A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to collaborate with Jess Soper Photography and a group of other very talented people. We wanted to explore alternative ways for wedding flowers, the theme was Winter, the idea was to think outside the box and create a look that would be so different for a wedding that it would grasp viewers and evoke their thoughts. We knew for definite though that we wanted to involve feathers somehow….
Grabbing many of our ideas from nature, we took the brainstorming session prior to consolidating the final plan everywhere, the absolute must though was to involve as many of our home grown flowers as possible. In mid February that’s no easy task but with the combination of Skimmia, Hellebores, Ivy flowers, dessicated seed heads, Eucalyptus, Ranunculus and succulents from our small greenhouse, we managed. A few imported additions of Amaranthus and Calla added to the effect and what we had created blew us away when the photos were returned.
Hayley our model has a very strong look and we wanted to emphasise this with the flowers she carried, the pheasant feather headdress enhanced this. The light, that bleak and cold February day was amazing, the venue of the ruin of Little Birch Church more so.
If you want to challenge the conventional white wedding way of thinking, take a look at the images below. It just goes to show that British seasonal flowers can be used for dramatic effect, not just frill…..
Styling and Flowers; The Country Garden Flower Company
Photography; Jess Soper Photography
Make up; Millie Johns
Model; Hayley Crawford