Last September I just couldn’t resist organising a little shoot to make the most of all the gorgeous Dahlia’s still flourishing at Green & Gorgeous, florist & flower growers based in Oxfordshire. I was given a few saris’ by a friend years ago and when I realised the colours perfectly matched the bright colours of the Dahlia’s the ‘Indian Summer Wedding’ theme was born. In all honesty everything was a little rushed but I was dead chuffed with the results and think this styling would work so well in any barn setting as well as somewhere a little grander.
Thank you Katia for modeling, I know it took you out of your comfort zone and it was freezing but you were a total star!! We played with a few different ideas that would work for brides and bridesmaids alike and I loved the contrast between the stunning brights and the subtle creams, they work surprisingly well together.
The table styling was based around Rachel’s (Green & Gorgeous) collection of pewter vessels (collected from charity shops and Ebay) and little coloured and gold embellished tea light holders. Moroccan style lanterns were added for extra light, these are easily found in home stores at the moment. I love how the little vases of a few stems and the fruit (apples and chilli peppers) add the lavish feeling of the overall look.
Thank you to Rachel for the arrangements and Ash for helping me string saris’ from the barn ceiling (no easy feat!). I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed shooting it.
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