In light of the pandemic and how hard Britain has been hit in comparison to other European countries, it’s likely that destination weddings (alongside smaller, intimate gatherings and elopements) will be on the rise, and with this in mind, we wanted to create two delicately layered looks with heaps of greenery and foliage that screamed destination romance.
Our lovely couple Saffron and Callum are child hood sweethearts and lovers of all things vintage. They are the sweetest old souls, and we wanted to tie in the décor with their love for history by incorporating timeless, elegant elements. Klara from Birds in the attic styling was the mastermind behind the two inspired looks: Tuscan romance and delicate destination wedding.
For our first Tuscan inspired table scape, Klara used hand blown green tumblers and flutes to compliment a simple olive foliage runner with hurricane vases nestled between them, before finishing off the table settings with artisan bread wrapped in raw linen. Hurricane candles are a great option for couples as many venues unfortunately don’t allow candle sticks due to health and safety, but they also offer a simplicity and alternative ambience that sets a welcoming tone. For the second look, Klara wanted a stripped back, elegant look with lots of delicate neutral layers.
Wild calligraphy is an eco-friendly brand and I work exclusively with low waste or recycled materials. I also prioritise sourcing materials from other independent businesses to support small while creating dreamy stationery and on the day details that work in a variety of settings. For this shoot, I used recycled cotton rag card stock and created two tone signage in white and oat beige. I live for floral and botanical illustrations but wanted to compliment the layers and details in the table scape with something minimal.
Featured: large seating plan in white wash
Featured: narrow cotton rag place cards
For the second look, we used hand-dyed silks from Silk and Purl to suspend seating plan cards. Seating plan cards are a fantastic option for people worried about last minute guest changes or table swaps (as it’s much easier and cost effective to get a new card made than a new sign). They’re also more lightweight and therefore portable for those taking their stationery abroad for wedding receptions.
Featured: Matte place cards
Concept + coordination – Wild calligraphy
Concept + styling – Birds in the attic
Venue – Manor farm (oldcoates)
Bridal – Ivory white Duffield
Hair – Hair and make up by Saskia
Cake – Taylor-made bakes
Photography – Caroline Goosey Photography
Videography – Leesha Williams Photo
Florals – Polka dot florist
On the day stationery + signage – wild calligraphy
Silks – Silk and Purl