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Brympton House

Brympton House

Brympton House

Here you will find the perfect Valentines Day wedding planning ideas from Chocolat (the movie released in 2000). The film featured some scenes shot on location at Brympton House. Brympton was once described as “the most incomparable house in Britain”. See more inside the house.

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it.”

Take inspiration for a Valentines Day wedding from Chocolat, the iconic romance starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. Based on Joanne Harris‘ book, the storyline is bursting with joie de vivre, colour and life. Scroll down to enjoy the images from an editorial I shot, featuring in this month’s issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding.  

“I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crashing among the hazels and nougatines.”

The movie’s main character Vianne – and her love of chocolate – sparked our inspiration. Luxurious chocolate truffles were made by hand at The Chocolate Society. They’re seen here in coordinating shades of burgundy, caramel and duck-egg blue. A decadent twist served at your cocktail hour, or a mouthwatering treat in favour boxes for your guests!

“Old habits never die. And when you’ve once been in the business of granting wishes, the impulse never quite leaves you.”

Our bride waited in excitement in the walled garden – preparing herself to walk the outdoor aisle to the temple – its brickwork brought to life again with a lush, verdant installation.

I bet you’ll want to curl up together and watch the film. (Don’t forget the chocolates.) See the full gallery here.

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This look would suit any outdoor wedding, country house wedding or destination wedding.

“The process of giving is without limits.”

Warm, joyful and honest, this wedding has a relaxed feel, with Brympton House pictured as a French Chateau. A riot of floral colour adorned our table on the terrace. Elegant, classic gold cutlery and beaded chargers are offset by the simple farmhouse furniture. Blush David Austin roses jostled with vibrant poppies, anemones, delphiniums and ranunculus. Delicate pops of purple come from the snakeshead fritillary and grape hyacinth.

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Concept & Photography: lizbakerphotography.co.uk  | Venue: brympton.house  |  Styling: brymptonstyling.co.uk    |  Flowers: stemsofsomerset.co.uk  | Dress & accessories: sassiholfordtaunton.co.uk  | Stationery: bureaudesign.co.uk  |   Cake: bakingchick.co.uk  |  Makeup: natalieberrymakeup.com  |  Rentals: keepingitvintage.co.uk  |  Chocolates: chocolate.co.uk  |  Silks: Little Acorn Silks  |  Film Lab: richardphotolab.com

Warm colour palette wedding ideas

Warm colour palette wedding ideas

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.

Go Gently

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.

Featured on Wedding Sparrow!

This wedding inspiration was featured on Wedding Sparrow.

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Concept, Direction & Photography: Liz Baker Fine Art Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Emma Joy The Wedding Planner | Floral Designer: Bramble & Wild | Dress Designer: Naomi Neoh | Accessories: Victoria Fergusson Accessories | Venue: Pennard House | Cake Designer: Baking Chick | Hair & Make-up Artist: Tracy Pallari | Stationery: Laura E Patrick | Silks: Lancaster & Cornish | Shoes: L. K. Bennett London | Ring: The Antique Jewellery Company | Ring Box: Bride to Bee

Elegant white-washed chapel wedding

Elegant white-washed chapel wedding

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!

Country Chic

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!

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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

 

Somerset Engagement Shoot | Cider County

Somerset Engagement Shoot | Cider County

All of my full wedding collections include a complimentary Somerset engagement shoot.  Or we can head to the Dorset coast or a Devon beauty spot.  If you don’t live locally then it’s the perfect opportunity to book a B&B and make a weekend of it in this beautiful part of the country.

As many of you know I am a total devotee of the traditional film format.  If you want to see the amazing luminous tones and vivid colours then scroll down now!  Add to that the fabulous grain…  These scans from the lab are mostly un-edited.  It’s really difficult – and often impossible – to reproduce these qualities in a digital image.  This Somerset engagement shoot included quite a few black and white images at the couple’s request, and was shot entirely on film.

You can see the similar luminosity in this countryside couple session and this coastal session, both shot on film.

Rachel and Robin met several years ago but had since moved on in different directions in life. Last year their paths crossed once more and they have found love later in life.  They had planned a blessing in St Paul’s Cathedral but it was proving tricky to arrange.  For their engagement shoot we decided to visit the sleepy Somerset village where they enjoy Sunday church services together.  We took a few shots around the little church, and wandered the lanes.

Then a lovely thing happened.  A woman from the church recognised them and threw open the wrought iron gates to her beautiful garden and orchard – complete with rope swing and meandering stream!  We captured some lovely images which really represent what this Cider county is famous for.

Rachel and Robin went on to reorganise their wedding to take place in the church you see here, with an English Cream Tea and Cider to follow for their guests.  Their cocktail hour and evening meal then took place the following weekend at a London private members’ club on Pall Mall.  I’ll be sharing their wedding celebrations later on, with lots of wintery colours and gorgeous English interiors.

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Shot on Fuji Pro 400H and Ilford Delta 400 and processed/scanned by Exposure Film Lab.

Brympton House Wedding | Country House Venue

Brympton House Wedding | Country House Venue

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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Brympton House wedding

Shot on Fuji Pro 400H film and my Canon 1V at Brympton House. Films processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.