I love Italy and have sorely missing travel over the last 18 months so there is a LOT to love and take inspiration from within this editorial. Georgina and team committed to the Tuscan theme and I think it’s all the better because of this. From the fresh lemon decorations to olive leaves woven throughout the design and the Italian cocktails – delicious. And all set within the beautiful grounds of Deene Park with the majestic house as the backdrop, just dreamy.
Also, why is the first time I’ve ever seen a crostini station at a wedding? Incredible idea! Well I’m sold…
Hidden in the Northamptonshire countryside, from the moment you enter the gates of Deene Park, you are transported to different world with breath-taking views at every turn! This really is a marquee venue like no other. Offering the perfect mix of historic grandeur and relaxed garden charm, the luxurious backdrop was certainly the perfect spot to showcase just how glamorous outdoor weddings can be!
A slice of outdoor luxury with a twist of Tuscan elegance! The shoot was created as inspiration for couples seeking classic luxury within a laidback outdoor setting. Incorporating subtle Italian vibes to add interest, the design clearly shows how a couple’s personalities, passions and tastes can be weaved in. Chic but understated.
We kept it simple but chic with fresh greens and whites, adding a splash of yellow to reflect the Tuscan details. The shoot took place in May and was planned as a classic spring wedding. True to real life, on the day itself the weather was certainly against us but it added to the overall moody, romantic feel. Illustrating perfectly how atmospheric and beautifully adaptable tipi weddings are to stand up to any season!
We used the styled shoot to showcase two different styles of dress – one with a romantic feel with layers of floaty tulle in a full skirt and the other with a chic sleek silhouette, waist detail and a dramatic split at the front. Each dress captured the different elements of the theme and suited the elegant, relaxed, alfresco wedding that we created.
Taking inspiration from the dress, the model’s hair colour, the weather and the style of the shoot, a classic up do with smooth finish screamed Tuscan/Italian elegance. This classic Italian chic style really suited Adele’s face shape and the was the perfect style to stay in place all day when considering an outdoor venue.
The shoot brief was to bring together the glamour of the stunning Deene Park with the natural and relaxed vibe of a tipi wedding by the lake. Without over powering the natural beauty of the site we styled a simple, classic, yet luxurious look with a laid-back feel. Bringing the outside in, we added masses of foliage and white flowers, with countless fairy lights, tea lights and Ester Erik candles to add that magical warm glow after dark.
Subtle yet stunning elements were added to the styling to bring the luxurious twist of Italian chic to the shoot – we enclosed the bar area in beautiful lemon trees, added a crostini grazing station and sumptuous lemon themed dessert bar all of which added an exciting splash of colour to the classic green and white palette.
The stunningly simple white cake with hand painted designs reminiscent of Italian floor tiles and a sprig of fresh olive leaves. Delicious macarons in white and olive green served in a tower and in glass dishes on the tables. The large hanging fabric table plan added movement and continued the relaxed feel. Mirroring the Tuscan elegance with hand-drawn sprigs of an olive branch and delicate fonts, all the stationery worked perfectly with the clean, white designs with touches of gold foil for added luxury.
The floral designs by Julia Dilworth gave the tipi depth and beauty with a classic ivory palette of roses, hydrangea and orchids mixed alongside masses of foliage using eucalyptus, ivy and Italian olive and ruscus.
Venue Deene Park Estate
Photography Sarah Vivienne
Videography Zade Film Co
Tipi Teepees & Tents
Styling Nerissa Eve
Production More Production
Florist Julia Dilworth
Catering Portfolio Events
Dresses Courtyard Bridal
Macarons Maison Des Macarons
DJ/Lighting Strobe Roadshow
Makeup Features by Courtney Jayne
Bridal Accessories Vivi Embellish
Suit Scotneys of London
Stationery Jenna Claire
Power AE Hire
Luxury Loos Owens Luxury Loos
Coordination Hannah Rose Weddings
Model Agency Mustard Models
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