Welcome to Monday, lovelies! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. We’re beginning this week with a wonderful editorial photoshoot focusing on repurposing beautiful and unusual items for a sustainable wedding look. All the dresses are from Bridal Reloved, who specialise in sample and pre-owned high end designer wedding dresses. Rustic Rentals styled this fabulous shoot with a showstopping wedding cake by Joanna Pyda and Caroline Clements‘ glorious florals, all set in the charming Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House in Somerset. Everything is captured beautifully by Photography by Chantel.
As both the stylist and décor hire company I set out to create a shoot with a talented group of suppliers which would be both inspirational and aspirational. We wanted the designs used to be achievable for real weddings. We also wanted to encourage couples to consider reducing their impact on the environment by showcasing designs that incorporated re-used items. Highlighting options such as hiring the décor and props, beeswax candles, British grown flowers, recycled paper within the stationery and the re-use of jewels and copper wire within the tiara design. The Venue The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House was chosen as it is a converted dairy farm incorporating large woodland areas so perfect for our theme.
I elected to keep the props and styling very minimal with the focus on the re-use of vintage and modern décor items to highlight how both vintage and modern hire items can be incorporated and upcycled. My style tends to be minimal, rustic chic where I love to combine different textures such as velvets, chiffons and metallics paired with vintage pressed glass, vintage brass and gold modern accessories alongside candles in different sizes and tonal colours. I also like to use items not always used at weddings such as the Vintage Indian cart made from a Vintage Indian door, a vintage door from The Old Milking Parlour used as a table on vintage builders trestles and a beautiful vintage peacock chair.
The natural beauty of the woodland created the mood and tone for our outdoor shots whilst the Milking Parlour creating an interesting indoor setting.
Blush velvet tablecloth with gold beaded charger plates, white with gold rimmed bone china crockery, vintage style pressed glass wine and champagne glasses, gold cutlery, with rich jewel coloured florals in grey vintage style metal urns. Vintage cut glass and modern pressed glass candlesticks in varying styles and sizes with pink and taupe taper candles and a scattering of pink, gold and rose gold tealight holders.
Those Somerset wedding supplier websites for you to bookmark:
Photographer – www.photographybychantel.co.uk
Stylist & Props – https://www.rusticrentals.co.uk
Venue – https://www.oldmilkingparlour.co.uk/
Bridal boutique – https://www.bridalreloved.co.uk
Florist – https://www.carolineclementsflowers.com/
Stationery – https://www.pasteldesigns.co.uk
Cake – https://www.joannapydacakestudio.co.uk
Accessories (Tiara) – http://www.tessastiaras.co.uk
Hair – https://www.hepcatsofnam.co.uk
MUA – https://www.celfiehairandmakeup.co.uk