This shoot had been a long time in the making, and was inspired by the Pantone Colour of 2020 – blue, and a love for all things vegan and eco-conscious couples planning their big day. Apton Hall is an exclusive Wedding & Events Venue set in the idyllic Essex countryside with history dating back to The Great Survey of 1086.
Carefully pulling in wedding suppliers who could visualise our end product, Jennie from Bridal Hair by Jennie & I started on a mood board with a range of colours in the palette but with the main focus on different hues of blue.
We wanted the shoot to inspire eco-friendly couples, and show how different wedding suppliers could incorporate this ‘go-green positivity’ into a wedding day without breaking the bank.
With styling by Party Squared – Victoria is known for her ability to mix her beautiful props & create not only a stunning atmosphere for your wedding day, but also offer guidance on what colours work well together to create different feelings & emotions dedicated to match your wedding colour palette.
Colour was a major key for our shoot & straight away Victoria set-too to ensure we had the correct hues & matching items from her collection to give us the best look for the day. She developed the mood board, and by using different textures Victoria helped create our ideal look for our something blue shoot.
Sarah from Smoke & Ash created some beautiful handmade recycled jewellery and accessories to match our eco-friendly guide which fitted in perfectly to the theme.
Stock Florist matched our colours and created a dreamy ceremony backdrop which was re-used again to sit behind our Bride & Groom at their Wedding Breakfast. Being able to re-use items like this will save a Bride & Groom as Sam & her team can create a different look but with the same props & flowers by simply moving their creations to a different room on the same day. The Bridal bouquet was also re-used and can be seen again as the table centre piece for our Bride & Groom’s wedding breakfast.
Showcasing one of her rare two-piece Bridal Gowns, Miina from Indie Bride London jumped on board when we sent her the mood board. It was a difficult choice to pin point just one gown as all of her “Boho meets modern” dresses are sure to appeal to all future Brides looking for a one-of-a-kind show stopper.
Complimented with Jennie’s soft textured messy-bun using her vegan products and hair jewellery delicately hand-pieced together by Hey Jules in our matching colours. Sash & Veil added one of their fabulous ombre looks with a tinge of pink for a floaty romantic feel, and Katie Poole MUA finished our Brides look by painting handmade cheek stain from infusing red berry tea with coconut oil & using cool tones of blue & grey’s around her eyes.
Our fabulous hand-painted wedding cake was designed by Lauren from The Honey Bee Wedding Cake Company with matching tile-style biscuits. Lauren used vegan ingredients & the cake was then placed in front of Victoria’s handmade geometric backdrop serving as a statement decor piece to add to the room and circulated carefully with hand-dyed, textured fabrics to bring the whole look together.
Our local formal wear company, Dapper Chaps, stepped in to complete the Groom’s look with a lounge suit from their current collection. The tweed waistcoat was spot-on for our modern country-barn venue, and the navy suit blended with the rest of the day.
Finally the finishing touches were added with wedding stationery created by Heather of Leigh Calligraphy. These invitations were made from handmade recycled paper and finished with handmade wax seals. Perfect for this blue inspired eco-wedding!
This shoot can also be seen as featured on Bloved Wedding Blog!
Photography by Laura Jane Photography
Styling Party Squared
Venue Apton Hall
Bridal Gowns Indie Bride London
Floristry Stock Florist
Makeup Katie Poole MUA
Stationary Leigh Calligraphy
Veil Sash & Veil
Jewellery Smoke & Ash
Hair Pieces Hey Jules
Suits Dapper Chaps
Videography Pursey Productions