In September I was lucky enough to be a part of this beautiful styled shoot courtesy of the incredibly talented Valentina from The Stars Inside and Liz of Flower and Fern Studio alongside some of the UK’s most exciting suppliers.
The concept of the shoot was to explore a modern American Prairie style wedding elopement with an understated, soft and natural look. With the visuals centered on the couple and a strong focus on emotions and details contrasting the intimate feel of an elopement with the large expanse of the landscape.
The lovely Valentina had an idea for using mediums that would add texture, like the handmade ceramic plates and handblown glasses, each one a little different from the other. Have you spotted the unusual table decoration..?
“Sand gave me a feeling of wildness, like the moist soil of much of the American prairie ecosystem that inspired our design concept. I found the thin, irregular, hand-dipped candles of natural beeswax and imagined them growing out of the sand, like otherworldly plants of the desert. I imagined how the specks might twinkle in the candlelight and how guests might leave marks on it as they feasted. I thought about the scent of earth and so it was that I travelled from London with a suitcase of sand – because why not?”Valentina – The Stars Inside
Val really does create an immersive experience for all the senses – beautiful, tactile and alluring. Stunning, don’t you agree?
I really enjoyed designing + printing this suite, which also included personalised napkins in a beautiful mustard hue, as well as handmade paper vow booklets. The beautifully delicate calligraphy hot foil printed, forever encapsulated in handmade paper.
This editorial has been featured on a number of wedding blogs – you can see more at RUFFLED and Aisle Planner as well as Bespoke Bride, all of which are amazing blogs for couples seeking inspiration for their wedding!
Planning & Styling: thestarsinside
Concept, Planning & Flowers: flowerandfernstudio
Furniture / Decor: rustichire
Hair & Make-up: makeup_in_orangeries
Jewellery: kindcollection & wolfandmoonshop
Female Model: rachelannkiley