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AN ENGLISH HARVEST

Winter is officially here but we just couldn’t resist this autumnal inspiration shoot from fine art photographer Theresa Furey.  The team combined rich seasonal tones of mustard and marsala, Pantone’s colour for 2015, with armfuls of organic florals and folliage with gold tableware and luxurious details. Featuring produce taken straight from the land, including freshly dug vegetables and plums and berries from orchards and hedgerow it’s the perfect inspiration for a cosy, organic, Sunday lunch.  This one’s sure to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.

From Teresa –

This is an English countryside farm fresh to dining table editorial piece featuring local Worcestershire and Herefordshire farms and their produce. Both counties are known for their farming and fantastic pick your own fruit and vegetable accessibility to the general public. This makes having farm fresh food a reality without having and maintaining your own farm or orchard, especially since land is a commodity here in England.

We went with a typical English Autumn menu starting with a pumpkin and sage or an apple and parsnip soup, rosemary stuffing stuffed Cornish hens with seasonal potatoes, parsnip and garlic followed by a local restaurant, Mac & Jac’s, white chocolate and mascarpone fruit compote tart dessert.  Head chef, Calum MacCrimmon was kind enough to provide us the delicious desserts for the shoot and the recipe on how to make them:

INGREDIENTS:

250 g of marscapone
125 g of white chocolate
150 ml double cream
1-2 vanilla pods
Sweet white wine or Cointreau
Mini tart cases
Fresh fruit compote

METHOD:

Melt 250g marscapone and 125g white chocolate in bowl over pan of simmering water. Cool a little.
Whisk 150ml double cream with a scraped vanilla pod until soft peak. Careful not to over whisk.
Add splash of sweet white wine or Cointreau. Fold in. Fold all together gently.
Pour into cooked tart cases, cheesecake base or ramekins.
Garnish with fresh or compote fruit.

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After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.