Today Gloria Darko from My Wedding Fixer talks us through this gorgeous wedding shoot at Littleton Park House.
Littleton Park House provides the breath-taking backdrop for a wedding inspiration shoot combining nature and romance. The concept brought to you by My Wedding Fixer, a London based Wedding Planner, is beautifully complimented by a group of wedding vendors to inspire couples looking to celebrate their love with chic accents, laughter and fun. By tying in greenery and natural styling, our design goal was to provide warmth and shared experiences that would create cherished wedding memories. Full of romance and natural beauty, the shoot captured by Lidia K of Love in Bloom Weddings celebrates the beautiful love story and joys of nature.
Our Bride and Groom for the day were Sophie and Dave. They both had real chemistry together and beautifully embraced their romantic love story within this Nature and Romance inspiration shoot. The Bridal wedding dress by Jacqui James, created a look that would appeal to any modern bride with its intricate beading and full texture. Stephen Bishop Suiting completes the Groom’s look with navy blue suit trousers and grey waistcoat, perfect for a modern look and relaxed day.
The beautiful and authentic friendship between the Bridesmaids (Thabz, Cels and Carly) personified the supportive girl gang every bride would like beside her from the prep butterflies to ‘I Do’. If you are looking for Not Another Boring Bridesmaid Dress, the bridesmaid dresses by NABBD provided floor-length dresses in a floral and blush shade to compliment a soft and romantic look.
The braided hairstyle was a versatile wedding look created by Hair by Meagan who incorporated some subtle florals to match the bouquet. Jenny Ojo MUA led the make up concept by rolling out the signature red lippy to showcase a lovely pop of colour in collaboration with Laura Messina to bring to life each make up look.
Blakes of Bookham flowers provided bold floral arrangements and bouquets which brought a beautiful connection with nature and the picturesque outdoor setting.
Tableware and crockery by Classic Crockery were a delightful accent with the Rustico Collection dinner plates which in itself, inspired by nature with a brown textured finish and irregular shape; made a lovely alternative to traditional formal dinner wear.
The vertical drop sashes supplied by To Have & To Hire for the chairs, helped create an elegant and refined look.
The stationery suite offered an abundance of greenery and a nod to the setting, designed by the Stationery Garden it also incorporated delicate floral detail.
The exquisite 4 tier cake had a subtle mix of delicate ruffles and intricate sugar flowers created by Little Sugar Box to give an elegant warmth for a romantic outdoor wedding setting.
For a unique and fun touch we featured a range of props on the day. They all showcased a beautiful backdrop for a special wedding day.
GB Elegant Events complimented the stunning décor with several decorative props including the candle holders and plinth for the table arrangement and floral garland across the swings.
For a grand ceremony entrance we used the freestanding doors designed by Peacock Prop Hire for the unveiling of the bridal party. They also provided the wow factor for this setting with a cosy place to relax around the fireplace for a romantic and dreamy feel.
The Vintage bike by Greige Stories reflected a quirky way for the Groom to travel to the wedding in style. The bike was the perfect prop for a keen cyclist with a love for the outdoors.
Prosecco Palazzo provided the bubbles with a mobile bar, probably the cutest vehicle for an outdoor setting for some prosecco on tap.
What better way to add a playful element to your wedding day than with some outdoor swings. The beautiful swings supplied by the Vintage Iron Company made a lasting impression in keeping with the outdoor relaxed vibe.
A huge well done to all of the amazing suppliers who worked so hard to put together this beautiful shoot.
Wedding Planner My Wedding Fixer
Venue Littleton Park House
Photographer Love in Bloom Weddings
Decor and Styling GB Elegant Events
Florist Blakes of Bookham Flowers
Swings Vintage Iron Company
Doors and fireplace Peacock Prop Hire
Vintage Bike Greige Stories
Crockery and Glassware Classic Crockery
Chair Sashes To Have & To Hire
Prosecco Van Prosecco Palazzo
Stationery Stationery Garden
Cake Little Sugar Box
MUA Jenny Ojo MUA and Laura Messina
Hair Hair by Meagan
Wedding dresses Jacqui James
Menswear Stephen Bishop Suiting
Bridesmaid dresses Not Another Boring Bridesmaid Dress
Female models Sophie, Thabz, Cels and Carly
Male model Dave
Who is the fairest of them all? — A chic and Fairytale love story that adds a sprinkle of magic in this whimsical editorial shoot in a light and blush colour palette. The Fairytale story is reimagined with a chic A-line dress combined with a tiara fit for a princess. A frosted gold carriage transports the cake and to provide a whimsical display the garden is lined with ornate gold mirrors. The enchanting story is made complete with table details from ornate charger plates, embossed goblet cups and a romantic stationery suite. The shoot designed and styled by My Wedding Fixer and captured by Lidia K of Love in Bloom Weddings celebrates a dream come true.
Photographer: Love in Bloom Weddings // Venue: Littleton Park House // Wedding Planner: My Wedding Fixer // Décor/ Styling: GB Elegant Events // Florist: Blakes of Bookham Flowers // Gold Carriage: Vintage Iron Company // Mirrored Frames: Greige Stories // Cutlery/Crockery: Classic Crockery // Chair Sashes: To Have & To Hire // Stationery: Stationery Garden // Cake: Little Sugar Box // Make up: Jenny Ojo Mua // Hair: Hair by Meagan // Bridal dresses: Jacqui James // Menswear: Stephen Bishop Suiting // Bridesmaid dresses: Not A Boring Bridesmaid Dress (NABBD) // Models: Cels & Sophie & Carly & Dave
I’m soooo excited to share this article from a beautiful ‘woodland meets industrial shoot I worked on with the talented Brigitte Thierry which was featured in Rock My Wedding.’
One of the biggest trends this year when it comes to wedding food, has been the grazing board. Not only do they look utterly gorgeous, but they are plentiful, delicious and just begging to be delved into, fork in one hand, plate in the other. There’s nothing like relaxed, shared dining to break the ice and get your guests chatting, laughing and having a wonderful time.
The reason I’m salivating over grazing boards, is because this gorgeous Autumnal shoot includes one of the most beautiful grazing boards I’ve ever seen, along with a dreamy looking cake, fabulous florals and balloons too! The styling is stunning, the team were going for a woodland meets industrial look and I think they’ve got it spot on…how about you?
Autumnal Outdoor Wedding Reception In A Woodland // Balloon And Floral Arch For Wedding Ceremony At Patrick’s Barn Woodland Industrial Wedding Venue With Grazing Board Style Food Images By Brigitte & Thierry Photography Balloon And Floral Arch For Wedding Ceremony At Patrick’s Barn Woodland Industrial Wedding Venue With Grazing Board Style Food Images By Brigitte & Thierry Photography
Woodland Meets Industrial
Brigitte The Photographer:Our Woodland Meets Industrial styled wedding collaboration was created to inspire couples who like to feel close to nature but also would like to incorporate somewhat industrial elements into their wedding day.
Because Autumn and Winter weddings are still not as popular as spring or summer weddings we chose this amazing and colourful season to create something delightful to look at and inspirational to help with wedding planning.
I discovered a week before our shoot that the trees outside already started their yearly transformation from lush summer green to shades of rusty red and yellow and brown and orange – which I for one always adored. Autumn has a very special place in my heart for sure.
On the day of our shoot in early October, it was slightly chilly outside but the sun was shining all day and we had the pleasure of breathing in the crispy and clean country air of Sussex at Patricks Barn, just outside of West Hoathly.
Patrick’s Barn, Sussex
Speaking of Patrick’s Barn, this amazing farm was one of the main pillars of our planning process and once we decided on the venue we sort of created the whole look of our event to suit the surroundings. At Chiddinglye Farm they have everything you could ever need for a woodland style, farm based, but also industrial inspired wedding.
An important element we definitely wanted to incorporate was our amazingly talented friend, Erika Albrecht’s handmade ceramic tableware. I had worked with Erika before, photographing her wonderfully beautiful creations and I felt that for this particular styled shoot – where we were planning to mix in darker colours as well – her plates would be the perfect accessory. Erika’s style is really uniquely elegant and quirky at the same time, her work is very coherent, and I am constantly obsessed with her shiny black pieces with the pretty gold accents. I cannot recommend her work enough if you are in need of dinnerware for your intimate wedding or event, or if you would like to gift the newly weds with something really special.
Our stationery provided by White Cottage Weddings was also added bearing the gold edges in mind to suit the overall theme of our dinner scene. I can honestly say that these place setting menu cards are one of the most gorgeous stationery creations I have ever laid eyes on; and everyone present at the shoot was in awe of them too. White Cottage Weddings also made our flag with the lyrics that you see hanging on the side.
Flower amazingness was provided by Jane and Amanda from Garden to Garland. They managed to capture the perfect colours of autumn and tie it in so beautifully, with their bouquets and centrepieces and other greenery bits being the perfect transmitters between the slightly bohemian woodland ceremony and the more structured and somewhat industrial reception setting. Everything these two ladies created and delivered on the day was unique and thoughtful and this was especially reflected in their way of decorating the wedding arch (- provided by GB Elegant Events) paying attention to every little detail; but also in preparing the bridal bouquet and our centrepieces for the dinner scene.
Grazing Board Wedding Food
Let’s keep hanging out around the dinner table, admiring The Garden Chef’s (Rebecca) fantastic wedding cake, and grazing board wedding food. I personally could not decide whether I liked the cake or the platter the most. There is no colour combination or taste variation that would suit any autumn wedding more perfectly than Rebecca’s contributions. This cake! It did not just look so delightful but the smell of the yummy caramel gave such a cosy-end-of-the-year-hygge feeling to the whole atmosphere around the barn! It was definitely the most tempted I ever felt during a photo shoot. Rebecca, The Garden Chef prepared the gorgeous sharing platter in collaboration with Jaki from Perfectly Preserved – who makes artisan marmalades and jams and you can even order wedding labelled jars of chutney from them. All the cheeses are local and the cured meats are also made in Sussex.
Grazing Board Wedding Food Semi Naked Cake With Drip Icing For Autumnal Wedding Reception At Patrick’s Barn With Images By Brigitte & Thierry Photography
Props and decorative pieces were provided by the lovely Gemma from GB Elegant Events and they matched the theme perfectly; from the gold candle holders through the black candle sticks to the wooden crates. Poppy from The Glitzy Balloon Company created an amazing balloon installation to decorate half of the wedding arch and we never knew that balloons could look so pretty. They were a great addition to approach the fairly bohemian forest scene from a slightly more modern viewpoint.
Now, onto all things bridal. Our bride and groom for the day were Danielle and Jacob. They are the perfect example of why we prefer to have a real couple to model for our styled shoots. They are beautiful and authentic and fun to work with, and oh the chemistry! Aren’t they adorable! Danielle wore two variations of the same bespoke dress, both versions made by the wonderful Lisa Lyons Bridal. For the ceremony in the woods Lisa prepared a softer, floral and vintage-bohemian top where she also added a tulle overskirt to change up the look. For the indoors reception Danielle got a modern version of the same dress, where her top was a pale grey georgette with beautiful silver beads and for this part of the shoot her tulle overskirt was removed leaving the base skirt that gave the look a fresher perspective.
Bridal hair and make-up for both looks were done by Natalie-Danielle Hair & Makeup. Natalie is a true artist and she created two very special and modern looks which suited our bride so perfectly. Danielle looked just like a queen, which I kept reminding her of all day long.
All photos were taken by me, Brigi from Brigitte & Thierry Photography. With Thierry we both have a passion for storytelling and we thoroughly enjoy documenting love stories that are filled with life, memories and adventures. We have a special kind of appreciation for details and for that reason this particular inspirational photo session was such a paradise to experience as a professional.
Rustic themed weddings are very popular, and they seem like they are here to stay. GB Elegant Events loves to help couples infuse their personality and preferences to create the perfect rustic wedding, adding that touch of luxury into it.
You don’t need to be getting married in a barn to have a rustic wedding, however using rustic decor and wild flowers will give you the relaxed, natural and romantic rustic feel.
You don’t need to break the bank planning a rustic themed wedding either, using simple items like mason jars, jam jars and mismatched vases are commonly fit for the theme, and you can do these yourself.
If your planning a rustic themed wedding or not sure what theme to go for take a look at our luxury rustic props and decorations.
Welcome our brand new elegant light up post box, available to hire now. Its the perfect feature for all events including weddings, christenings and birthday parties. When you hire our elegant post box we will personalise the front panel which you can then keep as a memento of your special day. The post box locks at the rear end to keep all cards and small gifts secure. The base lights up and there are multiple settings to suit your preferences. This is a post box that will definitely overwhelm your guests.
On the 15th September 2016 I had a great time at floristry school learning how to make quick wedding bouquet’s, wedding button hole’s and different flower centrepieces using fresh flowers. I also learnt how to fix broken stems in an emergency and how to maintain flowers so they stay fresh for longer. The course was very interesting and practical and we used a variety of flowers including red roses, salal leaf, leatherleaf, purple statice and gerbera.
Real or artificial flowers?
Now the question is, what are you going to use on your wedding day, fresh flowers or artificial flowers? Although fresh flowers smell lovely and look beautiful, so can artificial flowers these days. A significant number of brides are now using artificial flowers because they are sometimes more cost effective and there seems to be more DIY brides making their own flowers. Artifical wedding flowers are very lightweight, making bouquets much easier to handle and to transport. They don’t need watering and are much more durable. If you want real flowers and your on a budget then it’s a good idea to repurpose your ceremony flowers at the reception.