Country Vintage Wedding Styling at Bawdon Lodge Farm

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Hello! I think you’re going to need to stick the kettle on for this post today. We’ve got some gorgeous images from not one but TWO vintage styled wedding shoots that we worked on to share with you. If I said the words, rustic, country, vintage, hay bales, afternoon tea, roses and hydrangeas. Would your heart be set a flutter? Well, there is all that and more in the shoots today.

The props, china, linens, furniture and styling are all from us at Darby & Joan – get in touch if you are looking to create something similar for your day.

So grab that cuppa (maybe a cheeky biscuit) and indulge yourself in a little vintage country wedding inspiration.

Mirlah x

The shoots, organised by Val at Benessamy Weddings and Events was put together ahead of a brand new Wedding Venue opening in the wonderful East Midlands. Bawdon Lodge Farm is a family owned country farm in Nanpantan, Leicestershire, and is due to launch as a country wedding venue later this year and is available for weddings in 2014. The owners, Richard & Lynn Bailey were passionate about working with local suppliers to showcase the venue’s versatility and Darby and Joan had the pleasure of styling the shoots alongside a fabulous team of talented suppliers. Creativity was in full flow and a lot of fun was had by all down on the farm. A big thank you to Val at Benessamy for superb co-ordinating, Alix at Lumiere Photography for capturing the beautiful images and to Bawdon Lodge; we wish you all the success in the world, we just know your stunning venue will be a success.

A Vintage Country Wedding

The inspiration behind the first shoot was Vintage Country Wedding. Featuring a hay bale ‘theatre’ (pretty darn fabulous) and beautiful blooms this shoot oozes country sophistication. You’ll also spot a selection of our props and vintage china throughout the styling, all of which can of course be hired from us. Enjoy.

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The Dream Team

Photography: Lumiere Photography

Planning and Co-ordination: Benessamy Weddings & Events

Venue: Bawdon Lodge Farm

Styling: Darby & Joan Vintage and Fabric Theatre

Flowers: Tineke Floral Designs

Stationery: Paperknots

Dresses and Accessories: Giling & White Bridal

Menswear: Christopher Scotney

Hair Stylist: Alison Jenner

Make-up Artist: Cristina Lazzarotto

Cake: Dominic at David North

Props: Delightful LivingLove Umbrellas and Dominic at David North

Furniture: Shires Event Hire

Models: Jack Stovin, Nicola Marie Stokes and Catherine Bosworth

 

A Rustic, Afternoon Tea Styled Wedding

Next up, we have a slightly different feel for the second shoot. Inspired by Vintage Afternoon Tea this look is a little more rustic, with simple burlap table runners, mismatched china, and soft hues of blue and pinks. Capturing all of the charm of an English Afternoon Tea, this shoot is relaxed, subtle and oh so pretty.

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The Dream Team

Photography: Lumiere Photography

Planning and Co-ordination: Benessamy Weddings & Events

Venue: Bawdon Lodge Farm

Styling: Darby & Joan Vintage and Fabric Theatre

Flowers: Tineke Floral Designs

Stationery: Paperknots

Dresses and Accessories: Giling & White Bridal

Menswear: Christopher Scotney

Hair Stylist: Alison Jenner

Make-up Artist: Cristina Lazzarotto

Cake: Dominic at David North

Wooden Signage and Table Numbers: Delightful Living

Furniture: The Country Home

Models: Jack Stovin and Charlotte Wood

So there we have it, what do you think? We’d love to hear from you. We’re delighted with the images and had a ball making it all come together. Thanks again to everyone involved, great work. High Five!


17:27 24 June 2013

Blogs, Bloggging & Blog posts

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I apologise for posting another blog, the second of the day.  A bit like a bus, nothing for a while then…

I just wanted to add a few links onto here so any of you who would like to can read the lovely things other companies have posted about Darby & Joan.

I can’t tell you how over the moon I am about how business is progressing, how we are growing and nothing is better than hearing positive, kind & gorgeous things – especially from clients’ and other wedding industry people. 

Emma Cleveley is a Midlands based wedding and lifestyle photographer – she is gorgeous and produces gorgeous work.  She posted a nice blog about Darby & Joan in the Autumn of last year…

Tineke Floral Designs don’t really need much introduction, they are a multi-award winning florist, owned by Kerry Wilkinson, the creative brains and beauty behind the company.  Kerry’s passion for what she does is plain to see and I have yet to meet one of her brides who hasn’t been bowled over by the service, attention to detail and her personality.  Kerry was kind enough to write a blog post about Darby & Joan a few months ago…

Whimsical Weddings are one of the best loved, best known wedding blogs in the UK and one of the photoshoots we styled was featured on their blog a few weeks ago – very exciting it was too!  Have a read here

Adore by Chloe is a fabulous blog, showcasing lots of gorgeous little DIY projects, masses of style inspiration and all written by Chloe, who has such a talent for styling and writing that you can’t help but drop by her blog more often than you should.  She has featured Darby & Joan on more than one occasion…our Winter Wonderland Wedding and The Ultimate Hen Tea Party

Brides Up North is the premier wedding blog specifically for the North of the UK and they provide great features.  One of them was a blog about one of our favourite photoshoots we have been involved with.  The theme was Vintage Elopement, a 1940′s styled affair which was a lot of fun to do.  Have a look here

Thats all folks..

 

 

 


19:43 16 January 2012


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