Hi there lovelies,
Today we’re beyond excited to be sharing some stunning images from a recent shoot we put together with the super talented Philippa Sian Photography. Styled shoots like this allow suppliers to get together and go all out creatively, putting together themes and looks that (we hope) will get you drooling and fire up your imagination. They’re brilliant Pinterest fodder for when you’re planning your wedding and the looks you’re after, and for suppliers like us they’re great fun as well. Often, wedding creatives will have a fabulous idea for a look they want to achieve, but will need to find a dream team to pull it all together. That’s where we come in! Our supplier matching services can be put to work on editorial shoots as well as beautiful weddings. There are some seriously talented people out there in wedding world, and we want to showcase their talents and get them on your radar, so watch this space for more styled shoot action!
Philippa got in touch with us with a totally dreamy brief. After having had her own (stunning) wedding reception at Hampton Court House on the outskirts of London, she wanted to make use of the venue’s tropical gardens to create a modern, organic and oh-so-chic look, with subtle nods to Morocco. Think earthy colours, trailing foliage, peach, cream and gold accents. Delicious, right?! We jumped at the chance to be involved and set about sourcing a range of suppliers who would fit Philippa’s vision perfectly.
With such a wow venue as the Hampton Court House gardens, we knew we didn’t want an overload of colours and textures. Simple but structured was the order of the day. Duchess and Butler provided a table, chairs and some gorgeous table and glassware, which set the tone of our luxe Moroccan-inspired look, and we contacted the fabulous Caroline of Cherfold Cottage Flowers to provide a showstopper of a centrepiece, and a table runner of deep green tendrils, as well as a hand tied bouquet for our model Diana.
Caroline – who grows all her own flowers – rose to the challenge beautifully, and delivered an urn filled to the brim with peach, coral and cream flowers, which sat proudly in the centre , and overflowed into a garland of foliage that ran along the length of the table. The beautiful bouquet was finished with hand-dyed silk ribbons from Kate Cullen.
I can’t go any further without talking about the food. Oh – the food! It was a small miracle that any of it was able to be photographed at all (there was a very real danger that we might have fallen upon it and eaten it all before a single shutter click happened!) We got in touch with Mimosa Foods – a family run South London deli, cafe and catering outfit who we knew would be able to bring fresh, bright flavours to the table. They didn’t disappoint, and the platters of jewel toned salads and colourful dips and spices added some sumptuous (and delicious) Moroccan flavour to the shoot.
The stunning cake was created by Rania at The Custom Cake Boutique. She took our brief of peaches, creams and golds, with a hint of geometry to echo Moroccan tiles and ran with it. I think it’s fair to say that everyone’s jaws hit the floor when we saw what she’d come up with. The cascade of hexagons down the tiers was a genius touch. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!
To finish off the decor, we hired giant gold terrariums from The Urban Botanist – these are available filled or empty and really do make fabulous statement pieces. Special shout out to Lucy at The Urban Botanist for turning around our delivery in double quick time while suffering from the flu!
And of course, we couldn’t let this opportunity go past without flexing some of our crafting muscles! Rebecca got to work and created a beautiful hand-made backdrop of peach paper flowers, which added a whimsical touch to the inside shots (and would make an absolutely perfect ceremony backdrop for brides and grooms to say their vows in front of… #justsaying)!
And speaking of brides and grooms, just how gorgeous do our models Diana and Ben look?! We sourced flowing, delicate and modern gowns for Diana from Luella’s Bridal in Wimbledon, and were delighted to find that they stocked designs by Limor Rosen (whose entire collection is totally swoonworthy). Diana looked incredible in the fully beaded Alice dress, and a stunning two piece also named Diana (it was obviously meant to be!) Her look was accessorized with a gold headpiece from Tilly Thomas Lux. Ben meanwhile rocked a pale grey suit from H&M – a reminder that hitting the high street can absolutely lead to fantastic finds!
We absolutely loved being involved on this shoot, and getting the chance to fulfill such a gorgeous brief. If you’ve got an idea for how you want your wedding to look, but you’re not sure how to find the right suppliers who can provide you with the perfect venue, dress, cake, flowers or anything else you can think of – get in touch with us and see if we can help. Our little black book of supremely brilliant and varied people is growing by the day, and we love nothing more than finding our couples suppliers that are the perfect fit.
Photography: Philippa Sian Photography
Co-ordination and supplier sourcing: The Wedding Spark
Venue: Hampton Court House
Flowers: Cherfold Cottage Flowers
Dresses: Luella’s Bridal
Headpiece: Tilly Thomas Lux
Cake: The Custom Cake Boutique
Catering: Mimosa Deli
Papercraft: The Wedding Spark
Stationery: Hip Hip Hooray
Tableware: Duchess and Butler
Terrariums: The Urban Botanist
Silk Ribbons: Kate Cullen
Makeup: Patricia Soper
Hair: Litsa Yiatros