This shoot day in collaboration with Photography Farm was inspired by vibrant and colourful folk art, aiming to bring the feel of a lux destination wedding to a traditional wedding location in England. The historical wedding venue of Chiddingstone Castle is set in 35 acres of stunning Kentish countryside and is home to a fascinating collection of Japanese, Egyptian, Buddhist and Jacobite art and artefacts. This delicate balance of tradition and eclecticism made it the perfect backdrop for us to bring a vibrant palette of colour and new ideas to a traditional setting. I wanted the shoot to inspire future wedding couples, and give them courage to paint outside the lines of traditional wedding themes and colour schemes. Destination weddings might be on hold right now, but you can always bring a taste of the wider world back home and inject colour into your day with your wedding dress, flowers and accessories.
With styling by Pink Palm Events– Ashleigh is known for her use of colour and innovative and creative ideas for the modern wedding couple. Ashleigh, the stylist says: ‘I’m so inspired by colour, so when Rebecca Carpenter shared her vision with the initial moodboard it was right up my street! Colour is so important, it speaks to who we are – we’re all so individual and using colour turns a wedding from something you’re inspired by, to yours. I developed the moodboard, bringing the deep green to keep the palette grounded, a range of bright complementing colours through orange, pink & red and a pop of blue as a contrast. The tablescape has a deep, rich green as the table runner to elevate the colours in the tablescape and it works perfectly against the grey stone of Chiddingstone.