It's just one of those things that the English language (or perhaps any language) cannot put into words. But I was there. There to take part in something big!
People might not understand why Jane Austen is THE inspiration for me. It's not because I love the pastoral settings or domestic bliss she creates. She crafted extraordinary things out of ordinary events. Something I aim to do in my own work. She is witty when some might not understand her humor. She does not hesitate to expound upon seemingly mundane things... like letter writing or going to a shop to buy ribbons. It is what it is, and Austen rocked it.
The funny thing is that I haven't even been to Bath yet. I KNOW!! What kind of Austenite am I?! I haven't even made a pilgrimage to her hometown! One day, one day. I keep putting it off because it gives me a valid excuse to keep returning. ;) At least that's what I tell myself. haha
Meeting the 40 other photographers and vendors who came to this was unbelievable. Whether they were just as gaga about Austen as I am or they just wanted to shoot for shoot's sake, it was surreal. I'm just humbled by the opportunity.
Thankfully my new UK friends didn't judge me when I definitely made a spectacle of myself as I frolicked through a neighboring meadow... which originally was only meant for Meghan to get a quick shot of me to send back home. (But yes, I'd do it again!)
And I will segue with this... it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a lady in possession of a heart for the old world must be in want of a fantastic Jane Austen stylized shoot.
However little known the feelings or views of such a lady may be on her first entering this shoot, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding participants, that she is considered as the giddy traveler of some other time or place.
Melissa Love Design | www.melissalove.co.uk
Orchestrated Stylized Shoots | www.orchestratedshoots.com
Wiston House | www.wistonhouse.co.uk
The Tea Set (Styling, Menu Execution, and Flowers) | www.the-tea-set.co.uk
White Mischief (Wedding Gowns) | www.whitemischiefbridal.co.uk
Gresham Blake (Tailoring) | www.greshamblake.com
Natalie Clark of NC Bridal Beauty (Makeup) | www.ncbridalbeauty.com
Cherished Vintage Bridal Accessories (Hair Accessories) | www.cherishedvintage.co.uk
Caroline Kearney (Hair Styling) | www.mobilehairandbeauty.co.uk
The Girl Tyler (Stationery) | www.thegirltyler.com
Dinky Vintage (Children's vintage clothing) | www.dinkyvintage.com
Bonnie Baby (Children's clothing) | www.bonniebaby.co.uk
Hope you enjoyed Orchestrated's first international stylized shoot adventure!
- Chelsea :) Pin It