a botanical urban cool editorial | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe

Morning! Oh my how we are in for a treat. Yesterdays editorial was whimsical, rustic countryside and now we have minimalist, romantic urban cool to oggle at. The team do a much better job at describing the overall feel for this look, but I have to say, I am a huge fan. It muddies somewhere between urban/minimal/Nordic to dark romantic/femininity. Love it. The florals really steal the show, but the use of simple, clean jumpsuits is genius. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

words | Campbells Flowers

photography | Kindred Photography

Our inspiration for this shoot came from the beauty of botanical plants, which amongst the wonderful range of wedding flowers available can sometimes be overlooked or relegated to supporting role. To show how they can shine we really went to town on foliage, tropical leaves, ferns, succulents and cacti, and decided to set them amongst an urban and industrial setting to give the shoot just an edge of noir.

Sheffield’s Portland Works- a once iconic cutlery factory, slowly being brought back from a neglected ruin to a new, creative space by a new generation of Sheffield makers- fitted the bill perfectly. It’s a setting that really represents the move many couples are making away from more traditional venues like stately homes to something a little more urban with an edgy vibe.

We continued that look with plenty of nods to the Nordic trend that encapsulates so well, for example, we opted for lots of on trend containers, like concrete planters, a distressed concrete vase for the table placements, geo vases and copper and distressed metals.

To bring the botanical look to life we decided to create a bouquet entirely from foliage- a tricky thing to do as it means working with contrasting textures and structures, like smooth, shiny monstera leaves alongside messy umbrella ferns. A second bouquet was also included that did incorporate seasonal blooms like tulips, ranunculus, stocks, carnations (yes, carnations!) and lilies (yes, lilies!). A flower crown of wine coloured ranunculus was also crafted, and worked wonderfully with the amazing makeup from Jenn Edwards and Co featuring a bride with striking merlot lips.

Place settings continued the theme, featuring reclaimed street furniture, geometric plates and glasses and chargers of exotic leaves.

A truly collaborative project, featuring beautiful work by fellow creatives from our shared Sheffield studio space: Light Space Collective. We thoroughly enjoyed getting creative with our studio-mates from the gorgeous shots from Shelley Richmond, ably assisted by Maytree Photography, amazing hair and make up from Jenn Edwards and Co and beautiful stationery courtesy of Wildwood Paper.

Supplier list

Flowers and concept – Campbell’s Flowers


insta: @campbellsflowers



Photography – Shelley Richmond Photography


insta: @shelley_richmond_


Assistant Photographer – Maytree Photography




Hair and Make up  – Jenn Edwards and Co.


insta: @jennedwardsartistry



Stationery- Wildwood Paper



Models – Katie Altoft and Izzy Grace Lindley


Venue – Portland Works Sheffield


insta: @portlandworks

Jumpsuits and Catsuits – ASOS

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