The idea for the shoot was to create a glamorous wedding party experience in a beautiful original rustic barn – dark and decadent against a rustic backdrop.
Ashridge Great Barn was the perfect location as it is still so original and has wonderful textures of the old stone walls, plaster and wooden beams. My design concept was to use a luxurious palette of dark greens, black and gold as a contrast to the stone of the barn. I wanted the feel of almost a 1920s decadence but with ultra-modern motifs and geometric touches. Myself and Emma from Brompton Buds worked closely on the backdrop centrepiece, hanging swathes of green velvet and tumbling dark foliage and florals from the beams of the barn, along with a golden laser cut monogram from Merrie & Bright to create the perfect ceremony area for our young pair to get married against. - Nikki Sherriff from Knots & Kisses
Forest GreenForest Green is fast becoming one of my favourite colours, especially when I see beautiful bridesmaids donning the hue. I love that the dresses have been paired with black leather jackets and statement headpieces, giving the traditional gowns an edgier look. Mirroring the bridesmaid's hue is the exquisite wedding stationery and signs, including tassels, wax seals and a fabulous geometric design which is also echoed in the wedding decor.
A stunning display of contemporary and unique cakes was created for a full-on dessert table by Kate Burt Cakes with amazing textures and more geometric styling. The wedding breakfast was served on rustic trestle tables but with beautiful velvet runners and foliage garland and tall elegant candles. The stationery I designed was finished with gorgeous green tassels and gold clips. Beautiful food was an intrinsic part of the styling and food designers and caterers Garnish by Thirst Choice came up with some stunning plates of dark food with smoked cloches adding to the atmosphere. They also created some amazing canapes for that luxury party feel and the perfect cocktails to start the evening with. The party atmosphere continued with velvet seating and a decadent whisky and cigar bar. - Nikki Sherriff from Knots & Kisses