Today I am excited to share this vivacious and colourful autumnal inspired wedding styled shoot with glorious shades of purple,
Images were captured by Rebecca Casey Photography alongside a group of talented creatives have combined their imaginative super powers to bring this truly magical wedding concept to life.
Lauren of Lauren Alexander Weddings says of this pretty Autumnal inspired wedding shoot…
The brief behind the shoot was to embrace the nature of the season and pull upon the breathtaking ultraviolet hue.
The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House was the perfect setting for our beautiful shoot.
It is a wonderful venue for anyone looking to DIY, bring in any colours to suit you theme and is a blank canvas for the inspired.
As well as this you can explore the grounds, get lost in the woods and enjoy glamping to your hearts content.
Bringing a pop of colour to the day with unusual accessories such as a purple veil or beautiful handcrafted purple crochet work was a key element to the design of the bride and bridesmaid and was reflected through the table scape and flowers.
Using flowers that were dainty, and elegant but still packed a punch with colour, a huge range of flowers and foliage was used by Purple Violets Floristry.
From lilac roses, purple lisianthus and rosemary, to red dahlias, eucalyptus, blue eryghium and white spray roses.
This was then lifted with dried lavender, pine cones and amaranthus all creating a beautiful and unique bouquet, but also a heady scent on the the tables for guests to enjoy.
The table was very indulgent, purple is an indulgent colour, it is the colour of royalty and can be paired to make a sumptuous and decadent table.
Using golds, vintage and mixed crockery and cutlery from Loves Lane Vintage and beautiful candles, complimented by seasonal pinecones, acorns and pumpkins, the table was a feast for the eyes.
Name cards hand crafted using gold calligraphy ink upon dark purple card was the inspiration of Dot the I Calligraphy, and along with the menu and signage she continued the opulence throughout.
The dresses were important to be beautiful, simple and elegant. The colour purple was to shine, but the dresses were there to build upon with the added accessories.
The vintage cadbury purple gown was lent to us by the lovely owners of Heart Felt Vintage in Bristol, and fitted the theme perfectly.
Our bride, wore two dresses. The first a glitter gown, designed and made by Emma Dee in Bristol, it had glitter tulle fabric layered over crepe satin and net with a long train and small covered buttons at the centre of the back.
This was teamed with a beautiful purple crochet rose belt by To Be Adorned.
The second dress was a two piece, and was a guipure lace detail skirt and top. The stretch crepe fitted top with long sleeves and guipure lace detailing on the cuffs paired perfectly with the duchess satin pleated skirt, and the best thing? It had pockets!
This was teamed with a hand painted, pale pink Lindybop faux leather jacket from Ophelia Rose. She painted a floral wreath in the shape of a heart, consisting of roses, succulents and peonies, all hand painted with specialist Angelus leather paint.
Pieminister Weddings supplied beautiful pies for the evening part of the shoot for the guests, perfectly sized for one, they make the ideal wedding food that is both delicious and easy to accommodate everyones dietary requirements.
Of course for afters Dainty Bakes from Wellington supplied and created beautiful mini cakes that were gluten free, as well as the stunning three tier semi naked wedding cake with caramel drip.
Keeping it clean, but letting the purple of the flowers added to the cake do the talking and the cute blackberries on the mini cakes, Dainty Bakes stuck to this brief beautifully and the cake was perfect for the venue too.
Rebecca Casey was the perfect fit to capture this autumnal inspired wedding shoot as her style is light and airy, and even though we used darker colours in the table and it was a moodier autumnal vibe, she still created a light and whimsical feel to the images.
Photographer: Rebecca Casey Photography
Planner & Stylist: Lauren Alexander Weddings/ Events/ Design & Styling
Bride’s dress: Emma Dee Sewing
Bride’s accessories: To Be Adorned
Hair and make-up: Abbey Javes Make Up
Bridesmaids’ dresses: (boutique) Heartfelt Vintage
Crockery/ Tableware and Prop Hire: Loves Lane Vintage Hire
Wedding cake: Dainty Bakes
Flowers: Purple Violets Floristry
Stationery: Dot the I Atelier
Hand painted leather Jackets – Ophelia Rose
Horsebox bar: Thirsty Buffalo
Models: Hayley Pegg and Abi Gibson