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Styled Shoot Feature: Save the Date Blog

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

A shoot I had the pleasure of working on was recently featured on Save the Date magazine's blog. The theme was 'rustic vibes meets whimsical luxury', and it was shot at a brand new venue in the Midlands: Hanbury Wedding Barns.

The aim was to capture stunning relaxed images based on elegance and luxury, whilst set amongst the traditional beauty of a rustic and natural barn environment in the countryside. Each talented vendor interpreted a touch of luxury within their own display. Whether that was streams of flowing velvet ribbon on the stunning whimsical, hand tied bouquet, gold wax seals on luxurious velum paper menus, or crystal wine glasses with glistening gold cutlery throughout the table styling, for increased textures and impact.

The planner Lynsey added: "We wanted to inspire brides with a contemporary style and seasonal colours, against the original features of brick work and timber beams, with a strong message that barn venues are the perfect blanc canvas for creativity and luxury."

I created stationery with some dahlia illustrations and a colour scheme of pastel pink and blue to co-ordinate with the styling. I chose to print on handmade paper with a vellum wrap and wax seal to add that extra bit of luxury.

The venue is family run and features an elegant red brick ceremony barn with exposed timber frames, a gorgeous lake and wheat fields which all gives a really rustic vibe. To create a romantic feel for the shoot there were soft tulle fabrics, pastel flowers in the arrangements, handmade paper for the invitations and gorgeous additions of gold in the table settings.

There were also some amazing foodie touches with the cake and macaron favours, and a huge grazing table which worked indoors and out makes a great feature for a reception.

Venue Hanbury Wedding Barns / Planner, Co-ordinator and Stylist / Wedding Care with Lynsey Claire / Florist Dotties Flowers and Finery / Photographer Stott Weddings / Cake Bake Pod / Stationery Rebecca Richards Designs / Props & Signage Sass Weddings / Hair Styling Amelia Hair Styling / Bridal Make-Up Make-Up By Harper / Wedding Dresses The Bridal Rooms / Grazing Platters Grazing Platters

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