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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This Autumn I am proud to be partnering with some very beautiful wedding venues in the south west of England, as a preferred supplier for luxury wedding photography. Today I am delighted to introduce my partnership with Brympton House. I believe a Brympton House wedding will always be a perfect country house wedding. In the exquisite film stills below you can catch a glimpse of what Brympton House offers you as a deluxe wedding venue. Take a look at this Brympton House Wedding Gallery.
You have the choice of three different licensed ceremony spots – the adjoining chapel, the Castle House with its dark beams (once a cider distillery), or the Palladian temple. There are more than six different but equally elegant indoor rooms available to you for your receptions. And don’t overlook the outdoor terrace, lawns and gardens with their endless pretty nooks perfect for romantic wedding photography, and for your guests to stroll through. For example, just take a look at the magnificent Great Hall, with its wall of stags’ heads and Autumn sun glinting through its impressive mullioned windows.
Set in 33 acres of parkland at Brympton D’Evercy in Somerset, the house boasts the longest straight stretch of staircase in England, and has played host to a number of period films and TV dramas over the years. Its beauty and character is simply breathtaking, and a Brympton House wedding is sure to look and feel magnificent! Styling and floral design are also available from the talented in-house team.
There are 26 guest bedrooms in total on the estate (including the romantic honeymoon suite) with two family suites, so ample room for your close friends and family to spend the night. Brympton also offers glamping in 20 beautiful bell tents overlooking the Victorian walled garden. As one of natural light’s loudest cheerleaders it is perhaps no surprise that my favourite things about Brympton are the stunning windows, doors and archways.
If you are planning your wedding at Brympton House please get in touch to find out more about a special offer just for you when you book. I will also shoot your wedding on real film – just like the stills you see here – so that your wedding images will be as elegant and full of character as Brympton itself.
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Shot on Fuji Pro 400H film and my Canon 1V at Brympton House. Films processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.
“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”
― Henry David Thoreau
Stills taken at The Stone House and the beach, Charmouth, using a Mamiya 645 and Canon 5D. Shot on Fuji 400h and Portra 400, processed and scanned by Carmencita.
“I write to beg that you will gratify me by taking a drive with me this afternoon. I shall call at five o’clock if that hour will suit your convenience…”
So began one of Woodrow Wilson’s messages to his first wife Ellen, penned in his own immaculate hand. Together they had three daughters and she went on to become First Lady. Sadly she died during the second year of his Presidency.
Wilson is famed for his ardent letters to Ellen… In another message he wrote:
“Please go to ride with us this evening, precious little girl, so that I can whisper something in your ear—something of my happiness and love, and accept this, in the meantime, as a piece out of my very heart, which is all yours but cannot be sent as I wish to send it by letter.”
These simple notes from the late 19th century inspired the following images, taken in a beautiful Georgian Somerset townhouse.
Luxury wedding photography portraits can be taken before or after the big day – enabling you to spend all day with your guests but still achieve beautiful bridal portraits. For example: the bride in the week before her wedding, or the couple on return from honeymoon. Would you like to know more? I would love to hear from you.
Shot on Fuji Pro 400H | Developed & scanned by Carmencita Lab | Florals and calligraphy by Callie and Bea