INSPIRATION - An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography
29th November 2019
This beautiful collaborative shoot, expertly captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography embraces all the colours and textures of the season; there’s heaps of inspiration here for an Autumn wedding, and lots of ways to take an eco-friendly slant on wedding styling staples.
Chiddinglye Farm is spectacularly situated in the West Sussex countryside. Set within it is the private family home, 11 acres of garden and woodlands, and the timber-framed Patrick’s Barn. This is the perfect setting for a rustic wedding celebration, and boasts some lovely eco-friendly credentials of its own.
These lovely pieces were supplied by Lisa Lyons, whose hand-crafted wedding dresses and separates are sustainably made in England. The two looks created exemplify her key styles; the first being a modern vintage look for the ceremony shots, and the second being contemporary boho for the reception shots.
The Hair and Make Up
The beauty looks created by Natalie Danielle complemented both of the bridal outfits; natural, flawless beauty for the ceremony, and a little more intense for the reception!
The Ceremony Area
Balloons don’t have a stellar reputation when it comes to the environment, but they are very popular for wedding day decor, and more responsible balloon artists do exist. Poppy from The Glitzy Balloon Company is one of them. She created a stunning balloon installation to decorate half of the wedding arch, using no helium, utilising many balloons repurposed from previous arrangements, carefully dismantling it to minimise waste, and to preserve as many reusable materials as possible. She does not support balloon releases and minimises the use of foil and metallics, in addition to helium. The balloons she uses are made from latex from sustainable sources, and are biodegradable.
Amanda and Jane of Garden to Garland decorated the other side of the ceremony arch, provided a bouquet and buttonhole, and dressed the reception table with a variety of arrangements. All were created with in the colours of the season, as well as making use of seasonal blooms, namely the richly coloured dahlias, ruby red rosehips, and the deeply hued viburnum berries.
Rustic-luxe props and decorative pieces were provided by Gemma from GB Elegant Events, including the ceremony arch, crates, and candlesticks. Hiring over buying is a great way of lowering the impact of your wedding day!
Erica Albrecht’s handmade and handpainted black porcelain tableware sat beautifully on the styled reception table, with high and low floral arrangements and mixed height candlesticks.
The Grazing Table
This form of catering has become very popular over the last couple of years - and with extravagant creations like this one, it’s easy to see why! Rebecca of The Garden Chef made this spectacular grazing board alongside Jaki of Perfectly Preserved. All the cheeses and cured meats were locally produced, for more eco-Brownie Points.
The gorgeous, semi-naked, caramel drip cake was also made by The Garden Chef (anyone else feeling peckish?!). It was completed with macarons, fruit, and floral touches. Cakes are one of the easiest ways to take an eco-ethical slant on a wedding tradition; opt for Fairtrade, organic, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, and go vegan to seal the deal.
Designed by White Cottage Weddings, this lovely suite bears gold leaf accents to bring out the luxe character of the shoot. They also made the wall-hanging, which bears lyrics from the Nine Inch Nails song, ‘We’re in This Together’.
Photography: Brigi & Thierry Photography
Venue: Patrick’s Barn at Chiddinglye Farm
Hair & Make Up: Natalie Danielle
Wedding Dresses: Lisa Lyons
Balloons: The Glitzy Balloon Company
Props & Decor: GB Elegant Events
Cake & Food: The Garden Chef
Chutney: Perfectly Preserved
Flowers: Garden To Garland
Stationery: White Cottage Weddings
Handmade Tableware: Erika Albrecht
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