From The Little Lending Company – “After finding out you can get married in a beautifully over-grown orangery at Stradsett Hall in Norfolk I just had to set up a shoot there with some of my props from hire company – The Little Lending Co. I was completely moved by its ethereal quality and all that natural light with tall walls of glass, pale metal framing and greenery giving it all the allure of untouched treasure.
I’d been lusting after all the lush green pins on Pinterest lately too and seems green is the only way to go with naturally enhanced venues packed with seasonal blooms and foliage!”
From The Little Lending Company – “With the high drama of green lavish plants scaling the walls against the terracotta orange tiled floor I was in heaven. A perfect backdrop for our shoot.
I just loved the aesthetic of mixing overgrown and sized foliage with more delicate little details of soft feathery ferns and fluffy cotton heads on the long flowing tablescape put together by Flower 30. Created from a base of Snowberry, Moss, Birch bark pieces, Steel grass, leather leaves and asparagus fern. The Little Lending Co’s mini glass medicine bottles, used light bulbs, log blocks and brass candle sticks we’re then dotted through among cotton stems, Allium, Hellebores, Amaranthus and Rosemary.”
“The juxtaposition of industrial and scientific pieces against the raw botanical space gave the shoot a modern twist with our period pieces. From cylinders of glass and science room stands and equipment bearing stems and foliage to old dark wooden library card drawers filled with curious bottles. Metal scales held Melissa Morgan Designs green and rose delicate hand-made headband in one of the shots.
We later used the equipment to feature foods along with old reading books and little metal weighing scales. A nostalgic feel for some of the featured pieces from The Little Lending Co.’s range with a mid- century cool for this styled station.
Mimolo added a little luxe to our stationery with botanical hand illustrated invitations with sketches of a wreath design with berries and cow parsley. A matching envelope with crisp calligraphy looked so good together. Simple escort cards were strung across a textural well-worn green door with little snippets of green ivy heads and leaves pegged on.”
“Kirsty at Zany Boutique worked a truly earthy feel for the hair, Taking Anna’s hair from a sharp, precision cut bob and transform it into something softer and give it more flow and versatility, using clip in real hair extensions. Adding soft flowing curls with a little oil to maintain shine. Fishtail plaits were added to each side of Anna’s hair than tousled them to give them a more worn look, and entwined them all together into the center of the hair. Adding some foliage on top of the braids to give an update on using foliage in bridal hair.
Ezme Isgate our MUA created a beautiful matte base set with luminous pressed powder and simple rose blush added to the apples of the cheeks. A latte eye shadow was applied all over the lid and angel swept into the socket for a gentle color. Finished with luxurious lashes and a pale pink lip butter.
That statement floral bouquet by Flower 30 was oversized and show-stoppingly beautiful. Bold and brave florals have our heart and can’t wait to see more of this coming through with bouquets. A mix of palm leaves, hellebore, allium and colourful deep red tails of Amaranthus. Twigs of plums, asparagus ferns and leather leaves were also worked into this. White fluffy cotton heads made a welcome new texture. A delicious combination for a strong look.”
“For the second look we wanted to add a little more glamour in Katrine Morgensen’s Grace dress with the most delicate lace overlay detail and covered button back. Decorated with gorgeous glass beads and paneling of lace added into the trumpet skirt.
Through the hair Kirsty added style dust from the roots and ends giving more lift and volume. This gave more of a raw, undone look with a little iridescence from the shimmery dust. A loose fishtail braid was worked through Anna’s hair, draping it over her shoulder, and finished off by tousling the hair and adding more foliage and white berries between the sections. Anna wore a bright copper hair band with delicate 3d floral detailing by Melissa Morgan Designs band for a look that added a little shine. Ezme added black gel liner winging it out at the outer eye and a touch of gold glitter liner to in inner eye and above the black liner. This look was completed with a deep berry plum on the lips for a brave bridal look.
A second bouquet by Flower 30 was green and glorious. Foliage freshly picked with a loose and textural feel. Fuss free but still as striking in deep forest green shades.
Soft white festoon lights were strung across the tall steps and into the green back wall for the final part for the shoot with little glass details on the steps along with White wire lamp shades with jars of cotton heads inside for a fresh take on lighting features.
All the striking imagery is by Amy Lewin Photography, so natural and subtle in her approach. These images captured the mood and our vision perfectly.”
Photography: Amy Lewin // Styling & Props: The Little Lending Company // Model: Anna // Hair: Kristy Jones-Hanford at Zany Boutique // Makeup: Ezme Isgate MUA // Dresses: Katrine Morgensen // Bridal Accessories: Melissa Morgan Designs // Cake: Buns of Fun // Floral Design: Flower 30 // Paper: Mimolo // Venue & Food: Stradsett Hall in West Norfolk, UK.