Author: lucydavenport

Bridesmaid mix and match dress inspiration

It is common knowledge that finding one bridesmaid dress to suit all is almost impossible. Luckily, if this is your wish then companies such as Two Birds are a godsend with over 15 different ways to tie one dress! At a recent wedding at Soho Farmhouse all of the bridesmaids wore different dresses – they looked stunning so I thought I’d explore this idea more. Each girl had different body shapes, skin tones, hair colour and personal tastes….there was even a baby bump!

Bridal knitwear look book – I never called you a dream

Bridal knitwear is making an appearance on the wedding scene and I love it! Earlier this year I travelled to Amsterdam for a photography conference. I find myself most inspired during my travels and therefore like to take advantage of this! I wanted to take the opportunity to collaborate on a shoot as a result of being there. As a result, I reached out to cashmere bridal knitwear designers Klaartje and Ella from Madame Seguin. Brussels based bridal designer Valentine Avoh provided the beautiful dresses for the shoot with textures of layers and feathers which worked perfectly with the cashmere. The accessories from SIBO Designs brought a luxurious touch along with the statement jewellery from Cotton & Gems. Aesme had kindly hand drawn some bespoke botanical pieces to tie in the element of nature. The bridal knitwear “The knitwear collections are made in Mongolia by small knitting factories, made from cashmere yarn that is spun in Mongolia from fibers that are sourced from Mongolian herders. Madame Seguin’s core values include supporting the nomadic lifestyle and protecting Mongolia’s …

Summer at Sezincote wedding inspiration with must see floral details!

I’m so excited to finally share this Summer at Sezincote wedding inspiration with you. I was instantly spellbound by the Sezincote Estate. I’ve spotted it before between the Cotswold hills but the drive up to the House is probably the most magical for a wedding venue. You’re then lead up to the big reveal of the 200 year old Mogul Indian palace which is simply breathtaking. What a setting for a wedding!

Wedding design – advanced master class with Zita Elze

Working again with the incredible Zita Elze and her students attending the Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class, the creations of Noriko Kondo from Japan have been featured on Flowerona: Florist Friday. The student This was the third time Noriko has studied with Zita and she says that: “Every time she pulls out some of my hidden, unknown ‘inside’ emotions to enable me to create beautiful pieces. She’s a true magician. This is the distinctive thing about her course, always! Creativity, surprise and art. The working process is intense and tough but I was proud of myself and happy at the end of the courses every time. These feelings motivate me to go to the next level.” Noriko’s designs featured ranunculus, roses, craspedia, scabious seed heads, eucalyptus and bupleurum. They’re perfect colours for a fresh, spring wedding, wanting to bring the outdoors in with those gorgeous greens. Zita Elze See more of Zita’s work here.

Seasonal wedding inspiration at Aynhoe Park

The idea of this shoot came about from a collaboration between myself and Indulgence Catering, a boutique catering company that I work with often at weddings. One of our regular venues together is the indescribable Aynhoe Park so we just knew we had to use this as our location. We created a stunning, seasonal inspired shoot in the Orangery of Aynhoe.