What happens when the two buzz words/concepts of the year collide in the wedding industry? A beautiful inspirational wedding editorial filled to the brim with ideas for stylish couples of course!
This shoot was inspired by Hygge and 2017s colour of the year, greenery. The concept of Hygge is one I really love, it’s an ethos and way of life, so it’s really a wonderful idea to include within a wedding. It’s not necessarily a ‘ook but more of a feel or atmosphere, something intangible, which guests will be sure to adore on the day. Greenery of course is all about oodles of green touches, natural foliage and lush blooms, something this shoot has in abundance. Not to mention a table scape of divine cuisine, darling calligraphy and a wedding table of dreams.
“Combining Hygge, a Danish word meaning cosy and togetherness and the 2017 trend of ‘Greenery’, we have created a photoshoot that combines the freshness of botanicals and herbs with the cleanliness of Scandinavian styling. What better way to celebrate togetherness than sitting at a table and enjoying some amazing food in beautiful green surroundings?
The photos include a gorgeous lace long sleeve dress by Ellis Bridal, style 11482 and an open back lace short sleeve dress by Romantica of Devon, named Penelope. With both a relaxed boho up-do and a side fishtail plait and make up to match, the bride’s look was very rustic but chic.
The setting for the shoot was in a beautiful Hampshire village with so much green and some beautiful backdrops for the bridal shoot. The bride carried a stunning floral hoop featuring moss, olive, foliage, white sweet peas and nigella along with two stunning bouquets. One filled with scabious and roses adorned with gorgeous silk ribbon trailing behind. The other, with stunning whites including nigella, sweet peas, veronica, olive and lavender foliage.
I recruited some of the finest local and upcoming talent to participate and ensure every detail of this trend is captured. With the final photos representing a gorgeous twist on ‘The Garden of Hygge’, a cosy outdoor setting.”
“We created a styled food display featuring gorgeous and colourful earthy salads, roasted beef and salmon. The colours were so vibrant but sat so beautifully amongst an abundance of herbs and rustic furniture, including a dresser and apple crates. This was featured inside an outdoor cabana with exposed brickwork and an old stove featured in the background, which we filled with logs to again bring in the cosy vibe. We created mooding with festoon lighting hanging from the ceiling. There was a gorgeous urn filled with beautiful green and white foliage to bring that ‘greenery’ trend into the backdrop. Bringing the outdoors in!”
“The calligraphy for the shoot compliments the table and floral styling, featuring greens, coppers and white. It is fresh and zingy and we even had a wax stamp featuring a gorgeous tree to fit the theme.”“The tablescape was set in the gorgeous garden area surrounded by so much foliage and a beautiful tree hanging over the table itself. From there we hung small glass globe tea light holders and white sweet peas. The table was totally rustic with no tablecloth or runner and we used both rustic benches and cross back wooden chairs for seating to create a really natural hygge vibe. It was dressed with grey plates with clear glass plates on top to give a different effect. There were grey linen napkins placed under the plates hanging down with copper cutlery either side. The table featured woods, glass, greens and a hint grey and copper. The glasses had a copper trim to match the cutlery. The candle sticks were a subtle grey bringing in the Scandinavian feel. Each setting featured a fresh pear tied with a simple white ribbon, holding a small name tag with beautiful calligraphy written guest names . Finally white fur rugs were strewn over a few chairs to add a cosy vibe to the whole setting.”
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Sophie Duckworth Photography
Planning and Styling | Bluebird Creative
Florist | Eden Blooms
Catering | Jacaranda Catering
Chair hire and linens | Couvert
Crockery and cutlery and glassware | Couvert
Bride | Laura Batchelor
Bridal Wear | Belles Bridal
Venue | The Hoddington Arms
Centre pieces and décor | Couvert
MUA and Hair | Polka Dot Hair and Makeup
Decorative Furniture | The Packhouse
Calligraphy | Judy Broad Calligraphy
Festoon Lighting | Lightwave Productions