Springtime gardens in Provence. Memories of that magical place and time is what fueled the creative fire behind this absolutely stunning inspiration shoot. Does it get any better than that? I don’t think so. The whole thing is be-yond. Beyond amazing, beyond beautiful. Beyond. Captured phenomenally by Naomi Kenton Photography, this is a gallery I would do just about anything to transport myself into!
From the photographer … The inspiration for this shoot came from memories of spring time gardens in Provence. The creator of all the beautiful cakes and patisserie, French Made grew up in this gorgeous area of France and wanted to recreate those wonderful memories. The centrepiece is a “naked” wedding cake, decorated with fresh rosemary and dried lavender, complementing the rustic feel perfectly and surrounded by delicious French Cannelés, Clafoutis, artisan bread and juicy figs. The little cupcakes were flavoured with rose, lavender, pistachio and violet. Our stylist Ginger Weddings created a romantic shoot bursting with rich, colourful details evocative of the French countryside.
Our photographer was Naomi Kenton – her natural, relaxed, editorial style was ideal for this shoot. Rustic, simple and stylish was the theme. We wanted the floral elements of a French garden so our florist Wonderosa created beautiful bouquets with wild flowers and herbs just picked. Lots of fragrant lavender, lilacs, roses, peonies, dried grasses and succulent artichokes.
Vintage Style Hire was our host. A converted barn set in beautiful countryside that contains lots of furniture to hire – from the beautifully shabby Louis XV chaise to the simple, wooden, peasant style table.
We think it’s the details that make this shoot so special and we especially loved the rustic stationery, old fashioned bicycle and scales, the dilapidated crates and the authentic Savon de Marseille square soaps.
Hair and make-up by Sabrina Lily and the gorgeous wedding dress from Wilden Bride who specialise in beautiful, bespoke, handmade dresses. Accessories by Bijou Bijoux, the pretty veil by Kelly Spence and the cute button bouquet was made by Beaubuttons.
Photographer: Naomi Kenton Photography | Cakes & dessert table: French Made | Furniture & props: Vintage Style Hire | Florist: Wonderosa | Styling: Ginger Weddings | Dresses: Wilden Bride | Veil: Kelly Spence | MUA: Sabrina Lily | Stationery: Sigh! Bespoke Designs | Accessories: Bijou Bijoux | Button bouquet: Beaubuttons | Venue: Vintage Style Hire, Stanbrook, England | Models: Real couple Niina & Titus