I know I'm saying this a lot at the moment, but I *think* this might be my favourite styled shoot of all time (shhhhh, don't tell anyone)... In all seriousness though, the wealth of creative talent we have in the UK Wedding Industry is incredible and it feels like our suppliers have really come into their own of late. If you click the Wedding Ideas tab above this post, you'll see a host of dreamy shoots to inspire you and today's just continues on the theme of totally knocking it out of the park. Knot & Pop are wedding planners and stylists we've had our eyes on for a while, so we're thrilled that they have joined our List. Susie and her team have incredible style and their work is always organic yet opulent, cohesive but never over styled. Throw in flowers by Jo Flowers, stationery by Lamplighter London and some of the most beautiful dresses we've seen, including designs by Halfpenny London, and you've got some of the most stylish people in the industry working together. The whole shoot is a delight from start to finish, the level of detail is second to none and the fashion and beauty choices are spot on too. Enjoy this one lovelies, it really is a feast for the eyes...
VoewoodSusie at Knot & Pop: Taking inspiration from the stunning wedding venue, Voewood in North Norfolk, this inspirational wedding shoot perfectly complements the surrounds of the unique location. Voewood is recognised as one of the great Arts & Crafts house in England, set in a beautiful woodland on the outskirts of the Georgian town of Holt in Norfolk. Designed by Edward Schroeder Prior, the house is configured in the shape of a butterfly, filled with all manner of curiosities and paintings within. The theme and scheme for the shoot was influenced by Voewood itself with the focus on the butterfly and also painterly aspects, that captured the sense of art being at the heart of this eclectic venue.
The ConceptKnot & Pop developed the concept, working with an array of fantastic wedding suppliers to bring the theme to life, with the innate talent of Marion Heurteboust behind the lens. The delicate nature of butterflies inspired the materials used with transparency forming a key detail across both the stylings of the shoot, and the photographic approach of Marion Heurteboust. A pretty palette of dusty pink, pistachio and old rose mixed with vintage peach, grey scales and black to add an edge to the overall tone. Painterly finishes were applied across the stationery by Lamplighter London that mixed layers of tracing paper for a lightness of touch. Knot & Pop painted bottles in organic brush-strokes to act as centre-pieces for the ever-artistic Jo Flowers to work into. This painterly and artistic feel continued across colour dipped napkins, and alternative place cards that were painted with guest names.
The FlowersAs if discovered in a secret garden, left to nature’s own will, Jo Flowers created a cascading arrangements using flowers and vines, such as clematis vines, rose heads, cafe au lait dahlia and pampas grass. Further movement was added, as if blown in from the wind, by a flutter of paper butterflies made by Knot & Pop. This feature acted as a statement back-drop to the table top, with more butterflies nestled into flowers and placed on to ghost chairs for finishing touches.
Sweet TreatsThe butterfly motif and painterly approach continued across the statement five tier cake, created by Nevie Cake Pie. Hand painted touches mixed with white on white details to add texture and depth to the creation, to sit centre-stage with fabrics and flowers cascading across the cake table, with the stand from online gift wedding registry company, Prezola. Further sweet treats were made by Wildflower Cakes with Knot & Pop commissioning them to create 3D edible butterflies that sat atop pebble like cookies. The pebble detail took inspiration from the façade of Voewood, decorated in intricate stone-work and pebble like designs, with mosaics also forming a key part within the interior design of the venue as well. Table plans therefore took shape as names painted upon pebbles with the tables named after butterflies such as Painted Lady.
The DressesThe wedding wardrobe showcased wow wedding dresses from Kate Halfpenny and Anna Kara with an alternative bridal look from fashion designer Malene Oddershede Bach, a black column length maxi dress with transparent paneling. Giving bridal jewellery more of an edge and fashion forward feel, stacked rings mixed with hand bracelet and ear jackets to play to the modern minded bride and her innate sense of style, and confidence. Gemma Sutton created beautiful looks across hair and make-up that perfectly complemented the dresses. Bridal looks were finished with textural bouquets - a mixture of juniper, roses, dahlias, cosmos, astilbe and seasonal flowers with cascading vines. The second bouquet was darker in colour, with a mix of roses dahlia's, chocolate cosmos, scabious, vines & some pitcher plant stems mixed for seasonal moody foliages.
Concept, Production & Styling: Knot & Pop | Flowers : Jo Flowers | Hair & Make Up: Gemma Sutton | Venue: Voewood | Catering: Purple Plum | Stationery: Lamplighter London | Cake: Nevie Pie | Cookies: Wildflower Cakes | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Dresses: Anna Kara at Plume Paris | Malene Oddershede Bach | Halfpenny London | Underwear: Shell Belle Couture | Ell & Cee | Ear Jacket: Hall | Earrings, Rings & Bracelets: Cornelia Webb | Veil: Halfpenny London | Candlestick Holders & Glassware: Helene Millot | Cutlery: Cox & Cox | Napkins, Fabric, Painted Bottles & Paper Butterflies: Knot & Pop | Table Cloth: Just 4 Linen | Table: Grice & Foster | Cake Stand: Tom Dixon at Prezola | Canape Plates: Canvas Home | Vases & Butterfly Weights: West Elm