Peony wedding inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by Heline Bekker (25)

Who else adores peonies? I bought more than I could carry home from my calligraphy workshop last week, and they’re still blooming fabulously on my mantelpiece! So to share the peony love, I have this stunning shoot for you today from our lovely friend Gwenda at Bohotanical and photographer Heline Bekker. Get your Pinterest face ready and prepare to fall HEAD OVER HEELS….!

Peony wedding inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by Heline Bekker (30)

Gwenda explains how the shoot came about…
“The premise of this shoot was to find beauty in simplicity, exploring how a restrained colour palette and minimal detail can be anything but bland! That Amazing Place is a fabulous space – something of a blank canvas, but filled with character, so just perfect for the aesthetic of this shoot. I’ve always loved ribbons, and although tying a decent bow drives me to distraction, my first thought was to use them as the key motif. As we were shooting in June, peonies were the obvious choice; I hadn’t ever just used them on their own, without foliage or other blooms, so this seemed like as good a time as any to do so. I picked them all from a local flower farm, and chose an array of pinks, mostly soft but with both brighter and deeper touches for interest, and various petal formations for texture. All the varieties came together in the bouquet, which had trailing ribbons in coordinating pinks; then on the table, single stems were placed in small vases to each could shine by itself.


Happy weekend, lovelies! It’s been a mega busy (birthday!*) week here at English Wedding Blog HQ – I’m celebrating summer and our new shop opening and dashing around like the busy bee I am! Oh, and there’s just one more day for wedding suppliers to apply for my birthday sponsorship offer here.

*I’m somethingty-something. Going on seven. 🙂

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Today’s styled shoot is pretty, feminine, summery bliss with unstructured floral loveliness, delicious decorative hoops (I love these!) and the prettiest brides in flowy, ethereal and wearable dresses. It’s a real treat for my birthday week and I hope you love it!

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The pretty images are by lovely photographers Rebecca at Farries Photography and Sophie Oldhamstead who spent the day at Maiden’s Barn capturing this gorgeous styled shoot.

I’m so in love with the bouquets from Olivia’s Roses – and the floral theme carries on with beautiful accessories by the very talented Charlotte Rose.

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