WEDDINGS

GARDEN OF EDEN

Today’s beautiful Adam and Eve inspired shoot has certainly got lots of temptation for you lovely brides to be, the form of oodles of wedding styling inspiration. Personally, I am particularly tempted by the beautiful dresses. But there’s also a pretty perfect plum colour scheme for you to get excited about, lavish floral displays reminscent of the Garden of Eden, and a dusting of forbidden fruit for good measure too.

The beautiful botanical wedding inspiration shoot is styled by Rachael from Serendipity Weddings, with photography courtesy of Wookie Photography. Feast your eyes on these and then join us at the end to hear more from Rachael about the inspiration behind the styling.

Our photoshoot venue was Clissold House, a stunning 18th century, Grade II mansion house set in tranquil London parkland. The shoot concept was a romantic and ethereal take on the story of Adam & Eve; they were after all the archetypal couple!

When creating the moodboard I knew that I wanted it to be a subtle and non-contrived theme that would be brought to life though the use of a natural colour palette, leafy foliage, forbidden fruits and some very subtle reptilian touches.

I was lucky to be joined by a fabulous team of wedding suppliers on the shoot. Amy from Wookie Photography is responsible for the gorgeous images. Her mix of film and digital shots created a wonderfully ethereal end result.

Model Talia wore two beautiful gowns by designer Catherine Deane. The first was the aptly named ‘Thalia’ which features a beaded and embroidered bodice with silk tulle skirt. The second gown was ‘Omelia’, an embroidered tulle dress with a silk satin lining, unique open shoulder bodice and delicate button back fastening. Groom Marc looked dapper in a 3-piece, dark brown textured suit.

Make-up artist Katy created a flawless look for Talia starting with an airbrush base to which she added a subtle smoked eye, lightly flushed cheeks and a rosebud lip. To accompany the dress change Katy added a touch of glamour with a dark pink lip colour. Hair stylist Cassandra shaped Talia’s hair into an informal, snaked braid and finished the look with accessories loaned by designer Kelly Spence including the Larksong double comb and Delice & Delvine hair vines.

Pinar from CuriousMe produced a hand-drawn invitation suite using rich purple ink calligraphy on textured cream paper. The suite was wrapped in stunning waxed paper and finished with a gold seal before being presented in a luxurious hand-addressed box. In addition she also created beautiful place cards using gold ink and fresh leaves along with an escort card display using ribbon and rustic wood branches. For the reception tablescape I matched crisp white linen and delicate china with gold cutlery, antique candlesticks and coloured glassware from Classic Crockery.

Florist Sam, at Violets & Velvet, created a spectacular floral table runner which we adorned with fresh plums, figs, grapes and blackberries. The look was finished with potted viola, narcissus place settings, marshmallow favours and a handwritten menu that displayed details of the sumptuous celebration feast.  She also produced a wild, cascading bridal bouquet which included fragrant dill and eucalyptus foliage combined with ranunculus, lilac and frittilaria, a charming purple bloom with a delicate snakeskin pattern.

Cakemaker Krishanthi created a beautiful four tier design featuring a combination of lilac ruffles and pearlised ivory. The cake was finished with ivory and gold beading and stunning handcrafted sugar fritillaria flowers complete with sage green foliage.

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Emma K

Emma K

I’m Emma, co-founder and editor of YearOfTheYes.com where I dedicate much of my time to encouraging people to live life to the full and say ‘yes’ a little more. But with a background in weddings (waitressing since I was 12 years old for my Mum’s catering business, and dabbling in wedding blogging), I am delighted to find a second home here at BLOVED