INSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum Photography

22nd April 2020


Today's sustainable wedding inspiration was sent to me by bespoke wedding dress designer, Lisa Lyons Bridal. In these somewhat dark days, it provides the perfect splash of colour!

The Dress

INSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum PhotographyINSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum PhotographyINSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum PhotographyLast year, after finding a passion for Shibori dying, Lisa collaborated with Lisa from the Indigowares, an artisan dyer, to create a Shibori wedding dress. It played to both of their skillsets; indeed, all Lisa's gowns are sustainably handmade in her studio in Hertfordshire.

They felt that the dress had to be showcased and an inspirational wedding shoot was the perfect way to do this. They further decided that the suppliers they would work with had to be either local, artisans of their own craft, and/or have a strong sustainable ethos.

The Hair and Makeup

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The Flowers

INSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum Photography -  Tales from Apple Tree HouseINSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum PhotographyAnna from Apple Tree House’s florals also stay true to the sustainable ethos. Her florals are picked from sustainable sources and always contain something foraged from her local woodlands and countryside, and many flowers are grown in her own cutting garden. She no longer uses any floral foam in her work and where possible everything is compostable. The colour scheme and flowers she chose complimented the dress perfectly.

The Car

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The Sweetheart Table

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The Cake

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The Stationery

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The Portraits

INSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum PhotographyINSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum PhotographyINSPIRATION - Slowly Does It: Embracing Slow Living On Your Wedding Day Need Never Be Dull In A Lisa Lyons Bridal Dress, Captured By Little Plum PhotographyLauren from Little Plum Photography was the ideal fit of the team as her photographic style is bold and bright, capturing the essence and the dyed fabric of the dress and the bright flowers perfectly!


My thanks to Lisa and all the team for sharing this inspirational shoot with us - are you ready to embrace some colour to brighten up all our lives once the crisis is over?

Gwenda x

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Credits

Photographer: Little Plum Photography

Dress: Lisa Lyons Bridal 

Dyer: The Indigowares 

Flowers: Tales from Apple Tree House

MUA: Alison Kynoch 

Car: Luxford Cars 

Cake: Cakes and Leaves 

Styling: The White Emporium 

Stationery: The Silken Press 

Accessories: The Lucky Sixpence 

Models: Lucy and James


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