We were delighted to welcome a number of local wedding suppliers for an elegant photoshoot at Swanton Morley House and Gardens to showcase lots of wedding day inspiration. The overall feel for the shoot was natural and minimalist and was designed and photographed by Cara Zagni Photography.
We used various locations at Swanton Morley House and Gardens, including our Ceremony Room and various areas in our gardens. There were lots of dried flowers and grasses, natural linens and ribbons and the most beautiful wedding dresses and bridal jewellery. The shoot also included delicious wedding cake ideas, gorgeous wedding stationery and elegant bridal hair and make-up. Enjoy!
“When deciding what flowers to use for this shoot we wanted to try and match the tones from the decor. For the bouquet and arch, we used a variety of gorgeous dried flowers and grasses with a hint of ivory and burnt apricot which reflected the wicker details from the table and the terracotta tones from the stationery. For our installation above the table, we used all dried flowers and foliages. We wanted to keep the colours warm but not orange. Instead, we chose to work around burnt apricot, caramel and coffee tones throughout the shoot.” – Cara Zagni Photography
The wedding dresses and bridal make-up
“Amy from Adella Bridal provided two beautiful dresses for this modern shoot; the Jesus Piero style 115 from their 2020 ‘Cala’ Collection with a beaded tulle crop top and guipure waistband with flowing silk voile skirt, and the Theia Couture ‘Jean’ sleeveless satin slip mermaid gown with a plunge v-neckline. Both gowns are divine, but the clean lines of the slip dress make this gown the perfect minimalist wedding dress allowing Brooke from Boho Beauty Box and Beverley from PS With Love to complete the bridal look with fresh, glowy skin, a traditional high bun and delicate, feminine accessories. Less, sometimes, really is, more. ” – Cara Zagni Photography
The wedding stationery and textiles
Jenna from Wonderland Invites wanted to hone in on the colour palette and create something both minimalist and in keeping with her aesthetic. She loved creating the wreaths, which featured both watercolour dried and fresh foliage and flowers. She also included simple line drawings of wheat sprigs to tie back to the modern harvest theme of the shoot. MiaSylvia focuses on ethical, sustainable and organic textiles for the eco-conscious. Each piece of fabric seen has been ethically sourced and hand-dyed by Mia. Mia uses 100% natural and hand foraged ingredients to dye with. From soft pinks dyed with avocado skins to the peach napkins dyed with cherry wood. Each colour is bespoke and personally curated for your special moments.” – Cara Zagni Photography
The wedding cakes
“Emma from Buns of Fun created two cake looks. The first look: Our vanilla and coconut tall cake featured smooth and textured buttercream, wrapping the vanilla bean layers in a ‘hug’ style with rougher free edges. Ardorned with a simple large Alium seed head and smaller florets of seeds underneath the cake stand to create movement. The second look outside: Our vanilla and coconut tall cake with smooth and textured buttercream and a gathering of dried grasses and herbs, topped with dairy-free white chocolate and gold leaf wave.” – Cara Zagni Photography
With many thanks to all our suppliers who were involved in this shoot. We hope it has provided some beautiful wedding day inspiration. To visit Swanton Morley House and Gardens for a private viewing please use our contact form to book an appointment.