I actually organised a styled wedding shoot! I mean, I had a lot of help and it was A LOT easier said than done, but I did and it was epic! I had an idea for a styled shoot back in February and started contacting venues and other wedding suppliers to see who was happy to be involved. The plans quickly started in motion once Stratton Court Barn kindly agreed for the shoot to be held there, but before we knew it, a global pandemic took over and lockdown commenced, so the plans were promptly put on hold.
As the months went by and more and more weddings were postponed, it became clear that once we were able to do our styled shoot that the theme needed to be super creative and fun - something to inspire couples looking to have an intimate wedding with reduced guest numbers, but also allowed us suppliers to come together and have a blast whilst doing so!
Channelling the carefree hippy vibes of the 70's seemed perfectly apt, especially as Katie, wedding stylist and owner of The Vintage House That Could, had these fabulous giant vintage lampshades for the backdrop.
I created a vibrant mix of floral arrangements, including a number of locally grown blooms, which were designed to be repurposed throughout the ceremony and reception areas.
Anna (Anna Jayne Designs) made a bespoke floral table runner to match her stationery and the tableware. Charlene of Cherry Tree Cakerie created the retro inspired cake and expertly hand painted big bold flowers on and created intricate wafer paper chrysanthemums. So much incredible detail went into the set-up!
We couldn’t have a 70’s styled shoot without a VW Campervan and we were lucky to be joined by Lottie, a lovely cream coloured camper full of props and personality! We took Lottie to a field behind the barn and set up a relaxed picnic area nearby, demonstrating both an indoor and outdoor wedding set-up.
Our stunning model Nicola was beautifully made up by Toni Searle Beauty and she looked so elegant in the bridal gown from Indiebride, as well as jewellery created especially for the shoot by Fiona Lucy Bespoke.
Aureus Flos provided the striking hair accessory. Nicola’s bright smile really shines throughout and Sam (Sam Bennett Photography) captured just how much fun we all had during this shoot beautifully.
A huge thank you to Sam for taking these stunning photos and to all the other suppliers who were involved:
Photography: Sam Bennett Photo;
Venue: Stratton Court Barn;
Stylist: The Vintage House That Could;
Florist: Wild Sapphire Florist;
Cake: Cherry Tree Cakerie;
Make Up Artist: Toni Searle Beauty;
Dress: Indie Bride London;
Stationery: Anna Jayne Designs;
Jewellery: Fiona Lucy Bespoke;
Hair Accessories: Aureus Flos;
VW Campervan: Vintage Camperbooths;