INSPIRATION - A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane Photography

5th February 2020


This aim of this classic English wedding shoot was to showcase a hand-picked team of Cotswold-based suppliers who all have a distinctive ethical, sustainable or artisan dimension to their work to show that you can have a sublimely beautiful wedding without compromising on your values. 

Their venue was the Royal Agricultural University, which has been at the forefront of agricultural and land-based education for 170 years. Based in Cirencester, it is home to 1200 UK and International students and also hosts weddings in its multi-denominational chapel and grounds. 

The Bridal Preparations

A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane Photography

The Dress and Veil

A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyA Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyThe 3-D flower dress was made in the Cotswolds by bespoke wedding dress designer My Eden who creates one-of-kind dresses by hand for brides who want a unique gown. The veil was hand-crafted by local seamstress Ran of Lace and Blush Bridal.

The Shoes

A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyA Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyCeCe Cartman of Dymond's Shoes offers an amazing service where she customises your existing (comfortable!) shoes into wedding day wonders. All the work is done by hand in her 'Customise My Shoes' service.

The Rings

A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyThe wedding rings (and pearl earrings) are by The Middle Green. Swindon-based jeweller Tom McDanielson uses reclaimed gold and diamonds to craft his timeless pieces.

The Flowers

A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyA Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyA Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyA Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyThe florals and styling were created by artisan florists, Corky and Prince, who take care to minimise the environmental impact of their work in a number of ways, including using sustainably grown seasonal British flowers, recycled containers, biodegradable packaging and harvested rainwater. A percentage of profits go to fund education projects in rural India for women and girls.

The warm tones of coral coloured roses were refined with a complementary palette of vanillas, peaches and creams including carnations, stocks (smelt heavenly!) and the ethereal ranunculus 'Butterfly Ariadne' with its soft tones of vanilla and cream. We added key motifs, ferns and fuzzy peaches to add texture and evoke an English summer's day.

The Cake

A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane Photography

The Stationery

A Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyA Peach-Infused Sustainable Bridal Shoot from the Cotswolds, Captured by Rachel Jane PhotographyThe wedding invite and stationery features a hand-painted watercolour by local artist Hannah Page and is printed on recycled paper to a high-quality finish.

Credits

Wedding Dress Designer: My Eden Bridal
Flowers and styling: Corky and Prince
Hair and Make-Up: Polly Morton  
Shoes: Dymonds Shoes
Jewellery: The Middle Green
Stationery: Hannah Page Weddings 
Veil: Lace and Blush Bridal  
Cake: Kimmi's Cakes
Venue: Royal Agricultural University
Photography: Rachel Jane Photography
Model: Emelie Kelman


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