Here is a little wedding treat for you to enjoy, a nice distraction from those lockdown blues!
Prior to Kedleston Country House being our hands, a talented team of East Midlands wedding experts came together to create the most beautiful styled photoshoot using our Orangery, so we only came across this by chance. And what a delightful find it was.
Whilst we had no involvement and didn’t occupy Kedleston Country House at this time, it would be a real shame not to acknowledge this beauty and give a massive round of applause to the talented team of wedding experts who planned, directed, created and applied all of their unique talents to such a gorgeous and inspiring styled photo shoot.
Although the shoot was created a number of years ago now, it still feels so fresh and current combining so many lovely elements that are certainly still in fashion today; botanical, feathers, macramé – “perfect for the boho bride who wants to create a cosy and inviting space that’s still stylish” quotes Rock my Wedding.
Courtesy of Rock My Wedding….
Magda the Photographer: I reached out to a group of East Midlands finest creatives to put this shoot together and we managed to pull off a fantastic collaboration. Styled shoots are similar to organising a wedding and by working with committed suppliers the process is really enjoyable, easy and creative.
Since I remember, I’ve always loved the bohemian type of life: hippy, involved in the arts, connected to nature and free spirited. I wanted to create my vision of a boho wedding: modern, elegant, soft, feminine with botanical plants, using macrame and feathers as styling elements.
As a team, we decided to keep the colour palette simple and focus on the colour green which represents my personal connection with nature. We also added metallic copper and silvery-blue touches to complement the ivory colour of the macrame and mixed green hues. Geometric candle votives and crystal cut glassware were used on the table to add a contemporary feel to the overall design.
For the floral design we wanted to focus on different textures and shapes. Our mixed foliage garland along the length of the table included a variety of succulent plants, giant poppy seed heads, fluffy ferns and interesting leaf shapes. We also added rosemary and other herbs to follow an eco/boho vibe and add a wonderful aroma to the table decor.
Our cake table was dressed with a large hanging macrame piece, overlaid with beautiful laser cut copper calligraphy signage and feathers. On the table we had a two tiered semi naked cake decorated with flowers and foliage to match the theme, copper painted macarons and geometric iced cupcakes. We also wanted to create a statement cake alongside the cake table and Natasha suggested a hanging macrame design with trailing foliage which worked wonderfully with the other styled elements.
I chose Kedleston Country House because of it’s beautiful location at the bottom of the Peak District. The venue has a beautiful Orangery where the light comes from the ceiling providing a very flattering light. Kedleston Country House has a stunning interior including animal horns and is a perfect wedding venue for anyone who loves nature, good food and beautiful rustic interiors. Not to mention the fantastic hospitality we all experienced during the shoot.
During my supplier research I came across the website of The Rustic Wedding Company and I fell in love with Lesley’s styling. I felt a great connection between her style and mine – we both love countryside, nature and simplicity. I shared my Pinterest Board with Lesley and she made a beautiful styling plan (similar to a mood board) taking care of listing all small details to guide the other suppliers involved with the shoot.
Beautiful Dresses were chosen and provided for the shoot by Jessica from Shade Bridal. The pale mocha dress with soft silk tulle and corded lace on the bodice was called Azriel and comes from Watters Brides.
The second dress had scattered beads made with silk tulle with floral design that drifts down the dress from the bodice and the sleeves were from The French Collection by Wendy Makin.
Macrame is really popular in the USA but not so much in the UK yet so I had to ask two Etsy suppliers for help. The Main Table has a table runner made by Wall Knot, and the Cake Table decorations were made by Clove and Hitch. All hand made, crafted especially for the shoot.
The beautiful dream catchers were handmade by Dream Catch Me Designs. Some of the ribbons and lace used to make them were from 1970!”
Photography by Magda K