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 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!
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.
Creative direction & styling: www.laurenalexanderweddings.com
Cadbury purple dress: www.heartfeltvintage.co.uk
Crockery & props: www.loveslanevintagehire.com
Painted leather jacket: www.opheliarose.co.uk
Crochet accessories: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ToBeAdornedShop
Bridal dresses: www.emmadee.co.uk
Hair and makeup: www.abbeybarnesmakeup.com
Female models: Hayley Pegg & Abi Gibson