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Planning & Styling: The Stars Inside
Assistant: Occasion Queens
Venue: The Barns at Lodge Farm
Photography: Carla Blain
Floral Design: Rosehip & Wren
Stationery: Keady Row
Cake Design: Cakes by Angela
Furniture: Options Hire
Bespoke Decor: Party Squared
Veil and Headpiece: Ann Marie Faulkner
Botanical Illustrations: Charlotte Argyrou
Bridalwear: My Eden Bridal
Silk & Textiles: Kylie Siobhan
Hair & Make-up: HMU Atelier
Accessories & Jewellery: Anisha Parmar & Deborah Tseng
On a windswept April’s day, or perhaps in the warm haze of a half-remembered dream, a team of wedding creatives came together to break the rules. The concept at the heart of the shoot was to "let the light out" - that is, the light inside of us as humans and creatives, larger than the sum of our parts, but also in a physical sense, using rays and reflections to fill a space. For our décor, we used projections, mirrors, and prisms to show how impactful lighting can be when creating an immersive space. Our muted colour palette of greys, nudes, and pops of black gave room to breathe to otherworldly dried florals and unexpected acrylic delights. I built the arch above the tablescape to frame our couple with hundreds of suspended twinkling mirrors, like a dark sea of stars. Our venue was The Barns at Lodge Farm, a characterful new space just outside London which boldly treads the line between the wildness of the outdoors and the chicness of a refined, industrial warehouse. Our photographer's captures of the day are intriguing, artful, and curious - a reflection of how the wedding day would feel, rather than how it would look.
The editorial is aimed at modern couples looking to have an innovative, stylish, and experiential celebration – couples that aren’t afraid to create and be something new.