Good morning, lovelies. Today’s feature is a little different – it’s a beautiful styled wedding look which was created over the summer months, when lockdown rules were relaxed to allow small gatherings and intimate weddings. It’s likely summer 2021 might follow the same path, with couples having to build flexibility into wedding planning – and so this shoot is even more inspiring for how it looks, and how it was put together at short notice. Huge thanks to lovely Chloe Kennedy for sharing this with us today. You will find a full supplier list below – and don’t miss the beautiful video!
Photographer – Freya Steele
Stylist, Planner & florals – Chloe Kennedy (Kennedy Events & Weddings)
Wedding Props – Kennedy Events Hire
Venue – Temple of Minerva Botanical Gardens, Royal Victoria Park, Bath
Video- FJB Visuals
Coming out of lockdown and with some new freedom over the summer months, we were able to create this mini styled shoot at the beautiful Temple of Minerva, based in the Botanical gardens, Victoria Park, Bath.
With COVID still fixed on everyone’s minds, we are all trying to find new ways of working. Jess Taylor, Venue Manager for Park Weddings, approached me. Jess was putting together a promotional video showing the Temple off to its best and I was delighted to be asked to style the venue.
With 48 hours notice and limited access to suppliers, I was fortunate to secure Freya Steel Wedding photographer. The Temple is a beautiful light and airy place, set in the most amazing grounds.
With the recent changes to weddings, we kept this styling to an intimate number; keeping it simple I used the table runner for inspiration for the whole shoot. I wanted a relaxed vibrant space; I opted for a citrus colour scheme.
Using props available to hire through my Kennedy Event Hire business, I’m passionate about repurposing and sustainability. The majority of my props are vintage or repurposed.
Carrying on the citrus vibe I set up a homemade lemonade welcome drinks station, using our rustic cart, with an eclectic mix of vintage glass. I have slight obsession for vintage coloured glass, nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see it adorn a modern set up.
Natural cotton muslin was used draped to frame the window in the ceremony space and the beautiful moon gate that frames the views of the gardens and the Boho style picnic area, with crates used for our after party area and gin bar.
The use of stoneware ink bottles, that date as early as the 1900’s house my locally sourced sherbet coloured blooms, whilst foraged greenery gave it a just picked feel.