A festival wedding inspired shoot...
For this shoot, I really wanted to create something vibrant, lots of fun but still jaw droppingly gorgeous. As a lover of all things #musicfestival I wanted to add an element of that, but keep the main focus on the fact that this look is still beautiful and transferable for your #wedding day.
In keeping with the festival fun, I was thrilled to have Love Tipi on board with not one but two types of #tipi for the day. I love the way that the backdrop of our tents and larger structures instantly create a village feel and an amazing communal space for a party.
As the vibe was relaxed and informal, we opted for a grazing platter from Grazing Social and sweet treats in the form of delicious doughnuts from the Marble Kitchen.
The most important element of the aesthetic was the colour, Sarah Baily’s eye catching tasseled jackets tied in beautifully with the theme, not the least because Jo Whiley (queen!) sported one of these jackets whilst recording her #Glastonbury celebration on the BBC recently. I wanted to balance the metallic and leather with some soft, light fabrics so the tulle in the Willow by Waters dresses were perfect. The dresses lent to us by The Pantiles Bride had colour to them, which brought the jackets and dresses together.
The statement headpieces from Folky Dokey finished of the look and gave us another element to work with the transition from daytime to evening outfit changes.
Horsted Pond Farm near Uckfield is a stunning blank canvas venue that has plenty of room for our glamping tents. During the summer, the farm itself grows sustainable crops and as well as acres of space, the venue also has a beautiful woodland chapel of which we took full advantage of during the shoot.
We need to talk about the disco balls… I love them, I can’t help it! I love the way the sunlight dances off them during the day and having them hanging from the trees in the woodland chapel just added to the whimsy of it all.
To add continuity for the décor, our wonderful florist Laura of Fern Cottage Floristry liaised with the headpiece designer to match colours and palm fans with her beautiful botanicals. Braving working at height to install a huge statement display on the tipi to finish the look
The team from To Have and To Hire provided so many elements to the shoot with their tassel and glitter walls and a van like a magicians hat, full of goodies, furniture and lanterns to decorate the everything from the chapel, the tents and dining areas.
Full team credits
Concept, Coordination, Styling & Bell Tents: Beneath The Canopy @beneaththecanopy Venue: Horstedpond Farm @horstedpondfarm Photography: Kirsty Mackenzie Photography @kirstymackenziephotography Tipis and furnishings: Love Tipis @lovetipisofficial Flags: Love Tipi (via Event Flag hire) @eventflaghire Bunting: Boho Temple @bohotemple Prop hire, Tassel & Glitter walls, Styling and accessories: To Have and To Hire @tohaveandtohire_weddings Stationery & Map: Paper Bear Lane @paperbearlane Jackets, home accessories, throws and cushions: Sarah Baily @sarahbaily Wedding dress: The Pantiles Bride @pantilesbride Headpieces, bouquet and button holes: Folky Dokey @f.o.l.k.y.d.o.k.e.y Make-up Advisor and hair: Lucy Meyer MUA @lucymeyermakeupartist_ Blooms: Fern Cottage Floristry @ferncottagefloristry Models: Meera Solanki and Ben Walters @meeraroses @benjamins_craft Wedding bands: Ben Walters @benjamins_craft Celebrants: Kate and Kate Celebrants @kateandkatecelebrants Jewellery: Jack and Freda @jackandfredas Grazing table and platters: Grazing Social @grazingsocial Cakes and smores: Coppice Cakes @coppice_cakes Doughnuts: The Marble Kitchen @marblekitchenuk Lollipops: Emily's Lollies @emilys_lollies Pizza Truck: Tin Roof Kitchen @tinroofkitchen Gin Van: The Gin Emporium @theginemporiumco Cider- Nightingale Cider @nightingalecider Trousers and top for evening shots:- Lucy Meyer @lucymeyermakeupartist
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