When the moodboard for Sirens Song landed in my inbox I stopped in my tracks. Coco & Kat had stepped into my brain! To ardenive you some background as to who they are, earlier last year I photographed a beautiful wedding with Katrina Otter Weddings, she is such an incredible wedding planner, my goodness you’re in safe hands! Kat has now officially jointed forces with Emma from Coco Wedding Venues (be sure to check out her site if you’re venue hunting, it’s an invaluable tool). Together they are Coco & Kat and the master minds behind Sirens Song!
This colourful balloon wedding at Aynhoe Park was as colourful and contagious as the gorgeous couple getting married. For Jenny and Dave, their wedding was a celebration. What better venue to host a big party than Aynhoe Park? The colourful balloons were brought to life in the Orangery. It was the perfect backdrop to show off the punchy colour choices in all their glory.
Rebecca asked me to photograph her branding shoot for the launch of Rebecca K Events. It was such a treat for me to walk into a shoot knowing absolutely nothing and seeing all of the amazing details that Rebecca had sourced. A luxurious aesthetic with soft pink hues and stunning tulle dresses (we all love tulle, right?!) It really was so inspiring!
Anna and Jamie are a young, super fun and outgoing couple and boy did their glamping wedding reflect this! Set in a secluded area of rural Northumberland, they hosted a luxurious marquee wedding with guests glamping on site!
Hannah & Steven chose to host their wedding at the ever jaw dropping Aynhoe Park. Wearing a subtle, blush pink wedding dress, Hannah was a stunning bride. Who would love a pair of those glitzy Jimmy Choos too to walk down the aisle?
Peonies are loved by all, with the exquisite scent, the gorgeous big ruffles and the various colours, whats not to love? With such a statement flower, it’s possible to have a bouquet with only peonies which is exactly what Lucys choice was for her wedding at Aynhoe Park.
Primrose Hill Farm oozes opportunity and it was the perfect backdrop for a four seasons shoot. I always feel theres a lot of pressure on couples to create a theme for their wedding day – whats your colour scheme is on the tip of everyones tongues. A seasonal direction creates a wonderful opportunity in my eyes. In a world where everything is available most of the year round, the four seasons would actually do you a favour. Using seasonal flowers and food is key to ensure that you’re not only avoiding spending unnecessary money where it wasn’t needed (by trying to get out of season flowers at a premium price!) but it would enable your suppliers to select the best quality for you as they will have the luxury of availability on their side.
It’s always so inspiring to shoot at new venues, and Newington House was no exception! This beautiful 17th Century stately home was the setting for Georgie & Bens beautiful wedding last year. The wow factor starts at the gates!
Choosing your wedding day colour scheme is one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make early on in your planning process. As soon as you’ve set your venue, colour scheme is up there on the list that requires a big tick! Knowing your colour scheme will make all of the other detail decisions easier – invites, flowers etc. Image: Diana McGregor If you’re still struggling – here is a guide that I found in Martha Stewart Weddings to help you!
Finding your dream venue is one of the biggies! With it, brings confirmation of your wedding date which means the ball is set rolling for all other supplier enquiries. Below is a helpful set of questions I found through Wedding Venues magazine which I wanted to share with you. It should help you glide through your first site visit!