We’re in bouquet heaven. Seriously. We’ve be transported from this miserable winters day to a place of hazy sunshine, with beautiful gowns and stunning flowers and we really don’t want to leave, thank you very much!
The styling in this shoot from Bo Boutique & Ashlee Taylor is just gorgeous, the colours and textures are soft and girly without being overbearingly pink and the oversized flower heads are just so striking. We’re also loving the dewy make up looks – the models both look flawless.
The venue for this shoot is the magical Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset, where that rather fabulous fresco can be found.
If you’re attempting to plan a multicultural wedding – this is how to do it. Zahra is British but of Pakistani heritage and so wanted to include aspects of both cultures in her big day. I LOVE that she wore Pakistani dress, but in ivory, rather than the traditional red, meaning that she still felt like she had a ‘white wedding.’
Groom Jon also wore traditional dress, but changed into a sharp blue suit for the evening. The Bridesmaids were super excited to wear pink saris for the day and don’t they look beautiful? That shade of pink with gold is just so pretty!
The lovely couple had an outdoor ceremony at Love Lust List recommended Venue Larmer Tree Gardens which provided the perfect East meets West environment for their big day.
And the best part of their multicultural day?? The surprise Bollywood dance from the Wedding party…
Chloe and Nathan are from the east end of London and married at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset – a stunning place with peacocks running around all over the place!
Theirs was a wedding full of east-end charm with a sprinkling of festival chic thrown in which suited the outdoor venue perfectly. Everyone danced on the lawn and sang into the night when very a very special and super secret guest arrived… Stevie Wonder!
Ok, so it wasn’t the real Stevie Wonder, but as the night bounced on and The Larmer Tree Gardens became the Glastonbury Festival for one special evening I’m not sure anyone even noticed…
Jemma and Ollie married at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset this summer. Their wedding was all about the personal touches from twinkling fairy lights to imports from Thailand. There are vintage roses, peonies, birdcages, a killer Vivienne Westwood suit and games.
So sit back and feast your eyes on the gorgeous images below captured by Lucy Davenport.
Oh, and please can more brides hold their dresses up? You can never see too much shoe. Ever.
For my hair, I wanted a simple vintage look to show off the detail on the back of the dress. I bought Some hydrangeas for my hair from Etsy and finished my look off with a vintage brooch cuff, also from Etsy and some simple vintage droplet earrings from Beautiful Bridal Boutique.
My flowers were from Ena’s Florists and were a mix of soft Bombastic vintage roses, Sandblast, Amnesia roses and Peonies.
Our photographer was Lucy Davenport. We actually met on holiday after the engagement!
Coconut, Strawberry And Vanilla
Our cake was from Foxes cupcakes. We had a top tier and a selection of cupcakes that were a mix of lime and coconut, strawberry and cream and vanilla with soft butter icing with vintage rose and pearl decor…yummy!
Florence And Funk
We had Bob Povey playing funky house with Cass on the bongos which was fun and a great way of getting people up to boogie! We also had The brightside Band playing jazz funk. Our first dance was to Florence and the machine’s ‘You’ve got the love’.
Our favours were tiny peuter buddahs in bird cage favour boxes imported from thailand. We travelled there many times and Thai people consider them lucky!
We had a few special items in our décor including a handmade wishing tree and birdcages filled with silk flowers and fairy lights. Our card box was a vintage suitcase. We also had a vintage steamer trunk dress up box. These were collected from car boots and ebay. The candy bar sign and photo booth were both handmade and from Etsy.
Our wedding was full of individual pieces that we put time into making. It was the personal touches like the Buddhas and the photo booth collection that made our day special.
Contrasting Colour Palettes
My advice would be to go with your heart. Research around online to find colour palettes to contrast your bridesmaids and flowers (sometimes colours you think won’t work and they really do when you get them together)
So there you have it folks. I love Jemmas advice on being adventurous and trying things that perhaps in your mind won’t work but when put together in reality look better than you could ever have imagined.
I’m off to meditate after all this talk of Buddahs.