Wedding Receptions in Cornwall and Devon

Love and light

Wedding styling: natural textures & rustic charm

A charm-filled barn wedding with delicate florals, natural textures and rustic character

With its exposed brick walls, wooden beams and slate tiling, the Tithe Barn at Symondsbury Estate sets the scene for a styled shoot that echoes rustic beauty at every turn. “This shoot was inspired by the traditional pastel wedding palette, but with a contemporary edge,” explains Phoebe Taylor of Clover & Fern, who coordinated and styled the shoot. “I wanted it to be instantly recognisable as bridal, but with elements keeping it light, fresh and modern. The colours are slightly different to traditional pastels, with brighter hints of orange and pink.”

“I wanted this trend to run through the whole shoot, which is what inspired me to use traditional brass candlesticks inside glass vases and opt for a classic wedding dress and suit for the attire, but with an airy, modern feel,” she continues.

The natural light that pours in through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors shines a spotlight on the romantic styling, natural accents and florals, while the sleek tiers of the cake, adorned with a climbing trail of flowers, makes for a stunning sweet centrepiece. “The flowers give the whole shoot a contemporary and slightly wild vibe and I really think they complimented the historical yet beautifully renovated Tithe Barn,” says Phoebe.

It is this gorgeous blend of classic and contemporary which makes the scene so enchanting and, most importantly for Phoebe, achievable. “It was important to me that the shoot didn’t just serve as inspiration to couples but was also attainable and accessible.”

Photography Ivyhouse Photography
Coordination & styling Clover & Fern
Venue Symondsbury Estate
Dress Solunah Bride
Flowers Heathland Flowers
Hair Rea Jo
Jacket Niamh Designs
Accessories The Lucky Sixpence
Rings Molten Wedding Ring Company
Erin Cox Jewellery
Cake Kasserina Cakes
Stationery Lucy March Studio
Silks The Silk Studio
Furniture Marauders
Décor Winterborne Hire & Styling
Napkins & runners The Knotted Napkin Co
Celebrant Ceremonies by Laura Bell
Model El Rose Taylor