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Luxury Lavender tones with Statement Florals – Northbrook Park, Surrey, UK (March 2020)

My inspiration for the shoot was based on one of my favourite colour palettes, lavender and heather tones. I wanted the wedding to have a luxurious feel with a focus on large floral arrangements. The light & bright ceremony room was the perfect backdrop for the shoot. Ellice – Willow & Blossom

Northbrook Park was chosen as the setting for this styled shoot. The perfect Surrey country wedding venue: a historic grade-II listed, 18th Century manor house, surrounded by manicured gardens, and handily located just outside of London. Light and airy spaces and a stunning fireplace creating the focal point of the ceremony room.

For this cake I took the overall inspiration from the luxurious feel of the wedding, and the grandeur and brightness of the venue. For the colours I went with soft lilac shades but kept the sugar flowers white and neutral to allow the beautiful floral arch to frame the cake. If you look closer, you’ll find that the floral lace details dotted around the cake matched the wedding dress beautifully, which is one of the things I love to do when I think of cake inspiration. Nina – Meadowsweet Cakes

There were two main floral elements for the shoot, a stunning floral archway full of scented lilacs which framed the extravagant cake and a huge arrangement adorning the grand fireplace. The table centre was kept simple and elegant to incorporate the colour scheme but to keep the focus on detailed styling. The bridal bouquet was full of spring blooms & lots of textured foliage to compliment the other designs. I love adding trailing silk ribbons to a bouquet to add extra movement and interest. Ellice – Willow & Blossom

I wanted to keep the table stationery as simple and elegant as possible, so as not to distract from the florals. I went for a minimal design, featuring a delicate illustrated branch and then a touch of gold calligraphy for the place cards. The subtly textured paper was hand finished with a deckle edge to add a luxury look. Katy – Olive & Millicent

With a focus on floral, I wanted the dresses to really embrace this theme. So I selected some floral gowns from the Bridal Indulgence collection that had a romantic yet modern look. The gowns at Bridal Indulgence are perfect for the modern bride looking for something a little extra special and which worked perfectly at Northbrook Park and with this team of suppliers. Kerri- Bridal Indulgence

Hair & Makeup
I wanted to create a natural and flawless finish to the make up as I felt that would work well with the elegant theme of the shoot. I kept the hair simple by adding a soft wave which worked with the beautiful accessories. I then amped it up for a slightly more editorial look - adding gloss to the eyes and slicking the hair back made it edgy but still chic and modern. Abi – Abi Taylor Bride

The tablescape is romantic with a beautiful colour palette of heather, lavender and ivory. Natural textured linens soften the look with the chic gold beaded charger plates and gold cutlery which add a luxury feel. We wanted the tablescape to be refined and timeless, vintage cut glass tapered candle holders, tea lights and glasses add another dimension. The luxury linen napkins bring the flowers and the table styling all together, tying the napkins in a knot creates a more relaxed feel. To achieve this look Use fabrics and different textures to soften Keep the styling simple and well planned Limit the colour palette to a few colours and tones of those colours. Claire – The Luxe Design Co.

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