Intimate and sustainable wedding photoshoot

I was lucky enough to be invited to join other local suppliers taking part in a recent sustainable wedding photoshoot. Organised by the very talented Gayle of The Natural Vibe Co, it was to replicate an intimate and sustainable wedding. Her concept was to show how a wedding can be both beautiful and eco-friendly.

invite to eco wedding

I’m now excited to say that the photos taken by Cindy Kitchker Photography and Gemma Rose Photography (second shooter) are featured on the Green Union wedding blog. Green Union is a very popular online eco-friendly/ethical wedding and lifestyle resource for conscious couple.

Here are just a few of the excellent photos they took and a link to the lovely video by Claire Deacon Films.

The venue

barn wedding venue

eco wedding styling

The venue for the day was Dairyhouse Farm near Langport. A lovely rustic barn overlooking the Somerset Levels ideal for a country wedding. With tables and extra lighting hired from South West Marquees the scene was set for Gayle to add her unique props and decorations. All the wood and foliage was foraged from her family’s farm. Her collection of vintage bottles and jars were filled with foliage and my paper flowers.

The couple

paper wedding flowers

The models, a couple in real life, were Courtney Winkworth and James Ried. Courtney wore a beautiful dress from Rookery Bridal and James a suit from Astaires. Hair and makeup artist, Leanna Biggs, gave Courtney an elegant natural look.

The bride carried a bouquet of paper roses in peach, pale yellow and orange, and white Alstroemeria flowers. With dried ferns foraged from my woodland and Canary grasses. The groom wore a paper flower buttonhole to match.

wedding ceremony

Courtney and James were ‘married’ under the rustic arch with willow hearts by celebrant Isla Macleod. Also accompanied by beautiful music from Lucy Harvey.

The reception

wedding table

The reception tables were stunning with ivy twining through tree branches, log candle holders and vintage bottles with more of my paper flowers.

The rustic crockery, cutlery and napkins were supplied by Havercroft Hire, to which Gayle added a small willow heart.

Beautifully painted menu cards and place names were designed by Ailsa Rose Designs. Complemented by Woodland Wax favours in small boxes. And to complete the tables, local wines was supplied by Smith & Evans.

wedding cake and rings

My dried fern and grasses were also used by Cake Design by Holly Miller on her delicious wedding cakes. The cakes were placed on log slices and Gayle’s log cake stand.

Keeping with the wood theme that ran throughout, the couples stunning wedding rings were also wooden, from Eco Wood Rings.

The photoshoot was a great success. The Natural Vibe Co’s styling was beautiful and at the end of the day there was no waste, just foliage to compost!

10 July 2021

Posted in Styling.