Starry styled weddings
Wedding styling: ethereal celestial
A galaxy of celestial details, shimmering metallics and ethereal hues
“I really loved the idea of creating a celestial and star-themed bridal shoot with beautiful fine art styling and gorgeous florals,” says photographer Tara Statton who organised this otherworldly shoot. “I was inspired more by dawn or twilight than night-time: when the sky is still just about light, but the stars and moon begin to shine. I wanted to create something subtle, light and ethereal.”
A cool toned palette, blending shades of white, grey, blue, purple, silver and gold, sets the beautifully atmospheric mood, the fairy lights cascading and glittering like starlight against the stone walls of Almonry Barn. The flowers cleverly evoke a celestial mood: styled with candles, the locally foraged blossom makes for a simple yet stunningly effective ceremony set-up, while the textured medley of hydrangeas, sweet peas, roses and syringa above the table is finished with dried alliums which hang like stars in mid-air. A floral moon suspended from the wall also makes for a striking focal point. “I really loved the way the candlelight glimmered and reflected romantically on the gold-edge champagne coupes and plates,” says Tara.
The bride’s bespoke grey tulle skirt with its flowing train brings softness to the contemporary two-piece, while a second look sees a purple silk dress with a low back and button detailing hinting at the shades of an evening sky. Shimmering eyes and pale pink lips complement the vision, as does the textured, dimensional braid and elegant updo chosen to enhance the bespoke headpieces. “Janie at The Lucky Sixpence used crystals to create a stunning star crown and individual hairpins, which were scattered throughout the braid like a constellation,” says Tara.
The cake, a thing of beauty with its white ruffled edges, subtle watercolour wash and touches of edible gold leaf, is flanked with soft purple macarons, topped with edible crystals. A tower of doughnuts decorated in shades of soft grey, blue and purple make an alluring alternative to a cake table. The stationery completes the dreamily shimmering scene, with its hand-drawn leaf design, blue and grey watercolours and gold ink which twinkles in the candlelight.
Photography Tara Statton Photography tarastattonphotography.com
Venue Almonry Barn almonrybarn.com
Flowers Jacalyn at Cottage Flowers cottageflowersandmore.co.uk
Make-up & prop styling Laura Le Page Bridal Makeup lauralepagebridalmakeup.com
Hair Bridal Hair by Rosanne bridalhairbyrosanne.co.uk
Dresses Abidemaids abidemaids.co.uk
Accessories The Lucky Sixpence theluckysixpence.co.uk
Props Keeping It Vintage keepingitvintage.co.uk
Cakes Baking Chick bakingchick.co.uk
Stationery Samantha Geen Designs samanthageen.co.uk
Ribbons & runners Border Cottage Flowers bordercottageflowers.co.uk
Model Muirenn Brady mandy.com/actor/profile/muirenn-brady-1
Copyright Wed magazine 2019
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