A Spanish wedding photo shoot

Article Published: Friday 10th April, 2015 - 9:46pm

Brides-to-be - get inspired! Wedding and event planner Jenny Wren shares a recent ideas-filled bridal photo shoot at the Eden Project... 

"Held in the iconic Eden Project, this Spanish themed wedding shoot was a lot of fun to style! After a visit to the Mediterranean biome, the surroundings gave me lots of inspiration to get going. The bright bursts of colour from the exotic flowers and rich green of the plantation created a stunning backdrop and I knew big bold colours would be key to this look.

I dressed the chunky wooden tables with delicate lace cloths, still exposing some of the natural wood. I then introduced the colour pallet of cobalt blue and fiery orange. The beautiful blue wine glasses provided by The Creative Crockery Company gave a pop of colour and worked well as a contrast to the bright orange fans provided by Gillan Cove Wedding Favours.

Bright blue napkins laid on the plates carried the colour theme through and created a base for the pretty little name place cards. These, along with the menu cards, were created by Fairytale Wedding Stationery. Each one had an intricate Spanish fan on the edge with an orange flower and were mounted on blue card with a touch of sparkle. They played on the Spanish wedding theme and really opened my eyes to how stationery can play a large part in styling.

The cake was a striking work of art and a true taste of Spain. Christine from Peboryon went to the genius of Antonio Gaudi for inspiration, tailoring together recognizable features of five of his most famous Barcelona projects. As flowers are prohibited in the biomes (as they risk pollinating with their own species), I had to get creative when thinking of bouquets. The Paper Garden was an excellent choice, Pam provided me with two three stunning handmade bouquets made entirely from paper and tied in perfectly with the colour scheme. 

Holly Luisa worked wonders with the ladies hair. I wanted slick back buns to create the typical Spanish look which she did to perfection. They were finished with hair flowers for the bridesmaid and a floral bun crown by Holly Young. Natasha Flower worked to the brief also and created dramatic eyes with ruby red lips to create the Spanish look. The bride's dress was gorgeous - the details and embellishment sparkled in the sunlight and the ruffled skirt gave it a real Spanish kick. The bridesmaid dresses picked up on the blue colour which runs throughout and looked great as a contrast to the bride's dress, all of which were provided by Amanda K Bridal. 

Each and every element collectively created the Spanish wedding look overall and I was really pleased with how it all came together, all captured on camera by the wonderful Toby Lowe."

A bit about Jenny...
Jenny Wren is a qualified and experienced wedding planner, covering Cornwall and Devon. Having lived in and loved Cornwall all her life, Jenny is as familiar with the county as she is with its wealth of suppliers. Jenny has been involved in an array of weddings, events and styled shoots and thrives on the challenges her work brings her.  She is proud to be the recommended planner for many venues in Cornwall and regularly contributes to bridal publications offering tips and advice on wedding planning.  Jenny set apart as being the only wedding planner in Cornwall to hold a prestigious accreditation from the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners. 

A bit about the venue…
The Mediterranean biome offers a truly unique wedding setting, marrying in the same distinctive atmosphere of the Mediterranean without leaving Cornwall. The biome offers two fully licensed ceremony venues, the Lookout which is perfect for small intimate ceremonies for up to thirty of your nearest and dearest. Of the Citrus Grove enables couples to say ‘I do’ with up to 180 guests. Our couples then benefit from having an ‘alfresco’ drinks reception and endless photo opportunities regardless of the British weather! Newlyweds can choose to have their reception in either the Gallery or to stay in the biome to continue their celebrations. Choosing from one of our extensive menus inspired by Greek and Italian cooking, to suit their taste and style, served on our beautiful Mediterranean Terrace. Before partying the night away under a sea of stars in our Citrus Grove to the entertainment of your choice. As a parting gift each of couple’s cherished guests are given a personalised return pass to visit Eden the following day."

Photo shoot coordinators: Jenny Wren Wedding & Event Planning www.jennywrenweddingsandevents.co.uk
Hazel Parsons www.hazelparsons.com
Venue: The Eden Project www.edenproject.com
Photography: Toby Lowe Photography www.tobylowephotography.co.uk
Table décor & drinks dispensers:  The Creative Crockery Company www.thecreativecrockeycompany.co.uk
Wedding favours: Gillan Cove Wedding Favours www.gillancoveweddingfavours.co.uk
Stationery: Fairytale Wedding Stationery www.fairytaleweddingstationery.co.uk
Wedding cake: Peboryon www.peboryon.com 
Bouquets: Paper Gardens www.facebook.com/PaperGardens
Postbox: The Cornish Postbox Company www.facebook.com/cornishpostboxco 
Hair stylist: Hair Design by Holly Luisa  
Make-up artist: Natasha Flower www.natashaflower.co.uk
Dresses: Amanda K Bridal www.amandakbridal.co.uk