Hey, beautiful! I have a treat for you today – not just one editorial, but three looks and styles from one enchanting Gloucestershire venue. Join me at the Matara Centre in Tetbury, for a sublime collection of wedding ideas from a talented bunch of local creatives and wedding suppliers. Images are by Photography by Sally-Anne, who introduces each look and scene below.
“The Matara was carefully chosen for its beauty and Asian fusion where bamboo and beautiful light is plentiful in the gardens. This wonderfully spacious venue creates a feeling of tranquillity and peace throughout. Couples will have a plethora of choice for their special day and be able to create the most stunning memories together.
We carefully chose all our suppliers where soft pinks, subtle golds, beautiful foliage with orchids and peonies were the core of the styling, all connecting with the beautiful swaying Asian themed gardens of the Matara.
The inspiration for this shoot was our very talented dress designer Katherine Jo Designs, in collaboration with Photography by Sally-Anne. Katherine (Jo) had just released a new collection of her own personally designed and created wedding separates.
Part one: quintessentially English styling with a beautiful Asian twist
The first collection of images feature a traditionally English wedding but with an Asian twist.
Featuring lots of pinks and gold, stunning light and gorgeous styling from all our local suppliers.
Peonies and orchids, golds and bamboo, all matching and beautifully creative.
Bursting with inspiration and pretty details and from cakes to stationery, rings to table centre pieces, beauty in all directions.
Part two: romantic portraits in the secret garden
The second theme was the secret garden with pretty hedgerows leading in to a garden of tranquillity, just perfect for the couple’s private romantic portraits.
The Matara has so many secret areas just crying out to be used for those dreamy romantic portraits.
Total peace and nothing but bird song with swaying bamboo and pretty grassy tracks leading to buttercup fields and a cute little bridge, just perfect.
Part three – sustainable wedding style
The third theme featured bridal separates created by Katherine Jo Designs from bamboo silk, (sustainably and ethically produced). This beautiful set of separates is so soft and feminine.
Off the shoulder showing beautiful bone structure and of course your chosen jewellery, in this case a diamond necklace created by Holly Robinson Jewellery, who personally creates her designs from sustainably sourced diamonds and precious metals.
All of Katherine Jo’s designs can be created using recycled and sustainable fair-trade fabrics. This design was separates with the under bodice created in an organic cotton jersey and the lace bodice made from recycled/repurposed lace. Featured here among the bamboo which we though was rather fitting!
In Katherine Jo’s own words “I make every dress to order. This means any of my designs can be produced using organic, recycled, sustainable and fair-trade fabrics. Wastage is kept to a minimum and wherever possible, my stock samples have been produced using recycled, sustainable or surplus stock fabrics.”
Those Matara Centre wedding suppliers for your planners!
The Matara Centre
Photography by Sally-Anne
Kathryn Delve Florist
Cakes by Mrs F
Rachel Neate Makeup & Hair Stylist
Rebecca Richards Designs
Katherine Jo Designs
Turner & Hares Cirencester
Elsa Rose Boutique
Henrietta – Floral & Events Stylist
Holly Robinson Jewellery
Butterfly Balloons Swindon
(Models Latisha, Jenny, Joseph and Holly)
Butterfly Balloons SwindonCakes by Mrs FElsa Rose BoutiqueHenrietta Floral and Events StylistHolly Robinson JewelleryKatherine JoKathryn Delve FloristMatara CentrePhotography by Sally-AnneRachel NeateRebecca Richards DesignsTurner and Hares