Purple wedding shoot

Pantone Ultra Violet Shoot

December 13, 2018 | News

Today we hand over to stylist Lauren Alexander to tell us all about her recent Cadbury-coloured shoot…

The brief behind the shoot was to embrace the nature of the season and pull upon the Pantone 2018 colour of the year, Ultra Violet.

We used flowers that were dainty and elegant but still packed a punch with colour; lilac roses, purple lisianthus and rosemary, red dahlias, eucalyptus, blue eryghium and white spray roses. This was then lifted with dried lavender, pine cones and amaranthus to create a beautiful and unique bouquet.

The table was very indulgent. Purple is an indulgent colour, it is the colour of royalty so our table set-up was sumptuous and decadent. We used golds, mixed vintage crockery and cutlery, beautiful candles and it was all complimented by seasonal pine cones, acorns and pumpkins. The table was a feast for the eyes! Name cards were hand-crafted using gold calligraphy ink on dark purple card. The design carried through to the menu and signage and the effect was ‘opulent’.

The vintage Cadbury purple gown was lent to us by the lovely owners of Heart Felt Vintage in Bristol. Our bride wore two dresses, the first had glitter tulle fabric layered over crepe satin. The second dress was a two piece; a lace detail skirt and top. The stretch crepe fitted top paired perfectly with the duchess satin pleated skirt, and the best thing? It had pockets!

Wedding dress
Dress designs from Emma Dee Sewing

The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House, Henstridge was bought at auction in 2012 by owners Lou and Colin. Living in an outbuilding on the premises for three years whilst they built the house, they have since spent the last two years improving the infrastructure of the Old Milking Parlour and are working on improving the 12 acres of grounds. It is a perfect venue for anyone looking to DIY, it’s a blank canvas. You can explore the grounds, get lost in the woods and enjoy glamping to your hearts content.


Photography: www.rebeccacaseyphotography.co.uk

Creative direction & styling: www.laurenalexanderweddings.com

Pies: www.pieminister.co.uk/weddings

Cadbury purple dress: www.heartfeltvintage.co.uk

Crockery & props: www.loveslanevintagehire.com

Painted leather jacket: www.opheliarose.co.uk

Florist: www.purplevioletsfloristry.co.uk

Bar: www.thirstybuffalo.co.uk

Venue: www.oldmilkingparlour.co.uk

Crochet accessories: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ToBeAdornedShop

Cakes: www.daintybakes.co.uk

Bridal dresses: www.emmadee.co.uk

Hair and makeup: www.abbeybarnesmakeup.com

Stationery: www.instagram.com/dottheicalligraphy

Female models: Hayley Pegg & Abi Gibson

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