Let’s escape to dreamy lavender fields. The bees are buzzing, the sun is shining and there is a bride and groom about to commit to one another for a lifetime.
The concept behind these wonderful images today was to create English country wedding ideas for couples. I love the purple colour scheme, the idyllic setting and the delicious looking cake.
Soak up the loveliness.
“When it comes to planning a wedding, the starting point is always location, location, location which is why Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings are always on the hunt for exciting hidden gems to work to inspire a new generation of brides looking for something more personal and unique. Last August we came across these beautiful lavender fields on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, filled with an abundance of varieties and shades of English lavender; and as dusk fell the lavender took an altogether different hue which combined with the lavender essence was just heavenly.
Wolds Way Lavender was the perfect natural setting for our shoot and for a bride and groom to say their “I do’s”. The lavender was a stunning backdrop for us to create a contemporary, romantic and natural wedding shoot to showcase some new styling ideas, gowns and lavender refreshments.
We invited some of Yorkshire’s top wedding talent to collaborate with us and use their expertise to inspire a new generation of brides: renowned country photographer Annemarie King., hair stylist Emily Hawkes, makeup artist Louise Lunn, bridal gown boutique Andrea Bambridge Bridal and Queen of macarons Lynne at Medici Macarons.”
“Our overall vision was to create a quintessentially English country shoot, but with a twist, using natural light and vintage lace, knitted textiles, Japanese kimono silks and cut glass to a create soft, romantic style. We chose strong blues, purples and pinks to compliment and contrast with the lavender.
For the bridal bouquet, groom’s button hole, aisle, alter and table flower arrangements we handpicked blue and purple Hydrangea, pink Japanese Anemone and dried grasses to contrast and offset against English lavender. We are great supporters of the Great British Garden Revival and local flower growers of seasonal, traditional British flowers.
We like to think in words and pictures and were inspired by the song “Lavender blue” and the lyrics were incorporated into our wedding stationery collection.
We designed a guilt-framed order of ceremony which stood at the entrance to the ceremony area on an ornate rustic iron stand. The collection also included invitations, certificates, personalised menus, eat, drink and be merry cards for the cake and lavender refreshments and labels for the lavender confetti.
Our concept for the shoot was to create four inspirational elements within the lavender fields: a beautiful ceremony area, a table setting design, a lavender inspired cake centerpiece and refreshments and a dreamy bride and groom walk through the fields.”
To finish the working week, WWW real bride Katy is here to share her wonderful engagement shoot with us. They decided to stay local in South London for their shoot and I just adore these loving happy images :-) Thanks so very much to the utterly brilliant Emma Case for sharing her photographs today XOXO Lou
We had our engagement shoot just 3 weeks before our wedding, on what ended up being an extremely sunny day, and it was so much fun.
Because we were having our wedding near our parents in a countryside setting, we wanted to have our engagement photos around where we live in South London, to capture a bit of us in our normal environment. So Emma and Pete came to our flat and we headed up to the Tooting Bec lido, which is not far from us and we love it.
We had some photos around the lido and then spent some time on the common nearby. It was very relaxed, Emma and Pete are so very lovely it felt like we’d known them for ages after about 5 minutes, and they somehow made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. They captured us being ‘us’ but made us look a lot better than normal while they were at it, and we really couldn’t be happier with the photos.
With just 3 weeks til the wedding it was great practice for the day – I would highly recommend any couple have an engagement shoot just to get used to being in front of the camera. And it was great to spend the time with Emma and Pete as we got to know each other better and they then had a real feel for us and the wedding day!
Candy coloured fun inspiration with a dash of sparkle to brighten up your Saturday morning :-)
I love this retro aqua and pink styled engagement shoot, which is full of ideas perfect for weddings too. Think pastel blooms, an ombre layer cake and sparklers for starters.
Thanks so much to Audra Wrisley for sharing these images today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“For this shoot, we hoped to create a shoot of retro-styled engagement photos, hosted at Glen Echo Park. Glen Echo is the oldest amusement park in the US, and operated through 1960 as such! I loved imagining how many summer nights and love birds this park has seen throughout the years, and we hoped to create a spirit of sweet nostalgia with this shoot. I loved teaming up with such a fabulous vendor team, and a beautiful couple to create a shoot filled with these dreamy images! Together with Le Mariee on makeup and hair, Kelly Shore with Petals by the Shore, and an amazing ombre cake and table scape created by our lovely model Colleen, we crafted a beautiful shoot including tones of subdued reds, pastel aquas and pinks. Including a retro vibe with a modern twist, the model’s pastel pink hair and adorable A-line Vera Wang dress fit in perfectly with the vintage amusement park. We ended the shoot with a few sparklers and fireworks, which was the perfect ending to a steamy summer shoot!”
Charing and Pony reside in Hong Kong and decided to head to London for their sweet engagement session.
They popped by the uber pretty Peggy Porschen Parlour for tea and cake, followed by a park picnic and row on the lake. So simple, so romantic. Perfect.
Thanks so much to Sofia Plana for sharing her lovely images today.
“We meet 10 years ago, we were colleagues (in the first company upon graduation) and friends, 2 years later we started our love story and it’s the 8th anniversary.”
If you are planning on having a love shoot, you are just going to adore these inspirational images today.
Taking inspiration from the great outdoors; Kelly Brown Photographer and Rock Paper Square got together to create this shoot with real couple Jon and Shell. I adore the cosy blankets, rustic attire and woodland setting. Dreamy.
“Always ready for an adventure, Kelly Brown Photographer and Rock Paper Square teamed up to create this fun outdoor, camping shoot inspired by the beauty of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. They took real life (and in love!) couple, Jon and Shell, out to the remote Sidney Spit Island for a day of hiking, picnicking, music making and camping. The whole island was theirs for the day, to get lost in love and explore the beauty of nature and each other.”