An intimate, romantic Valentines Day Wedding Proposal styled shoot with a Botanical feel

To celebrate Valentines Day and this special day of Love I am thrilled to share this intimate, romantic Wedding Proposal styled shoot with a Botanical feel.

Images were captured by Caroline Opacic Photography with co-ordination by Gemma of GB Elegant Events and the creativity of a fabulous collaborative team.

This is the story of love, romance, and soulmates making that life time commitment to one another in an enchanting setting.

As the lead up to the most romantic time of the year approaches ‘Valentine’s Day’, engagement season, Gemma from GB Elegant Events wanted to come up with a romantic idea for a proposal, she wanted it to be loving, and intimate but in a romantic botanical setting.

She got in touch with Poppy from The Glitzy Balloon Company who specialises in unique balloon decor and they decided a romantic photo shoot in the stunning grounds of Tudor Barn would be perfect, followed by a candle lit setting for 2 leading from a aisle of candles and clear balloons.


Tudor Barn is a 16th century barn situated in Eltham, surrounded by a large stunning outdoor area including the Moat terrace and the front lawn, perfect for a romantic photoshoot.

Minimal decor was needed for the outdoor grounds of Tudor barn so Gemma decided on some subtle romantic candles, and bauble candles were added to the trees. Gemma got on board Davina from Davina Simone Weddings to assist with the styling.

Davina provides chic wedding and event styling. Davina put the concept into a curated moodboard to visualise the planned vision and styling. Her choice to add a touch of coral (Pantone colour 2019) to the dinner table brought the golden undertone of coral together with the Gold details.

Gemma supplied porcelain plates with a textured surface and gold-coloured rim to compliment the gold rim glassware and peach napkins and gold speckled effect tea light candle holders, with a candle and rose petal path leading up to the table.

Poppy added some clear balloons floating to give a elegant bubble feel. She then entwined white rose garlands on a half arched frame, small clear balloons and bauble candle holder were added to match the theme.

The statement bouquet centrepiece is made from silk flowers in shades of ivory and cream, with trailing foliage to match the half arch and outdoor greenery, alongside the decorative hoops on top of the fire place which were wrapped in faux ivy with floral accents supplied by Gwenda from Bohotanical.


Once the setting was organised they had to think about the actual proposal, they wanted something a little unique but still keeping that romantic feel.

As gender reveal balloons are hugely popular at the moment they thought why not do a proposal reveal.

So Poppy created a giant clear balloon, rose garland tail to match the arch with rose petals inside, a beautiful calligraphy scroll with a romantic proposal, written from the heart, hand tied with a gold ribbon and attached to the ribbon and engagement ring.

The concept was the balloon is to be burst to find out whats inside: so our model Joyce popped the balloon and the rose petals and the scroll dropped to the floor.

At that moment our  model David knelt down on one knee, opened the scroll and proposed. with an ecstatic Bride to be falling into her lovers arms with an enthusiastic “Yes”.


At this point as a team they were all bit nervous, especially as there is only one shot at popping the balloon and getting the right images and video footage, but luckily they did as they had an amazing photographer and videographer,

The videographer was Walter who captured the whole proposal perfectly, and Caroline who specialises in natural wedding photography for laid back couples. They were both perfect fit for the shoot.

The make up was beautifully done by Kerry Ann who decided to use delicate pinks to create a soft winter romance look for this shoot, she wanted to keep the look subtle but add little touches to bring out Joyce natural beauty.

The elegant white sapphire, tear drop floral shape ring was provided by Josephine Tay from Courage and Dash Collective.

The beautiful models are Joyce and David, the latter also being a photographer.


Take a look at the beautiful film by Walter Finch…


Shoot Credits

Venue – Tudor Barn Eltham

Concept and co-ordination – Gemma Barnes – GB Elegant Events

Photography – Caroline Opacic Photography

Videography – Walter Finch

Balloons – The Glitzy Balloon Company

Styling – Davina Simone Weddings

Flowers – Bohotanical

Make Up – Kerry Ann Make Up

Ring – Courage and Dash Collective

Models – Joyce and David


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