Sorry it has been a while there has been a lot going on behind the scenes here at KMW HQ. Not only have we found out we are having a little boy (yay!) I have been working on a beautiful, styled shoot in between lockdowns and tiers to keep my creativity alive as there have not been any real weddings this year.
I thought it would be nice to give you a little walk through of the shoot and share the images with you all on here. I was fortunate enough to have excellent suppliers on board and beautiful venue in which to hold the shoot. We were even lucky to have good weather!!
I have always had a love for a classical and timeless aesthetic of a wedding whilst injecting a pop of modern in some way. This shoot was based on exactly that approach. The colour palette was predominantly white (lovely and classic) with a hint of gold (a little modern twist) which really helped to accentuate the finer details without pushing it too far in the wrong direction. By doing this it allows you to be as subtle or as glamorous as you wish without compromising on the sophistication element.
The shoot took place at Orchardleigh House on the beautiful Orchardleigh Estate in Frome, Wiltshire. The house has a history spanning over 3 decades and even a little church on site which really adds to the magical feel of Orchardleigh.
The little details of this shoot are really what made all the difference. There were hot golf foiled invitations, name tags and menus by the lovely Jo from Emily and Jo. When I first spoke with Jo (I was really hoping she would jump on board!) I mentioned the colour scheme and left the details to her professional eye and I was not disappointed! They were absolutely stunning.
Then there was the tiara by Janie from The Lucky Sixpence. The tiara was hand made with the most intricate of details throughout which were truly beautiful. Is it acceptable to wear a tiara every day?!
The florals were stunning! Zoe from Flourish and Grace kept a classical colour palette, which will always be timeless, of white and green but we went big and tall with them on elegant gold stands by Steeltopia. This height is not just great for allowing guest to mingle over the wedding breakfast but also adds a real elegance to a room.
When it came to the cake Anne from Pretty Amazing Cakes really stood up to her name because the cake was exactly that – pretty amazing! It was a tall four tiered caked laced with matching sugar florals and a beautifully detailed plaque. We also added complimentary desserts such as bespoke chocolates, cupcakes, and cookies. It all looked too good to eat.
The attire for the day was based on a classical black-tie style so our groom wore a black tuxedo, and our bride wore a Mori Lee off the shoulder ballgown. They both looked incredible! We were incredibly lucky to have the amazing hair and make-up artist Pati from Pati Sanchez on board who kept our bride looking elegant and natural. Their rings were from Cooljoolz and were perfectly in theme for timeless wedding bands. The bride’s rings actually look very similar to my own rings which I adore (obviously) and are slightly different with the pear shaping – adding that modern twist once more.
The modern twist was bought in once more with the gold and white chairs by Eventhire. They are a lovely alternative to the usual chiavari chairs, give it a little modern edge whilst keeping it elegant, not to mention super comfortable.
Last but not least, the tablescape. Arguably one of the most important aspects of the day as your guests will spend up to 3 hours (if not more) at these tables. I teamed up with the fabulous Prestige Hire who I can always count on and we kept the crockery white and classical but paired them with gold rimmed glassware and gold cutlery which added a pop of colour to continue the colour palette throughout.
The shoot has been published on The English Wedding Blog which I am super pleased and excited about. I have been following (and huge fan) of the blog since I first got engaged years ago so to see the shoot on there is such an incredible and bizarre feeling all at once. I am really fortunate to work in such a talented industry! Go and check it out and I’d love to hear what you think!
Thank you reading and I hope you feel a little inspired to add a little “you” into your wedding theme whilst being able to keep it elegant and sophisticated.
Lots of love