INSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele Photography

31st July 2020


INSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling  At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele PhotographyAs we all gently edged our way out of lockdown, a small team seized upon the new freedom to create a mini styled shoot at the beautiful Temple of Minerva, based in the Botanical Gardens of Victoria Park in the glorious city of Bath.

With Covid-19 still very much on everyone's minds, they were all trying to find new ways of working. In just 48 hours, a colourful scheme was pulled together by stylist, Chloe Kennedy. She was fortunate to find photographer Freya Steele, whose images perfectly capture the light and airy atmosphere of the folly, and the beauty of its surroundings. With the recent changes to weddings, Chloe was conscious of keeping the styling appropriate for an intimate celebration. Throughout she utilised props available to hire through her business; "I’m passionate about repurposing and sustainability: the majority of my props are vintage or repurposed".

Making An Entrance

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Chloe chose a citrus colour palette and complemented this by setting up a homemade lemonade welcome drinks station using her rustic cart and an eclectic mix of floral arrangements in vintage bottles. Opposite, at the entrance to the Temple itself, a stack of rustic crates was heaped with yet more blooms in glassware and stoneware: "I have a slight obsession for vintage coloured glass, nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing it adorn a modern set up. The use of stoneware ink bottles, that date as early as the 1900’s house my locally-sourced sherbet coloured blooms, whilst foraged greenery gave it a just-picked feel."

The Ceremony Space

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The Picnic-Style Drinks Reception

INSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling  At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele Photography - picnicINSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling  At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele Photography - gin barINSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling  At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele Photography - drinks reception A boho-style picnic area was styled using repurposed pallets and more crates to style the afternoon tea and gin bar.

The Cake

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The Tablescape

INSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling  At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele Photography - tablescapeINSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling  At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele Photography - table decorINSPIRATION - Intimate Summer Wedding Styling  At The Temple Of Minerva In The Botanical Gardens Of Bath's Victoria Park, Captured By Freya Steele Photography - place settingThis lovely tablescape features all the key colours and styling elements; the sherbet colour-scheme, mixture of glassware and striped table runner provide a playful take on the usual formal dining set-up, perfect for a Summer gathering of your very nearest and dearest!

The Film

The whole set-up was captured on film by FJB Visuals of Bath.

Credits

Venue Stylist: Kennedy Events & Weddings

Venue: Temple of Minerva

Photographer: Freya Steele Photography

Videographer: FJB Visuals

 


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