This characterful barn venue finds its perfect match with foliage and flowers, rustic cakes and woodland details…
Be inspired by effortless calligraphy, rustic renaissance table details, organic greenery all with a nod to it’s evergreen rustic location.
When working with stunning venues, understated florals with emphasis on foliage, natural movement and texture works wonderfully, the room feels dressed and enhanced yet is not disguised. The gorgeous Cotswold stonework of the barn has subtle warmth gently enhanced with natural elements and styling that feel as though they belong and sit comfortably within the building. I used a selection of different foliages and flowers chosen for their seasonality or interesting forms. Graceful white Veronica flowers add highlights, movement, and lead the eye. Delicate star shaped white narcissi were added for a wonderful scent. Subtle green hellebore flowers studded throughout the designs add visual interest and an extra layer of texture and colour and finally the beautiful soft silvery kochia just invites you to touch it and to me mimics the look of frost laden evergreen foliages in winter.Although our shoot took place in November a similar look could be created in the warmer months too. To achieve this home grown cottage garden or wild flowers would work wonderfully, looking as though they had been freshly gathered from the stunning garden or fields surrounding the venue. Flowers such as wild carrot, white cosmos, white sweet peas, feverfew, oxeye daisies, ammi, delicate ephemeral grasses and lush new foliage buds or blossoms could all be used to create this gorgeous look but in keeping with nature and the seasons. There are many florists now who work with home grown and locally sourced flowers, a good website to find florists who work with British flowers is www.thebristishflowercollective.com.
Claire Spiller – Garden and Wild
The emphasis for our Elegant Rustic styled shoot was placed on simple sophistication with a colour palette of soft greens, white, nude and subtle hints of gold. By keeping the palette simple the finer details shine through.The dessert table was a key component of this shoot and it was influenced by not only the theme but also by the seasonal changes in November. Italian treats such as; Panettone and Biscotti featured alongside the modern take on the ‘Naked’ Cake. This was complemented with tree slices and wooden cake stands and framed with a subtle gold frame from The Vintage Hire Company.This look can be re-created on any budget and can be adapted to suit most venues. Using warm tones such as the gold hints and candles can also take the look through to evening celebrations.
Lauradana Day – Wedding Creations
PHOTOGRAPHY | Theresa Furey
STYLING | Wedding Creations
FLOWERS | Claire Spiller Garden and Wild
LOCATION | Brockworth Priors Tithe Barn