Back at the end of last year myself and a small team of some of my favourite wedding suppliers got together to create the perfect outdoor wedding inspiration. We wanted to embrace the surroundings of our secluded location in Northumberland and make the most of Pitched Events’s gorgeous open sided sail cloth tent and to create a beautiful and lush ‘Outdoors, In’ look, this was mainly achieved by the super talented green fingers of Alice from Forage and Blossom.
‘The inspiration for Alice from Forage & Blossom was to combine the rough, rugged and deep texture from the surrounding moorland with the sumptuous elegance of Shortflatt’s walled garden. The idea was to bring these two worlds together organically to create a feeling of wild romance, movement and “undone” beauty.
The colour palette emerged organically from the season. The last crop of the summer flowers were in their last flush and the early days of rich autumn texture were emerging. Deep tones came from dahlias like velvet, chocolate cosmos, cotinus, pheasant bush and berries. Swathes of movement came from entire vines of sweet peas, grasses, jasmine trails and nicoli eucaplytpus. Cafe au lait roses and heather were used for texture and to bridge the gap from the deep tones to the paler roses and japanese anemones.’ – Alice
Event Planning: Brinkburn Northumberland
Location: Shortflatt Tower
Sail Cloth Tent: Pitched Events
Photography and Styling: Melissa Beattie
Floral Design and Styling: Forage and Blossom
Dress: Temperley London from Kathryn S Truman
Shoes: Emmy London
Hair: Eden Mobile Hairdressing
Make up: Dani MUA
Stationery: Belo Paperie
Silk Ribbons: Kate Cullen
Cake: The Master Cakesmith
Model: April Bowden