INSPIRATION - An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography

7th March 2020


An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane PhotographyWhen we married, I was 40 and my husband was 42 - not over the hill, but no Spring chickens either! So much wedding inspiration features gorgeous young things, which was never going to work for us. Luckily, working in the industry as long as I have, I knew what wouldn't make this old mutton couple have the false facade of being a lamb, but I was very conscious, and still am, that we were part of an untapped demographic.

Needless to say, when this beaut of a shoot landed in my inbox, I was overjoyed to feature it. The gorgeous styling is perfect for a more 'mature' couple (in years, even if not in personality, if my husband and I are anything to go by!). Being unburdened by the expectations of family, getting married with some maturity under your belt really does allow for the indulgence of a couple's interests and beliefs, like making your wedding day intimate and sustainable!

Noemi of Thyme Lane Photography explains:

"We designed the shoot palette and objectives around the vintage dress and the enchanted garden backdrop - this shoot was all about nature, earthy tones, browns, burgundies, warmth, camel hues, texture, throws, blankets, foliage, fairy lights, snowdrops, wilderness, wood and thatch, chalky paint, flying jackets, chilled vibes and a bride in the wild in boots!

All suppliers who took part in this shoot are focusing on making wedding industry as eco-friendly as possible – myself as a photographer trying to regularly create inspirational shoots for couples on how to make the wedding highly sustainable and how to reuse/recycle readily available items including the dress! rather than using single-use items which leave a high carbon footprint."

So, let's now take a look at all the lovely inspiration created by this talented team.

The Bride

An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridal make upAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - vintage wedding dressAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridal hairNoemi continues:

"The vintage wedding dress featured in this shoot has a classic shape for the era and features a botanical patterned chiffon top layer to give it an extra floaty quality. Given that the dress is 65 years young, it was certainly made to last and beguile again. Its Dior-like silhouette is timeless, feminine and elegant and coupled with its unusual textured fabric, gives the dress a fantastic sense of gravitas. It is a one of a kind piece and I wanted to show off how versatile it could look, through a modern lens. We made vintage look like the future and not the past – these timeless vintage dresses are very versatile and can achieve any look that the brides would like – classic, rustic, chic, boho – just need to style it differently!

All other elements in this shoot were made to complement the dress – the natural florals, handmade stationery, hand-dyed ribbons, loose and soft hairstyle, minimal yet stunning makeup and even the cake – handmade and botanical."

The Groom

An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - the groomKeeping it simple and informal is a must for the homespun-style wedding - chinos, a turtleneck sweater, boots and a bomber jacket are a great non-traditional look for a Winter wedding! 

The Flowers

An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridal bouquetThis deeply toned and highly textured bouquet hits all the right Winter notes, while the flowing ribbons add movement in the seasonal breeze!

The Stationery

An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding stationeryAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - love noteAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - stationeryEthically-sourced feathers add an extra layer of softness to the aesthetics of this shoot - accenting both the bride's hair and the beautifully designed stationery. What a lovely, personal touch the love note makes!

The Cake

An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding cakeAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - cakeWhat a divine creation this is! This rich chocolate cake is perfectly accented by the florals (is it just me, or can you almost taste it?!).

The Portraits

An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - couple portraitsAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - portraitsAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography‚ÄčAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - rustic wedding portraitsAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding portraitsIn addition to minimising waste, a small wedding allows time for a portrait session with plenty of time in hand to socialise with all your guests. A perk of tying the knot a little further down the line of your relationship is having your children play a part in your day, too!

An Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - family portraitAn Intimate Enchanted Winter Garden Wedding for Sustainable Love That's Aged to Perfection, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - family portraitsMy thanks to the team for sharing these lovely images - KEEP SCROLLING TO VIEW THE FULL GALLERY!

Credits

Photography: Thyme Lane Photography
Dress: Cambridge Vintage Bridal
Flowers: Thatch and Roses
Hair: Kate Atalay Bespoke Hair 
MUA: Ali Kynoch
Stationery: 7 Fireflies
Cake: Allotment Café 
Silk Ribbons: Bertie and Fred
Model Couple: Kata & Laszlo


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