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Industrial greenery inspiration shoot

If, like us, you can’t get enough of the greenery-meets-metallics trend, then boy are you in for a treat today. There’s so much to inspire here for those of you looking to capture this modern wedding vibe. We caught up with Lauren Strachan of Lace Sixpence Weddings & Events, and the team behind the shoot, to find out more about how to create this look…

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

When I was designing this Industrial Greenery styled shoot, I wanted to create something that felt luxurious yet modern and trendy. Taking inspiration from current fashion and interior design trends, I had great fun combining the classic neutral tones with different textures and metallic copper elements to deliver a unique wedding style that was romantic, vivid and a clever way to save on florals without sacrificing on style.

The shoot took place in the middle of the unspoilt countryside on the private grounds of the 16th century Barra Castle. A blend of contemporary and traditional, The Barn at Barra Castle is awash with exposed stone walls, timber beams and rustic wooden cladding.

We love the oversized bouquet and all the greenery – can you tell us more about the flowers and foliage used?

The amazing cascading greenery bridal bouquet and rustic inspired bridesmaid bouquet were designed by award winning florist, Kim Dalglish.

Kim used a mix of tropical aralia and monsterra leaves, soft ruscus, pittosporum, eucaluptus, parvolia, asperagus, sword and treefern. This created a natural and unfinished look, which softened the industrial elements of the shoot.

The bridesmaid’s bouquet took on more of a rustic feel, with a combination of all white waxflower and trailing ferns.

The groom’s button hole was created to mirror the bridal bouquet and consisted of pittosporum, ivy, sandriana and sword fern, finished with copper wire.

The table garland and greenery arrangements included a mix of tropical aralia and monsterra leaves, soft ruscus, pittosporum, eucaluptus, parvolia, asperagus, sword, treefern, salal, viburnum, phoenix palms, coculus, leather leaf and willow. Together, this created a free flowing greenery proclamation which softened the industrial elements of the table décor and backdrop.

The aisle garland décor was created from a mix of hard and soft ruscus and aspidistra.

Which were your favourite looks…

Ivory Grace bridal boutique provided three bridal gowns and three bridesmaid dresses for the shoot, that worked seamlessly with the venue and the overall styling of the shoot. The Ghost London dusty green, vintage inspired dress was the perfect accompaniment to the Sassi Holford ‘Honor’ ivory Italian corded lace gown, which was a real work of art and looked magnificent on our bridal model.

The stunning loose curls and soft textured plait hairstyles were created by the talented Michelle Reid Hairdressing and Nikki Sheran MUA worked her magic with the makeup, taking my brief of vivid greens and bold coppers to create a dramatic yet fresh faced look on both female models.

The male model for the shoot wore green Lovat tweed and Cullens of Skye tartan Highlandwear, provided by Georgian Dress Hire and forest green tailoring from ASOS.

And how did you style the shoot?

The top table was covered in simple white linen with abundant greenery, succulents and copper dinnerwear. The table was completed with lime wash chiavari chairs dressed with forest green organza sashes and a greenery adorned copper hoop, which was hung behind the bride and groom. A little personal touch was added to each place setting with the wooden place names provided by VM Bespoke.

Cakes by Kirsty created a modern white tiered wedding cake, complete with metallic copper leafing to the second bottom tier, to emulate the industrial styling of the shoot. Lace detailing mirrored the Italian corded lace elements of the Sassi Holford dress and the addition of white lustre cake pops with copper flower details and handmade pistachio and salted caramel macarons, provided by Almondine, added an element of fun and colour to the dessert table.

Thirsts were quenched by Tipple in a TukTuk, who provided a unique portable prosecco and gin bar experience which fitted perfectly into the industrial copper styling of the shoot.

The stationery suite was created by EYI Love and combined rich emerald greens with luxurious copper foiling to give the perfect blend of modern and luxury.

Illumin8’s show stopping LED letters added a modern industrial vibe and Bella Balloons greenery tailed balloons, added a flirty and fun element to the industrial styling of the shoot. Furniture and linens were provided by Country Flavours of Alford and the copper décor elements were provided by Lace Sixpence Weddings & Events.

Last but by no means least, transport came in the form of ‘Archie’, a lovingly restored and beautifully appointed classic Volkswagen camper, provided by Deeside Classic Campers.

What did you love most about the day?

My favourite parts of the shoot were seeing my final design concept come to life, meeting new local suppliers, who I can’t wait to work with again in the future, and working with some very good friends of mine.

Clare is my childhood best friend, Hannah is Clare’s sister-in-law, Bradley is my personal trainer and I went to Gray’s School of Art with Kelly from KAD Photography.

We are a little in love with the TukTuk prosecco and gin bar. And the copper foil stationery. And so much more… What do you love most about this shoot? Christina x

Suppliers

Planning, styling & coordination Lace Sixpence Weddings & Events
VenueThe Barn at Barra Castle
PhotographerKAD Photography
FloristKim Dalglish Florist
Hair stylistMichelle Reid Hairdressing
Make-up artistNikki Sheran MUA
DressesSassi Holford & Charlotte Balbier & Ghost London from Ivory Grace
AccessoriesCharlotte Balbier
Groom’s outfitsGeorgian Dress Hire & ASOS
Bridesmaids’ dressesGhost London
Food & drink – Cake by Cakes by Kirsty, Macarons by Almondine, Prosecco and gin bar by Tipple in a TukTuk
StationeryE.Y.i.LOVE
Additional stylingCountry Flavours of Alford, Illumin8, Bella Balloons, VM Bespoke
VW CamperDeeside Classic Campers
Models – Bradley Boyd (Groom), Hannah Duncan (Bride) & Clare Webb (Bridesmaid)