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.”
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Wedding ceremony shoot planning and co- ordination, styling, flowers, wedding stationery collection design, prop sourcing, cake, refreshments | Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings
Photography | Annemarie King
Shoot Location | Wolds Way Lavender
Dresses | Andrea Bambridge Bridal
Make up artist | Louise Lunn
Lavender macarons | Medici Macarons
Models | Lexi Lee and Sam Swaine
Large knitted Alter back drop | Knitted Celebrations
Lavender scented candle | No Goo Natural
Stationary collection digital print | Simply Digital Print
Thanks so much to the whole team for sharing these images with us today XOXO Lou