Inspiration

Once upon a time some of the wedding industry's finest got together and created this incredibly romantic inspiration shoot to wash over you and fill your heart, so sit back relax and get ready to swoon and sigh. From the beautiful blush blooms by Joanne Truby, to the stylish but timeless wedding attire by Cherry Williams, and not forgetting the fairytale Notley Abbey wedding venue, every last detail is executed to perfection by the oh so talented Sudari, a.k.a The Wedding Stylist perfectly encapsulating the blushing bride vision. With the lovely Emma Pilkington Photography and Opaline Films behind the lens, capturing this exquisite concept and all that pretty for you to pin.

Concept

Sundari the Stylist: Whether it's bridesmaid, bridal, florals, groom or tablescaping inspiration. This editorial has it. With a spring-like colour palette, blending in soft blushes, pale blues and organic textures such as cotton and stone - the design overall shows off a european flare. The shoot features stunning photography from Emma Pilkington as well as a trailer video by Opaline Films. The story of this shoot for us was to bring out innocence and femininity of wedding design within an ancient building. We took particular inspiration from the gorgeous stone walls of the venue’s ancient Abbey grounds reminiscent of the ruins scattered through the Italian countryside. This exquisite backdrop for this inspiration was Notley Abbey, nestled in the countryside of England. It offered us a wealth of history from it’s origins as an Augustinian Abbey founded in the 12th century, so often found in England, as well as it’s now new found purpose of hosting celebrations. It even has some original buildings stone construction that can still be seen today truly positioning it as a most historic and beautiful setting for our shoot. We begin with the soft delicacy of getting ready in the beautiful Bridal suite. Our Bride is bathed in the morning light and taking her time in getting ready and watching the guests arrive from the window. Her makeup and hair delicate, her attire a soft regal tone to it, playing into the ancient history of the building. The couples choice of soft and european inspired design is told throughout the day with our groom opting for an Italian inspired look. Captivated and in love, our couple marry within the ancient walls. The painterly light created some of the most intriguing and stunning portraits as well as being a stunning backdrop for an intimate celebration. The floral design is the true epitome of feminism with the abundance of jasmine, garden roses and stunning scents. The choice for cotton fabrics also kept natural to connect the English countryside with the Italian inspired design. The colour palette is the marrying of all the beautiful spring colours to keep the feel and atmosphere of the design subtle. The combination of laying also played a key part in the design from the gorgeous tulle cape in the bridal attire design through to the tablescaping with layers upon layers of hand-dyed cotton fabric.

Written by Lorna Shaw

Videographer: Opaline Films | Design & Styling: The Wedding Stylist | Florist: Joanna Truby | Planning & Coordination: Always Andri Wedding Design | Stationery: Beautifully Lost | Cake: Butter Beautiful | Makeup: Patricia Soper | Shoes: Love Art Wear Art | Wedding Dress: Cherry Williams | Crockery: Classic Crockery | Venue: Notley Abbey | Jewelley: The Wild Rose | Male Model: Ben Slade - First Models | Female Model: Maria Matakova

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