We are in the Channel Islands this fine Sunday, Rock Mount Farm, a private estate in Jersey to be precise. The walled garden was so dreamy and created the perfect backdrop for this foliage filled, stylish inspirational shoot. The pretty red brick walls were decorated in a show stopping floral installation with foraged wild blooms from the estate. Against it sat the gorgeous luxe décor and decadent swathes of fabric.
I adore the intricate gowns, the incredible bouquets of blooms and the love between the real life husband and wife models. So many ideas here folks.
Thanks so much to Britta Marie Photography for sharing these wonderful images with us.
Channel Islands Walled Garden Estate Inspiration Shoot
An inspirational shoot located within the stone walls of a stunning 19th century Channel Islands estate featuring a real couple, a foraged Jersey wildflower bouquet, a stunning floral installation, and an 1870 dovecote that once housed a famous lion that made appearances in many 1940’s classic films.
“Susanna Luck and I got together to dream up a bridal shoot that would be the perfect representation of our Great Britain ties and our Portland, Oregon roots. We called on our creative connections on both sides of the pond and put together a dream team of suppliers to bring our vision to life in beautiful Jersey Channel Islands.
I met with Natasha of Lovely Days Studio to brainstorm location ideas, and she happened to have a connection to the most perfect estate – Rock Mount Farm. After a walkthrough with Natasha, we knew it was perfect! Set at the top of one of the many bays in Jersey stands a stunning 19th century estate with a pristine walled garden covered in a variety of vines, featuring an 1870 dovecote that was converted to house a famous lion that made appearances in many 1940’s classic films. The owner of the estate is said to have taken the lion out on daily walks around the estate in between his film debuts, and before retiring at the London Zoo.
Inspired by the natural colours of the estate, we decided on a neutral colour palette of greys, greens, and ivory, with the occasional addition of muted pink. We wanted something that would be soft, airy and romantic with a little touch of Portland, Oregon edge. The floral two-piece Guipure lace gown from bridal designer Claire La Faye paired with the fashion-forward headpieces and earrings from Elizabeth Bower achieved just that.
Susanna foraged for wildflowers across the island to highlight Jersey’s vast natural beauty, and with them created a large floral installation on the stone wall, a centrepiece for the table, and a bridal bouquet and boutonnière featuring her plant dyed silk ribbon. Susanna’s plant dyed silks also made some more appearances – a beautiful runner for the table, napkins for the place settings, a veil for our bride model, and ribbon on the bespoke invitation suite from Quints of Jersey.
Local make-up artist Eva Miere brought out the natural beauty of our bride model, Margaret, and her husband Jo showed up looking dashing in the same suit from their wedding less than two years prior. The chemistry and love between Margaret and Jo was a delight to photograph, and for not having modeled before, they sure knew how to work it!”
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Britta Marie Photography
Dress | Claire La Faye
Florals | Susanna Luck Flowers
MUA | Eva Miere
Venue | Rock Mount Farm (private estate), Jersey Channel Islands
Stationery | Quints of Jersey
Bride Model | Margaret Matia
Headpieces and Earrings | Elizabeth Bower
Ring Box | The Mrs Box
Plant Dyed Silks | Nettle Textiles
Planning and Rentals | Lovely Days Studio
Groom Model | Joseph Matia
Many thanks to the whole team for sharing these wonderful images with us here at WWW xo Lou