Imperfectly Perfect Georgian Elegance at St Giles House

Written by Emma Hla
Imperfectly perfect…

For anyone that’s tried to seek perfection – whether it’s a beautiful restoration of a Georgian family home (hello St Giles House!) or planning your ‘perfect’ wedding day – there’s a certain joy and beauty in the relief you feel when you accept that actually it’s OK for us, things, and life to be imperfectly perfect.

This is the foundation and exploration of this stunning editorial at St Giles House in Dorset.

Notes from the Photographer

Jade says…

St Giles House is an elegant Georgian country house which has been beautifully restored to become a family home available to hire for weddings. It’s sympathetic restoration with a reminder of its former state made it a perfect venue to explore the ancient Japanese asthetics of Wabi-Sabi.

The theme of the editorial explored Japanese Wabi-Sabi – the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Beautifully imagined and brought to life by stylists Branco Prata at the Taylor & Porter workshop. Rich, yet subtle and muted colours reflecting the richness of the history of the venue.

The styling was influenced by the amazing decor at St Giles House. Taking from the Wabi-Sabi principles featuring crockery and accessories with a Japanese feel.


Venue + Catering St Giles House

Photography Jade Osborne Photography

Captured at the Taylor & Porter Northern Skies Photography Workshop

Creative Direction + Styling Brancoprata

Floral Design Jo Flowers

Hair + Makeup Emma Jane Walsh

Ceramics + Painted Backdrop Kana London

Fabric Backdrop Sundari Ferris

Dinnerware Helene Millot

Table Linens 88 Events

Chairs WedHead

Napkins Maison Christina

Cookies TBakes

Styling Mat Locust Collection

Kimono L’Arca Barcelona

Dresses Morgan Davies London

Jewellery Maison Sabben and Zoe Morton

Shoes Bella Belle

Paper Goods Esther Clark Co.

Film Scans + Developing for Jade Osborne Photography The Find Lab

With thanks to Real Couple Chelsea & Grayson via Wilhelmina

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