When you picture a barn wedding, you may think rustic, boho, or even shabby chic, but Always Andri wanted to challenge this notion by creating a luxe, elegant styled shoot at Newbarn Farm. Drawing inspiration from the rich color palette and deep contrast of Dutch Golden Age paintings, Always Andri chose this historic family farm in Buckinghamshire because of its gorgeous orchards, gardens, vineyard, and of course, the stunning 17th-century tithe black barn.
The florals by Boom Blooms were a focal point in the décor creating the decadent mood. They featured an abundance of trailing dark crimson and deep purple foliage, which was paired with salmon-toned sunset peonies and Sahara spray roses. To achieve the dramatic look, they chose deep red peonies to define the palette and offset them with silver spray-painted allium, vivid vermillion bunny tails, and scarlet bougainvillea. These rich tones were carried into the table which featured smoked glassware and striking black cutlery which perfectly complemented Howie & Ice’s contemporary typography stationery suite.
The bride wore two dresses by Kate Edmondson. The first look was a lace minimal cut dress with a backless design and a built-in train. Her second look was a short guipure lace dress with fit-and-flare sleeves and a large organza bow detail in the back. The bride’s contemporary look was completed with a minimalist botanical headpiece made from recycled brass and precious metals from Clare Lloyd.
Kate from Dolce Lusso Cakes and Boom Blooms created a dramatic and spectacular cake display. The two elegant cakes were decorated with a mixture of sugar paste and rice paper to incorporate different textures and create a feeling of movement. The coral and honeycomb texture mimicked the feel of the hand-carved eggshell tea lights by Hatchfully Yours.
Phil and Michelle from Kernwell Photography captured the editorial in their distinctive fine art style. Using both analog film and digital photography, they created a moody, emotive look to evoke a sense of time and place. Jay Anderson captured the feel and mood perfectly in a modern, raw video.