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| STYLED SHOOT | Sailcloth Swooning

Stylist, Tara Knott tells us about this gorgeous shoot;

"The concept was based on the changing seasons from a warm summer to a cool autumn and I wanted to use a colour palette that reflected the beauty of this but could also inspire couples who were planning a wedding at a different time of year. The sailcloth backdrop gives so much freedom to the choice of colour, and with so much space to play with I created streams of rag bunting which gave a wow to the overall space whilst also looking stylish. This lowered the ceiling of the sailcloth and made it feel more intimate. I wanted to include different materials and worked with Allie from Polly and Me on a concept for the signage and stationery. Faux leather, copper piping and arched wood were all used to showcase something a little different for the table plan, seating and cake areas.

My styling always includes posing stations or points of interest that guests can either photograph or be photographed with. I made a colourful backdrop of different sized and shaped wood painted in the four main colours we used. This worked perfectly with the floral installations created by the flower patch. The cake sat on a peacock chair draped with material which gave an elegant feel to the space. As always, Nat from Ruby Lous didn’t stop at one cake, she created a whole area filled with treats and baked goods. All to compliment the styling and colours we had chosen.

The mix of trestle and round style tables were all clothed with the same deep peach runners and rusty linen napkins. The idea of using such bold colours can be daunting but I had confidence in how it would look together. Coloured candles (another of my signature style pieces) in ochre, peach and pink all ensured the tables looked fun and interesting.

My style is eclectic and I wanted to make sure that the top table worked with the rest of the room but was a little special. I used black piping across the top of the table which Maria, from the flower patch dressed with fresh and dried florals. A light mustard tablecloth and the same rusty napkins created the look I had wanted. With flowers at the base of the area too.

 

It was great to work with so many suppliers on this one. I love to create different style concepts and see it all come together and how all of our compliments each other.”

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