A Midsummer’s Day Lavender Luxe Wedding Inspiration
I wanted to share with you a glimpse back to a sunny but very windy day in June and to a shoot that I styled in a gorgeous lavender field, with some truly amazing wedding suppliers. The lavender fields are only in bloom for a short while at Inglenook Farm, before the flowers are harvested for essential oils. We used the infusing room to get ready in and honestly the scent from the oils was so intense, we were all slightly floaty and chilled during the shoot. I slept so soundly that night too!
The inspiration for the shoot initially was that I’d seen the lavender field having driven past and the farm kindly said we could do a shoot. The time slot was quite limited as the fields were due for harvest. So we quickly got a pinterest board together with ideas. We knew though that we really wanted to catch some golden hour light if we could. That early evening light that coats everything with a golden glow of light. After a week of rain we were really lucky as the day we reached the fields, the sun came out to play. We wanted to create a fine art luxe wedding feel, very romantic with lots of detailing. I hope you enjoy our midsummer lavender luxe wedding inspiration shoot.
Our model is beautiful Stacey Mellin and these lovely images are by Lucy G Photography. With bridal wear by Felicity Cooper, florals by Living Colour Floral Design, hair and make by Harry Jon, stationery by Hattie Boo Designs, cake by Time for Sweetpea and silk butterflies by Flutterdesigns.
The breathtaking dress that Stacey is wearing is ‘Matilda’ by British bridal designer Felicity Cooper. It has such an amazing backless design, with long lace sleeves and a floating chiffon silk skirt that just moved and flowed so beautifully in the breeze through the lavender.
For the stationery Emma from Hattie Boo Designs created a suite of pale lavender grey and white, ripped edge invites, save the dates and place settings. We gathered these together with pretty twine, wax seals, florals, silverwear, linen napkins and french stamps to create a feel of Provence.
The lavender fields were due to be harvested as soon as the lavender flowered.
So the week after we shot there these beautiful fields were hand cut to make essential oils. The smell was incredible!
We were so lucky with the weather on the day, it had rained most of the week. But the light was just perfect, we just had a few moments as the sun started to set to capture that golden hour glow.
The divine flowers were created by the team at Living Colour Floral design. They matched the brief perfectly; lots of fine art inspired foliage, delicate summer blooms with hints of lavender and the softest peach. I especially love the place setting bouttonniere.
Lovely Clare from Harry Jon MUA created Stacey’s look. I love her lashes in particular!! She kept Stacey hair choppy and tousled and her make up delicate and natural with the softest peach lip colour that looks so pretty in the lavender setting.
The informal naked cake and macarons were made with love by Becky at Time for Sweetpea. It tasted so good! I never tire of naked cakes, they are such a pretty addition to any wedding and so versatile to decorate.
I hope you enjoyed our little taste of summer,
Venue – Inglenook Farm | Photography – Lucy G Photography | Bridal Design – Felicity Cooper | Styling – Pretty Creative at Adored Bride | Hair and Make-Up – Harry Jon MUA | Flowers – Living Colour Floral Design | Stationery – Hattie Boo Designs | Cake – Time for Sweetpea | | Silk Butterflies – Flutter Designs | Shoes – No 1 Jenny Packham at Debenhams |