Good morning all, I hope you are having a lovely week so far. Did you enjoy the 30s inspired wedding from yesterday? Today we have jumped to 2017 for our inspiration that will easily lend itself to 2018 weddings. Lots of neutrals, botanicals and boho vibes.
words | Jenna, Wonderland Invites
& photography | Leah Lombardi
After a friends wedding at The Granary Estates back in 2014, I decided to to get in touch with the team to see if they would facilitate my ideas for a styled shoot. A beautiful venue, it is quintessentially English with so much character and charm. After meeting Leah, the photographer, on Twitter (and having fallen in love with her work) I knew that she would understand the look I wanted to achieve.
I opted for a natural colour palette; quite stripped back and neutral. I chose green, white, peach and gold. I really wanted to keep the palette fresh with organic tones which would work cohesively with the airiness of the barns, the rawness of the internal and external brickwork and of course, the fragrant beauty of the outdoor spaces.
As a real lover of the boho trend, I chose a boho feel for the shoot; relaxed hair and make-up by Kerry of Cambridge Makeup Artist, an abundance of stunning florals and lush greenery by Clare Jones, and beautiful vintage crockery for the tablescape. Elizabeth Hall’s team were fantastic; not only did they create some wonderful interior scapes for Leah to shoot, but the outside area was styled to perfection utilising rugs, pillows, a semi-naked teepee and a gorgeous parasol from the East London Parasol Co. We were also joined by Carmen, a 1963 Volkswagen Cabriolet Beetle and oodles of mouthwatering sweet treats were provided by Essex-based Lucky & Co.
For the stationery, I opted to stay in keeping with my aesthetic; rustic, floral, boho. I created a suite which included an invitation, an RSVP card, a reproduction of a love letter by Keats, a menu, two place cards and a unique love story bookmark. I hand foiled some of the items, and also added some gold leaf to the bride and groom favours provided by The Willow Workshop. Zoe from The Golden Letter beautifully calligraphed some envelopes provided by GF Smith.
The weather on the day was perfect; warm sunshine with a breeze which really showed off the lightness of the Rembo Styling gown and the fluidity of the silk ribbons, provided by Kate Cullen.
The amazing suppliers involved:
● Concept, Planning & Coordination - Wonderland Invites
● Stationery Suite & Table Plan - also Wonderland Invites
● Car - The Little Vintage Car Company
● Table Runner & Ribbons - Kate Cullen
● Balloons - Bubblegum Balloons
● Parasol - East London Parasol Co
● Envelope Calligraphy - The Golden Letter
● Envelopes - GF Smith
● Hair & Makeup - Kerry, Cambridge Makeup Artist
● Wood Slice Favours - The Willow Workshop