INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nicola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire

3rd July 2020


INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, OxfordshireThis modern, minimalist inspiration was captured at the peaceful Acorn Barn, a beautiful DIY dry hire wedding venue at Acorn Nursery in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire. The shoot was based around contemporary Scandinavian style with a neutral colour palette, natural elements, an abundance of greenery, clean lines and geometric details. It's a fresh and clean aesthetic that works for all seasons, perhaps especially so for Springtime.

Nicola captured the day beautifully, creating her signature, light-infused creative imagery; uniting a talented team of local suppliers, there's plenty of eco-conscious inspiration to be found in these images! 

Look One

INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - hair and makeupINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - bouquetINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Bridal RelovedThe dresses were supplied by Bridal Reloved's Wallingford boutique, which is part of one of the UK’s largest bridal chains and is the world's only chain of pre-owned wedding dress boutiques.

Rachael created a selection of hairstyles and a classic makeup look to enhance the bride's natural beauty. In the first look, the bride wore a striking floral garland by Bramble Cottage Flowers, who like to use UK blooms and foliage wherever possible, and actively aim to use less floral foam and plastics in their arrangements. 

The finishing touches were provided by pieces from the contemporary Allora collection by Berkshire-based studio, Vaessen Walker. Their handmade jewellery is crafted from recycled silver and finished with gold vermeil (also available in plain silver, or solid Fairtrade 18ct gold upon request).

The Outdoor Ceremony

INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Bramble Cottage FlowersINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - ceremonyBramble Cottage Flowers created a lovely accent arrangement to the ceremony backdrop in their signature style of rustic elegance.

Look Two

INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Bridal Reloved WallingfordINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Rachael CapocciINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Vaessen Walker jewelleryINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Vaessen Walker ringINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, OxfordshireThe second look featured a gown with a very different silhouette and fabric; this time, the hairstyle was partly taken up with a plait to one side and a small grouping of flowers in the other. A ring, a necklace and a change of earrings were also added to complete the look.

The Wedding Cake

INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - wedding cakeINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Sugar Lily CakeryThe modern cake by the Sugar Lily Cakery, with four unusually arranged tiers, had subtle watercolour-style detailing on two of its minimalist tiers and completed with a few sprigs of dried seed pods.

Look Three

INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - bridal separatesINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - Vaessen WalkerThe final bridal look features a flowing skirt and slouchy jumper; the earrings and necklace were changed once more, and the hair taken up into a loose halo braid.

The Stationery & Signage

INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - LouPaperLouise's stationery is handmade in her small creative studio in Berkshire; her custom wedding stationery, with beautiful calligraphic elements, is filled with individuality and attention to detail.

The Reception Table

INSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - reception tableINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - decorINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - chair backsINSPIRATION - A Scandi-Style Editorial For All Seasons, Captured By Nichola Belson Photography At Acorn Barn, Oxfordshire - place settings and table centreThe reception space was stylishly decorated with a few foliage-wrapped hoops. The table centre was an unusual piece of bark studded with succulents, plus vases of foliage and accented with candlelight. I especially love the foliage chairbacks for the bride and groom, and the sprigs of olive added the final touches to the elegant menus on each place setting. 

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Credits

Photography, Concept and Styling: Nicola Belson Photography

Floristry and Styling: Bramble Cottage Flowers

Bridalwear: Bridal Reloved Wallingford

HMUA: Rachael Capocci

Stationery: LouPaper

Jewellery: Vaessen Walker

Cake: Sugar Lily Cakery

Venue: Acorn Nursery

Models: Ellie and Callum

 


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