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| STYLED SHOOT | Vintage Glamour at the Dutch Barn

We are kicking off the new year in some serious style with this swoon-worthy shoot at one of the region's most exciting new venues; Oddhouse Farm.

The shoot oozes sophisticated glamour vibes but with gorgeous rustic elements and the results speak for themselves. Here, we caught up with Samantha from Willow and Rust Weddings to find out more about how she pulled the shoot together.

What was the inspiration behind this shoot?

Sustainability was, as always for Willow and Rust, at the top of mind. The dress and hair accessories were vintage, purchased from vintage stores and the suit was hired. The props were a mix of reclaimed, vintage and bargain buys and the table linen dyed with natural dyes. The stationary was printed on SFC certified card, eco-board and plant based vellum. The florals were sourced from local and ethical suppliers and the florists own garden, a mix of dried and real were used to create the look. Wire was used to create the larger installations and the bouquet was hand tied with naturally died silk ribbon. As always we were single use plastic free. The only slightly naughty bit was probably the Glitter bar, but hey, everyone needs a little bit of glitter in their lives right now!

In the table setting I went for vintage glamour with cut glass, brass and pretty white plates nestled on the naturally died cotton muslin table linens. The beautiful ‘Lovely” roses helped add to the vintage feeling.

Colour wise I wanted a palette that was relevant all year round but referenced the autumnal tones of this time of year that I love, especially when mixed with my signature pale blush. When bought together with the greying foliage of eucalyptus the overall effect was a rich yet muted palette that worked perfectly with the wooden and brick exteriors of the venue.

Talk us through the venue?

Oddhouse Farm is a new wedding venue nestled in the rolling hills of the Nottinghamshire countryside. There are several options for a wedding here, the large Dutch Barn has been recently restored and given a modern twist, there is also a smaller barn, the Granary which can be hired for the ceremony. There are also various accommodation options on site, from luxury self catering to glamping.

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