Farm Elopement Wedding
Run Away With Me
Escape to the country for a private wedding-for-two as enchanting as it is utterly romantic
"For the longest time I’d been wanting to do a photoshoot at a farm, that was earthy, authentic and uncontrived," says shoot co-ordinator and stylist Alex from Serpentine Shores. "Where everything wasn’t perfectly placed and polished and trying so very hard to be pretty. I wanted to curate an editorial that had a grassroots feel to it; a collection of images that were organic and in the moment and if anything a little bit messy. When I stumbled across Coombeshead I knew I’d found my farm."
"Accommodating and easy-going, Coombeshead were perfectly happy for us to get snap-happy. Even the animals on the farm wanted to get in on the action; with the chickens and cat quite happy to follow us around and pose! And although an unlicensed venue, this summer they’ll be hosting their first wedding, with the ceremony held in their ancient tree circle."
"When considering each element to be featured I wanted them to blend seamlessly with the farm. Humble, simple and sincere; tying in those burnt reds, muted slate blues, stem gingers, neutral sage greens and even a few subtle hints of plum. Overall I sought to curate a sense of the homegrown and heartfelt; of a seasonal, earnest, soil-under-your-fingernails love."
"Amanda Taffinder’s flowers were ideal for this. Composed as though just gathered from the hedgerow; they held an effortless sense of delicacy. Adding a grace and fragility to the dining table as well as an artful point of interest in the bride’s hair – as arranged by Brigitte Fisher."
"As with the décor, it was key with the ‘bridal looks’ that they be natural, homely and relaxed. The dress in particular – Catherine Deane from The Bridal House of Cornwall – was chosen for its modest design; lightweight and flowing and with just the right amount of detailing on the back. This was paired with a subtle, make up look by Amy Pike. Meanwhile for the groom a worn woollen jumper and sturdy leather boots seemed more appropriate than shiny shoes and a starched suit jacket!"
"When it came to the dining table, we sought to create a sense of intimacy, in keeping with its farmhouse features. We set the table with earthenware ceramic crockery adorned with dried herbs, breadboards holding freshly picked fruit and local produce as well as handmade cotton paper place cards and menus by Serpentine Shores Co. And sitting pride of place in the centre was a stunning six-tier, semi-naked, lemon and thyme cake, topped with blueberries and fresh herbs, by The Cornish Table."
Styling & Design – Serpentine Shores Co. serpentineshores.com
Venue – Coombeshead Farm coombesheadfarm.co.uk
Floral Design – Amanda Taffinder amandataffinder.com
Gown – Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Make-up – Amy Pike amypikemua.com
Hair – Bridgette Fisher brigittefisher.co.uk
Cake – The Cornish Table thecornishtable.com
Photography – Enchanted Brides enchantedbrides.photography
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