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Louisa and Will’s August wedding was filled with sunflowers and rustic, elegant styling touches. I think it’s a perfect promise of summer to come – and I hope it lightens your heart a little this Friday morning. The venue is Lapstone Barn, and the day was full of love, laughter, friends, family – and freely flowing champagne! Grab a cuppa, snuggle for a moment and enjoy the virtual company of this gorgeous pair. All images are by Hannah K Photography, who gets a glowing review from Louisa and Will.

Louisa & Will's light and airy sunflower wedding at Lapstone Barn, with Hannah K Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://hannahkphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

I had a recommendation from a friend who was unable to have Hannah as her wedding photographer. When we looked at her website we knew we had found the woman to capture our wedding day. We were drawn to the amazingly light bright and airy style she showcased on her website.

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As it’s actually SNOWING outside today (anyone else?!!) I can’t think of anything more appropriate than a reindeer for this morning’s blog! So snuggle into your cosiest woollies and grab a hot chocolate – because this wintery wedding inspo is just perfect! Images are by lovely Chantel at Photography by Chantel, who worked alongside a talented group of suppliers in the Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House to bring you this gorgeous editorial full of candles and textures: winter foliage, wooden pillar candlesticks and mercury glass combine to make a charming and welcoming wedding table.

Winter woodland wedding styling ideas, image credit Photography by Chantel (18)

Styling is by Rustic Rentals: “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.

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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.

Autumn wedding vibe on English-Wedding.com with Photography by Chantel (11)
Autumn wedding vibe on English-Wedding.com with Photography by Chantel (19)

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.