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Sopley Mill Wedding

Sopley Mill Wedding

The Victorian Romance

At Sopley Mill 

an autumn wedding at a victorian heritage venue.

Sopley Mill is a Victorian Watermill, tastefully renovated in modern industrial style to provide the perfect blank canvas. The Mill’s iconic red brick walls overlook the water meadows in the Dorset countryside. The couple created a classic, vintage chic vibe with a nod to the 1950s and lashings of pink.

 

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Quintessential English Mapperton Wedding

Quintessential English Mapperton Wedding

The Quintessential Brit

At Mapperton Estate

 

quintessential English heritage meets fashion.

Steeped in centuries of history, England deserves the consideration of any couple planning a destination wedding in Europe.

Literally bursting at the seams with stunning heritage, the English estate wedding venue is exemplified here by Mapperton in Dorset. Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich (yes, the descendants of the very same who made our lunchtime staple fashionable!)

As seen on Wedding Sparrow.

Photographer: Liz Baker Photography https://lizbakerphotography.co.uk

Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab http://canadianfilmlab.com

Floral Designer: The English Florist https://www.theenglishflorist.co.uk

Dresses: Naomi Neoh London https://www.naomineoh.com

Rentals: Apple & Bramble Events https://www.appleandbramble.co.uk

Accessories: Julia Thompson Jewellery https://juliathompson.co.uk/

Venue: Mapperton Weddings https://mappertonweddings.com

Cake Designer: Cake Design by Holly Miller https://www.cakedesignbyhollymiller.com

Hair & Make-up Artist: Tracy Pallari https://tracypallari.com

Hair accessories – Bluebell Bridal – https://www.instagram.com/bluebell_bridal/

Paper goods – By Moon & Tide – https://www.bymoonandtide.com

Silks – C Fleurs Design – https://www.instagram.com/cfleursdesign/

Veil – Sash & Veil – https://www.sashandveil.co.uk

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

The Blush & Modern

At The Almonry Barn

 

Pretty in pink with pops of fuschia at the 800-year-old Almonry barn.

A timeless colour palette of blush and gold is updated with unabashed swathes of pink. Strong inspiration was drawn from the textured surface of rose quartz and the romantic setting of the oldest wedding barn in England. Pink details formed a key part of the aesthetic.

 

Film and Digital photography – Liz Baker @lizbakerphotography www.lizbakerphotography.co.uk
Venue – Almonry Barn @almonrybarn www.almonrybarn.co.uk
Styling, Concept, planning and Table- Beth Ralph Apple and Bramble Events @appleandbramble www.appleandbramble.co.uk
Florals, Styling, planning and concept – Caroline Redpath Fleur Provocateur @fleurprovocateur www.fleurprovocateur.co.uk
Videography – Simon and Kiana Photo @simonandkianaphoto www.simonandkianaphotography.com
Bridal Dress – Sassi Holford @sassiholford www.sassiholford.com
Jewellery and hair accessories – Victoria Fergusson @victoriafergussonaccessories www.victoriafergusson.co.uk
Stationery, aisle runner and table plan – Flick and Flourish @flickandflourish
Cake and macaron tower – Baking chick @mybakingchick www.bakingchick.co.uk
Hair- Rachel at Brothers and Sisters @brothersandsisters
Makeup – Liberty Rowe @libertyrowe
Ceramics- Bridget Themming @bridgethhcc
Table Runner and ribbons – CFleurs Design @cfleursdesign
Wax seals and embossed envelopes – Heirloom Seals @heirloomseals www.heirloomseals.com

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

London Wedding in a Library

London Wedding in a Library

Winter London  Wedding

In a Library on Pall Mall

 

This winter wedding was rich with berry red, gold and green tones. The style was kept simple and classic, allowing the vibrancy of the venue and the couple’s style and personalities to shine.

I love to indulge my passion for architecture and interiors. History is full of fascination for me, be it through paintings, sculpture or buildings – perfect for me as a London wedding photographer.

This London wedding beautifully referenced the careers of the bride and groom with its setting of a private library. Both being university professors there was no better place to celebrate their union than an antique library stocked to the rafters with leather-bound books.

Portraits were shot in the garden of the Pall Mall Club, overlooked by iconic Georgian London townhouses. Afternoon golden hour afforded a few extra shots on the balcony.

 

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Editorial Wedding Photographer | Liz Baker

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Five tips for Fine Art Wedding Stationery

Five tips for Fine Art Wedding Stationery

Fine Art Wedding Stationery = Pinterest Heaven (or Nightmare?)

Fine art wedding stationery is certainly not in short supply. BUT finding the right suite AND choosing from the thousands of lovely designs out there does present a challenge. Pinterest seems to be literally heaving with beautiful samples – you’re not imagining it! How will you possibly choose?

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I love to shoot beautiful stationery at weddings (oh alright, and I’m a design junkie) so I want to help you!  Here are my top 5 tips for working out what you want, and narrowing down the choice of fine art wedding stationery to a really good shortlist.

1. Set your budget.

First, decide how important it is to you to have a coherent set of paperie, or a unique one-of-a-kind design for your wedding invitations. Work out how much you want to spend. Then you will know whether you can look at completely bespoke designs or whether you need to hunt down a (more affordable) stylish semi-custom suite. Bespoke designs are utterly beautiful pieces of art that are a joy to behold and make a beautiful keepsake from your wedding day.  On the other hand semi-custom designs are great if you are on a tighter budget, or need them in a hurry. There are certainly plenty of handsome suites out there.

Fine Art Wedding Stationery Top Five | Liz Baker Fine Art Photography

2. Put your stamp on it.

The next step will be to keep in mind the style, theme, florals or colours that you are planning for your wedding. You might be drawing inspiration from the venue, or the season of the year. Or elements of your romance that you want to thread right through your wedding. This is the stage where a wedding planner will come into their own and do all the hard work for you. So if you’ve booked one you can relax. Or perhaps you are a creative bride and groom who want to be hands-on in your wedding planning. In which case this is when you want to find a stationery supplier who will take your ideas and make them reality.

Fine Art Wedding Stationery Top Five | Liz Baker Fine Art Photography

3. Keep it simple & understated.

Fine art wedding stationery is known for being at once modern and elegant. Often its a minimalist design although that can take many forms. It could be a traditional letterpress font and a thick cotton rag paper. Or it could be an elaborate handwritten design using pen and ink, headed up with an elegant monogram, detail or line drawing of your venue.  These could look quite different but they share simplicity and elegance by allowing plenty of space on the page. Further, these types of design rely on understated elements like the texture of the paper or the watercolour wash applied to it.

4. Think outside the box.

Try to think from the start about every aspect of stationery that you might want.  Save-the-dates, invitations and RSVPs themselves are the obvious essentials. However, here are a few other elements for you to consider. Will you want place-names or escort cards for your tables? Will you want a table layout plan or table names? What about menus, orders of service, ceremony seat reservations, an order of the day, welcome/directions signs, or signage for cards/gifts/signature cocktails? Beyond these items, have you considered handwritten vows or a penned love letter to give one another on your wedding morning? So many possibilities, but the key is to think it all through and decide at the start what you’d like.

Fine Art Wedding Stationery Top Five | Liz Baker Fine Art Photography

5. Keep up with the paperwork.

Keep in mind timescales, since even semi-custom designs need to be ordered in sufficient time. A good rule of thumb is a minimum of 6 weeks before your print deadline for customisable designs, and 12 weeks in advance of printing for bespoke and handlettered designs. Once you’ve found your favourites, be sure to contact the designer and ask what their exact deadline requirements are before you place your order.

Fine Art Wedding Stationery Top Five | Liz Baker Fine Art Photography

So, let’s recap.

Pinterest is a huge resource for fine art wedding stationery, but arm yourself first by remembering these top five: budget, style, simplicity, details, timing.

Help! I’m still stuck in the wedding stationery mud!

If you’ve followed these steps and are still baffled by the array on offer, or if you got stuck halfway through, then cut to the chase. Here are my best 5 tried-and-tested fine art wedding stationery designers that I have personal experience of. (You’re welcome!)

Laura Elizabeth Patrick (Bespoke)

Bureau Design (Bespoke & semi-custom)

Gemma Milly (Semi-custom)

By Moon and Tide (Bespoke & customisable)

De Winton Paper Co. (Bespoke & customisable)

Of course, stationery is just one stop on your wedding planning journey. Get my guide to planning your own fine art wedding sent to you completely free, along with your no-obligation, personalised quote.

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Fine Art Wedding Stationery Top Five | Liz Baker Fine Art Photography

Fine Art Wedding Bouquet Workshop

Fine Art Wedding Bouquet Workshop

The DIY fine art wedding bouquet

Are you a modern bride in need of a fine art wedding bouquet? If so, it is certainly a wonderful idea to consider the DIY route for this special aspect of your day.

By getting along to a one-day workshop, perhaps with your mum or bridesmaids, you’ll learn how to create your own fine art wedding bouquet.

These courses offer fantastic value for money for the fine art bride. It’s one of the recommendations in my guide How to Plan Your Fine Art Wedding which I send out to all my clients when they enquire.

The real cut flower garden

It’s always such a pleasure to hang out with Charlie and her team at The Real Cut Flower Garden. Charlie’s home and garden is a true gem in the heart of rural West Dorset.

A journalist and passionate gardener for 25 years plus, Charlie traded the pen for the trowel and began The Real Cut Flower Garden in 2004.  They were the first company in the UK to send out bouquets of entirely home grown flowers nationwide. Four years ago expert Charlie launched her Flower School, and every year she and her team add to the courses on offer.

Real flowers for real brides

I was lucky enough to get along to the bouquet workshop in June – perhaps the UK’s most beautiful month, flower-wise. Here are some photos from the workshop, including the bouquets which I created with Charlie’s beautiful flowers. (How stunning do they look tied up with hand-died silk ribbons from Kate Cullen?)

Of course, if you are totally not the green-fingered type, don’t panic! Charlie can supply all your wedding flowers, home-grown and cut fresh from her garden.

P.S. Don’t forget to request your personalised quote today in order to get more tips and keys to planning a fine art wedding.

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