'You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.' by E.E Cummings. What a wonderful quote to base this nocturn inspiration shoot on. From the purity of the twinkling stars in the crisp white and perspex outdoor ceremony set up, right through to the inky night sky and majestic tablescape in Godwick Hall's great barn. The Little Lending Company has curated a truly beautiful concept for us to swoon over. The flowers from Swaffham Florist have left me utterly speechless, especially the crescent moon gate. As has the sequin Jenny Packham gown and Tilly Thomas Lux accessories.Talk about goals. Captured by the wonderful Agnes Black & The Wild Bride, this is definitely a shoot with so many achievable, gorgeous ideas you'll want to bookmark and look at again and again, as well as recreate for you own big day. Enjoy.


Penny Baldry: Think inky, etherial, other worldly, moody and magical for this offering. With a palette of ink navy, iridescent blue, tonal whites and metallic highlights of pewter and tarnished silver making up the décor. Inspiration is taken from the night sky, a canopy of sparkling stars and soft moonlight before the dawn. The shoot was a collaboration from Most Unusual Wedding Fair Suppliers by stylist Penny of The Little Lending Company.


With that showstopper of a ceremony focal point of a cresent moon placed on a 3 panel grid frame the Swaffham Florist created the cresent flowers with a mix of white anemones, lisianthus, astrantia and astilbe with greens from asparagus fern sprayed white, seneccio, silver mimosa and eucalyptus. Next to the frames stood white painted plinths with more loose arrangements in large glass vessels paired with simple candle cylinders and Perspex plinths with 'You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.' by E.E Cummings written on by the stylist. Transparency was carried though with the ghost chairs too which just made the setting of Godwick Hall even more majestic.


The models hair by Flamingo Amy was unstructured and organic in texture and adorned with Tilly Thomas Lux Jazza star hair clips and Celestia headband, adding a little dazzle and soft sparkle to the look. Make-up was shimmery and soft by Love Moi Make-up.


Lily our model wears a fully embellished bell sleeve gown by Jenny Packham available at House of Snow bridal and a second dress is Watters Woo with sheer top and white beaded overlay. A midnight blue Maids to Measure dress from The Bottom Drawer bridal hung in the center of the moon cresent, ideal for maids who’d like to go a little darker.


Inside was the contrasting look of the deep, dark and inky blues. Using a hand-dyed navy linen as a base for the table scape there were silver beaded charger plates from Banqueting Hire with cut glasses, ornate silver cutlery and an abundance of candle light and candle sticks in glass holders.


Papelle London provided a beautiful printed quote banner and stationery suites for the table.


The cake by Buns of Fun Bakery was a blue velvet sponge, layered with silky whipped cream cheese frosting providing contrasts once sliced. The pallette knifed buttercream outer was worked with inky blues, charcoal and jet black, neutral buttercream and white flashes. Lit by timbered nightfall and Scandinavian tapered candles provided soft lighting over the textured exterior. A glass display box laid with a winter mix of dried confetti from Norfolk Petal Confetti with sweet swirled meringes by Dust with Cocoa. Above the table is a suspended foliage cloud, taking the concept of the night sky with the florists suspending the greenery above an ancient stair case which is filled with more candle light, adding to the romance and magic of this theme.
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Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Styling, Concept & Prop Hire: The Little Lending Company | Videography & Second Shooter: The Wild Bride | Venue: Godwick Great Barn | Flowers: Swaffham and Fakenham Florist | Hair: Flamingo Amy | Makeup: Love Moi Makeup | Bridal Gowns: Watters Woo | Jenny Packham | Bridal Boutique: House of Snow | Navy Dress: Maids to Measure at The Bottom Drawer Bridal | Shoes: Florence at The Bottom Drawer Bridal | Accessories: Tilly Thomas Lux | Cake: Buns of Fun Bakery | Stationery & Signage: Papelle | Macaroons: Dust with Cocoa | Confetti with Macaroons: Norfolk Petal Confetti | Crockery, Cutlery and Furniture: Banqueting Hire

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