I think you're going to like this Autumnal inspiration shoot, I think you're going to like it very much indeed. Absolutely full to bursting with amazing flowers, rich colours and luxurious textures really setting those creative juices flowing. Taking place at the gorgeous Twyning Park a grade II listed manor house overlooking the beautiful river Avon on the Gloucestershire & Worcestershire boarder, a group of super talented wedding suppliers got together to bring their vision to life. Beautifully curated by For The Love of Weddings and documented by Captured by Katrina, including epic floral arches and flower adorned boats. Not to mention a sumptuous tablescapes, immense stationery suites, and scent wedding favours.
Katrina Bartlam: We wanted to create a shoot that celebrated the abundance of rich colours and textures in Autumn.


Florals were to be the centrepiece for the shoot and we needed so many that we ended up using 2 incredible florists to spread the cost and workload. Honeysuckle Flower Co created the most incredible floral arch which was the starting point for the whole shoot, covered in gorgeous flowers in rich reds and pinks with a length of deep burgundy velvet draped across it.


The stunning wedding venue – Twyning Park - is set on the edge of the River Avon and we wanted to celebrate its proximity to the river. Honeysuckle Flower Co adorned the back of a rowing boat with gorgeous florals which was the perfect accompaniment to our loved up couple! Twyning Park is also predominantly a dry hire venue, inside the manor house is a beautiful ceremony space and gorgeous drawing room for more intimate occasions, but for larger receptions a marquee is needed so we decided to design a reception space within a marquee.


Krysta from For the Love of Weddings styled the marquee to perfection. We wanted the depth and richness of colour from outside bought into this space, so opted for a clear span marquee with tables covered in rich velvet, candles, lux glass plates and gold crockery from Vintage Gold China and over flowing florals by the wonderful Flowers by Charlotte Elizabeth.


Each setting was given a custom designed scent for the wedding by Design in Scent as a favour which is such a wonderful idea. I love the idea of scenting a wedding, every wedding day affects all the senses and yet so often smell is forgotten. We all know how powerful the scent of perfume is and how it can bring memories flooding back, what a great idea to have custom made scents to take you on that journey through your wedding day. To accompany the reception tables a decadent gin table was set up with silk sofa and lavish fruits because we all know that gin is the perfect accompaniment to any party.


The bride and groom were styled with a decadent and bohemian feel, the bride wore a gorgeous blue tulle skirt from the amazing bridal wear designer Sienna Von Hildemar, teemed with a deep v neck lace body from ASOS and for the evening she changed into a beautiful lace and silk long sleeved top again by Sienna Von Hildemar.


Flowers by Charlotte Elizabeth created the most stunning flower crown and make up by Natasha Louise and Joanna Ricardi hair created the most stunning look with a soft plait and deep red lips.


The bridal look was finished with the most incredible knitted throw in deep red by Lauren Astone Designs, every single one of us wanted to take it home with us!


We wanted the groom to have a different take on the traditional tuxedo teeming velvet blazers in red and blue with bow ties, trousers and a top knot in the hair.


The stunning stationery suite was provided by Ollies Studio and reflected the theme perfectly with lashings of gold leaf, gold embossing and lavish floral watercolours.


A stunning gold and white cake by Vanilla Pod Bakery adorned with more florals completed the look.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Florists: Honey Suckle Flower | Flowers by Charlotte Elizabeth | Venue: Twyning Park | Stylist : For the Love of Weddings | Gold Crockery: Vintage Gold China | Favour: Design in Scent | Blue Tulle Skirt: Sienna von Hildemar | Lace Body : ASOS | Makeup: Natasha Louise | Hair: Joanna Ricardi | Throw: Lauren Aston Designs | Stationery: Ollie's Studio | Cake : Vanilla Pod Bakery
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