A Modern romantic wedding styled Shoot with pops of spring colours

Saturday, October 16, 2021

This shoot is nothing short of a dream; from the warm earthy colour palette and gorgeous tablescapes to the fact that all of the suppliers are talented women in the industry. The shoot signifies the symbolism of Spring - leaving the winter behind with the knowledge that brighter days are ahead. The ladies at Bloom and Gather, the minds behind the shoot, tell us all about the concept, styling and suppliers...


As a UK based wedding design business we know that our services are something quite new on the scene. With life being turned on its head this past year, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to introduce some new and exciting wedding features that we love, but aren't often featured in British wedding design. As wedding designers we always feel a pull to delve right into love stories when designing. We often spend multiple sessions talking to our couples about how they met, significant dates and moments in their relationship, and what they love to do together.


For this shoot we honed in on the fact that many couples were facing an interruption in their love story yet were still holding on to so much hope. Even for us, this past year has been full of uncertainty and rearrangements and this shoot was no different. Because of this we tried to create something that was smaller and more intimate but didn’t compromise on thoughtful design. When designing, we took inspiration from things such as the mix of darkness and light and the contrast of the joy of engagement amidst the sadness looming around the world. This led us to think about the season of spring and how it’s the middle point of leaving the gloom of winter behind, in preparation for summer and brighter days ahead.


We went with a bright spring inspired near-analogous palette of pinks, oranges, and yellows. Fresh fruit inspired stationery and large fresh floral arrangements contrasted with the darker rustic vibe of the Willow Grange Barn to create a wedding look that was brimming with life even in the darkest of times. We decided to go for a modern romantic wedding look; from the bridal party outfits to the menu designs and escort wall, we wanted everything to feel beautiful and contemporary.


Some less seen decor features we included were the bespoke escort wall and lounge area. The escort wall was created by our team and featured named envelopes that when lifted revealed an escort card for each guest. We loved creating something a little different to the typical seating charts and we hope it inspires couples when it comes to their own wedding design. We also featured a lounge area; we thought the vintage sofa and more modern armchairs encapsulated perfectly the modern romantic look we were going for. Lastly, our plan for the tablescape was for it to be both bright and lively. We used a mixture of textures and bright colours, such as the natural linen of the cloths and napkins, mixed with the himalayan salt candle holders, fresh fruit and lemon inspired menu cards.


We joined with a brilliant bunch of women for this shoot. We especially loved how our main photographer captured the life and brightness of the colour palette in contrast with her distinct dark and moody shooting style. Working with our florist was an absolute dream. We went back and forth to get the perfect floral colour palette and she even used fresh stems from the farm on the day to enlarge and elevate the ceremony and lounge area arrangements. The stationery was all custom designed, we loved how the more subtle menus worked with the tablescape design and how the signage in the lounge area helped bring some colour to the drinks station.

Our HMUA really worked her magic on our lovely models and she created a look that was so subtle yet stunning, we were completely blown away. All our models, including the bride, were clothed in dresses from ASOS (can you believe it?) and all wearing beautifully delicate hair pieces and earrings that really completed the look!

Planning, Design & Coordination: Bloom and Gather

Venue: Willow Grange Farm

Photography: Annati Creates

Second Shooter: Phoebe Sarah Photo

Florals: Untamed Florals

Cake & Dessert: Thea Bakes

Stationery: Dear Penny

HMUA: Alice Nell Bridal

Accessories: Garter and Veil

Furniture Hire: Array Wedding and Event Hire

Linen Hire: North Fields Linen

Models: @tomi.kehinde @abbiegrace9 @_sophiepartner

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