a warm and summery European vineyard

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Vineyard // Italian Inspired // Warm and Laid Back

Planning & Styling: The Stars Inside
Planning & Photography: Laura Martha Photography
Videography: Jacob and Pauline
Assistant: Illy Elizabeth Weddings
Venue: Three Choirs Vineyard
Hair & Make-up: Katy Djokic
Stationery: Laura Elizabeth Patrick
Cake: Holly Clarke
Bridalwear: Elie Blue Bridal
Menswear: Tailor Made London
Flowers: Iris & Co Floral Design
Lighting and Props: To Have and To Hire
Catering: Boxed Weddings
Tables: Linda's Vintage Hire
Chairs: Jollie's Chair Hire
Scented Candles: By Laura London
Textiles: Nettle Textiles
Jewellery: Deco Flowers

For this editorial, we set out to create timeless, artful, and fresh visuals reminiscent of Italian and French vineyard weddings – while giving a spotlight to the wonders of the English countryside. The venue was a state of the art, family-run winery in Hampshire, where the team spent the afternoon exploring every hidden treasure.

The suppliers came together to break barriers of time and space, to quieten the noise of trend-following, and to celebrate grace and inclusivity in all its forms. The bride's effortlessly natural look, the exquisite cake adorned with delicate rice paper, the botanical hand-made jewellery, the bespoke candles scented of Rosemary, Thyme and Sage, the organic calligraphy and venue illustrations, and the feasting frazing table of fresh delicacies were all chosen to create a relaxed, laid-back, and yet deeply stylish celebration. With such a beautiful setting, we designed the flowers to reflect the hues and textures found within the vineyard. Woven through the bountiful table of food were rich foliage and flashes of deep colour, hinting at the rich tones of the grapes nestled in the vines. We included non-traditional flowers like large, pink proteas, hypericum berries, and cascading amaranthus, which brought a modern feel reminiscent of Italian designers like Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana. We used textures like wood and linen to create a nature-inspired narrative, modernising it with crisp whites, clear glass, and shimmering silver.

As the hard light from last year's magnificent summer danced through the leaves, our couple played around the venue together to discover a peaceful floral hideaway, a cake nestled in the vines, and their very own party under the stars.