Wild Mountain Wedding

Wild Mountain Wedding

Tom and Louisa asked for a wild flower wedding in an awe inspiring mountain setting on the Welsh boarders. Set on a Farm with space for camping, a stream that ran through the field and a gorgeous timber frame barn it was not a challenge to set the scene.

Adding sophistication and wow factor to inspire their London guests was more challenging! My colour pallet was charcoal grey, the colour of the bridesmaids dresses, so they had a minimal edge to the look. My solution was found in Andy Sturgeon’s garden designs, taking core structural elements in natural materials and using these as a juxtaposition against the soft wild flower planting – genius.

With that in mind I commissioned White Cottage Weddings to create the stationary. They used a Calligraphy font and gave everything a simple water colour wash background. Louisa’s theme was Bee’s, so tables were named after different breeds.

The informal Humanist Ceremony was thwarted by rain and thunder so unfortunately moved from its teasel backed spot in the gardens amphitheatre to a canopy provided by Morgan Allen at Whole Wood Designs.

Using a bespoke oak frame arbour as the ceremony backdrop they wedded in front of a host of white origami paper cranes suspended from the structure. Surrounded by crates of flowers and lanterns.

The canopy was filled with fairy lights and paper lanterns that reflected the flower colours with pops of dove grey.

We built hay bale sofa’s on site and created seating areas using rugs, throws and cushions, again, in the colours of the flowers. The original ceremony plan was to use these in the garden to create picnic type lounging areas for the guests, keeping the feel very relaxed.

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As the guests moved inside they were blown away by the magical feel inside the barn. With a ceiling of rambling pea lights and walls coloured by pink up-lighters the mood was set. Wooden trestle tables stood covered in charcoal grey napkins and earthenware plates with rings in the colours of the wedding. Bespoke pine and metal table risers were topped with concrete cube planters spilling with flowers.

In the evening guests were treated to lights in shades of blue and pink with a mirror ball over the dance floor set high into the apex of the roof.

Even the wedding night had a touch of splendour with Morgan Allen providing a hand crafted yurt with timber frame bed set down by the stream underneath a fabulous Oak tree. This was styled to bring the outdoors in with green cushions and throws, wooden furniture and some romance in the form of Moroccan lantern lighting and chiffon drapes over the bed.

Tony and Star’s Bright Gypsy Festival Wedding

After two years of planning and a new addition to the family Tony and Star finally tied the knot in May and Verdigris were lucky enough to do the styling and design. Working closely with the extremely talented Karen Morgan at Passion for Flowers to bring the colours of a Mexican Fiesta to their relaxed celebrations.

The Ceremony took place by a in a small copse of woods by a lake in the grounds of Hogarths Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham. We created hundreds of coloured hearts to line the walk to the celebration which were also used in the little jars of flowers. A ribbon canopy with floral centre and ribbon arch – later dressed with flowers brought the theme of the day into the gardens.

“Many thanks for the weekend the place looked incredible, we actually cried when we pulled up at the field!” Tony Griffin

The reception, held at Alcott Weddings, a field for hire set next to a fishing lake just a short drive from Hogarths. Deckerdence’s double decker bus marquee was booked to transform the field into a quirky pop up venue. Complete with a black and white checked dance floor, spot lights and festoon that twinkled across the lake.

We brought in white leather Chesterfield Sofa’s, a ribbon and fairy light ceiling canopy, coloured metal lanterns, bale covers and palm trees as well as many other little touches to transform the site and bring the designs to life.

As we arrived on Saturday morning to add the final touches to our work I was absolutely wowed by the stunning cake supplied by ‘The Sugared Rose’, although sketches had been provided the final article was far beyond my wildest imaginings!

An amazing weekend and incredible team effort, thanks to all involved x

Behind the scenes at my spring time Copper and Botanical Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Behind the scenes at my spring time Copper and Botanical Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Last Spring I teamed up with Marta May Photography and Castle Yurts at their home – Kinnersley Castle in Herefordshire to shoot a copper and botanical inspired Boho shoot to showcase their new yurt structure.

It has been a whole year since all of our wonderful suppliers arrived at this magical venue and I have only just got around to sharing the images because it has just gone to print with Vow Magazine.

We are thrilled to share behind the scenes hair and makeup pictures with Hair By Tabitha and Victoria Jones MUA as well as stunning night time shots of the location and the spring time blooms and buds in the garden.