Spice it up with warm tones
Today I am sharing how you can have a neutral fine art wedding colour palette, yet still incorporate warm tones in your florals and details to spice things up a little.
Florals that stand out from the crowd
The classic blush palette is lovely but ubiquitous, and we all know that elegant green and white never goes out of fashion! But by adding just a few shades of yellow and mustard we can really elevate the style. These tones will stand out a little without overpowering the timeless aesthetic of the fine art wedding style.
I gave this editorial the title “Go Gently” after a line in a song I had recently performed at a family celebration. Called Underneath the Stars, it’s a beautiful modern folk song by Kate Rusby (click here to listen). Inspired by this title, the collaboration focuses on keeping things simple and serene. Our quintessential English country manor and gentle styling brings to mind scenes from Jane Austen.
Going gently on the senses with a warm but pared-back palette of creams, yellows and just a touch of blush. Going gently on fashion with an elegant Chantilly lace dress. Going gently on nature with seasonal & foraged florals, hand-dyed artisan silks & paper goods, and natural beeswax candles.
Created from the heart
It was shot entirely on both medium format and 35mm film, to ensure a raw, natural look. We demonstrate here the beauteous possibilities when you invite thoughtful creatives to work with you on your wedding design. Creatives who work from the heart, making with their own hands, working together to produce a truly one-of-a-kind wedding.
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Classic Fine Art wedding
Today I am sharing a beautiful fine art wedding, captured on film in a country village. I really love it when couples keep it elegant and pared back. Featuring pops of red and a cream tea reception, this is a classic and elegant fine art wedding. I shared this lovely couple’s engagement shoot a while back.
Autumn/Winter Colour Palette
Finally we have the first snow in years here in the West Country! It’s a real winter wonderland out there, so before it melts away I want to share this late Autumn wedding. With lush greens and rich berry reds it features a beautiful wintry colour palette to the florals and cake, in addition to the fading hues of the Autumn leaves. There are lots of pretty details here – and the most darling flower girl and pageboy!
The country chapel ceremony for close friends and family was followed by a relaxed Cream Tea in the sweet old village schoolroom. The minimalist interior of the Somerset chapel – with light-washed walls and dark oak pews – gave a great backdrop for some crisp imagery. I shot the ceremony mainly on black and white film.
Afterwards in the old schoolroom mouthwatering profiteroles, meringues and scones were laid out on trestle tables, and washed down with local cider! All provided carefully and with exceptional service by local caterer Jean.
Luxurious film tones
A change of venue and outfits saw the second part of this wedding in London, which I will share later. But for now, enjoy the gorgeous Kodak film tones of this lovely Autumnal Somerset wedding!
Photography: Liz Baker Fine Art Photography
Film: Kodak Portra 400, Portra 800 & Fuji Neopan 400
Lab: Richard Photo Lab
Floral design: Little Thatch Florist
Dress: Tom Flowers by Berketex
Shoes: Ruby Shoo
Veil: Demelza Charity for Care of Children, Canterbury
Jewellery and hair accessories: Monsoon Accessorize
Hair: Emphasis, South Petherton
Flower girl’s dress & shoes: Monsoon
Cake design & catering: Injeanious Cakes, South Petherton
Vintage engagement ring from Budapest
Ring box: Secret Keeper Box
Cider: Perry’s Cider Mills, Dowlish Wake
Stationery: Wren Press, London
Silk ribbons: Lancaster & Cornish
Fragrance: Jo Malone
I am delighted to share this stylish wedding photography, as Abbie and Callum united two Scottish clans. In the father of the bride’s speech we learnt how in darker times these two clans fought each other to the death and there was no love lost!
However on this day Abbie and Callum reversed that trend by marking their commitment to one another and dedicating their baby son. Finally the service closed with a live acoustic rendition by the whole congregation of Elton John’s Your Song as they sang: How wonderful life is, while you’re in the world.
Abbie’s personality is as sparkling as her Cole Haan shoes – shoes which were not only stunning but also pretty comfortable, because she danced up the aisle with her father and back down it with her husband. And then – after a few group shots and some champagne – they danced into their reception!
Redhouse Barn in Worcestershire was the perfect venue for this relaxed but stylish wedding photography, and for Abbie and Callum’s unique wedding. In addition to the dancing shoes, the families and their kilts were there in force. Once all Scottish socks were on, handsome thistle boutonnieres finished their look. A close friend’s son made a handsome pageboy in full attire, who took his job as ring-bearer extremely seriously, guarding his precious cargo in his sporran until the moment.
The weather was typically British and could not quite decide. Sunshine and showers took their turn but we still got our golden hour at sunset, as well as some amazing triple rainbows which everyone tried to capture on their phones.
Another wonderful feature of this wedding was the lovely flower girls. Having been a bridesmaid twice as a girl I remember the magic of the experience – totally different to being one as an adult. So it was really great to see this opportunity being given to a sweet little troupe of young ladies. The girls looked very fine in their fresh flower crowns, and they all earned their fun creche session and tea of their own during the speeches.
Thank you Abbie and Callum for inviting me to document your day.
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Shot on Fuji Pro 400H and Ilford Delta 3200.
Photography: Liz Baker
Venue: Redhouse Barn
Florist: Flowers by Anna Brian
Hair & Makeup: Karen Mason
Dress: Sesay Bridalwear
Flower girls’ dresses: John Lewis
Rings: Simon Lewis Jewellery & Hatton Garden
Shoes: Cole Haan
Kilts: MacGregor & MacDuff
Lab: Canadian Film Lab