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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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Woodland Flower Fairy Inspired Bridal Shoot With Dresses By Christine Trewinnard Couture And Blooms From The Cornish Cutting Garden With Images From Enchanted Brides Photography At Cosawes Barton Cornwall
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In A Cornish Country Garden

I’m gutted the weather is so hideous this week as this gorgeous shoot has me wanting to don a pretty frock and skip around the garden in bare feet – but it just doesn’t have the same appeal when you end up with muddy toes, looking like a drowned rat…so instead we’ll just have to use the images from Enchanted Brides Photography to transport us to that fantasy.

This shoot is the coming-to-life of a Cicily Mary Barker Flower Fairy book – it’s just so beautiful! The blooms have that perfect natural, wild and hand picked look, the make up is dewy and barely-there, the dresses made by bespoke designer Christine Trewinnard are just dreamy and the whole thing looks natural and un-styled, which is exactly how a styled shoot should look 😉

Are you ready to be transported to a magical glade filled with ferns, foliage, flowers and fancies? I know I am!!

Joanne The Photographer: Cornwall is not short of fabulous wedding venues and I can see why a lot of my clients come here to get married. The new wedding venue Cosawes Barton is a beautiful historic estate set in 17 acres of Cornish woodlands and fields. It has a natural wedding aisle for brides to walk down, surrounded by an orchard, woods and the pretty colourful gardens.

The Theme

The initial idea was to have an English garden theme but with a delicate and ethereal style. The idea of beautiful garden nymphs combined the initial sentiment for the shoot perfectly. The aim was to achieve a look of fairy-like beauty with a totally natural backdrop of pretty pastels combined with earthy tones.

The bouquets were designed to be an extension of a pretty English garden with a fairy-like feel…making them look more organic than designed.

The Beauty

The models were all chosen for their naturally pretty features, I wanted them to look a little shy – so I used models that had never done any modelling, apart from one.

For the hair we wanted a soft romantic feel. Lots of soft waves and curls mixed with plaits and twists. Something simple but very effective, ribbons and flowers were added to finish the looks. I wanted to produce an image that looked effortless and enchanting. Makeup was to be very natural with subtle browns and pinks to complement the surroundings.

The Dresses

A local dressmaker whose style is elegant & timeless made the dresses and it really complimented the theme and each model perfectly to add a touch of sophistication to the shoot and overall feel.

The Photography

My photography degree is actually in Marine & Natural History Photography and these two areas I am very passionate about and feature in a lot of my work. Bringing people together with nature. I love the outdoors and using natural backdrops rather than artificial or indoors. The soft dappled lighting gives a romantic and dreamy feel, vibrant greens to contrast with the models in pale dresses and make them stand out.

The Flowers

Inspired by contemporary design and techniques; using ‘Mother Nature’ flowers and foliage: shoes and bracelet went from idea to reality. Wanting to make matching accessories that were bespoke; light; comfortable and delicate to wear; but wanting to achieve the natural mythological magical settings of an enchanted garden.

At The Cornish Cutting Garden they grow unusual cut flowers, and provide support and training to the Cornish Community. A retreat in the depths of Cornwall, where you can escape life and focus on change. As well their cultivated flowers, they see what nature has to offer and forage on their land, bringing the wild and nurtured together. Letting our imaginations go wild with the endless possibilities that our flowers give us and embrace the season for what it brings.

May is the month when spring flowers fade and for a few weeks green takes centre stage as early summer flowers wait in the wings. This is when without a mass of flowers to rely on your eye is turned by the beauty of the small Pennywort clinging to the walls and forming the inspiration for the cascading headdress. Native ferns entwine with house ferns and Ivy combined with Alliums, Iris, Perriwinkle and Cowparsley to form hanging flowers and necklace. Contorted willow with its rising sap bends easily to form a simple, natural floral crown with the addition of a few sparse summer blooms.

The Cakes

We used blackberries and apple blossom on the semi naked cake, with some matching cupcakes.

I just wanted to create something simple, effective, natural, pretty and uncluttered. Soft, delicate and romantic with effortless styling and graceful brides with a twist of slightly alternative, bohemian and quirky to make it stand out from too traditional or something you see everyday. The brides at one with nature and using nature to inspire all angles of this shoot.

Author: Fern Godfrey
Fern spends most of her time dreaming about weddings and trying to convince her long-suffering boyfriend to propose. Lucky enough to live in sunny Cornwall, if you need her – you’ll find her at beach.

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