Love Grows: Wedding Inspiration

Good morning lovely ladies! I am soooooo so so so excited to share with you a styled shoot I had the pleasure to be involved in last year. Set at the foot of the magnificent South Downs, in a twelve hundred acre, privately owned estate, Bignor Park was the beautiful wedding venue for the collaboration between Laura Babb of Babb Photos, myself and Jay Archer of Jay Archer Floral Designs. Laura showed Jay and I a thought provoking Gregory Crewdson image depicting a woman inside a suburban house sitting in a garden of flowers. It was this element of the natural outside world brought inside that inspired us to produce Love Grows: Wedding Inspiration.

Wedding Inspiration: Love Grows

Weddings don’t have to be all about pretty flowers. There are a whole host of beautifully sculptural plants that can provide an interesting and often more cost effective backdrop for your wedding or civil partnership.

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This inspiration shoot was initally inspired by a fine art photograph by Gregory Crewdson, which blurred the boundaries between the natural world outside and the inside of suburban house. 

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The team behind the shoot wanted to put together a setting that merged the lines between the natural and the man made. This shows that plants can form an interesting and creative backdrop for couples who want something a bit different.

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The shoot focuses on the use of rare succulents, plant material, moss and for a touch of luxury; gold leaf.

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As well as showcasing this very unique wedding styling we also wanted to show there is an option for couples who do not want to get married in a traditional environment.  One Life Ceremonies write and conduct personal wedding ceremonies that can be held in any location. They help couples to hold the Wedding Ceremony that they want and they work closely with couples  to ensure every word, vow and reading is exactly as they want it.

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I’m so blown away by these images. That Laura Babb is a very fine photographer indeed! What also takes my breath away is the floral design on this shoot.

Wedding Inspiration: Love Grows

The wedding bouquets are stunning and the second bouquet is magnificent. I’ve never seen anything quite like it! I love the idea of your table-scape almost growing… who knew that moss, cabbage roses and succulents sprinkled with gold leaf could look so damn fine.

Now if you don’t mind indulging me I would love to give a few shout outs. It was such a pleasure to work in a beautiful location (despite the pouring down rain) with such a keen and enthusiastic bunch of wedding creatives.

Rowan Williams was a god send, thank you for your help in getting our two gorgeous models ready. And speaking of our gorgeous models I am so impressed with the stellar work of Christina Jessel and Kasia Fortune who took our ideas and made them come to life. Such gorgeous hair and make-up guys :). Charlotte from Wilden Bride provided the beauuutiful wedding dresses that blow me away each and every time I look at them. Pose London, thanks for the last minute suits! Sarah from Creative Candi, you are a sweet buffet genius! Maki from Maki’s cakes. Wow, wow, wow! Paul Antonio, you are a true artist! Beautiful work and thanks for being involved.

So tell me, TELL ME… what do you think? Are you as enamoured with this shoot as we all are? We would love to hear your thoughts.

 

Lots of Love,

XxX Sonia

and remember… keep wanting!!

 

AWESOMENESS CREDITS >>>>>>

Styling, Photography: Laura Babb

Photography assistant: Rowan Williams

Styling, Floral and plant design: Jay Archer Floral Design

Coordination & Styling: Sonia Collett, Want That Wedding

Venue: Bignor Park

Stationery: Paul Antonio

Gowns: Wilden Bride

Suits: Pose London

Hair: Kasia Fortune

Make-up: Christina Jessel

Cakes: Maki’s Cakes

Sweet buffet: Creative Candi

Accessories: Britten Weddings

Ceremony: One life Ceremonies

Tableware: Thomas Goode

Models: Ginger Snap

 

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  • Reply

    Gorgeous! love the gold dress!!

    • Sonia
      Reply

      It’s such a stunning dress :) XxX

  • Beth swift
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    Love everything about this shoot. Especially the strapless dress. Gorgeous!

    • Sonia
      Reply

      Thanks Beth, Wilden Bride have divine wedding gowns :)

  • star
    Reply

    Love the brides wedding shoes! : )

    • Sonia
      Reply

      Hey Star, they are from irregular choice :) XxX

  • Reply

    Gorgeous. Beautiful dress and amazing floral designs x

    • Sonia
      Reply

      Glad you like Jinder and thanks for your comment :)

  • Ruth Ridley
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    Wow – amazing floral design – the succulents and pitcher plants are a stroke of genius! x

    • Sonia
      Reply

      Thanks Ruth! She is a floral genius :)

  • Reply

    What a creative shoot ~ in love with the floral design too! Well done to all involved for creating something so beautiful and unique xx

    • Sonia
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      Thanks Elizabeth! The more I look at it the more I love it :) XxX

  • Jeni
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    Wow. You all NAILED it. There are so many elements here that I absolutely adore and MUST HAVE for my wedding. Well done! I love it!

    • Sonia
      Reply

      Oh wow! Thank you Jeni, so glad this shoot inspired you :)) XxX

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