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.
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
Napkins Maison Christina
Styling Mat Locust Collection
Kimono L’Arca Barcelona
Dresses Morgan Davies London
Shoes Bella Belle
Paper Goods Esther Clark Co.
Film Scans + Developing for Jade Osborne Photography The Find Lab
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