The wonderfully textured walls of Upton Barn & Walled Garden make an atmospheric canvas for a wedding scheme as captivating as it is coolly contemporary in this styled shoot.
“The inspiration for the shoot started with the curves and pastel schemes seen in so many interiors trends this year,” explains Nikki Sherriff of Knots & Kisses, who coordinated and styled the shoot. “We also wanted to reclaim the colour pink for weddings, without it being the muted blush colour which has been so prevalent over the last decade.”
A palette of candy pink and ivory, complemented by shades of turquoise and teal, and accents of natural rattan, wood and gold, sets the scene for a modern look with a boho twist. Mixed with fresh pinks and gypsophila, stunning swathes of pampas grass and dried flowers create a striking hanging arrangement above the table, with natural rattan lampshades adding a further touch of boho style. Rattan also features on the cake table, elevating the texture-rich confection, while the splashes of teal and gold, together with the candy pink tablecloth, echo the palette.
“Stationery was pops of pink, teal and gold with modern geometric clips and natural curved lines,” says Nikki. “This theme ran throughout the wedding and included a modern gold frame table plan, accented with more beautiful boho flowers and pampas.”
In keeping with the modern aesthetic, the bridal wear ranges from a shimmering sequin skirt paired with a crisp high-neck top for the ceremony to a sharp tuxedo suit and sleek jumpsuit, while the bridesmaid dons a chic satin slip. Pearl-encrusted headbands add the perfect modern finish alongside exquisite handcrafted jewellery. The groom, meanwhile, wears a silver-grey suit and pink shirt for the ceremony followed up with a more casual pink and grey checked suit teamed with a T-shirt for later in the day.
“Upton Barn & Walled Garden is an amazing venue for providing lots of rooms and areas so the bridal party and their guests can really spread out and each area can be styled without having to ‘turnover’ rooms halfway through the day,” says Nikki. “We utilised the gorgeous seating area in the barn, adding rattan tables, cushions and throws and more beautiful floral arrangements in vases. A further seating area with a cocktail cart was also created and would be the perfect spot for guests to take selfies in the statement peacock chairs.”