Me and the lovely Steph, of Fairy Nuff Flowers fame, met while working on Katie & John’s beautiful Northbrook Park wedding a while back, and instantly hit it off. We have a very similar sense of style and share a love for all things pretty, whimsical and rustic. While we’re lucky to get to work together on the same weddings from time to time, at some point we got the idea for a day of creating something purely for the love of it and on our own terms, mostly in order to keep our creative juices flowing. The shoot was something nice to plan and look forward to in the dark winter months.
I’ve been obsessed with a pink & turquoise colour scheme for a while, so that was our starting point. Our plans evolved slowly from there, following trips to antique markets and local thrift stores. We ended up with two different set-ups; a quirky tea party with a twist, incorporating surprising elements such as deer antler, and a rustic picnic type set-up, for which we wanted a cute Victoria sponge cake, decorated with flowers, as a focal point. This is where Charlotte from Restoration Cake came in and made the most adorable cake, plus some decadent cupcakes for the tea party setting. To complete the picture, two start up stationery design companies, Rose and Ruby Paper Co. & Berinmade, created the prettiest paper goods that fitted the briefs perfectly.
All in all the day was just bliss. After a long time of planning, and collecting items for the shoot, we were surrounded by so much beauty that represented exactly the kind of things we would love to see at real weddings. And it goes without saying that Steph’s flowers were the perfect stars of the show.
As well as the table settings, one of my goals was to take some flowery pictures that would work as fine art prints, and I’m pretty pleased with how these came out as well. If you’re interested in having some flowery goodness on your walls, you can see a selection of wall art over at mnoo.com. Some of these images also ended up on the pages of the latest issue of You & Your Wedding magazine, so if you want to see more check out the March/April issue, out now!
P.S. I took sooo many pictures that it was quite hard to trim this post down to something sensible, keep on eye on the other girls’ blogs as you’re bound to see more prettiness from this shoot to come.