Weald & Downland Wedding Photography | Featured Shoot
Back in October, Holly Boult of The Wedding Suppliers Group had the inspiration to put together a styled shoot using some of the South Coast’s most talented wedding suppliers. We were very lucky that the shoot in question was to be held at The Gridshell, an amazing piece of architecture at The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, in West Dean near Chichester, West Sussex. If you were planning a wedding here, you would actually get to have your photos in the actual Open Air Museum. How cool is that??!! What would inspire you for your Weald & Downland Wedding Photography?
The theme here was an opulent woodland wedding, using the most stunning colour palate of gold, blue and teal. This worked perfectly with the natural textures the venue had to offer. I realise that when you are planning your big day, you will often have a colour or theme in mind. For those with time and inspiration on their side (and a crafty touch), I hope that you will find these featured shoots useful for inspiration and ideas, but should the styling of your day and how it all comes together be a whole different world to you and you have 2 left thumbs, please consider hiring a professional to create the potential of your ideas!!
As a wedding photographer, I’ve found that having multiple themes that don’t connect with each other, or just one colour used randomly, can create a visually disjointed look. Think about how to use your colours or theme in your wedding stationary, your flowers, table details and venue dressing. Even your hair and make-up can complement the theme, bringing it all together seamlessly. Informing your suppliers in advance of whom else you are hiring can help them communicate with each other for the benefit of your day. This shoot, for instance, even had the most perfectly colour matched confetti and stone setting in the engagement ring!! Those little details make a big difference!
How you dress also makes a big difference. For this particular style, an ostentatious princess gown in heavy satin or a super sharp tuxedo would have looked out of place. Instead, the gown befitted the theme and the suit, the style. Working with your suppliers and communicating your needs well will help them source that perfect something for you.
I will leave you to look through the images. The links to all the fabulous suppliers who worked together are listed below. A perfect example of how to get your wedding team to create something bespoke and perfectly coordinated.
Organiser: Holly Boult, The Wedding Suppliers Group
Venue: The Gridshell, Weald & Downland Museum, West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex
Photographer: Me! FionaMillsArt
Stylist: Sara Ellis, To Have and to Hire | Weddings & Events
Cake: Sugary Occasions
Stationary: Claire Louise Creates
Additional Event Hire: Place Settings
Wedding Dress: Bijou Bridal
Hair & Make-up: Toni Todd Hair & Make-up
Jewellery: Aurum Designer Jewellers
Flowers: Nell’s Flowers
Confetti: Confetti Wishes
Models: Jess Benson & Joel Passmore
I hope you feel inspired for your wedding day? Pinterest is a great source of inspiration and ideas, so if you’ve not yet looked it up, get on the app store now and have a browse!
xX Fiona Xx
Weald & Downland Wedding Photography | Featured Shoot | FionaMillsArt | Photographer