Tropical Luxe at The Barn at Avington

Written by Emma Hla
Images by Margarita Otaola.
The Barn at Avington was the perfect creative space for this modern editorial.

Light, bright and spacious, this Hampshire barn provided a neutral backdrop for this fresh approach on a tropical wedding theme.

Over to Francesca at Primrose Weddings and Events for all the details…

Notes from the Planner

Francesca says…

For this editorial, I wanted to take a modern approach to a tropical wedding theme. I wanted it to feel soft and romantic, but also quite fresh and bright.

The colour palette was all about contrasts. It focused on lush dark green foliage with highlights of white in the flowers and linens, and a dash of neon to add that modern edge. The effect was so beautifully light and bright that it would work for any time of year.

In this editorial we actually featured two bridal looks. The first was an elegant and sustainably made bridal gown, paired with a fully bespoke embroidered veil and handcrafted silver jewellery pieces. To complement this, the bridal hair and make up was soft and romantic.

The second look featured a sequin mini-dress, as the bride moved from day to evening celebrations. With this, her hair and make up was transformed with an evening eye and super chic ponytail with elegant, hand crafted hair pins to keep it feeling bridal.

The classic tux was the model’s own, which matched both bridal looks perfectly!

The light bright approach to this design was reflected in the tablescape, with crisp white linen, crockery and simple bud vases filled with white roses. The tropical theme was carried through to the place cards which featured dark green leaves with handwritten calligraphy. The table was finished with silver edged luxury glassware and cutlery, and tall white tapered candles. The editorial also featured statement three-tier wedding cake with a hand painted tropical design.

The florist was Lucy from Raven and Ryegrass. For our ceremony backdrop, she created a romantic, asymmetrical installation around the neon sign. The contrast of the neon, lush dark foliage and soft white roses created a super modern look. The floral design was through to the dinner set up, with Lucy creating a lush tropical hanging installation over the centre of the dining tables.

This editorial was designed to explore a modern take on a traditional wedding and fairly classic tropical theme. Couples can use this as inspiration for how to personalise a particular theme for their day – whether that be changing the more traditional colours associated with that theme, or adding in more modern design touches to create a day that really represents them.

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Venue The Barn at Avington

Planner + Stylist Primrose Weddings and Events

Photography Margarita Otaola

Film Leesha Williams Photo

Flowers Raven and Ryegrass

Neon Sign Loom & Light

Cake Brentwood Bakesmith

Tableware Crystal Hire

Calligraphy Gunpowder and Ink

Bridal Dress Jessica Turner Designs

Veil Suzie Slipper Designs

Jewellery Deborah Tseng

Bridal Accessories Eden b. Studio

Drinks Quello Sparkling Wine

With thanks to Model Couple The Griffs

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