As much as we love a modern wedding, we will always embrace the romance of old-fashioned traditions. A shoot concept created by the exquisite storytelling of Amy Louise Hatch, who entwines modernity with heritage. Amy’s brief was to encapsulate the characteristics of David Austin Roses, with an emphasis on luxury, romance and pared back elegance.
Came House, an enchanting Palladian Country House in Dorset, England, has historically provided the backdrop to countless weddings and guests over the centuries. A natural canvas to capture the beauty of our roses and tell the story of a bride on her rose-filled wedding day.
To set the scene…
On the morning of her wedding the bride-to-be awakens. Her big day has arrived!
With butterflies fluttering around her stomach our bride prepares to walk down the aisle. Hollie Danby specialising in natural, laidback hair and makeup adds the finishing touches. The bridal gown by Stephanie Allin is hanging on the wardrobe door, showing off the 3d lace overlaid on an ivory silk. There is one last jump of excitement followed by a quiet moment of reflection prior to this new chapter of her life beginning.
Two dresses and two bridal bouquets to muse over! The first bouquet – a timeless classic featuring the ivory rose blooms of Leonora with the blushed quiet beauty of Purity. The roses are framed by ranunculi, white lilac, green hellebore and paper whites. Purity perfuming the air with Turkish delight and rose-water as the bride makes her way down the aisle taking her last few steps before saying “I do”. The overall aesthetic has a nostalgic feel of a bygone era.
A playful informal posie for the second bouquet with hints of pink courtesy of Keira and blush pink butterfly ranunculus, loosely tied with a floaty grey, silk ribbon. This relaxed bouquet mirrors the soft lines of the second bridal gown that pools gracefully to the floor.
The ceremony, held in the domed conservatory, is filled with natural light and the fragrant blooms of Leonora, Purity and Keira. The three rose sisters are artfully combined by the skilled hands of Joanne Truby and Clementine Moon creating a deconstructed ceremony arch to frame the bridal couple as they say their vows.
An intimate banquet table awaits the newlyweds and their guests dressed with a floral garland of Leonora, Purity and Keira glowing in the candlelight, cascading to the floor.
A bespoke suite of wedding stationery immortalised the wedding flowers in print as the talented artistry of Peonies and Paperclips incorporated a hand drawn rose illustration of the lead ivory rose, Leonora. Handcrafted details that will be cherished forever.
Let the first dance begin and memories unfold!
Wedding Roses: David Austin Wedding Roses | Production, Design & Styling: Amy Louise Hatch | Floral Design: Joanne Truby | Floral Design: Clementine Moon| Photography: Imogen Xiana | Bridal Gown 1: Stephanie Allin by Morgan Davies Bridal | Bridal Gown 2: Anna Georgina by Morgan Davies Bridal | Hair and Makeup: Hollie Danby | Wedding Stationery: Peonies and Paperclips | Venue: Came House | Bride: Teddy Hargrave