It may be a bank holiday Monday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in some serious wedding goodness now does it? In all seriousness this wedding had me hook line and sinker, lets find out why shall we?
WWW readers Lianne and Kye were married on the 23rd July 2016 at Upper House in Derbyshire. Their vision was ‘outdoor woodland boho’ with relaxed vibes. One of the very loveliest things about their celebrations? How much their sweet daughter was involved in the planning and the day itself, a real family affair with many memories made, that’s for sure. Plus the celebrations lasted all weekend to really mark the occasion in style. There were two areas to host their day, both equally magnificent. Firstly their ceremony was held in The Great Hall, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more romantic setting. They chose to have a hanging bauble tea light installation and oodles of greenery and foliage. Then then headed to the dreamy marquee where woodland style décor and flowers transformed the space. Wow.
Lianne and Kye both looked super gorgeous. Lianne chose to wear a dreamy Mori Lee gown with pretty flower crown, Kye opted for a tweed ensemble and their daughter wore a sweet pink dress. Ahhhh just heavenly.
This fine Sunday we are honoured to share these dreamy, ethereal and whimsical set of images. Inspired by a strikingly beautiful abandoned greenhouse, the styling for this editorial shoot was wild, natural and pared back. An organic backdrop emerged from the greenhouse doorway, which was adorned with swathes of foliage, greenery and dusky pink blooms. The floral arrangements lent themselves to this style throughout and really tied together all of the elements. Inspiring calligraphy wording was intertwined with silk ribbons, a delicate grey/blue gown and a show-stopping cake. Oh my!
Huge thanks goes to The Gibsons for providing these inspirational images.
“The naked skeletal structure of an abandoned greenhouse provided a focal point and inspiration for this styled shoot. Once loved and cherished by the eccentric owner of this formerly well tended estate it was clear to us all that it deserved to be preserved pictorially before it’s faded beauty is lost forever. Chantal and Scott of The Gibsons Photography portray an effortlessly natural style in their imagery and have captured both the Scottish landscape and their subjects sympathetically and beautifully.
Over the years the rusting and rotting carcass has given way to the magnificence of nature and the native flora has permeated the structure. The doorway was adorned simply and sympathetically as the season dictated. The very last vestiges of winter call for evergreens and neutral florals as the trees, still in their dormancy showed no sign of waking from their slumber. To Julie of Curious Arrangement, floral design is deeply personal and she is stopped in her tracks by the movement of a vine or the perfectly imperfect beauty of a bloom. Her work reflects this, often wild and disheveled as opposed to production line perfect.
A reverential nod was given to the raw aesthetic and brutalist nature of the neglected factory building adjacent, in the twiggy bouquet with plant dyed silk ribbons complementing the soft tones of the late winter afternoon and all that the Scottish climate gave unrelentingly. Umbrella Hire by Brolly Bucket is invaluable when the weather is unpredictable. Gorgeous umbrellas and classic willow storage baskets are available for the whole wedding party or for intimate elopements when you need to grab your partners hand and take a few minutes together in the cool, fresh air to reconnect.
The soft tones of never-ending expanse of grey, wintery skies were reflected in the bridal separates by bespoke dressmaker Flossy and Dossy. A voluminous tulle skirt, complimented by a delicate camisole and intricate lace top in dusty pale blue illustrate the diversity of choice available to todays bride looking for alternatives to the traditional dress.
Mistress of understated glamour, Lesley of Pamper and Polish, styled the bride in a natural manner with loose, flowing locks and an ethereal make up palette in soft peachy tones.
The accessories were elegant, hand wired pieces in gold by Susan Dick Jewellery and Bridal Accessories. The fine, spidery detail, further accentuating the natural beauty in the surrounding landscape.
The majestic cake by artisan baker Suzanne Esper Cakes was decorated with fresh flowers and foliage paying homage to the botanical theme and the long neglected greenhouse which formerly hosted similar beauty. Its ivy covered facade was singled out by modern calligrapher Laura Elizabeth Patrick as the individual element which inspired her colour choice for the written vows. With an abundance of the evergreen vine Laura’s artwork blended into the surroundings and influenced photography Chartal’s creativity to produce a wonderful double exposure, on site, in camera!”
Lovely future brides and grooms, there’s no need to live in fear of predictions of rain on your wedding day. Ailidh and Pedro’s intimate and spectacular elopement photographs in the Scottish Highlands will prove to you that foggy clouds and pouring rain can look gorgeous. These two lovebirds wanted to exchange their vows in the wild and rugged outdoors and settled on a spot in Glencoe, Scotland after it left an impression on them during a previous visit. The two of them shared such a romantic and unique celebration on the 7th of December 2016 and really let their backdrop, Mother Nature, be the shining star of the show.
Ailidh looked absolutely beautiful in a beaded tulle gown and an ornate headband complete with a trailing white ribbon. Pedro wore a dashing black suit that was tailored especially for him by his uncle, along with a white shirt and a black tie. I adore the photos of them with their handwritten love notes and the ensuing happy tears and laughter. Overwhelming emotions and pure tenderness pour through these images and I think it may just tempt you to elope too…
Thank you so very much, The Ferros, for these captivating images.
Hope you are all well, and truly sprung into spring!
I’ve been a busy little bee since I wrote my introductory piece — booking up some of the key elements for mine and Ian’s big day, I promise, I will be writing lots about these in the coming weeks.
But today, and before I spend months writing about flowers and food and all the fun stuff that comes along with planning a wedding, I wanted to write a post on an issue which is really important to me, and I hope will resonate with a lot of you too.
Getting engaged is awesome, I’m sure we can all agree on that, no complaints, moving on! But for some of us, the attention that goes alongside getting engaged, the questions, the decisions, well, it can all be totes emosh and a bit overwhelming.
Especially if you are like me, and prone to bouts of anxiety and general over thinking.
I spend my working life making big decisions and delegating ideas and tasks under really tight time constraints, every day. For some inexplicable reason, this tends to mean that when I get home and I am faced with simple decisions over what to have for dinner, or what to watch on television – I am completely incapable!
So throw a wedding into the mix, and you have got yourself an explosion waiting to happen!
With a cool laid back style, this wedding oozes love and happiness throughout. In that end of winter, beginning of spring time, the couple tied the knot on a beautiful bright day.
WWW readers Amy and Luke were hitched on the 17th February 2017 at Sopley Mill in Dorset. The vision was to create a relaxed celebration that wasn’t tied to traditions that didn’t mean anything to them. They also added in personal touches, with references to New York where the proposal took place and Lego additions to the décor. They used a wide range of on trend hues used throughout too, which worked wonderfully. The florals were their main decoration and they were simply outstanding. Lush seasonal greenery meets ivory and burgundy blooms… wow.
Amy’s ASOS gown was a real show-stopper, I love the delicate illusion details and her dreamy tulle veil complimented it perfectly. She also wore flowers in her hair to complete the look. Luke was suited and booted in an ASOS suit in a blue tone with deep red accessories. This really is a splendid wedding and I think you’ll thoroughly enjoy these images and accompanying story.
Big Bouquet, thank you so much for sending over these incredible shots.