Happy Tuesday all. It was such a relief yesterday to hear that restrictions for weddings should be lifted by the 19th July (as long as the data plays ball!). My instagram feed has already started to filling with real weddings, suppliers working and beautiful inspiration… truly makes my little heart sing 🥰
Talking of beautiful inspiration, I was thrilled when this rather gorgeous bridal shoot landed in my inbox. This shoot took place at The Mount Without in Bristol and was organised by the lovely Kirsten at Little wedding Helper.
Before Kirsten tells us more about the inspiration, don’t forget the click on the blue ‘team tab’ on the left hand side of the post for all the amazing, creative suppliers that took part in this shoot.
Kirsten from Little Wedding Helper…
Where did you get your inspiration from?
This 15th century church in the centre of Bristol is Grade 2 listed and was on the Buildings at Risk Register. After a fire in the 90’s, it had been left open to the elements for many years before being bought. The church is being restored sympathetically with many original features still there. The current owners have kept the rawness of the interiors and original features which gives it an edgy look but incredible feel.
How did you find the suppliers who made this concept come to life?
From being in the industry for many years, I knew the style and feel that I wanted to create and who would fit this. All suppliers were from Bristol and it was wonderful to get creative after such an awful year.
What details are your favourite, and why?
The church is in the final stages of renovation so we had certain areas that were available to us and I loved positioning the table in front of the huge church windows. Using dusky blue velvet tablecloths brought a richness to the table that contrasted to the peeing walls behind and original memorial plaques on the wall. One of the original wooden pews was transformed by the florist and we called it the pew of dreams as it was so incredible!
Do you have any styling tips for readers looking to emulate this shoot?
With every shoot I design & style, I make it realistic. It’s about creating looks that you could then style for 100 guests or more. One key element was taking the colours of the space into the design of the look. Less is more and texture is key. The space is incredible – don’t block it out by filling it with too much.
What is it that makes your shoot unique?
We were the first shoot to ever happen there and we couldn’t help but think of all the couples who had said their marriage vows in there, the space being full with music & song. It really is an incredible space that was left to decay for so long but now has life back in it.
What’s the most important tip you have for couples planning their wedding?
Use Pinterest for inspiration but your venue or marquee space for guidance. You can pin as many photos as you like but do they fit well within the place you’ve chosen? Look at the interiors and textures and keep these in mind when styling the spaces as otherwise it won’t flow well as well as not like right in places.