A relaxed spring wedding shoot at College Farm in Norfolk

18 Apr 2019

This team of Norfolk suppliers put together a vintage and country-inspired bridal shoot

Louise McGee talks us through this spring shoot at College Farm in Norfolk.

What was the inspiration for the shoot?

My inspiration and the suppliers' brief was spring, pastel colours, vintage, country and relaxed. 

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Tell us a little bit about the venue.

I wanted somewhere that would fit in with the country theme and to showcase a venue I hadn’t been to before. College Farm is the perfect country setting complete with alpaca’s – it’s a really unique venue and family home which gives it a lovely homely feel. 

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What did you choose for the flower arrangements? 

The Botany House: I used a selection of blush, nude and white seasonal blooms including ranunculus, garden roses, anemones and wax flower. I wanted to celebrate seasonal blooms so anemones and ranunculus were a perfect choice to showcase the time of year. Roses are a classic choice for any wedding and along with the other flowers I selected, they gave a charming romantic look in keeping with the rest of the styling.

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I created garden style arrangements to tie in with the beautiful classically English venue. I wanted movement in all of my bouquets and I achieved this by using light eucalyptus foliage and a variety of different flowers to give plenty of different textures. I used different coloured velvet ribbons to pick out accent colours in the bridesmaids’ dresses while also adding pops of stunning spring freshness.

What kind of look did you want to achieve?

I wanted a relaxed boho look so we went for a mixture of braids, soft curls and loosely pinned hair with flower crowns and entwined flowers. The make-up was very soft and subtle to go with the relaxed look. The bridesmaids’ dresses were mix and match pastel dresses which worked perfectly with the flowers and stationery. The bridal dress and veil flowed perfectly and complemented the bridesmaids’ dresses and overall style of the shoot. 

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What was the thinking behind the décor for the shoot?

The décor was a mixture of florals, stationery, floral hoops and the treasures we found at College Farm. The colours used on the stationery and florals worked perfectly with the colours of dresses. The venue has so many perfect backdrops inside and outside and of course the alpaca’s added a completely unique twist and some pretty funny photos. 

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What kind of accessories were used to create these looks?

In terms of accessories, I kept it very simple as I didn’t want to distract from the location and suppliers. We used a veil for the bride, flower crowns, bouquets, a few hair flowers and wellies for some of the final shots to really tie in the country theme and feel. 

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Get the look:

Photography: LoulousPhotography 
Venue: College Farm
Make-up: Elly’s Hair and Beauty
Hair: Michelle Ann Bridal Hair and Amanda Steed 
Bridal dress: Adella Bridal
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Willow & Pearl
Flowers: The Botany House
Stationery: Mel Made Stationery
Floral halo: Something Borrowed Floral
Models: Cathy Wilson, Bethany Tooke, Georgia Finch

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