Hey beautiful! So today… you’re going to want to hide away for 5 minutes to really fall in love with all of these images. No distractions, just pure wedding escapism with some fabulous, creative, hugely talented wedding suppliers. This inspiration shoot is BURSTING with stunning florals, has the cutest couple (and pooch), divine stationery and sumptuous styling by lovely Sophie at Idyllic Days. It’s all captured beautifully by lovely Kerry Ann Duffy Photography. I’ll leave you with Sophie to chat about bringing this glorious shoot to life.
Our inspiration was aimed at the couple who favour a natural yet modern romantic bridal style. Giving a modern take on an autumnal wedding colour palette and considered detail.
Perfect for the couple who like a creative challenge, are looking for styling tips and who love dogs – yes, there’s a Dog!
Kerry Ann Duffy’s photography style is timeless and romantic. The swoon worthy light filled images are worthy of a sit down with a cuppa to take in all the pretty.
The venue: The Ferry House boasts waterside Estuary views and a fabulous barn for bridal couples, nestled in acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by wetlands. The estate also boasts a new Coach House with brand new rooms to create the ultimate guest experience. They offer a personal service for couples who seek a relaxed, informal wedding with bespoke menus using home grown and locally sourced produce.
The Bridal look: The dress was the starting point of the shoot – I simply love the dress and whilst chatting to the fabulous Jeska at The Bridal Boutique of Jules, we discovered we had a mutual love of the same Bowen & Dryden ‘Rose of the Forest’ dress. We knew it would look perfect on Katie and I planned her look with the amazing hair and makeup artists. Natural but feminine and adding a strong lip for the evening look.
I’m a sucker for accessories and knew that the embroidered veil from Sash and Veil would match the detail on the dress. We went all out and added a beautiful floral crown and big floral earrings for the day look, from Sophie & Luna. We finished the bridal look with gorgeous velvet mules in a strong colour which tied in with the floral colour palette.
Groom: To suit the waterside and barn setting, we chose a dark tweed for Lewis with a deep burgundy tie and shoes. The team at Slaters were so helpful and professional and we loved his look. The man bun was a must!
The Floral Style: Liberty Florals (Sister company to Idyllic Days (HIRE & Styling)) created loose natural living blocks, a large floral arch, bridal flowers finished with Silk & Purl’s ribbons, hanging feature and table florals using a mix of Garden Roses and velvety Chocolate Cosmos along with other blooms to create interest from texture, colour and shape. The colour palette was a rich, modern autumnal look with chocolate, salmon, cream and rust.
Details / Flat lay: Kerry Ann Duffy and I have a mutual obsession for flat lays and detail shots. She captured all the pretty perfect with her signature style. When we work together on real weddings, we often set up a flat lay to be photographed as a surprise for the bride, adding in her scent bottle and floral accents to give a styled look capturing all the little details to remind her of the morning.
The Tablescape: I wanted to create a dark moody tablescape allowing the florals to pop against the backdrop of the barn. The black plates and gold cutlery are favourites from our new ranges; due to launch in June. We invite couples to consider their practical elements in terms of style, as the tablescape is often overlooked. The entire bridal party spend a large proportion of their day seated at their place setting – why not make it beautiful and memorable? The addition of a coloured water glass, napkin and decorative props can infuse the couple’s sense of style effortlessly.
Indulging in your creative side is such fun when planning for your wedding. Many of our couples ask us for creative ideas for the table plan. The creative table plan we made for the shoot is so easy to replicate – I simply used a favourite floral print as a backdrop and added A5 cards. The florals helped to style it – we often repurpose the living aisle blocks to the tableplan to maximise usage.
Photographer – https://kerryannduffy.com
Concept, design & styling – https://www.idyllicdays.com
Venue – https://www.theferryhouseinn.co.uk & https://www.gettingmarriedinkent.co.uk
Dress designer (this one’s important for us!) – https://www.bowendryden.co.uk
Bridal boutique – https://www.boutiqueofjules.uk
Accessories – https://www.sashandveil.co.uk & https://www.sophieandluna.com
Suit designer – https://www.slaters.co.uk
Florist – https://www.libertyflorals.com
Rentals – https://www.idyllicdays.com & http://couvert.co.uk
Silk ribbons – @silkandpurl
Stationery – Sophie @thesilkenpress
Shoes – Asos (bride) https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-wide-fit-wonder-pointed-mid-heeled-bow-mules-in-rust-velvet/prd/12338118
Shoes – GROOM Slaters https://www.slaters.co.uk (groom)
Hair – https://www.facebook.com/blowdryskent/
Make up – https://www.bear-beauty.co.uk
Film – https://www.filmourday.co.uk