Vibrant English Walled Garden & Floral Wedding Inspiration
Happy Friday lovelies! I have a totally gorgeous and very vibrant styled wedding shoot to share with you all today.
Inspired by an English walled garden, this shoot is packed with stunning, bold florals. From the unique wedding dresses to the rustic floral wedding stationery, to the actual wedding flowers and beyond…
It’s so inspirational and very befitting of the on-trend floral vibe for 2014 and 2015 weddings. Enjoy!
As a recommended supplier at Gaynes Park Barns Wedding Venue and having shot around 20 weddings there, Justin Bailey thought it was time to put together an alternative styled shoot to what normally takes place at the venue.
The focus was predominantly on the dresses and the styled looks of the models, but placed into the beautiful location of a walled English Garden. It’s a slightly moody shoot, to go with a more fashion photography style.
The stationery used had a rustic floral wreath design in bright pastel tones of pink, green, lemon and blue and was used throughout. The invitation was a strong pastel pink with a vintage style that matched the lemon and white RSVP cards to set the scene for a truly vibrant wedding.
The wedding breakfast stationery had personalised menus which sat upon the guest’s dinner plates. Pink and yellow menus alternated around the table to add pops of colour – this was cooled down by the calming blue table number.
Federica Bruno selected 3 gowns for this styled shoot. Two are from her most recent collection and one is from her classic pieces collection. All the wedding dresses were bold yet feminine, with a touch of pink to complement the colour scheme.
Federica thought they’d work really well together for the styled group shots – each dress has its own unique style and could represent different brides personalities.
The first dress selected was Madame butterfly. With its sheer 3D top and flowy empire line skirt, it opens up in a long train with a unique butterfly shape. It’s a sexy gown with a low open back, yet preserves a very ethereal look.
The second gown, Italian Garden has a structured fishtail design made with Italian silk organza which is beautifully draped. It’s a gown perfect for a bride that wants something different, the delicate floral rose pattern makes it stand out in a very feminine way.
The 3rd gown was a more alternative wedding dress and is called Candy Cloud, this is Federica Bruno’s signature dress. It has a boned corset and maxi pink bow at the waist with a voluminous skirt made with 15 layers of soft tulle.
Different shades of pink underline the outside ivory layers and there is a spot of hot pink for the lining! All this layering creates a stunning variation of tones when the dress moves. It’s a dress fit for a romantic bride who wants to feel like a princess in a more modern / alternative way.
Inspiration was taken from the pop of colour in the Candy Cloud gown to create a floral, flower necklace. The necklace was created using pink piano and bombastic spray roses and included a Sarah Bernadht peony to finish the design.
The bouquet contains a mixture of Juliet and Edith David Austin roses along with flowering mint. Stocks, astilbe with bright pink roses to bring through some depth in colour. This is finished with long trailing ribbons in assortment of colours.
The chair décor, supplied by Mediterranean Occasions, was tulle decorated with flowers to give the theme a soft luxury effect. We also had a starlight curtain containing flowers as a backdrop for the models.
To complement the beautiful chairs in the Coach House, delphimums were placed in silver trumpet vases and various shades of blues and purples were used to create an ombré effect.
The wedding table flowers contained a mixture of vibrant seasonal blooms such as peonies, flowering mint, stocks and David Austin Edith and Juliet roses. Clematis and dusty miller were also used to add an interesting texture to the arrangements and placed in an elegant silver rose bowl.
The hair and makeup, by Lisa Alger at Essex Wedding Beauty, wase created to compliment the rustic style whilst still maintaining glamour to fit perfectly with the stunning dresses. Airbase Airbrushing was used to create flawless bases and a vibrant Bobbi Brown lipstick was used on each model to match the colourful flowers.
And finally, the shoes! Inspired by the colours and design of the dresses and flowers, Martha Hall created an elegant court shoe in hot pink leather.
And also a soft kid suede heart shaped peep toe in a subtle ivory adorned with lace that was cut out and placed around the peep toe on the side of the shoes and down the slim heel.
Want to see a behind the scenes, making of the styled shoot? Check out this video here —//–>
Massive thanks to all the talenteed suppliers involved in creating this gorgeous floral english walled garden, wedding inspiration!
wedding credits / photographer: justin bailey / hair and makeup: lisa alger at essex wedding beauty (winner – best wedding hairstylist, east of england – 2014 the wedding industry awards) / florist: claire may sankey & sapphire rutter at lily and may (winner – best wedding florist, east of england – 2014 the wedding industry awards) / wedding dresses: federica bruno couture / venue styling: ilknur ozdemir tekinbas at mediterranean occasions / stationery: caron kulesza at folio bespoke / hair accessories: sense of wonderment / shoes: marsha hall (winner of footwear designer of the year 2014 – footwear industry awards) / videography: david payne of rideout films (national winner – best videographer – 2014 the wedding industry awards) / venue: gaynes park, barnes, epping, united kingdom