In this week’s Wedding Wednesday blog post, I’m delighted to feature a beautiful shoot with photos by wedding photographer Lucy Davenport. Sarah Motley of Sarah Harper Flowers was the florist responsible for creating the wonderful floral designs.
Sarah said: ?I was lucky enough to be contacted by Lucy to be the chosen florist for a photo shoot in the Cotswolds. She was very open to new ideas and visions I had on which flowers would make for a great shoot. With the grounds of Painswick Rococo Garden being so spectacular, I wanted to incorporate some colour into the shoot, whilst also keeping in it soft hues. The building which appeared in some of the photographs was deep rustic red in colour. As the shoot took place in June, I knew we were trying to create a summer wedding. So I decided to use purples and peaches in my floral designs, rather than using the darker hues of the rich reds.
Peach is a colour of which most don?t agree and Lucy did have her reservations with it at first, as it can be often seen as old-fashioned and out of place. But she ended up being delighted with the colour choice! I chose the peach to complement the purples and lilacs, as I knew it was a colour scheme which works so well against the creams and greens I was also incorporating. And I wanted to show it can be modern! So, with the purple clematis and nigella being used alongside the garden roses and peach hypericum berries, all enhanced by the subtle fragrance of the Norma Jeane roses and lavender, the scene was set for a perfect English summer’s wedding day!!?
The companies involved in the shoot, which was for Cotswold Bride magazine (website) were: Location | Painswick Rococo Garden, Dresses |The Mews of Notting Hill, Designers | Rime Arodaky & Laure De Sagazan, Shoes | Emmy, Make up | Harriet Franklin, Hair | Liam Sharkey, Crockery | Cotswold Vintage Party Hire, Furniture & Linen | Bordello Banquets, Cake Table: Jelly Cake, Flower Lollipops: Eat My Flowers and Stationery | Retro Press.
Thank you so much to Lucy and Sarah for all their help in compiling today’s blog post. You may remember that I featured an interview with Lucy on Flowerona, a couple of years ago? And here’s a link to the Sarah Harper Flowers website, if you’d like to see more of Sarah’s floral designs.
(Images: Lucy Davenport)