This absolutely wonderful artisan and eco-friendly inspired styled shoot took place at the prestigious Whitewed approved Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester earlier this year. A collection, of largely Whitewed approved wedding professionals teamed all of their skills and shared enthusiasm for sustainability and the environment to produce this inspiring and stunning styled shoot.
Fi of Corky and Prince, a highly talented florist and event stylist has shared it with us, read on to hear all about it....
Photographer Rachel Jane Thomas and florist Fi at Corky and Prince wanted to create a classic English wedding vibe in the beautiful Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester and showcase a hand-picked team of local suppliers who have a distinctive ethical, sustainable or artisan dimension to their work.
As a floral designer and stylist, Fi's inspiration for this shoot was the soft vanilla, coral and cream tones of the ranunculus 'butterfly ariadne' flower. She added key motifs, ferns, terrariums and fuzzy peaches to add texture and evoke an English summer’s day. The bridal bouquet was a natural cascade style with floaty asparagus ferns together with scented stocks and 'Cappuccino' dianthus.
The on-trend 3-D flower dress was made in the Cotswolds by wedding dress designer My Eden who creates one of kind dresses by hand for brides who want a bespoke gown. The veil was created by local seamstress Ran of Lace and Blush Bridal and hair and make-up was by Polly Morton who is based in Malmesbury and offers bridal hair and make-up packages for weddings across the Cotswolds.
The wedding rings and pearl earrings are by The Middle Green. Swindon-based jeweller Tom McDanielson uses reclaimed gold and diamonds to craft his timeless pieces. CeCe Cartman of Dymond’s Shoes offers an amazing service where she customises your existing (comfortable!) shoes into wedding day wonders. All the work is done by hand in her ‘Customise My Shoes’ service. CeCe also offers a range of amazing wedding shoes and accessories to complete your wedding day look.
The wedding invite and stationery features a hand-painted watercolour by local artist Hannah Page and is printed on recycled paper to a high quality finish. Hannah can create bespoke stationery for your wedding including illustrations of your venue, church and maps to help guests find you. These unique pieces create a lasting momento of your special day for you and your guests to keep and treasure.
The gorgeous three tier buttercream iced wedding cake was made by local baker Kimmi's cakes who creates amazing designs for your wedding and other special occasions from her home in Swindon.