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Inspiration - A Botanical Secret Garden


Venue: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

Shoot: The Glasshouse

Theme: Fresh, Botanical, Elegant, Simple with a tropical influence

Gold, neutrals, sunshine yellow with a pop of pale pinks

Our models: Calvin Cervoni and Sadie Maltby from BMA Agency

I have been SO EXCITED TO share the images of this one with you....enjoy!

The inspiration behind the shoot began when I visited RHS Wisley with my Mum who is a green-fingered keen gardener. I was completely in awe of Wisley’s exquisite gardens and its unusual plants and flowers within The Glasshouse. I immediately imagined a bride walking along the pathways of The Glasshouse in her gown stopping to look at Orchids and palms... and so the vision began.

The venue itself is situated in the stunning Surrey countryside, nestled amongst many traditional wedding venues. I really wanted to show couples the potential that The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley has for wedding receptions, particularly as it a ‘dry hire’ venue it can be difficult to imagine a room set up for an event.

Amy Fanton and I had previously discussed collaborating on a styled shoot together, her photography has a beautiful, sophisticated style to it and I knew that she would be able to capture the shoot in the way I was imagining. Together, we pulled together a fabulous team of suppliers who each brought something creative and unique to the team and the shoot.

Due to the tropical nature of The Glasshouse, the floristry aspect became a key focus for us. Paul from Petal To the Metal had some fabulous ideas which assisted us in forming the botanical theme. He created a jungle floor style table runner with potted plants and succulents, interspersed with elegant vintage candlesticks. From there we expanded the botanical aspect by adding air plants and terrariums – Jie from Ding A Ding has a fabulous collection which added an extra dimension to the venue and decor.

Amy had also managed to source vintage circa 200 year old botanical prints in Portobello Market which we wrapped around seed boxes to use as favours on the table. These were partnered with ‘take one and watch love grow’ cards created by Jinder from The Finer Details. She provided us with the prettiest collection of stationery, using a pale pink calligraphy font and floral designs to marry into the botanical theme.

Our gorgeous bridal model Sadie, was dressed in a stunning, bohemian style Claire La Faye ‘Heart Of Gold’ gown from Heart A Flutter, (I’m completely in love with the gold detailing) whilst our handsome groom Calvin wore an Ascot Grey Slim Cut Carlton Lounge Suit from Hugh Harris. Our hair and make-up artist, Katie Richards created a romantic, elegant and dewy look with loose flowing curls and neutral tones which was then complimented with accessories from Donna Crain.

One of my favourite elements of my job is helping clients pull together all their ideas in aspirations and combine them into a beautiful vision. I love styled shoots, as they allow everybody involved to experiment with their creativity.

We had an incredible team of suppliers collaborating to help us bring together our vision – huge thank you to all of those involved.

This photoshoot was featured on Rock My Wedding and in Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine.

Vendor List:

Photography - Amy Fanton Photography, www.fantonphotography.com

Stylist: Amore Star Events: http://www.amorestarevents.com

Venue: RHS Garden Wisley, www.wisleyvenuehire.co.uk

Makeup, Hair & Nails - Katy Richards, www.weddingmakeupandhairstyling.co.uk

Bridal Gown - Heart Aflutter Bridal, http://heartaflutterbridal.co.uk

Flowers - Petal to the Metal, http://petaltothemetalflowers.uk

Terrarium Display: DingaDing Terrariums, http://www.dingading.co.uk

Cake: Le Papillon Patisserie, http://www.lepapillonpatisserie.com

Accesories: Donna Crain, http://donnacrain.com

Stationary: The Finer Details, http://www.thefinerdetails.co.uk

Groomswear: Hugh Harris Menswear, http://hughharris.co.uk

Table, Linen & Chairs: Bentley Brown, http://www.bentleybrown.co.uk

Bride Model: Sadie Maltby, BMA Models, http://www.bmamodels.com

Groom Model: Calvin Cervoni, BMA Models, http://www.bmamodels.com

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