As we approach the end of Autumn, we wanted to hold on to the season a little bit longer and bring you this modern inspiration at the Windermere Jetty Museum by Jo Bradbury Photography. It’s full of monochrome details and fashion, dried flower and wooden accents, plus, the most divine looking cake. Ready to be inspired..?


Modern autumn wedding inspiration at Windermere Jetty Museum with dried flowers, stylish fashion and contemporary details.


Inspiration for this shoot came directly from the stunning modern black buildings that comprise Windermere Jetty Museum. A bold and visionary design that sits on the shore of Lake Windermere. Artistically we wanted to create a dramatic modern Autumnal look, something that would sit well alongside the beautiful architecture and that would complement the black backdrop of the venue. Picking Posies by Becky foraged and collected the most beautiful golden dried artichokes/ Bracken and Grasses that not only stood out against the black but were a match made in heaven for our model Emily’s gorgeous Auburn hair! Dried florals and grasses are such a trend in the wedding world we were keen to showcase something that would appeal to the style led couple.

Jo Bradbury


When Jo got in touch with me and asked if I’d like to do the styling for her photoshoot at Lake Windermere, I jumped at the chance. The lakes are so beautiful and are always an inspiration. Then when she shared more about the venue, I was absolutely ecstatic. The Windermere Jetty Museum is an architectural wonder, with lots of vast black backdrops and sharp edges. I knew that incorporating more black and neutral tones, in keeping with the style of the venue and its surroundings, was key. I created the tablescape with a variety of different textures, frayed napkins, handmade papers and a black crinkled cotton tablecloth and used colours from the landscape for the candles. I designed the stationery in-house and kept the feel very minimal with fluid markings, replicating the ripples in the lake.

Lou at L27 Events

Windermere Jetty Museum

In the heart of the lake district is The Windermere Jetty Museum which was home to this modern editorial shoot. The corrugated iron backdrops, fields and lake settings add to the drama of this modern autumn inspiration. Proving you can mix delicate fabrics, flowers and tones, with contrasting materials, textures and colours with epic results.


L27 Weddings pulled the whole look together with her stylist's eye and created the most beautiful tablescape, paired with Becky’s dried grasses and Bracken its possibly my most favourite table look ever! I can’t wait to see this kind of look filter through to real weddings. Lou at L27 also brought in The Little Kendal Cakery who designed the most stunningly beautiful cake, fashioned with a textured surface to look like stone and adorned with delicate pale flowers, a true work of art.

Jo Bradbury


Of course the dresses had to have the wow factor and Shikoba Bride’s gowns were the perfect fit for this shoot, I had kept their black Stevie gown in my mind for a long time, just waiting for the perfect venue and opportunity to display it! All complemented perfectly by these beautiful shoes from Bella Belle. Emma Askew provided her makeup artistry on the day and perfectly complimented the gowns and concept, simple pared-back beauty with a nod to the pretty Autumnal tones used on the eyes. Zara Johnson the hair wizard (whose incredible wedding you featured last year!) worked her magic creating two different looks and adorning them with the beautiful jewellery from PS With Love.

Jo Bradbury

If you like todays modern autumn inspiraiton, then you’ll also love this autumn wedding inspiration at Preston Court.

Venue:  Windermere Jety | Stylist: L27 Weddings & Events | Florist: Picking Posies | Cake: The Little Kendal Cakery | Stationery: L27 Wedding Stationery Dresses: Shikoba Bride | Shoes: Bella Belle Jewellery: PS With Love | Hair:  Zara Anne Johnson | Makeup: Emma Askew Makeup | Ribbon: Bertie and Fred | Models: Emily & Josh

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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