If you hadn’t already noticed, I’m a huge fan of the styled shoot. Love them. Literally cannot get enough (seriously, if you’ve collaborated on one recently please send it over so we can take a look!). Not only do they inspire and ignite the imaginations of brides the world over looking to create something stylish and on trend, but they encourage the industry to keep pushing forward with new ideas, new concepts and new combinations – which makes them all kinds of exciting! Today we’re sharing a beautiful shoot I styled at Barnsley House with Wedding Belles Photography alongside a team of Cotswolds-based wedding suppliers. It was so much fun to step outside the London wedding bubble and embrace the pretty and rustic charm of the countryside for a change!
Inspired by the romance of the English countryside, long hazy summer days and romantic day dreams Barnsley House, set in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, provided the perfect backdrop to our Rustic Romance shoot with the gardens in full bloom setting off the soft colour palette of muted pastels, blush, jade and sage.
An informal table was set in in the shade of a tree and given a touch of glamour with a shimmering crystal chandelier and contemporary Ghost chairs from contemporary wedding prop hire & stylist Inspire Hire. Country-style place settings, floral print runners and lace edge napkins all add to the classic English garden feel. Rachel from The Rose Shed elegant floral displays of seasonal summer blooms, including hydrangea, roses, astilbe and trailing green foliage in rustic stone urns alongside loose, trailing bouquets with long ribbons which billowed beautifully in the breeze.
Luxurious letter-pressed stationery with a beautiful monogram by Oyster & Pearl bring all the elements together beautifully, we even printed monogram stickers to adorn each chair back! But my favourite detail has to be the dessert table, displaying an array of cakes by Marie Green, nestled in between foliage and flowers, with buttercream and dripping caramel. Inspire Hire provided the backdrop of battered painted doors to act as a focal point with the beautiful old dresser and mirror featuring another of our monogram stickers.
The romantic gowns are by Chaviano Couture from Heart A Flutter Bridal (one boutique you really must check out!), one with miles of tulle and the other an elegant lace design, a pair of beautiful Emmy Shoes peek from beneath the dress. Clare Bryce kept the hair & makeup looks soft and romantic throughout, with a hint of berry on the lip and a sweeping loose updo showing off handmade accessories from Victoria Fergusson Accessories which sparkle gently in the summer sunshine
Recreate the look using floral runners, abundant blooms and a soft sage, pink and lavender palette. Add a perfect countryside venue, a romantic lace dress and a display of naked cakes and you’ve got the Rustic Romance look nailed!
- Photography: Wedding Belles
- Styling: Louise Beukes Styling
- Florist: The Rose Shed
- Bridalwear: Chaviano Couture at Heart A Flutter Bridal
- Accessories: Victoria Fergusson
- Shoes: Emmy Shoes
- Hair & Makeup: Clare Bryce
- Stationery: Oyster & Pearl
- Monogram Decals: Diginate
- Cakes: Made by Marie Green
- Furniture, Prop Hire & Assistant Stylist: Inspire Hire
- Crockery & Flatware: Amara
- Linen & Glassware: Zara
- Venue: Barnsley House
- Venue Coordination: Coco Wedding Venues
- Model: Kira Harper