Welcome to the new week everyone! How is this glorious sunshine making you feel? On such a beautiful day I simply had to share this stunning shoot found in my inbox – it’s by a super talented bunch of Cirencester wedding suppliers, whose artisan, sustainable approach has my heart. The stunning images are everything – every shot is just perfect. They’re by Rachel Jane Photography, and the words (and dreamy florals) are by lovely Fi from Corky and Prince.
“The warm tones of coral coloured roses were refined with a complimentary palette of neutrals including carnations, stocks (smelt heavenly!) and the ethereal ranunculus ‘butterfly ariadne’ with its soft tones of vanilla and cream. We added key motifs, ferns and fuzzy peaches to add texture and evoke an English summer’s day.
Our aim was to create a classic English wedding vibe in the grounds of the beautiful Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. We wanted to showcase a hand-picked team of local suppliers who all have a distinctive ethical, sustainable or artisan dimension to their work to show that you can have a sublime wedding with a team who share your values.
At Corky and Prince Wedding and Event flowers, we take care to minimise the environmental impact of our work in a number of ways, including recycled containers, harvested rainwater and chemical free British flowers (in season). A percentage of our profits go to fund education projects in rural India.
The 3-D flower dress was made in the Cotswolds by wedding dress designer My Eden who creates one of kind dresses by hand for brides who want a bespoke gown. The wedding rings and pearl earrings are by The Middle Green. Swindon-based jeweller Tom McDanielson uses reclaimed gold and diamonds to craft his timeless pieces. CeCe Cartman of Dymond’s Shoes offers an amazing service where she customises your existing (comfortable!) shoes into wedding day wonders. All the work is done by hand in her ‘Customise My Shoes’ service. The veil was created by local seamstress Ran of Lace and Blush Bridal.
The wedding invite and stationery features a hand-painted watercolour by local artist Hannah Page and is printed on recycled paper to a high quality finish.
The RAU has been at the forefront of agricultural and land-based education for 170 years. Based in Cirencester, it is home to 1200 UK and International students. It is also a venue for weddings with a number of characterful reception rooms, a multi-denominational Victorian Chapel and stunning gardens.
The RAU wedding supplier list
Wedding Dress Designer: www.my-eden.co.uk
Flowers and styling: www.corkyandprince.com
Hair and make-up: www.pollymortonmakeup.com
Stationery: Hannah Page Weddings
Venue: Royal Agricultural University www.rau.ac.uk
Model: Emelie Kelman