How lovely was the sunshine we were blessed with this week? I hope you got to enjoy it, I just missed it, but really enjoyed flinging open the windows and feeling the warmth from the sun on my skin. So to be honest I’m feeling quite Spring like, what with the bulbs popping up, blossom gradually filling the trees and Mother’s Day and Easter just round the corner. It’s a really pretty and hope-filled time of year, so I love Spring feel wedding ideas like these for all the Spring real weddings upon us.
The ethos behind this editorial shoot was ‘Chic Secret Garden’. The team chose a barn location and filled the space with divine florals, luxe table details and stylish bridal looks, all in a green and purple colour way. I especially adore the large cascading bouquet and spectacular calligraphy backdrop to the gorgeous table-scape. There were dreamy fabrics against candlesticks, fruit and pretty glass-wear for a fresh and timeless look.
“My brief to the hand-picked wedding creatives was Chic Secret Garden, with colour palettes of asparagus green, moss green and lavender/purple hues. I wanted to incorporate textures that you would find in the garden, such as wood carvings, elements of laced detail that you would find on iron garden furniture, rag paper, plenty of foliage, fruits and a butterfly all the way from Indonesia. The vintage chairs used are purposely miss-matched, again incorporating dark wood, with varied green and blue cushioned fabrics. I wanted to keep the overall look elegant and intimate and that’s why I chose the ‘Talulah’ and ‘Cora’ gowns, handmade by Ellie Lowe Wedding Dresses of Gloucestershire and a floor length embellished veil by Joyce Jackson.
We changed the look slightly throughout the day, from a Hollywood curl to a tousled, pleated up-do, finished with some bespoke millinery to finish off the look.
Little did we know that during the days leading up to our shoot, storm Doris was heading to the UK and you will see this reflecting slightly in some of the moodier bridal suite shots in addition to our model stood on top of a rock braving the strong winds.”
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Mary Smith Photography
Venue | The Barn at Upcote
Artistic Wedding Planner, Stylist & Floral Designer | Alexandra Rose Weddings
Wedding Gown | Ellie Lowe Wedding Dresses
Crockery | Classic Crockery Event Hire
Calligraphy | Mango Tree London
Stationery & notebook | Belo Paperie
Boudoir Gown | Cocoa Couture
Millinery | The Bobby Pin
Cake | The Cake Element Bakery
Candlesticks | Vintage Gold China
Shoes & Veil | Rainbow Club
Silk | The Mulberry Moth
Hair & Make Up | Maxine Wilson Make-Up Artist
Furniture | Linda’s Vintage Hire
Many thanks to the whole team above for sharing these images here at WWW today xo Lou