Just like Rock My Wedding, sustainability is important to Samantha at Willow and Rust Weddings. When planning and styling she loves to show that creating an eco-friendly event doesn’t mean compromising on style and aesthetic. And she's certainly delivered with this vintage luxe inspiration at Sherwood Glade. Sourcing natural fabrics, and recycled paper, as well as using pre-loved items to inspire us with. The. Most. Incredible tablescape, aisle and altar, and bridal fashion and beauty. Written by RMW
Luxury vintage inspiration surrounded by woodland and nature at Sherwood Glade in Nottinghamshire. Re-using and reclaiming props and decor, and using natural fabrics and recycled paper.
Inspiration & Styling
The aim of this shoot was, to re-use and reclaim as much as possible and not buy anything new, to create a luxurious vintage look that contrasted with the surrounding woodland. All of the props, tableware, glassware and furniture, were either found by rummaging in antique and secondhand shops, borrowed from friends and family or rented. The fabric drops, linens and ribbons were all made from natural fabrics hand-dyed with organic natural dyes. The stationery was printed on recycled seed paper which was planted after the event and left to grow.
Sherwood Glade is a new venue, set in acres of beautiful unspoilt woodland in the Nottinghamshire countryside where you can have your wedding under the canopy of the trees or the canvas of their three large Tipi’s. It is a dry hire exclusive venue where you can let your creativity go wild. We can see outdoor ceremonies, food trucks and festoon lights.
Fashion & Beauty
The beautiful dress was made by a local designer, using remnants of fabrics that she already had in her workshop and will be re-purposed afterwards for another dress or other piece of clothing. This was accessorised with a vintage necklace and hair comb. The suit was borrowed from a local wedding boutique.
Our amazing floral designer Catherine sourced the flowers from a local supplier, the roses were from a carbon-neutral grower and the foliage and greenery she foraged from the local countryside and even the woodland itself. No foam was used for the arrangements, the larger scale designs were either tied or secured using a structure made from natural materials like twigs and foliage, the bouquet and buttonhole were hand-tied. - Samantha Withey
In case you haven’t heard, we’ve recently launched a brand new platform, Recycle My Wedding, Helping you buy and sell pre-loved items because your wedding doesn’t have to cost the earth. Literally! And if you love this Sherwood Glade woodland inspiration, there’s more where that came from in our archives.
Planning and Styling: Willow and Rust Weddings | Venue: Sherwood Glade | Floral Design: Inspired Floristry | Dress Design: Mae Dae Weddings and Events | Model: Lanina Holly | Cake: Red Robin Cakery | Stationery: Big Day Bespoke | Crockery and Glassware: Harriet’s Table | Hair: Mazz Loxton | Furniture: Wed Head | Signage: Hand Made Sign Co. | Fabrics and Ribbons: Laik Style | Jewellery: Unique Hair Combs