WINTER TO SPRING
You might think that the idea of a palette that works equally as well for a Spring wedding as it would for a Winter wedding is crazy, but actually the muted Spring hues are as frosty as they are fresh. And when set against a snowy backdrop they simply shine!
Today’s styled shoot is a nod to the best spring & wintertime combined. It’s stylish, with modern bridal fashion, lush florals, elegant stationery and an utterly gorgeous cake!
A kitchen garden and a working farm on ancient land attracted me to Askham Hall. The first day I visited I was greeted by a roaming deer and a clutch of piglets and that secured it in my heart, but that was back in late summer last year. Then Melissa suggested a winter shoot and this place with its 800 year old walls and expansive Lakeland views felt perfect.
The design was based around a subtle collection of washed out hues with nods to Spring approaching. A refined, simple aesthetic seemed right. On the day, a miraculous layer of snow settled and it couldn’t have been more welcome.
The bridal inspiration comes from Olivia Palermo’s wedding separates but using a blend of tulle and knits for a cosy, ethereal style. Askham Hall is a relaxed, rural place so the florals were kept loose and flowing in the bouquet while gentle, feminine and inspired by nature elsewhere. It is also a characterful spot, so our cake and our cars were designed to make you smile, just a little.
A sense of movement and elegance was important and so our model Viki, a professional dancer, had the perfect poise and the materials incorporated, from the frou frou chic silk ribbon, to the single jasmine trail in the bouquet, all allowed the breeze to do its best work. The paper goods were designed with the English Channel between us by Emily Sell, of Ever After Press,
Emily, ‘’When designing the Lucy suite for the winter styled shoot at Askham Hall I wanted to achieve a very organic and pared down, but still refined aesthetic. I used a floral wreath to reference the foliage to be used and commissioned my favourite modern calligrapher to handwrite the names of the couple and of the venue, as well as some elements for the menu. I chose a soft grey and white to keep things neutral and tone in with the look and feel of the day over all. I couldn’t believe it when the day of the shoot ended up with the venue covered in snow. It couldn’t have been more perfect! ‘’