On a late summer’s day a lovely group of creative wedding suppliers came together to create an autumn inspired shoot, those lovelies were:
Nikki from Budd’s Flowers by Design
Debbie from Debbie Mac Hair and Make Up
Rachel from Butterfly Bridal Boutique
Karin from Stratton Court Barn
and our gorgeous model for the day was May.
The idea behind the day and shoot was to bring together some wedding ideas that were already floating around and put a new twist on them, such as the moss covered step seating plan, as well as bring in some lovely strong and bright autumn colours as a direct contract to the pastels that have been so widely seen in the summer months.
Stratton Court Barn is a lovely rustic country wedding venue and we wanted to reflect this in the styling of the shoot and images. The gorgeous dresser in the main barn was a beautiful stage for our Lovely cake made by the talented Moon bug Cakes. It also provides a really beautiful backdrop in the room for floral displays or anything else you want to make a feature of.
Nikki also wanted to bring to the fore some ideas for using slices of tree trunk, by making a feature in a usually unused corner of the room turning it into a feature. Using candles and skeleton leaves and bark you can transform jam jars. Add in some contrasting rafia to complete the look.
We had a lot of fun choosing gowns from Rachel’s fabulous boutique in Bicester. This season there are sooooo many gorgeous styles to choose from. Dresses with sleeves, lace straps, gorgeous lace capes reminiscent of Downton Abbey, beautiful backs, sparkle detail, no sparkle. The list goes on.
Then working with Debbie we worked some relaxed natural make up and hair styles, working up to some more structured styles and adding in some more dramatic eye and lip colours. We had flowers in the hair, in a halo ring and left hair natural. It really was great to try so many different ideas.
Anyway I will stop wittering on now and let you view the images and see for yourself the fun we had. We hope they give you lots of ideas for your own wedding.
If you like any of the ideas in this shoot get in touch with any of the suppliers as they would all love to talk creatively and create something new just for you