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!
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.
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.
I’ve worked closely with Zita Elze for some years now. Zita is a incredible floral designer and recognised worldwide. She shares her knowledge on advanced wedding design courses at the Zita Elze Design Academy. One of Zita’s students, Kim Soo Yeul who’s work I photographed has been featured in Wedding Flowers magazine.
.Something blue was inspired by the private dining room at Paradise by way of Kensal Green. The room has the most gorgeous tones of blues which I wanted to be the emphasis of the shoot. Collaborating with a fantastic team, I drew in cool blues, greys and golds throughout all aspects.
I was delighted when Eco bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha asked me to photograph her 2016 Haute Couture Collection. Her dreamy wedding dresses are infused with the tranquility of an ethereal goddess for wedding perfection. Sanyukta is one of the kindest, most genuine people you will ever meet. She is selflessly donating 10% of all 2016 collection sales to help the earthquake victims in Nepal, where each dress is preciously handmade. Thankfully the production team survived this tragic event, but help is still very much needed. Sanyukta’s decision to use these natural/eco fibres in her collection underlines her commitment to environment and development focusing on ‘Beauty with a conscience’. Through blending sustainability with her ethical believes, Sanyukta also intends to create opportunities for village women in Nepal, by merging and turning their traditional skills into delicate fabrics and exquisite designs. Sanyukta adds “The women of the villages in Nepal have been hand weaving fabric for centuries. The reality is, however, that this is a small cottage industry and hand looming is actually on the verge of extinction. …
Are you short of inspiration on this dreary Wednesday? I have the answer! The top 100 wedding blogs have just been released, unveiling the most popular, and most influential blogs in the wedding world. I wanted to share this huge amount of pretty with you so get ready to be totally inspired!
This post has the wow factor! Drum roll please…for a real flower wedding dress! Back in October I visited Brides The Show in London. I really can’t recommend visiting this show enough. Hosted by Brides magazine, it really is an industry leading show. There is a fabulous array of suppliers, inspiring talks, DIY workshops and the catwalk show is always a work of art. The highly sought after florist, Zita Elze provided a show stopping display, which did in fact bag her the Editor’s Gold Award.
There are so many amazing sources of wedding inspiration for brides out there and I suspect you have already found your favourite UK magazines and blogs – perhaps even some overseas blogs too. I wanted to share with you some publications that you might not have stumbled across yet.
Each year, Pantone select a colour of the year. This colour is always a direction for fashion, beauty, design, interiors….and of course, weddings! – for 2015, they’ve selected Marsala. A naturally robust and earthy wine red, enriches our minds, bodies and souls.