Wistmans Wood on a Dartmoor is a mystical copse of ancient, dwarf oak trees. The veil between the realms is thin here and the place is thought to be haunted by devilish hounds and inhabited by faery folk. The Unseelie Court of dark faeries hunts along with these hounds of hell, attacking and robbing travellers who dare to stray into their grove. These faeries work closely with the Owls who inhabit their land. Owls act as messengers for the faeries and have strong connections to the faery realm. The Unseelie Court is a winter court and the power of these faeries is strongest on the Winter Solstice. They are a social group, ruled by a Queen & King.
This bridal shoot is a depiction of the Unseelie Faerie Realm. The Unseelie Queen wears a flower crown and holds and beautiful white barn owl. She is joined by her prince who wears a soldiers jacket that he has stolen from the human realm. This is decorated with feathers to match her feathery jewellery and feathered friends. Other Fae folk are pictured, one is captured sitting alone with an owl. The tattoos pictured under her moss covered fairy wings depict Alice in Wonderland. The faery princes are pictured with thorny flower crowns, one is bare-chested as he likes to run naked in the woods. The Unseelie Queen has a magical wand made of flowers at her disposal. She also holds a beautiful bouquet of flowers as this is her wedding day.
Thanks to an amazing team of people and owls who made this shoot happen… It’s definitely the most ambitious shoot I have ever done with 4 owls, a 30 minute trek across muddy moors, rainy weather, a toddler in a sling…! You were all such great sports – especially the models (owls included) who froze in the wintery weather! There were some super-talented creative works by Mary our lovely florist, Billie our fabulous make-up artist and Kyrelle who did an amazing job on everyones hair… Gorgeous dresses too by Jo at The Couture Company. Thanks to you all for your hard work and talent 🙂
Models – Kate, Ashley, Kayleigh & Jay
Owls – Lady Jane Grey the Lapland Great Grey, Jake the Barn Owl, Thomasina the Tawnie Owl, Oscar the White Faced Scops Owl from http://totnesrarebreeds.co.uk
Photography – Emma – https://emmastonerweddings.com
Dresses – http://www.the-couture-company.co.uk
Flowers – http://bloomandflourish.co.uk
Hair – http://devonweddinghair.co.uk
Make-up – http://billieedge.com
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