Summer Floral Romance with a Profusion of Pink
All this lovely February sunshine had us so excited for Summer, and who else can’t wait for warmer brighter days in Spring?! Today’s beautiful wedding inspiration will bring these feels with a mix of brights and pastels colours and heaps of amazing flowers by Johanna Pedrick Flowers! Captured by the wonderful Gyan Gurung Photography with the super talented Toast Event Design – and also featuring B.LOVED Edit member The Prop Factory!
“This shoot was inspired by the florist’s Kiwi heritage & reminiscent of her own wedding in New Zealand. The Kiwi culture is about great food, sharing platters & delicious wine and everyone getting together and celebrating. Our goal was to design a shoot that incorporated these elements and to inspire couples looking to get married the Kiwi way.
Whilst our shoot took place by a fishing lake in England, the tranquility of a ceremony by the lake & its relaxed feel is totally Kiwi at heart. Kiwis are known for their laid back lifestyle & their love for nature. Getting married outdoors is a great way to combine that and not be limited by the look or feel of an indoors space.
A big way to ensure a laid back feel to your wedding is the design of the tablescape and the food. Incorporating sharing platters for your wedding meal is very reminiscent of a family dinner and there is nothing like food that is shared round a table to bring people together. Knowing that we wanted sharing platters on the table, we wanted to keep the decor practical. We kept the flowers on the table to a minimum by loosely scattering individual blooms in small bud vases but decided to create a statement by creating an overgrown floral installation at the front of the table. Something that immediately catches the guests’ eyes as they head towards their table to take their seats.
The Kiwi culture is all about people getting together and celebrating. We wanted to showcase this by including additional models. Really they are loved ones cheering on in this couple’s ceremony and toasting to their good health and success while sharing a meal together. We wanted to highlight the experience of having artisan food and great wine on a special occasion. Not to forget the friendship between the bride & her bridesmaids.
The flowers had to be seasonal. With it being Peony season and the bride wearing a blush wedding dress, this really dictated the colour palette of the design from the stationery to the cake and even the table runner. Coral peonies featured heavily in our florals and these pops of pink really gave an ode to the happy celebration we were highlighting. With the backdrop of a tranquil fishing lake, the show stopping moon gate was what we were most excited about. This just shows how much of an impact you can make when you have one statement floral installation.
Our couple is modern who don’t do stuffy or traditional. They are full of life and their love is the kind that has hundreds of inside jokes. They are always laughing and dancing like no one is watching. Our effortlessly chic bride had her hair in loose low bun and she also kept her hair down in soft, bouncy waves that were the perfect addition to her dance moves. She wore a blush tulle skirt paired with a lace crop top for her ceremony & later surprised her guests by changing into a white wedding dress which is what they would have expected her to wear for the ceremony.”
- Photography: Gyan Gurung Photography
- Stylist: Toast Event Design
- Florist: Johanna Pedrick Flowers
- Hair + Makeup: Kylie McMichael
- Venue: Duncton Mill Fisheries
- Stationery: Flamboyant Invites
- Cake and patisseries: Milk Street Kitchen
- Furniture and Props: The Prop Factory
- Accessories: Victoria Fergusson Accessories
- Blush skirt and top: Mirror Mirror London
- White Dress: Cherry Williams London
- Bridesmaid Dresses: TH&TH
- Styling Assistant: Props Corner