We’re loving the use of foliage of late – it creates such a fresh and vibrant look to wedding flowers and definitely deserves to be the centre of arrangements, rather than just a filler. I mean look at the gorgeous leaves, ferns and eucalyptus used here…absolutely beautiful.
And the greenery looks stunning against model Chloe’s hair – that delicate hair piece is a great alternative to a full on flower crown – which of course we LOVE, but they aren’t for everyone and those little waxflowers are just so sweet!!
We’ve also got some delicious looking feast-for-the-eyes cakes, which add a pretty pop of pastel to the shoot. The geometric shaped wall hanging behind them is fun too – and something which could easily be recreated for your big day too.
The Team Behind The Shoot: Natural Romanticism was the aesthetic inspiration behind this shoot with the focus on bringing the outdoors in, mixed with modern elements of geometric shapes and strawberry ice and custard 2015 pantones mixed with blush pastels and golds. The combination of the venue’s old world romance and clean contemporary interior is what we captured in this fabulous shoot. White brick, exposed metal beams and natural wood – a perfect blank canvas.
Elegant, silk & beaded dresses were curated by Rock The Frock Bridal Boutique to create an ethereal yet modern look which complemented our model’s red hair perfectly and echoed the clean lines of the venue fused with beautiful detail.
For Chloe’s makeup we wanted to work with the warmth in her beautiful hair, so I created a brown smokey eye and smudged out the liner to soften the look. I subtly contoured Chloe’s cheeks using Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel and used Model Co Lip Laquer in Viva on the lips.
For the first look we wanted to keep the style very soft and romantic. We achieved this by leaving out face framing curls and loosely twisting Chloe’s hair into a chignon. The fern provided by Lily & May floristry was the perfect contrast for Chloe’s hair colour, both making the other pop. We then changed Chloe’s hair into a loose plait which was adorned by a beautiful flower crown created by Claire.
For the second look we darkened Chloe’s lips using a Bobbi Brown lipstick in Plum Rose. We then carefully brushed out the curls, that we created for the first look, into soft, vintage inspired waves.
For floristy, we really wanted to emphasise the trend for foliage, rather than flowers. Foliage is often perceived as a filler to help pack out arrangements. We really wanted to show off how foliage and greenery can contribute to romantic and soft designs. The delicate bouquet contains a mixture of leaves with a small punch of flowers such as peach roses, stocks and hellebores. The textured buttonhole with ferns, waxflower and lisianthus finished with twine complements the bouquet. The gorgeous chairs at the Old Parish Room are adorned with palms with blush ribbon, a simple yet very effective way to decorate an aisle. The foliage crown is made of ferns, eucalyptus with waxflower and is a more subtle alternative to a full floral crown. We couldn’t resist a little wow factor for the table, so decided on a cascading table runner again its foliage heavy with splashes of soft peach and cream toned stocks, roses, lisianthus and hellebores.
A naked wedding cake was the obvious choice, sitting alongside a geometric backdrop and handmade mallows matching our colour scheme. Summer berries and beautiful flowers by Lily and May were used to accent French Made cakes which added a rustic chic feel to them.
Photographer, Magdalena, captured the aesthetic perfectly, combining natural images alongside our more directed shots. Having been asked to capture this styled wedding shoot at the beautiful The Old Parish Rooms in Rayleigh with such amazing suppliers has been a great honour for Love That Smile Photography. The shoot’s feel was a rustic chic with lots of gorgeous details; from table runners made of splashes of soft peach and cream toned flowers to a champagne tower with tasty marshmallows to glorious cakes and cute backdrops.