If you like epic dessert tables, amazing florals and a bit of rustic luxe styling, then this is the inspiration shoot for you. The lovely Jenna from Wonderland Invites conjured up her ideas after attending a wedding at The Granary Estates and I guess the starting point is her gorgeous stationery, which ties all the elements of shoot together perfectly. The colour palette is a refreshing blend of greens, gold and peach which look gorgeous when combined and really soften the strong textures of brick, stone and wood that feature in the venue. Enjoy!
The InspirationJenna the Stationer & Shoot Coordinator: I attended a wedding a couple of years ago at The Granary Estates, and the venue has stuck with me ever since. It is quintessentially English and has so much character and charm. I always envisioned co-ordinating a shoot there, so when the venue kindly agreed to host, I was over the moon. I approached Leah, the photographer, after spying her on Instagram; her work at Manchester’s Victoria Baths really piqued my interest. I love her style of photography, and knew that she would understand the look I wanted to achieve.
The Colour PaletteAs a stationer, Pantone is a huge source of colour inspiration, and when they announced their colour of the year as ‘Greenery’, I knew this would be the perfect hue to use as my base reference for the shoot. The secondary colours of white, peach and gold were added to the line up; I wanted to keep the palette fresh with organic, natural tones which would work cohesively with the airiness of the barns, the rawness of the internal and external brickwork and of course, the fragrant beauty of the outdoor spaces.
The StylingI opted for a boho feel to the shoot; relaxed hair and make-up, an abundance of stunning florals and lush greenery by Clare Jones, and beautiful vintage crockery for the tablescape. Elizabeth Hall’s team were really fantastic; not only did they create some wonderful interior scapes for Leah to shoot, but the outside area was styled to perfection utilising rugs, pillows, a semi-naked teepee and a gorgeous parasol from the East London Parasol Co. We were also joined on set by Carmen, a 1963 Volkswagen Cabriolet Beetle and oodles of mouthwatering sweet treats were provided by Essex-based Lucky & Co.
The StationeryFor the stationery, I opted to stay in keeping with my aesthetic; rustic, floral, boho. I created a suite which included an invitation, an RSVP card, a reproduction of a love letter by Keats, a menu, two place cards and a unique love story bookmark. I hand foiled some of the items, and also added some gold leaf to the bride and groom favours provided by The Willow Workshop. Zoe from The Golden Letter beautifully calligraphed some envelopes provided by GF Smith.
SunshineThe weather on the day was perfect; warm sunshine with a breeze which really showed off the lightness of the Rembo Styling gown and the fluidity of the silk ribbons, provided by Kate Cullen.
Concept, Planning & Coordination: Wonderland Invites | Stationery: Wonderland Invites | Venue: Granary Estates | Flowers: Clare Jones Floral Design | Flowers: Clare Jones Floral Design | Styling: Elizabeth Hall Event Design | Cakes: Lucky & Co | Dresses: Rembo Styling | Boutique: Lara B | Car: The Little Vintage Wedding Car | Table Runner & Ribbons: Kate Cullen | Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons | Parasols: East London Parasols | Envelope Calligraphy: The Golden Letter | Envelopes: GF Smith | Hair & Make Up: Cambridge Make Up Artist | Wood Slice Favours: The Willow Workshop UK | Gold Leaf Hair Slides: Johnny Loves Rosie | Necklace: Maria Allen | Shoes & Bracelet: ASOS