Afternoon! We have the wonderful Katie from A Vintage House that Could on the blog sharing images of her recent shoot in a beautiful derelict farm. The shoot contains beautiful ideas and detailing for a rustic country wedding with a little bit of a twist. I agree with Katie that table decor is really important, because that is where your guests will be sat for a large portion of the day. You needn’t spend a fortune on the details but it helps to give it a decent amount of thought. Can we say hello to that beautiful Sanderson fabric?!
words | Katie – A Vintage House That Could
photography | Lucie Brady
I’ve always loved juxta positions ever since I sat in a history of art lesson many years ago and realised what it was! I just love the way that one thing can really bring out the beauty of another. This is why when I discovered these derelict farm buildings not far from where I live I knew I had to use them to showcase my beautiful vintage props. I have a passion for vintage Floral fabrics and I love using them at weddings instead of the run of the mill white linen. The first theme I created encapsulated the warmth of an autumnal wedding using blues from the Sanderson fabric and brass. I used the colour of the red apples as my accent colour and the red from the foraged berries tied in beautifully with the flowers and other copper accessories.
Using the barn backdrop made it feel rustic but still opulent. Having fur throws over chairs and crates with flowers again makes the room feel cosy but not typically rustic. My second theme was more of a romantic vibe and my florist ( Lisa Pocklington ~ the lovely flower studio on IG ) knew exactly the right blooms to bring. She made the gorgeous floral runner down the centre of the table with hints of blush roses. My vintage crystal collection of vases and china fitted in perfectly. Adding the white lanterns makes it feel more modern but still serene. Using the gold frame with some passion flowers trailing worked perfectly against the old crumbling wall, the colours of the flowers again tying in with the surroundings. When Lisa created the gorgeous hand tied bouquet we knew it had to be photographed within the frame and again the bricks just highlighted the beauty of the flowers. The whole shoot was captured beautifully by Lucie Brady of Lucie Brady Photography. Lucie used the light in both shoots to her advantage and the close ups show the detail that can be created in any wedding. Table decor is incredibly important as these are the details that your guests will spend a long time looking at and for me the more beautiful the better!