We love an alternative wedding dress and today’s micro wedding blog post has a dreamy pink floral one to feast your eyes on! Set at Manor Farm, Bristol, it’s cosy, intimate and full of romance. With sustainable elements, a pretty pink rustic theme throughout and some contemporary florals, it’s sure to give you lots of inspo. We catch up with shoot coordinators Lauren of Lauren Alexander Weddings and Issy of Wizz & Wild…
“Micro weddings are and will be a form of weddings that will be synonymous with 2020 and 2021. With the negativity & disappointment around reducing your numbers, we wanted to highlight the beauty in the small. This is why we crafted this shoot to highlight that in the smaller guest options, you can still have beautiful flowers, stationery, cakes and can look incredible.”
Photographers – Aimee Laoise Photography & Kitty Clark Photography
“With this micro wedding shoot, we were so lucky to have two new photographers join us to capture the day. Similar styles they worked incredibly well and created photos that complement each other. Their editing styles are quite moody which was perfect for the barn feel, and gave the candles and table a pop that was just beautiful.”
Stylist – Lauren Alexander Weddings
“A lot of the styling was focused around the beautiful table and the bar area which was used as a table for eco-friendly favours. Something incredibly important to me is sustainability and I created an area filled with beautiful birdseed, wildflower seeds and dried lavender for people to take home with them instead of your usual plastic trinkets. Inexpensive yet this can be elevated with beautiful cut glass bowls, candles and vintage spoons. The use of vintage plates to show off beautiful biscuits or treats are also a lovely touch to create interest and personality on your day without breaking the bank. I find lots of mine from charity shops and car boot sales, but also you can often rent from stylists like myself if you don’t fancy the hunt!”
“The table was all about texture and working with the wood grain farmhouse table and the vintage prayer back chairs. Lots of pale pink chiffon was used for an ethereal and layered look and using different heights of candles added to the beauty of the table. Coloured glassware, coloured linen and coloured candles were all small intricate elements that can be easily replicated at your wedding on a grander scale and can make a whole amount of difference to the overall look and feel of the room.”
“The barn we used was incredibly rustic and we used this to our favour, working with the texture of the walls, and mimicking that in the texture of the place settings. Woven placemats are a quick and easy way to add texture to the table as well as interest. Unlike a charger plate which will be removed when seated, these will stay the whole of the meal and continues to look pretty throughout the day. This was complemented by stunning white and grey enamelware by Enamelware Events.”
Bridal – By Rose Savage
“I truly believe that you should be able to wear whatever colour you like on your wedding day and blush pink is a great alternative if white isn’t your thing. Pink is bold enough to show your personality but still soft and romantic if you’re going for that boho, rustic theme for your wedding. If you’re nervous about going head to toe in pink then why not try mix and matching separates like this pink bustier with a white or ivory skirt.”
Hair and Makeup – House of Bendy
“Claire created a beautiful look for our model and used the stunning macrame headdresses from Cotton And Wild Bridal to complete the vibe. Wavy loose curls and a smoky eye, the makeup was natural and bridal yet also fun. With the style of wedding and the dress there needed to be that extra bit of playfulness and that was delivered in a pop of colour on the lips.”
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Flowers – Wizz & Wild
“I wanted the flowers to represent the romantic hues of British summertime, whilst complimenting the rustic textures of a working farm. I foraged wheat from the fields, grasses from the hedgerows, fresh Cosmos and budding Dahlias from the farm cutting garden, alongside more flowers from our local grower, meaning that all ingredients were British.”
“A cloud of midsummer-toned flowers hung from the beams in the Tythe Barn above the beautifully dressed table, with trinkets filled with grasses and garden roses intertwined between candles and blush pink linens. One of my favourite parts of the shoot was using one of our old animal troughs for a seating plan. It’s amazing what can be achieved with a little imagination! I lined the trough with reusable Tupperware tubs, filled with water and placed chicken wire over the top (all hidden by beautiful blooms of course) to support the stems. We then hung our beautiful calligrapher’s words from twine, creating this completely bespoke, original and rustic table plan. I can’t wait to see what our farm couples come up with in the future after seeing this!”
Cake – Becci Bakes
“When I consult with couples I talk about the whole vibe of their wedding day and try to capture that feel in their cake design. For this styled shoot I picked up on the texture of the barn, and the dried florals and terracotta tones. I complimented the cake with personalised biscuits in a similar colour palette which makes for lovely wedding favours.”
“Just because you’re having an intimate micro wedding it doesn’t mean you still can’t have a creative and beautiful cake. This cake was designed to be able to sit as a centrepiece for this beautiful table set up. My top tip for couples would be to think about the placement of your wedding cake, much as you would your floral decoration and signage. If you had ceremony florals, for example, think about moving these to the cake table to create a beautiful focal point later in the day.”
Stationery and Signage – Dot the I Atelier
“I wanted to evoke romance with the stationery & to complement the soft, delicate tones & textures of the table styling. There was also a considered nod to the rural, tithe barn location but didn’t want this element to dominate. Individual menus with a botanical illustration were printed on quality sustainable card-stock. The place names were handwritten using walnut ink and tied to the menus using waxed linen thread. A vintage feeding trough was repurposed into the table plan which was strung on waxed linen thread above a beautiful living floral installation. The signage was created using reclaimed wood which incorporated the botanical detailing on the stationery whilst the bar sign added a fun & rustic element.”
The Team – Micro Wedding With Pink Floral Wedding Dress At Manor Farm, Bristol
Photographers: Kitty Clark Photography @kittyclarkphotography and Aimee Laoise Photography @aimeelaoisephotography
Stylist & Planner: Lauren Alexander Weddings @laurenalexanderfloralstyling / Florist: Wizz & Wild @wizzandwild / Dress: By Rose Savage @byrosesavage / Macrame Headdress: Cotton & Wild Bridal @cottonandwildbridal / Makeup/Hair House of Bendy @houseofbendy / Venue: Manor Farm @eventsatmanorfarm / Cake Maker: Becci Bakes @becci_bakes / Enamelware: Enamelware Events @enamelwareevents / Stationery: Dot the I Atelier @dotthei_atelier
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