Autumn is over but we still enjoy fantastic weddings and photo shoots that are infused with gorgeous and sumptuous colors. This shoot demonstrates that you can have a luxe wedding in a rustic setting. Couples who want something personal and intimate but also like the idea of injecting elements of luxury need not choose a venue or décor which immediately ‘fits’ their brief. Playing with contrasting colors and textures creates something original and exciting!
The stylist wanted to create a personal shoot which combined luxurious rich tones and modern couture against a rustic barn setting. The detailing and gutsiness of the wedding dress complete with on-trend fringing and a daring thigh-high split inspired me to create a concept full of contrasting textures, metallics and shapes. This gown has an air of sophisticated-cheekiness, and so it was important to showcase that element in some of the other non-traditional choices that were made, such as the accessories and jewelry.
Patrick’s Barn is an intimate venue, with a huge potential to host weddings which embrace the English countryside. Being a working farm and brewery and the timeliness of the shoot gave the team the inspiration to create a wedding breakfast with Harvest at its heart. The Garden Chef took this idea and not only created a fantastic ginger cake with salted caramel dripping and adorned with seasonal fruits but also created a banquet of pies and English tarts and puddings all with a rustic homemade feel.