Earlier this year we teamed up with Pocketful of Dreams and Jay Archer Floral Design to create a trio of fresh looks that would inspire Brides for the year to come. We are very proud to have the resulting Botanical wedding inspiration and styling showcased on the highly esteemed UK wedding blog Love My Dress. Today we’re sharing our personal favourites of the photos taken on the day as well as behind the scenes insight from this much loved Botanical wedding inspiration look!
For this look POD created a design brief that hankered after the romance of beautifully soft watercolour hues. Jay Archer went on to create this muted palette with an array of gorgeous florals including hellebores, garden roses and ferns to name a few. The use of copper brought the palette right up to date, as the it colour of the season can be seen in everything from statement cutlery to a multitude of reception detailing.
Observational nature drawings linked to the botanical illustrations of Victorian artists such as Edward Lear, the famed author of the Owl and The Pussycat, which gave the styling a subtle echo of its historical roots. A vintage phrenology head further linked the look to an era where science was the popular culture of its day and therefore very handsomely presented. Used in this context and as art these elements create a fresh juxtaposition and shows how these retro objects can be used in contemporary styling.
We adore the depth and subtext of this look created by Pocketful of Dreams and Jay Archer Floral Design as it marries pretty and thoughtfulness perfectly. To find out how Vicki and Michelle of Pocketful of Dreams took their Botanical moodboard from inspiration to reality do visit their blog and to read more about the floral elements Jay Archer so beautifully incorporated into this look please check out her article on the shoot.