LOVE MY DRESS Feature: Brambly Hedge Inspired Editorial

A few months ago in the summer, myself and Jennifer Jane Photography joined forces once again to create a beautiful editorial, one with the look and feel we believe would most appeal to our couples.

With my whimsical and elegant approach to styling and Jen’s fine art, light and airy style photography, the end result was nothing short of breath-taking if I do say so myself!

I am incredibly proud to see our shoot featured on one of the UK’s top wedding blogs, Love My Dress. You can see the full article here.

The Design Inspiration

For those of you who may not be familiar with the children’s classics, Brambly Hedge was a series of illustrated children’s books published in the 1980s by Jill Barklem. There are four books in total, each focusing around a community of mice who live in Brambly Hege. Each book focuses on the seasons and how the mice embraced the concept of self-sufficient seasonal living. Over seven million copies were sold and they remain a childhood favourite even today.

Taken from and Illustrated by Jill Barklem

The Design Concept

We knew we wanted to incorporate a palette of peach, pink, pastel greens and ivory. These colours were inspired by nature and maintained the delicate and ethereal sentiment.

Since we both prefer a more refined look, we started with a traditional English country garden feel and set out to refine the design with luxury details and elaborate floral arrangements.

The Moodboard

The Team of Suppliers

The first thing to consider was the venue. We knew we wanted a quintessential English country estate to serve as the backdrop for the shoot, one with a luscious green lawn and lots of nature. Crowcombe Court was the perfect venue for the shoot, and we loved being the first to showcase their brand new bandstand area which can be used by couples looking to get married outside in the warmer months.

When it came to deciding on who we would approach to help bring together this concept, we really did our research and set out to find suppliers who were best aligned with the vision. For the flowers, we wanted a florist who was renowned for their wild and bouncy arrangements, and naturally Frome’s Bramble and Wild was first to spring to mind.

For the stationery, I had been an admirer of Rebecca Richard’s Design’s for some time and knew right away that the brief would suit her style. I absolutely adored the vintage stamps and wax seals which adorned the bespoke stationery suite Rebecca created.

The sweet treats really were a work of art and one of my favourite elements of the shoot. We asked Baking Chick to create something stunning for the dessert table, which we borrowed from Keeping It Vintage, Devon. Iced doughnuts, gold dusted cake pops and the most exquisite three tired cake adorned the vintage dresser making up the most mouth-watering dessert table.

The tablescape was were I got to unleash my inner creative and is always my favourite thing to do. I wanted to keep things as natural as possible, opting for cross back wooden chairs from Cahoots. In order to elevate the tablescape, we opted for crystal cut glassware and gold rimmed charger plates. The peachy-pink table linen really helped to add colour to the table, creating a welcome and intimate setting.

Finally, we wanted something floaty and delicate when it came to the bridal dress and accessories. It was as though the dress from Lovely Bridal, Devon was designed especially for the shoot with it’s peachy lining peaking through the ivory chiffon. Rachel Sokhal Bridal’s delicate, fine art accessories were the perfect accompaniment. The model was made up by lips and locks who created a natural, dewy look and the most beautiful updo which allowed the models locks to fall freely creating a more relaxed and less structured look.

The result

Leanna Elizabeth Weddings offers luxury and bespoke design, sourcing and styling to passionate souls dreaming of an elegant, romantic and whimsical wedding. From elaborate marquees to historic castles and country estates, Leanna approaches each wedding with the utmost attention to detail and creative flair. 

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