A guest article by Tasha from Hampshire Wedding Club; images by Natasha Jay Photography
Hampshire is one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in Southern England. Miles of vineyards stretch into rolling green hills. Perfect patchwork farmland, alongside fields as far as the eye can see. This is the rural part of our beautiful county. Believe us when we say we have the perfect blend for your wedding day. Whatever wedding style you’d like, Hampshire can cater to your needs. It can be relaxing, invigorating, coastally perfect, rurally beautiful, and historically captivating. We can do riverside boho, city chic and traditionally elegant. Enjoy easy days alongside the river in the summer. Chocolate box cottages to drive past and rustic gastronomic pubs to rest and refuel at, as well as pretty rural towns to visit. These are the scenes and experiences inspiring Beyond Vintage, and the Hampshire Wedding Club.
This is the first Hampshire Wedding Club editorial shoot (there will be plenty more). My name is Tasha, and I am the founder of the Hampshire Wedding Club. I would like to take a moment to thank Claire for featuring our shoot.
The style we wanted to create was elegant, modern and warm. A perfect compliment to this beautiful and adaptable wedding venue. It was I have to say an absolute pleasure to work with the ladies from the wonderful Three Choirs Vineyard. I look forward to being able to create the next shoot there very soon.
Back to the inspiration! Our exquisite seasonal floral designs were effortlessly created by Joey from The Wild Fox. The beautiful on trend styling by Lou from Beyond Vintage. The images shot by Natasha Jay Photography capture all the pretty details. She is such a pleasure to work alongside.
Our florals create a vivacious red, burgundy and pink toned colour scheme. Reflecting the depth and romance of the season. A promise of what is to come from the abundant Three Choirs vines. Full of evocative romantic florals sumptuously mixed with seasonal foliage. Joey with her seasonal foraging skills really created beautiful arrangements. Both on brief and generous, something she is very good at.
The “easy to achieve” styling is centred around a single rustic rectangular table, and the beautiful copper arch. The arch nicknamed Florence by its maker Lou, our stylist is available to hire. The table and chairs are available from Vicky from Purple Door Props. The table matching the beautiful cross back chairs brilliantly. We can imagine the beautiful room at Three Choirs with long rustic tables in it. Covered in your interpretation of our beautiful styling. Welcoming your family and friends to celebrate your brilliant wedding day. Sighing under the weight of brilliant Hampshire food. Cooked to perfection by one of the Vineyards recommended suppliers. Vintage glasses full of sparking white, or jewel red wine home produced wine. Gone are the days of stretchy white chair covers being the only option for a couple, thank goodness!
The place names and stationery feature the same copper geometric shapes present in the table and cake styling. Again thanks to Lou and her many talents. We of course could not miss out the inevitable vineyard details of barrels and corks. Ensuring the shoot images identify and show off where the editorial took place. These personal, bespoke touches are why we use a stylist create our shoots. She grounds our ideas, and ensures you can use and adapt what we create to inspire your wedding styling for years to come.
Last but by no means least, we wanted some delicious treats for our guests. Elegant vintage glasses hold the vineyard wine, don’t forget to look up at this venue. Their lights are something to behold! Check out our very, very trendy donuts decorated perfectly by the amazing Harriot of Jemima Cakes. I can personally vouch for these, I was rather delighted to take some home and they were SUBLIME.
We all have wonderful memories when great wine enhances wonderful family celebrations. I know I do! We were so lucky to be able to factor the venues own products into this shoot. We now appreciate the care and love they factor into the wine they create on site. We also know the care and love they will put into your wedding day. So do come and take a look at this beautiful Hampshire venue soon, I know you will have a wonderful welcome.
Personally, I would like to thank each brilliant supplier mentioned above. As well as of course Emma Francis, of Emma Francis Events for her on site support. Emma Bovington from Doris Loves for her gorgeous letters. Did you know she has recently taken some up to Kensington Palace?! OOOH I say! I’d love to know how she curtsied carrying her massive letters, and what they spelt out.
Thank you again Claire. English Wedding Blog readers, we hope you love our blog and our shoot. We hope it inspires you to come and visit us soon in beautiful Hampshire.
Search for our shoot under the hashtag #quintessentiallyHampshire. You won’t be disappointed by the inspiration you find there, we promise. Tasha x
Tasha, The Hampshire Wedding Club – http://bit.ly/2jHDWO9
Natasha Baggs, Natasha Jay Photography – http://bit.ly/2HcGUSr
Lou, Beyond Vintage – http://bit.ly/2GZCbpF
Three Choirs Vineyard – http://bit.ly/2q7fK7u
Joey, The Wild Fox – http://bit.ly/1SViWfU
Harriot, Jemima Cakes – http://bit.ly/2uP1c1J
Emma, Doris Loves – http://bit.ly/2GzIKf1
Emma, Emma Francis Events – http://bit.ly/2GFf6Fn
Vicky, Purple Door Props – http://bit.ly/2GAVDpi