INSPIRATION: 'Love and Lavender', Captured by Jasmine Photography and Featuring Bridal Separates by Jessica Turner Designs
10th July 2019
This super pretty bridal styled shoot took place in the fields of Mayfield Lavender, fully immersing the inspirational images in the natural world. Fresh lavender produces such a beautiful scent, and it is such a pretty colour, as well as being heaven on Earth for our dwindling bee populations; what better theme for an environmentally-conscious wedding?
Bees love lavender, and they are the world's most important pollinator of food crops. Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, have stated that: “In the UK we have 25 native species of bumble bee. This may seem like a healthy number but unfortunately three species are already extinct, two are critically endangered and many more are seriously declining in numbers.” Bees are crucial to our eco system, so promoting a wedding around one of their favourite flowers can be extremely gratifying.
Lavender colours range from lilac, deep purple, blue and grey. These colours are enhanced by a beautiful wild bouquet or flower crown by Violet and Velvet.
The bridal separates by Jessica Turner Designs have their eco qualities, too. The floral lace top has been designed using recycled pieces of fabric from a brides wedding dress; Jessica re-used the off cuts of lace and replaced them onto a tulle to create a pretty bridal top with a stunning back detail. The blue undertones on the skirt, with its chiffon silk overlay, creates a stunning colour against the lavender.
Dainty London Jewellery uses recycled sterling silver, and 18ct gold plate or 9ct gold, all handmade and inspired by the natural forms found in the English Countryside. The boxes with the bee detail again something to remind us of our buzzy little friends, and are a pretty little idea from Bride to Bee. They can carry the ring, or a gift to bridesmaids with something special inside.
Lavender is a powerful plant and there are so many ways to use it at your wedding. For example, as centre pieces in plant pots which later can be planted into your garden; or as favours for your guests in a small bouquet or bags.
Our planet is constantly reminding us that it is in danger, so vowing to plan an environmentally-friendly wedding is something important to consider. It is especially worth thinking about the products we use and where we source all the finer details.