Boy, are you in for a treat this afternoon, with so many stand-out details. Including the bride's intricate high neck wedding dress and the groom's incredible faux fur overcoat. Both drawing your eye into even more delights, such as the concrete wedding cake, dried flower arrangements and delicious colour palette of yellow, black, greys and gold making up the table decor and details. This wonderful winter concept was thought up and captured by the super talented Emma Epic Love Story, who enlisted the help of many industry experts to showcase The Giraffe Shed's, full potential as a wedding venue for stylish couples.

Modern retro Edwardian inspired winter shoot.

Dried flowers are seriously underrated! They bring a whole different level of texture to the design. The black-stained exterior of the Giraffe Shed provided a perfect contrast for the ceremony area.

Emma - Epic Love Story
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"Emma's vision began when she found the Katya Katya Ermen dress at Story of My Dress Bridal and based the design and concept around the details of the dress. She loved the Edwardian detailing, and how that fitted with a 70's vibe. It's the perfect dress for a winter wedding with a high neck, and beautifully detailed full-length sleeves with button cuff detail and worked as a beautiful contrast with the modern Industrial interior of The Giraffe Shed. Emma wanted to steer away from a typical winter wedding palette, so she chose muted tones of white, cream, yellow, black and browns. Twisted Sisters brought this colour palette to life, as they specialise in dead stuff! The mix of dried florals like Honesty, with fresh flowers, complemented the concept and it's a HUGE 2020 trend!. Twisted Sisters not only specialise in dried flowers, but they also have their own flower farm-making floristry as eco-friendly as possible. So often the outside of a venue can be overlooked, but black stained timber really offers such amazing contrast for practically every colour palette! And it worked so well with Emma's editing style, and the cool vibe that. The McHendrys always capture in their films." - Emma Epic Love Story

The dress

Story of My Dress Bridal provided the gorgeous high neck wedding dress by Katya Katya and teamed with a gold crown from A.B Ellie and snakeskin bridal boots the bride looks so cool. The deep red lipstick contrasts against the purity of the gown's lace and long loose waves completed the seventies bridal look perfectly. By her side was her incredibly stylish groom in skinny jeans, a white tee, vintage leather, and a striking faux fur overcoat. Together they are absolute couple goals.


"Pink Palms created the table design, bringing a modern vibe to blend with Twisted Sisters earthy floral design. A range of tactile textures is important for table details, as guests are sat there for so long and it adds warmth and personality to the whole room. Faux suede napkins, with matte detailing on the crockery and cutlery, and coloured glassware and candles all combined with the florals perfectly. Keady Row and Junie Poonie teamed up to create amazing stationery for this one. Keady Row is a bespoke wedding stationery studio for design-conscious couples and created the table stationery by pairing a soft, neutral colour palette with bold but minimal typography. Junie Poonie created the bespoke table plan installation, built on the key elements, and then added her Junie Poonie magic! Sam's Sweet Treats interpreted the brief with a grey concrete detailing to the icing, which complemented the interior of The Giraffe Sheds concrete floors perfectly! Finished off with flowers from Twisted Sisters." - Emma

See more inspiration at The Giraffe Shed and real weddings by Emma Epic Love Story in our archives. Plus if the high neck wedding dress is making you weak at the knees, search our wedding directory for bridal boutiques near you more than happy to find you your dream gown.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Concept: Emma Epic Love Story | Venue: The Giraffe Shed | Bridal Boutique: Story of my Dress Bridal | Crown: A.B Ellie | Dress Designer: Katya Katya London - Ermen | Table Styling: Pink Palms Events | Flowers: Twisted Sisters Floral Design | Cake: Sams Sweet Treats | Stationery: Junie Poonie | Keady Row | Hair & Makeup: Natalie-Danielle Hair & Makeup | Couple: VALLYVAND | India Rose | Film: The McHendrys

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