Minimalist Wedding Dress and Dried Wedding Flowers for a Contemporary Inspiration Shoot at Swanton Morley House in Norwich by Cara Zagni Photography Pin Image

Minimalist Wedding Dress and Dried Wedding Flowers for a Contemporary Shoot at Swanton Morley House

We’re stripping things back today and keeping it oh so natural with some incredible minimalist wedding inspiration from Cara Zagni Photography. There are wicker chairs and placemats, natural linens and ribbons, all of which are complemented with dried grasses and foliage, making for some incredible backdrops and tablescapes. Amongst all this pretty is a modern bride in a minimalist wedding dress, with an elegant updo and flawless makeup. And not that you need an invitation to join us, but it’s always lovely to have one anyway, our fabulous recommended supplier Wonderland Invites provides you with some incredible stationery ideas. Enjoy.

VISION

Modern minimalistic inspiriation for a contemporary bride with dried flowers and clean lines.

VENUE

Swanton Morley House and Gardens is a hidden gem of a venue. The beautiful venue is set in 10 acres of glorious gardens, meadow and woodland. The venue also incorporates converted barns with an elegant licensed ceremony room and a number of other rooms, all centred around a unique courtyard covered by a traditional centre pole marquee. It gave us so many stunning areas to shoot in and it was a blank canvas for us to build my vision. The props were provided by Belles and Beau Wedding Styling. They have a huge range of stunning props to choose from to suit all styles of wedding, from modern to boho weddings.” – Cara Zagni Photography

FLOWERS

“When deciding what flowers to use for this shoot we wanted to try and match the tones from the decor. For the bouquet and arch, we used a variety of gorgeous dried flowers and grasses with a hint of ivory and burnt apricot which reflected the wicker details from the table and the terracotta tones from the stationery. For our installation above the table, we used all dried flowers and foliages. We wanted to keep the colours warm but not orange. Instead, we chose to work around burnt apricot, caramel and coffee tones throughout the shoot.” – Cara Zagni Photography

Minimalist Wedding Dress

Ever since the lovely Meghan Markle wowed us all in her Givenchy gown designed by designer Clare Waight Keller, we’ve been lusting after more simplistic wedding dresses everwhere. Amy from Adella Bridal provided two beautiful dresses for this modern shoot; the Jesus Piero style 115 from their 2020 ‘Cala’ Collection with a beaded tulle crop top and guipure waistband with flowing silk voile skirt, and the Theia Couture ‘Jean’ sleeveless satin slip mermaid gown with a plunge v-neckline. Both gowns are divine, but the clean lines of the slip dress make this gown the perfect minimalist wedding dress allowing Brooke from Boho Beauty Box and Beverley from PS With Love to complete the bridal look with fresh, glowy skin, a traditional high bun and delicate, feminine accessories. Less, sometimes, really is, more.

DECOR & DETAILS

“Jenna from Wonderland Invites wanted to hone in on the colour palette and create something both minimalist and in keeping with her aesthetic. She loved creating the wreaths, which featured both watercolour dried and fresh foliage and flowers. She also included simple line drawings of wheat sprigs to tie back to the modern harvest theme of the shoot. MiaSylvia focuses on ethical, sustainable and organic textiles for the eco-conscious. Each piece of fabric seen has been ethically sourced and hand-dyed by Mia. Mia uses 100% natural and hand foraged ingredients to dye with. From soft pinks dyed with avocado skins to the peach napkins dyed with cherry wood. Each colour is bespoke and personally curated for your special moments.” – Cara Zagni Photography

CAKE

“Emma from Buns of Fun created two cake looks. The first look: Our vanilla and coconut tall cake featured smooth and textured buttercream, wrapping the vanilla bean layers in a ‘hug’ style with rougher free edges. Ardorned with a simple large Alium seed head and smaller florets of seeds underneath the cake stand to create movement. The second look outside: Our vanilla and coconut tall cake with smooth and textured buttercream and a gathering of dried grasses and herbs, topped with dairy-free white chocolate and gold leaf wave.” – Cara Zagni Photography

If you’ve been inspired by this minimalist wedding inspiration, we can highly recommend perusing our archives for lots more minimal real weddings and inspiration shoots. You’ll also find features including pampas grass and dried flowers too. Enjoy.

Photography by Cara Zagni Photography
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband, three beautiful children and pet dog.

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