Inspiration

Cast your mind back to the beginning of the week when we were blessed with blue skies and glorious sunshine, well, we're about to take you back there this afternoon with this incredibly lovely pastel Peter Rabbit Spring inspiration. The delightful concept portraits Beatrix Potter character, Mr McGregor's garden in full bloom with homegrown flowers and succulent vegetables, making for not only a gorgeous backdrop but inspiring table centrepieces, bouquets and buttonholes too.

Pastel Peter Rabbit Spring Inspiration

Jennifer Jane Photography: I really wanted to do something a little bit different, that hadn’t been done before. I’m a big nature lover and try to incorporate it as much as possible in my work. I wanted to take the concept of Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor’s garden and demonstrate that the vegetable garden was a hidden gem, and could beautifully style and accessorise any wedding holding its own against the more traditional flowers. From the bouquet, buttonhole, table style and the cake the humble vegetable and a couple of fruits became the stars of the day. Utilising; Artichokes, Onions, Chives, Cabbages, Mint, Apples, Cosmos, and Runner beans whilst keeping a soft colour palette of greens and lilacs. All whilst still being stylish and elegant.

River Cottage in Axminster

Set at River Cottage in Axminster, amid the beautiful kitchen gardens awash with a bounty of succulent vegetables and blooming flowers, the garden took centre stage and was the perfect setting for the shoot. The inspiration of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, is demonstrated by the setting (he was rather fond of the vegetable garden), with the Bride’s classic bun with the Diamante a fluffy hair piece twisted around like a bunny tail, her cute blue shoes and the Groom’s casual summer attire with a Light Blue Jacket. I wanted the influences to be subtle and I think this is achieved whilst the overall theme comes through. The dress was supplied by Kate Walker Bridal in Honiton.
Bet you're ready for Spring now! If like us, you've been dreaming of lazy afternoons in the garden and swooning over the gorgeous outdoor rustic tablescape and whimsical stationery designs by De Winton Paper Co. you'll be pleased to learn both of these fabulous wedding suppliers can be found on our handpicked wedding directory, The List.

Written by Lorna Shaw

Featured suppliers

Florist: Meadow Sweet | Bridal Boutique: Kate Walker Bridal | Stationery: De Winton Paper Co. | Menswear Trouser: Monsieur Mojo | Jewellery: Erin Cox Jewellery | Hairpiece: The Lucky Sizpence | Cakes: Claire Makes Cakes | Hair: Laura Bukin | MUA: Makeup By Becky Flynn | Linens (Napkins): Lighthouse Interiors via Etsy | Venue: River Cottage | Accessories: Virginia's Vintage Hire | Plates: Wedgewood | Cutlery: Zara Home | Glassware: Marks and Spencer | Models: Anna Trevarthen & James Trevarthen

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