Wedding Receptions in Cornwall and Devon

LET IN THE LIGHT

Let in the light

Finding the chink of light coming through a wafting curtain, letting ivy leaves trail along a table.


LET IN THE LIGHT 
Bid the darkness goodbye with crisp, clean styling and a nod to the rich hues of winter

photography Rachel Rose
styling Elle Winsor Grime
words Lucy Higgins

Finding the chink of light coming through a wafting curtain, letting ivy leaves trail along a table, tying a soft pink ribbon loosely around a semi-naked cake. The theme for this natural styled shoot was fine art winter, and the clean shots and sweep of flowers were complemented by rich plums and a mass of textures. 

“The fine art movement is all about lots of natural light, and rich, beautiful details,” says dressmaker Ailsa Munro. “We wanted to take more traditional winter tropes, such as the warm pink colour and the ivy table decorations, and add that fresh modern twist.”

The roughly hewn plaster walls and polished concrete floors of Upton Barn allowed the details of the varied textures to shine, with a spotlight on the effortlessly delicate bouquet of hydrangeas, ranunculi, wax flowers and eucalyptus. The handmade silk organza dress was hand-appliquéd with ivy leaves in a trailing pattern down the pleated skirt. “Billowing poet sleeves are finished with a delicate pearl button detail,” says Ailsa, who explains the neutral tones of the make-up were enhanced with rose gold eye shadow and a blush lip colour.  

Photography Rachel Rose Photography 
rachelrosephotography.co.uk
Styling Elle Winsor Grime, 
Inspire Hire inspire-hire.co.uk
Venue Upton Barn & Walled Garden 
uptonbarn.com
Dresses Ailsa Munro 
ailsamunrodressmaker.com
Flowers Clare Elizabeth Kilgour 
clare-elizabeth-kilgour.com
Make-up Ione Makeup Artist 
makeupbyione.com
Stationery Anon Design 
anondesigner.co.uk
Cake Sugar Mamas facebook.com/sugarmamasdevon
Model Jemima Watling