I want to take you back to this beautiful day in July in the Surrey countryside at the gorgeous Wotton House Hotel. This styled shoot was all about showcasing those tropical destination vibes – if you choose the right wedding venue and suppliers, you can totally have that destination wedding right here in the UK. Especially with all the uncertainty around travel due to Covid-19, the possibilities of quarantine – well you can just have that destination wedding here without all those worries. It is most certainly achievable if you select the right suppliers. We had incredibly talented wedding vendors on this team who together created this showstopper of a shoot. All credit goes to the incredible Pierra though for envisioning this concept and believing the magic would happen when we all came together. She takes beautiful photos but I also love her ability to think outside the box. There are no limits to the woman and I absolutely love working with her time and time again.
If you’re wanting this look, then the florist is absolutely key. Jo of Moody Blooms used her talents to combine boho elements with the tropics with lots of luscious foliage, big palms and those gorgeous monstera leaves to make the ceremony backdrop as well all the decorative details for the wedding table, along with an unusual bridal bouquet! Roxanne and Eddie work their magic every time I see them with their bespoke props and furniture. Roxanne is the Queen of macramé and made the hanging chandeliers as well as a macramé table especially for this day. They made all the structures too, including the ceremony backdrop as well as the frame for the wedding table. Those individual elements, when combined make for something really unique and inspiring.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know just how much I love the Chiqas musicians – they’re so talented and a joy to be around. They bring such a beautiful energy with them and it was wonderful to have their live music on the shoot. They combine current, contemporary music with classic and the sound they make is just perfect for a wedding day. Their string instruments rang out over the gardens of the hotel.
I’ve done 3 different styled shoots at Wotton House Hotel and each one has had a different look – I love how the venue is so versatile depending on the kind of look you want to achieve. It certainly was the perfect choice to create this destination wedding look though with its expansive gardens and those striking stone temples. I especially love the walled garden with its sunken pond – when you step into that space you get transported away!
I think this cake design is one of my absolute favourites. It incorporated the warm colour palette with shades of blush, nude, caramel and sage green. The monstera shaped cookies on the wedding table were embellished with rose gold foil, so I wanted to include rose gold into the cake design as well. I made cute little edible stars to dot around the cake just to catch the eye. And then I finished it off with those incredible fresh and dried flower elements. Using that one pale pink anthurium, with the dried spear palms and roses made my heart sing!
The video by Russell is to die for – he whisks you away to some heavenly location. And I’m dying for you to take a look through the rest of the photos – there’s so much amazing content for your Pinterest boards – pin away to your heart’s content. This shoot was made for sharing!
Concept, organisation & photography: https://pierragphotography.com/
Co organiser & videographer: https://www.russellkentnicholls.com/
Bridal gowns: https://www.thefarnhamboutique.com/
Fabrics & linens: https://www.instagram.com/beyondv/
Hair & make up guide: http://www.stormemakeupandhair.co.uk/
Live painter: https://www.lissieart.com/
Live music: https://chiqas.co.uk/
Props & furniture: https://www.thelittleweddingwarehouse.com/
Floral design & confetti: https://www.instagram.com/moody_blooms/
Cake design & cookies: www.sugarplumbakes.com
Wedding car: https://buttercupbus.com/
Hair accessories: @victoriaharperbridal
Dress designer: https://evieyoung.com/
Soundtrack: Stuck on You by @saintevaleen