Today’s styled shoot is completely different to our usual posts…and we love it. As we all begin to evaluate our roles in the preservation of our world and our ecosystems, this shoot comes as a lesson on how we can all feel more connected to the environment.
Submitted by florist Sharon Pointen and including one of our faves, Mia Sylvia, the shoot is a beautiful take on being at one with nature, and observing the seasons.
“Imagine our nature loving bride and groom gathering a selection of delicious fruits, perhaps catching fish from the river and creating an intimate celebration of their love.” Sharon
Autumn is a magical time of year with the abundance of fruits, seed pods and interesting flowers & foliages, including hops, fresh walnuts, blackberries, grapes, apples which are exciting little gems to be found when exploring and foraging.
“These eclectic textures and elements were key to creating the look. For the flowers, I wanted them to make you feel like you are cocooned within a blanket of seasonal colour and scent” Sharon
There is certainly an abundance about this shoot which has a real seasonal vibrancy about it. Lots of colour from the beautiful food, foliage and flowers. Sharon had wanted to make a double bouquet for a while, and pair it with an intricate statement head-dress, so this was the perfect opportunity.
Indeed, honouring and respecting the seasons as a supplier and a couple is on the rise, and we love that so many couples are finding the time to understand growing cycles and sourcing things locally and from vintage fairs/markets.
“With each area, there were botanical influences,. The dress was created by Mia Sylvia using natural dyes, including avocado and roses” Sharon
Mia is well known in the East Anglia wedding community for her innovative take on silk and fabric dying. She forages and uses waste/thrown away items to create beautiful garments, dresses, headscarves and linens for tables, draping etc. Each piece is unique and injects a real unique flavour.
The back drop was a delightful rustic cabin by a river; challenging due to it’s size but with a lovely array of details which could be utilised.
“It was important to use these without everything looking crammed together. I love the cabin; I had seen it a few years earlier and imagined the floral installations we could create there. Thankfully the owners were happy for us to put this photoshoot together” Sharon
Buns of Fun created the beautiful cake which continued the foraged theme. Hair and makeup on Cathy, the model, were kept loose and natural; adding to the whimsical, romantic air of the shoot. I don’t know about you, some of the photography by Big Phat Photos reminds us of a beautiful Renaissance painting!