoot with us!
Inspiration Shoot Vendors: Location: Bellefield Great House, St James, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Photographer: Mark Anthony Chen Photography, Stylist: Pierre Carr, Wedding & Event Design, Cake: Nyla D’ Andrea Cakes, Flowers: Grande Garden, Hair: Hair by Chellz, Make Up: Loni Jones Makeup, Stationery: Paper Lily Stationery, Wedding Dress: Charlotte Casedejus, Jewelry: Luella’s Boudoir, Shoes: Freya Rose, Models: Pulse Models