Pivoting on a sage green and dusty blue colour scheme, the joys of spring were captured in this soft and sumptuous wedding shoot
Bridal Hair Artist Yuki Black conceived the vision behind this springtime shoot, which sought to create a fresh and romantic wedding set-up befitting of the season.
What was the inspiration behind the shoot?
The inspiration came from the 16th century Lavenham blue wool. At first, the wool is pale yellow, but with exposure to air the colour gradually turns to green and then to blue – just like the seasonal tree colour, from autumn to spring. We also used the trending colour of sage green and added a touch of bohemian to the spring theme.
Behind the lens, capturing all this beauty, was Laura Williams Photography. Her amazing photographs show all the details at the venue and the beauty of the couple.
Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen.
This venue was perfect for this shoot as the suppliers are based in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. A Georgian ten-bedroom country house with high ceilings in the heart of a 5,000 acre estate, Nedging Hall was our venue of choice. It really takes your breath away. The new-build barn on site is absolutely stunning and the team are taking bookings for 2022/23. The venue provided a fitting backdrop for both our ceremony, conducted by Splendid Ceremonies by Steph, and reception set-up.
What did you choose for the flower arrangements?
The flowers by Fauxever Blooms & Bridal complemented the colour scheme and vision of the shoot perfectly. As specialists in realistic artificial flowers, the flowers are bespoke to create a unique arrangement for every bride.
What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up, hair and outfits?
The dress was provided by Hilary B. This incredible couture gown appeals to the bride who’s looking for a little bit different from a conventional wedding dress. The dress features heavy beading in the most delicate glass beads and beautiful puffy sleeves.
The make-up was soft and simple, a classic spring look that is natural and youthful.
Half-up half-down hairstyles will never go out of style; they are romantic, modern and impossibly pretty. Just like your accessories, your hairstyle should complement your wedding gown and this style was no different. I also gave the groom a blow-dry to make his hair both smooth and casual.
What kind of accessories were used to create these looks?
The bride wore Diane Hassall bridal shoes, and a delicate pearl bracelet and earrings provided by Nu Jewellery by Emma. Handmade intricate hair accessories from The Lucky Sixpence completed the look, while a personalised silk garter and robe from Silk Garters also featured.
The Molten Wedding Ring Company also supplied the wedding rings in a hammered finish.
What was the thinking behind the décor for the shoot? How did you tie it all together?
The styling provided by Miss Carlysle and Co was a focal point of the shoot. Coloured fabric installations gave a modern twist to the barn wedding setting. Layers & Graces Cake Design's cake was finished in a textured stone style and adorned with faded white leaves – tying the colour scheme together.
The place names and table numbers were handwritten by Clare Warren Calligraphy and stationery was provided by PSXO Design. Meadow & Wild provided beautiful handmade confetti using real flowers. The prosecco wall, wishing well and Ferris wheel were supplied by Partshey Events.
Get the look:
Organiser/hair stylist: Bridal Hair Artist Yuki Black
Venue: Nedging Hall
Photography: Laura Williams Photography
Dress: Hilary B
Shoes: Diane Hassall
Jewellery: Nu Jewellery by Emma
Silk garter and robe: Silk Garters
Make-up: SJ's Bridal & Beauty
Hair accessories: The Lucky Sixpence
Rings: Molten Wedding Ring Company
Flowers: Fauxever Blooms & Bridal
Cake: Layers & Graces Cake Design
Confetti: Meadow & Wild
Table numbers and place cards: Clare Warren Calligraphy
Stationery: PSXO Design
Co-ordinator and styling: Miss Carlysle and Co
Prosecco wall, wishing well, Ferris wheel: Partshey Events
Celebrant: Splended Ceremonies by Steph
Model couple: Clem & Tom