Today I am sharing a beautiful, understated styled shoot from one of our favourite teams. Surrounded by rolling hills and not much else, The Malabar is my ideal venue. Tucked away and private, this little bed and breakfast has a whole lot of heart. Now – don’t be put off by the words ‘bed and breakfast’, forget ideas of floral chintz and chipped tea cups with faintly musty smell. This is a truly luxurious b and b with a hint of India in the decor. The owners, Graham and Fiona, lived in India for a long time and have brought a tiny bit back to this perfect corner of the Yorkshire Dales.
The shoot brief was to encapsulate just this feeling – wool, furs, chai tea, rich tones, a perfect merging of the two cultures. The intention was to show that as a couple you can use the whole b and b, get ready there in the gorgeous comfort and then have your wedding in the adjoining field in a tipi. I fear I am not doing the venue justice by referring to it as a b and b – but it is neither a manor house nor a hotel – it is quite unique amongst the venues we have visited.
“Enough”, I hear you cry, “just show us the photos” – and without further ado here they are.
The cast – (Most of whom you can find links to on our ‘Folks We Love’ page. The Malabar have squidged their way on to our list already)
Tiree Dawson Photography, Tebey and Co, The Malabar, Floras by Michelle Foulerton, Mear Ghyll Bridal, Aimee Chorley MUA, Anna Murray Hair, Church Mouse Cheeses, Oubas Knitwear, Artcadia Stationery. Jewels Arabel Lebrusan, Models Cindy and Amy.
Yes, Amy really did get to ride in a sidecar and, yes, we really did get to do sparklers and marshmallows. Yes, there was snow on the hills and it was blooming freezing. And yes, we want to move in – the venue is perfect.
Don’t be at all surprised if you just find us hanging out there if you ever visit..