Evening sunset wedding inspiration at Willow Grange Farm, with Becky Harley Photography
Hey lovelies! I’m back at my desk after a long weekend in the mountains, and feeling so excited to share this stunning wedding inspiration with you. It’s all about the florals, the light and bringing beautiful sunset colours into wedding styling. Images are by English Wedding member Becky Harley Photography, a favourite Hertfordshire wedding photographer. Becky’s images capture the beauty of this shoot, the work of an amazing bunch of wedding suppliers for Willow Grange Farm, situated between Cambridge and Ely.
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Photographer: Becky Harley Photography
Venue: Willow Grange Farm
Shoot coordinators & stylists: Hall & Co Event Design
Floristry: Feather & Ferns
Bridalwear: Shades of White
Groom’s outfit: Chimney Formal Menswear
Stationery: Lauren, LSP Fine Design
Hair MUA: Primp Powder Pout
Cake: Bitesize Bakehouse
Models: Lauren & Ellis
Elizabeth and Emilia from Hall & Co Event Design wanted to create a whimsical and pretty look with a relaxed vibe and took inspiration from the evening sunset. “We designed a palette of predominantly pastel colors, which was complimented by the use of some darker tones of olive, dusty blue and hints of purple. We also choose to explore texture and opted to include natural textures such as cane and linen. We then developed our initial concept and mood board to include images of the key areas for the shoot, such as the cake and bouquet. We handpicked suppliers who we felt would work with the look and coordinated the shoot, in the run up and on the day.”
“On the day we styled the shoot, including creating a tablescape, lounge area and outdoor ceremony set up. We worked with our chosen suppliers to style their pieces to ensure a cohesive look. We provide props to create an indoor and outdoor lounge area and rugs to style the ceremony space.”
Willow Grange Farm is beautiful wedding venue, set on a working farm. The farm offered the perfect backdrop to the shoot, with its extensive grounds, rustic charm and beautiful Sperry tent, complete with long rustic tables and round bar. We made the most of the setting and explored the surrounding farm land, which perfectly suited the relaxed look we were going for. Renowned for its sunsets, we opted to shoot later in the day and the colours in the skyline worked perfectly with our chosen colour palette, picking out the dusty blues, pinks and oranges in the palette.
Becky is the talented floral designer at Feather & Ferns. “The brief perfectly suited the style of Feather & Ferns and I was instantly drawn to the colour palette of soft pastel tones and some colour hues. I created foliage filled urns, meadow style growing arrangements, pretty table florals and arches. The bride held a garden inspired bouquet with matching circlet dressed with flowing silks in powder blues and soft peach hues.”
Jo from Shades of White felt a bohemian style with a floaty skirt and sleeves worked perfectly for the brief. “I loaned the Sincerity Wedding Dress 44078, this is described by the designers as “A long sleeved beauty! This allover lace fit and flare gown may appear modest, but the V-neckline and low V Back add the perfect amount of flirtiness. Buttons are placed from the low back to the end of the chapel length train” Lauren looks incredible in this style, as though the dress were made for her!
Ellis looks fantastic in a suit from Chimney Menswear. “The rural venue and the botanical theme of the photo shoot with dusky hues of colour were the perfect backdrop for the wonderfully textured brown tweed jacket and collared waistcoat. Worn with the slate blue chinos which gave a relaxed vibe but added a touch of dusky blue to lift the brown tweed. The addition of the liberty floral tie added a hint of pinks and peaches which echoed the floral and botanical theme.”
Lauren from LSP Fine Designs designed the stationery for the shoot. “I picked out the sage green and off white in the mood board designing a bespoke stationery set including menus, name cards, and vows. I firstly painted the eucalyptus using watercolour & then used calligraphy writing to complete the look. For the menus and name cards I created 2 options for the day, one where the name card was attached to the menu with sage green velvet ribbon and another set where the place card stood alone & the menus featured a wax seal stamp. This helped to create two different looks on the day and suggest how small changes in stationery can create different feels. I also created his & her vows, which were hand-written in calligraphy. Not only do these look beautiful for the ceremony shots but they are something which can be cherished after the celebrations. Finally, I also produced the order of the day using watercolour.”
Hair & Makeup artist Ashley Kay created a soft, relaxed, bohemian half up and down hair style that suited the gorgeous dress and flower crown. “We created a natural makeup look for Lauren that emphasised her eyes, kept the skin fresh and natural with a hint of colour on the lips and cheeks.”
The cake was made by Jo at Bitesize Bakehouse. The wedding Cake was a two tier rustic buttercream design with hand painted buttercream flowers tying into the colour scheme for the shoot, dressed on site with fresh flowers to complement the florals used on the day.