Fiesta Fever with World Inspired Tents!


Images by Sarah Lauren Photography.

Injecting some heat into this Monday, we have a colourful styled shoot treat from an incredible team of wedding suppliers! This fun, bright and Fiesta-inspired creation centres around the magnificent tipi spaces provided by World Inspired Tents.

Over to Jodie to explain a little more about the styling…

Notes from World Inspired Tents


Twice a year we pitch four tipis for our spring and autumn Open Weekends, where brides and grooms come and see the tipis in all their glory. We are helped by brilliant stylists, florists and makers of all sorts of wedding-y loveliness, who make sure everything is looking its best.

The styling theme of each Open Weekend is developed through idea sharing between stylists and our events team (who spend most of their working days talking to our brides and grooms). We look for ideas that reflect current trends and work well with the tipis’ natural beauty.

Once the tipis are dressed to perfection, we take the opportunity to make the most of the hard work and get some lovely images, the latest of which are these bright beauties!

When we were sharing ideas for this shoot, the ongoing popularity of ‘festival style’ informal weddings among our customers was discussed, as was the power of bright colours in the tipis. We wanted a look that packed a punch, and the idea of the Fiesta theme felt like a good evolution of the ever-popular festival styling. The wonderful Kirsten of The Little Wedding Helper and Nat from Meadowsweet Vintage shared the tipi styling, brought ideas together and coordinated suppliers.

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Dali Inspired Jewellery Shoot at Swanton Morley


Images by Tori Hancock.

Emily Richardson Jewellery is a luxury British brand creating unique modern design with an effortless sense of style… This coupled with the fact that her latest campaign was shot at one of our beautiful wedding venues meant I of course had to share!

So sit back and be inspired by both Emily’s beautiful creations and the gardens at Swanton Morley in Norfolk, it’ll have you bathing in Spring sunshine!

Notes about Emily Richardson Jewellery

Emily Richardson:

Emily draws her inspiration from dramatic icons, fantastical film and literature, theatre and the arts.

Emily has a passion for creating timeless sophisticated treasures. She likes simplicity fused with ultimate attention to unique details. She endeavours to blend creative expression with versatile wearable design, evoking a personal connection with the jewellery’s beauty as well as its narrative.

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A Classic Affair Styled Shoot at Pynes House


Last month I found myself surrounded by the grandeur of Pynes House, working alongside some of the finest wedding suppliers I’ve ever met. Fact.

Continuing the mission to create beautiful wedding inspiration based on the six Coco Style Categories at our stunning collection of wedding venues, ‘A Classic Affair’ was our next editorial piece.

Needless to say, Pynes House was divine and absolutely the perfect backdrop for this classic wedding style. Opulent yet contemporary, comfortable yet luxurious, grand yet homely – this wedding venue is perfection. Oh and folks, the Bridal Suite (my bedroom for two nights!) is really rather special.

devon-wedding-venue-wedding-inspiration-styled-shoot-sneak-peek-logos-4So down to the nitty gritty details of the shoot; once again I joined forces with Katrina Otter Weddings to pull together our master plan – We had bold gowns, traditional florals contrasted against wild ferns, acres of tulle and a stag that may or may not have been adorned with a floral garland (not a real stag silly!)

A Sneak Peek… 

Probably the most exciting part of this whole shoot was our decision to film it. So, drumroll please, here’s a little sneak peek into our time at Pynes House courtesy of the utterly fab Storybox Films.

Pynes House ‘A Classic Affair’ – Sneak Peek from Storybox Films.

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Spring Wedding Flower Inspiration {A Florist’s Account}


Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography. Bridal Bouquet, by Narborough Hall Gardens.

I’ve actually run out of words to describe just how special Narborough Hall Gardens is, both as a wedding venue and a family home. I consider myself super lucky to have been a part of this venue’s story. 

Joanne – owner, in-house florist and avid antique hunter, is quite simply captivating. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her on our Rustic Romance shoot, A New Beginning, and her passion was just enchanting. When I asked Joanne to provide me with a few details of the flowers we had used in the shoot, she sent me the below account.

I just had to share it, as it is, in her own words.

This is the story of our Spring flowers…

Notes from Narborough Hall Gardens


Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography. Bridal Bouquet, by Narborough Hall Gardens

On the day before the shoot I went for a walk. I find it best to be free and let ideas and inspiration come from what I see singing out from the garden, the woods and the meadows.

The freshness of new spring leaves were looking so beautiful against the darkness of woodland moss which had thrived through our watery winter and become flashed with emerald. Hazel, willow and hawthorn were just unwrapping their first leaves and were so perfectly crumpled.

The dainty wild narcissus poeticus was in flower in the hedgerows with primroses and the first fronds of cow parsley. This soft breezy foliage would be perfect in the bridal bouquet and I had spotted some maidenhair ferns growing from the damp wall of our old greenhouse that would give me a slightly lighter shade of green but the same daintiness.

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La Jolie Mariée *Coming Soon*


Image by Emma at Coco.

Most of this week I’ve been absent from Coco HQ.


Because I’ve been on a little Shropshire adventure.

After the love for our Rustic ‘A New Beginning’ shoot at Narborough Hall Gardens, Katrina (my styling partner and awesome sidekick) decided to don the creative hat once again… On Wednesday, we styled and directed La Jolie Mariée – our french influenced Modern Vintage creation.

This time, we were in the stunning setting of Iscoyd Park and boy is it beautiful! An overnight stay in Laundry Cottage and a day of playing dress up has left me feeling very refreshed. It might have something to do with that epic summer country air.

We had a pretty gown by Emma Hunt and glittering accessories by Liberty in Love. Selina, in-house florist, produced the most incredible florals, think romantic and luxurious. Oh and the car posey folks… Eeek! Just you wait!

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