Updated: Apr 5, 2021
I am very excited to be sharing the full Dusty Blue shoot from the Barn at Brookend Green Farm with you. This shoot fills me with joy, excitement and love.
The Barn at Brookend Green Farm with a talented bunch of suppliers coming together to support each other during this difficult time for everyone.
Due to the pandemic, outdoor wedding planning is on the up; The Barn at Brookend is able to offer outdoor weddings within their woods, orchards, meadows and beside the lake. The vision for the shoot was an elegant style with a dusty blue colour palette; blue is a divine colour and fits in weddings all year round. The light and airy images from Victoria Mitchell really add to the overall effect, of a fresh and relaxed style.
The pretty orchard gave a relaxed vibe for the table setting. Beth from Miss Carlysle and Co worked her magic with tableware and prop hire from Wren Prop Hire, showing how you can effectively style your reception tables without excess. Simple blue & grey table runners, with tall blue candles on clear candlesticks, are such a wonderful addition to a table, giving off a warm glow in the evening of your wedding day. Dusty blue napkins were added, completing the look with the silver cutlery and silver-rimmed chargers. Foliage and florals were draped down the middle of the table, in an organic yet relatively minimalist way. Table Styling - Beth from Miss Carlysle and Co and Kate from Wren Ark worked together to create the beautiful intimate table with the glasses, plates, cutlery through to the candlesticks, tealight holders, tealights and candles, working alongside the dusty blue colour palette with white linking with the blue.
Having 'bride and groom' champagne glasses gives the couple the chance to have their very own personal glasses for their wedding day to stand out from everyone else at the wedding.
Amy and Beth worked their magic with the flat lay, adding in the details, from the stationery, to the ribbons, to the beautiful gold accessories, completely the little details and making sure they are getting the chance to be shown off.
Have a Plan B: Especially in England, the weather is not always on our side. Rain is a possibility. Have you considered renting a tent? A tipi or a marquee? Just in case! Gives your guests the chance to remain cosy and warm if the weather turns.
Embrace Nature: Choose a beautiful setting such as the Barn at Brookend, being able to decorate the tree branches and surrounding areas. You have zero pressure with an outdoor wedding, the scenery speaks for itself.
Vision: Create a vision and follow it. From the colour palette to the style.
Outdoor Furniture: Hire furniture such as sofas (for a lounge area), picnic area, hay bales and so much more! Works really well for the summer nights.
Tell Your Guests What to Expect: Gives them the chance to dress correctly, no heels, and don't forget a jacket!
Beth and Amy xxx
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