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

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In 2016 flowers won the internet. But it was the lush greenery of botanical styled shoots which really stole my heart. Today the greens are just divine… this is wedding style in fabulous colours to whisk you away to another world – and of course, to inspire your wedding! It’s lush and lovely and wonderfully on trend for 2017.

modern colonialism wedding ideas in London with Claire Graham Photography (17)

Words by Tori at The Boutique; images by Claire Graham

modern colonialism wedding ideas in London with Claire Graham Photography (15)

The Boutique – London’s newest wedding experience – was the location for our shoot.  Founders Tori Harris and Vicky Mallinson were inspired by this fusion of old and new creating a stunning space that is light and airy, nods to a ‘vintage’ style within the furniture but ultimately looking beautifully modern.

Their inspiration for the styling of The Boutique coming from the fruit du jour – the pineapple.  Traditionally a symbol of luxe and hospitality pineapple prints subtly adorn the walls of The Boutique. Taking this tropical touch a step further with flamingo prints featuring on the walls in the bathroom and water glasses.  The whole space has a air of luxury while remaining quirky and fun!