These wedding ideas really do check all of the dream wedding boxes for me. Divine woodland outdoor setting, rustic furniture, the most colourful blooms and style in spades. Oh yes!
Let’s start with the bountiful floral arrangements; the tables were laden with greenery, foliage, fruit and colour pop flowers. Then there was the suspended floral creation hanging above the table, which adds such wow factor to the tablescape. Nestled in beside the flowers you will find stylish laser cut stationery and nearby, buttercream adorned cakes. The clear acrylic signs add a real modern touch to the rustic vibe, which really does look very cool.
Onto the fashion and goodness me the dresses were stunning. All of the dresses are designed and made in Wales, with floral touches, embellishments and lace galore! I am sure you will agree the brides looked just gorgeous.
This inspired by nature editorial was captured with both imagery and film by When Charlie Met Hannah, so beautiful!
When we first started planning this shoot all we knew was that we wanted bold, vibrant colours and epic florals! Once we found our amazing venue the ‘Inspired by Nature’ theme started to become apparent.
We approached Kirsten, The Little Wedding Helper, with our ideas and she helped us to bring the rest of our team together. And what a team! These women are some of the most dedicated and talented women we’ve met in the wedding industry and if you have booked any of them for your big day then you are very lucky!
The hanging floral installation by Alexandra Sylvester was a dream come true, as was that stunning bouquet; the grazing table by Kiley at Honey to the Brie was to die for and everything around the table came together so well thanks to Alex, Kiley, Kirsten and Narelle from the Roaming Caravan Co. who’s amazing signage was the perfect last minute addition.
The table and chairs were provided by Bath Vintage Hire, thanks to Lindsay. Celia from Pen & Fold provided the bold, laser cut, nature inspired stationery which complimented the table perfectly, and Sarah from Rosie Shaw Cake Co provided not one but two amazing cakes which she decorated on site with flowers from Alex (and then left for us to eat afterwards, what a star).
There was no question that the dresses had to come from Rachel Burgess, her gorgeous boutique in Penarth, South Wales champions the very best of Welsh talent and all of the dresses are designed and made in Wales. We chose designs by Amy Mair Couture, E&W Couture and Helen Rhiannon. When we saw the floral trends emerging at the White Gallery later, we knew we were on to something!
The shoot took place in the Underwood at Arnos Vale, where you can have an intimate outdoor wedding surrounded by nature. Arnos Vale is a truly beautiful and unique venue (it’s actually a cemetery!) and Buffy the wedding coordinator couldn’t be more helpful. Our two beautiful models Ann and Danzel looked striking against the greenery, Louise Alway and Jessica Mills did an amazing job on hair and make up and the headpieces by Claire Hill added the wow factor.
When we say it was a dream come true we really aren’t exaggerating. We had a picture in our minds of how we wanted it to look, we explained it (badly!) to the team and they literally made everything better than we could have hoped for. As documentary photographers and filmmakers we wanted to put together a slightly different, more dramatic shoot to let out some creativity while also providing inspiration. We hope you all like the results!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Concept, Photography & Videography
When Charlie Met Hannah
Styling & Props
The Little Wedding Helper
Arnos Vale Weddings
Alexandra Sylvester Flowers
Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique
Claire Hill Designs
HONEY to the BRIE
Well I can safely say I absolutely loved the results! Thanks ever so much to the whole team for sharing them with us xo Lou