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.

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography at Patrick's Barn, Chiddinglye FarmChiddinglye 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.

The Bridalwear

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Modern Vintage Bridalwear by Lisa LyonsAn Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Boho Bridalwear by Lisa LyonsThese 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

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Hair by Natalie DanielleAn Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Make Up by Natalie DanielleThe 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

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Balloons by The Glitzy Balloon CompanyBalloons 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.

The Flowers

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Flowers by Garden to GarlandAmanda 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.

The Reception

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Ceramics by Erica AlbrechtRustic-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

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography with Grazing Table by The Garden Chef and Perfectly PreservedThis 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 Cake

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with a Rustic Wedding Cake by The Garden ChefThe 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.

The Stationery

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Stationery by White Cottage WeddingsDesigned 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’.

An Autumnal Rustic Luxe Woodland Marriage, Captured by Brigitte & Thierry Photography, with Banner by White Cottage Weddings

Credits

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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