Last week I shared the gorgeous images from my latest in my series of Fairytale photo shoots; The Princess & the Pea part one which showcased the overall look. Today I am focusing on the finer details that helped make the shoot so fabulous.
The table was covered with a beautiful lace cloth with a busy mixture of flowers in different colours vases and jars, themed stationery and vintage crockery with a country garden pattern, mismatched chairs completed the rustic look.
Bellybuttonboo really went to town on the Princess & the Pea theme with a stack of mattresses and a large pea showing the table number.
The place names were felt pea pods with the guests names attached to the vine.
The menu card was a delicate replica of the display in the museum that holds the pea at the end of the story.
Unusually for a bridal shoot we decided to have catering and Kevin from Fingers & Forks was our culinary genius who created a whole host of pea themed treats for us. These little beauties are funky filled crispy cones that were simply delicious.
The creamy pea veloute shots were to die for.
For those with a sweet tooth we were tempted by the sweet treat box which included Kentish apple sugar glass lolli pops, pistachio & chocolate macaroons and rose delights.
The cake was made by the Kooky Cake Parlour and to fit with our rustic theme was made to look like it was a piece of wood – it looked so real! It was displayed on a beautiful push bike and decorated with ivy and flowers to make it look as if it had been in the woods forever.
The flowers from Penny Blossoms were a gorgeous garden mix that had that freshly picked look in a range of coloured bottles.
The bouquet was a fragrant mix of flowers, succulents, berries, cockscomb and peas hand tied with green beads to complete the ‘pea’ theme.
For the table plan I wanted something a little different so I challenged Gladys Glass to make some escort cards out of glass to hang from the tree. The different coloured off cuts of glass were strung from ribbons with a glass bead showing the table number. The way they caught the light and moved in the wind was just magical.
Bellybuttonboo added a cute verse to help guests find their seats.
Gladys also hand painted a huge range of jam jars to hang from the branches and a beautiful bespoke mirror.
I loved working on this shoot because everything was created from scratch, it was so much fun to see my vision come to life with the help of some truly fabulous suppliers who totally got on board with my ideas.
I hope this shoot has inspired you to be creative with your wedding planning and to not be afraid of having a theme. Next in the series is Cinderella which we are shooting this weekend – I can’t wait to share this glamorous shoot with you.
Love & Sparkles
Hair – Perfect Posh Hair Design
Flowers – Penny Blossoms
Cake – Kooky Cake Parlour
Makeup – Made to Perfection
Models – Gabi & Jake
Dress – Aisle B Yours
Suit – Clements & Church
Furniture – KES Furniture & Antiques
Mattresses – Sleep Solutions
Stationery – Bellybuttonboo
Glass Accessories, Mirror & Escort Cards – Gladys Glass
Food – Fingers & Forks
Styling – Ruby Weddings
Photos – SLR Photography
Music – Nikki Loy
Videographer – Oxford Media Factory
Venue – Milton Hill House Hotel