Styled Shoot

Elegant touch – a styled shoot at The Tetley

Alexis Forsyth

Today’s beautiful styled shoot spotlights the gorgeous new clay floral, pearl and opal hair accessories collection from The Bobby Pin – one of this year’s hottest trends in bridal styling.

Led by The Bobby Pin’s Lisa Steane, the shoot took place at the contemporary, industrial backdrop of The Tetley art gallery in Leeds, a former working brewing characterised by lots of historical charm and art deco features. It’s the venue of choice for cool, modern couples.

Simple accents of black and white combine with hints of metallic for a pared back, luxe look, offset by beautiful faux florals and striking neons. As for the bridal attire, this is anything but predictable – showcasing a crisp white jumpsuit and an embellished bodycon dress.

Of course, extra special attention was given to the hairstyling within this shoot to really show off the tres sophisticated hairpieces. A messy ponytail and low textured bun both perfectly illustrate how to add that little hint of glitz on your big day, whatever your style or theme. Want to see the gorgeousness for yourself? Here’s Lisa to share all the exquisite details…

With images by Sarah Glynn Photography

Location & inspiration

Lisa says

: The White Collection shoot was for the new 2020 collection for The Bobby Pin. The inspiration behind the shoot was to reflect the new headpieces in the collection. All the accessories are made of white clay florals, white pearls and opal stones – a huge trend for 2020, so the shoot’s décor had to compliment these pieces.

The shoot was very personal to me. I started my career out of university at Tetley Brewery in 2004 and I always loved the old brewery building. It has so much history and still has the old lift shaft as an original feature. I also wanted an urban industrial setting and know that The Tetley is now a very popular gallery and wedding venue for cool, modern couples.


We used the amazing Ambience Venue Styling to style our table setting with a white theme with a touch of metallics. We also wanted impactful florals and loved the luxury faux displays from Deluxe Blooms.

Love Lights the Way supplied us with striking lights and neons, and we also brought on board Whitehouse Event Crockery and Black Event Furniture to complete the styling within the venue.

We loved the stationery supplied from Gray Starling Designs, this was very modern with the black and white accents and the ‘on trend’ vellum paper.

The cake, meanwhile, was a simple floral design by Where the Ribbon Ends that fitted perfectly within the theme’s setting.


The Charlie Brear dresses and jumpsuits were supplied by The Aisle in Ilkley. We wanted a white, cool, modern look so we had a white jumpsuit with an over skirt. We also had a floaty white dress and a heavily beaded bodycon dress – both equally gorgeous and perfect for a more modern bride.


Lottie Haigh featured a mix of hairstyles that showed off the accessories to their fullest. For a modern look, we had a messy ponytail with embellishments from The Bobby Pin. The up do was a low textured bun/roll. We wanted to showcase different hairstyles and accessories for the perfect inspiration to upcoming brides.

The make-up look, created by Faces, was very clean and soft with a pop of lip colour as the models had amazing natural features that just needed accentuated.



The shoot went really well and was helped by the weather being particularly good, so we could get outside and show off the old buildings and modern murals.

The White Collection from The Bobby Pin is now available and we will be sharing more hairstyling and accessories tutorials in 2020 with Lottie Haigh. Brides want to see more video content within this industry so they can really see how things look in real life.

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