Wiltshire photographer calls on businesses to step up and showcase their style

By Anita Jaynes on April 16, 2015

Wiltshire photographer Barbara Leatham is holding a fantasy wedding shoot to show off the high standard of bridal related companies in the Salisbury area.

Frustrated by the need of some brides to go to London to create their dream wedding – Barbara is gathering together several relevant businesses to take part in a event to showcase what’s on offer at home.

Barbara said: “I work in London a lot, and I’ve noticed since living in Wiltshire, that some brides and their families tend to look to the capital thinking it offers the best products and services for the special day.

“The reality is we have those high quality goods and services right here in our beautiful county. We just don’t seem to be shouting about it loudly enough.”

Barbara has organised a spring/summer styled wedding photo-shoot at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Tollard Royal, Salisbury in May.

The ‘bride’ on the day will be actor Jodie Steele, currently touring in Jesus Christ Superstar.

To date businesses already signed up include Brides By Victoria; Regent Tailoring; Gullicks Florist; Pinn Studio Jewellers; Marmalade Furniture and VP Motorcycles Ltd.

Barbara is now looking for a Salisbury based hair and make-up artist to take part. Any business which thinks it can add flair or an unusual touch to a wedding can also apply. The event will take place on Tuesday May 5.

“This is a collaborative event where everyone gives their time and goods for free. I held an autumn shoot in October which was very successful and that’s why I’m repeating a spring/summer wedding shoot now, proving that quality is consistent.”

Barbara is already looking for somewhere new in Wiltshire to do an autumn/winter fantasy shoot. Anyone interested can contact Barbara at www.barbaraleatham.co.uk or call 07548 219047.