Autumn Wedding Inspiration at River Cottage

Written by Emma Hla
Autumn at River Cottage… sigh.

Photographer Jo Bradbury jumped at the chance to shoot at this famous Devonshire garden and kitchen whilst showcasing yummy autumnal wedding inspiration. I quite simply adore these images, and it immediately makes me wish I was planning a beautiful October wedding.

Are you?

Notes from the Photographer + Stylist

Jo says…

River Cottage is a wedding photographers dream location, and to have the opportunity to work there in autumn, when the garden is resplendent with produce and flowers was just too good to miss. It really was like visiting an old friend, the iconic kitchen and dining room, everything lived up to my expectations and nothing was too much trouble for the staff working around us.

A beautiful autumnal colour palette was used of deep plums, dark reds and browns all highlighted with pale yellows and rusty pinks.

Sarah from Styling Farm was on hand to style the beautiful table and settings, here are her thoughts on the shoot.

Sarah says…

I am a huge follower of the seasons and love playing and creating with natural and organic materials. For this shoot I was entirely led by the deep and luscious autumnal flowers and deep colours that Fiona Pickles chose to use and worked with various elements to compliment this.

I wanted to keep the love for mixed metallics alive whilst adding a level of maturity so kept to vintage brass candlesticks and tableware. Simple earthen ware crockery completed this look which was then lifted with sumptuous blousy textiles from Kate Cullen. I love the use of texture in a tablescape and am a huge fan of using fruit and food to bring dishes to life and those juicy golden raspberries fresh from the River Cottage garden worked perfectly.

Fiona’s autumnal hued florals were out of this world. Fiona put together a beautiful array of floral installations which included two stunning bouquets, using deep plum coloured dahlias, golden Amaranthus, rust coloured sunflowers and whispy grasses.

This styled shoot shows couples how to embrace and incorporate autumn into their wedding day, from the gorgeous rustic styling (perfectly fitting for a barn/farm/country cottage wedding venue) to the delicious artisanal food and incredible florals.


Venue River Cottage

Photography Jo Bradbury Photography

Workshop Wild Ones Community

Florist Fiona Pickles Floral Artistry

Stylist Styling Farm

Dress Cherry Williams London

Stationery Bureau Design

Hair Accessories eden b studio

Cake Queen Bee Cakes

Hair + Makeup Jo Loves Hair

Textiles Kate Cullen

With thanks to Models Charlotte and Jeff

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