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  • Writer's pictureZoe Burton

A pastel styled shoot for modern city romantics

Spring Floral Inspiration at Gunnersbury Park, London


Take inspiration from this spring wedding styled shoot hosted by Burton's Blooms, creatively directed by Sarah Shuttle and captured by Sammy Taylor Wedding Photography.


Our inspiration for this shoot in March 2024 was based around spring florals that showcased versatile large scale floral installations that could be repurposed between both the ceremony and reception venue. The vibe for this shoot was modern, chic, cool and fresh with an editorial photography style.

With Sarah Shuttle at the helm, she creatively directed this shoot and ensured it was on brand for Burton's Blooms. Sarah is a premium brand designer, creative director and a firm believer in grounded luxury over ostentatious extravagance.


Behind the camera Sammy Taylor used her creative eye to capture all elements of this shoot perfectly. Sammy is a uk and destination wedding photographer based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She has photographed over 400 weddings in 11 years, from micro weddings in London to destinations across the globe.



The Vibe

The colours that inspired us for our styled shoot were dusty pink, peach, baby blue, ivory and accents of contrasting black. Spring to us resembled bright, fresh colours that welcomed warmer days and the start of the wedding season here in the UK!


Pearls and bows were a signature theme throughout the styled shoot and each supplier worked their magic by incorporating this within their designs. From accessories, the cake, the wedding shoes to the invitations and the table scape, you will see this trendy theme pop up throughout the shoot elements.



The Venue

The styled shoot was held in two out of three of The interlinking Rothschild Rooms at the Grade II listed house at Gunnersbury Park, London. The rooms that were hired were The Long Gallery and The Drawing Room which both provided lots of natural light and two gorgeous fireplaces. The decor inside the rooms really suited a pair of modern romantics celebrating with their friends and family on one of the most special days of their lives.



The Florals and Decor

The main focus for the florals was to construct a broken arch at the entrance, to create a wow factor that framed the white pillars of the venue. This broken arch was a very flower heavy design, using soft pastel tones such as dusty pink and peach roses, white delphiniums and clusters of white anthuriums for a stylish, modern floral look.  The broken arch was then moved inside to create a signature backdrop behind the sweetheart table setup for the bride and groom. Florals framed the table to create a floral focal point in The Drawing Room at Gunnersbury Park.


Florals cascaded around Suzanne's gorgeous pearl embellished cake from Bloom Bakehouse. Suzanne creates stylish buttercream wedding cakes, that blend timeless elegance with contemporary design, ensuring a stunning centrepiece for your reception. The idea behind this design was for it to circulate around the front and down to the floor of the table to create another statement piece. Cutting the cake is an important and memorable part of any wedding day, so it should be focused on! This table was also then reused for the champagne tower, with glasses, linen and table hired from Options Great Hire.


We also incorporated two fabric signs created by Frankie at Bewilderly which hung from the fireplace and draped off the front of the sweetheart table. These were Frankie's hand-designed organic cotton-muslin signs and added the finishing touch to the sweetheart table setup. Frankie creates thoughtful wedding signage that captures the essence of your wedding day and leaves a lasting impression on both you and your guests.


Embroidered bows found themselves on the sweetheart table and were used as name settings which were created by Heidi from The Embroidered Napkin Company. It was all in the details at this shoot! To accompany the bows on the sweetheart table, we added detailed luxury menu cards which all incorporated our on trend pearl and bow theme and were created by the talented wedding stationary queen, Grania at Ink and Paper London



The Bridal Looks

Two bridal looks were created with dresses provided by The Wedding Club and designed by Ines Di Santo. Both bridal looks were paired with award-winning heels by Freya Rose London. Freya Rose is a British Designer of luxurious designer shoes. Passionate about unique design, artistry and craftsmanship. Renowned for genuine mother of pearl designs, as seen in their opulent pearl heels. Rebecca was wearing their popular GiGi Ivory Heels.


The first look was a gorgeous statement strapless ruffle dress in a subtle light pink colour which created that WOW factor as the bride and groom awaited to say 'I Do'. The dream team Lauren and Jo for CGH Collective created a hollywood wave hairstyle with a side glam hair clip and pearl drop earrings provided by Victoria Percival created a soft, elegant feel to finish off bridal look 1.


The second bridal look was a more fun evening look, consisting of a buttoned-back short dress that was the perfect fit for dancing the night away, cutting the cake and drinking champagne! A modern ponytail and red lip combo created by Lauren and Jo for CGH Collective paired with a gorgeous satin bow hair slide by Victoria Percival finished off the evening look.


Victoria Percival is an award winning brand and is celebrated for combining modern-day fashion with classic style. Creating showstopping hairpieces and jewellery for the most special occasions of your life. Whether you're a bride or a fashion customer, our handcrafted pieces will set you apart from the crowd.


The stunning gold diamond ring that Rebecca was wearing during this shoot was created by Alicia from Moments Jewellery. Alicia creates bespoke and gemstone rings.



Credits

Shoot Host & Florist - Burtons Blooms

Creative Direction - Sarah Shuttle  

Hair & Makeup Artists - Jo & Lauren for The CGH Collective 

Cake Designer - Bloom Bakehouse  

Furniture Hire & Tableware - Options Great Hire  

Fabric Signage - Bewilderly 

Wedding Stationary - Ink and Paper London

Accessories - Victoria Percival

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