Last December I had a pinch myself career moment! As I got to create the floral designs for the David Austin rebrand editorial shoot. It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside my talented friend and colleague Amy, from the Timeless Stylist. Who by the way is launching her new business next week, you most certainly do not want to miss it. When Amy initially got in touch about the shoot, I have to confess to doing a little happy dance!
The shoot took place at Came House in Dorset and even on a chilly crisp Decembers day it was still absolutely stunning! The glass conservatory was where the majority of the shoot took place. Clare from Clementine Moon assisted me on the day. We created the ceremony florals in the beautiful conservatory and dressed a vintage frame which Amy had sourced for the ceremony backdrop.
All the roses
It’s no secret that I am a HUGE fan of garden roses! To be surrounded by hundreds of gorgeous David Austin Roses really was a dream. I was quite literally like a kid in a sweet shop to put it mildly. The varieties used for the editorial rebrand shoot were; Leonora, Kiera (a particular favourite of mine that I use a lot in my wedding work) and purity. A really pale soft blush/apricot shade. David Austin had the roses delivered directly to Came House. They were of course at the absolute perfect stage, beautiful, big and blousy.
The classic yet elegant bridal gowns were from Morgan Davies Bridal. Model Teddie, who’s hair and makeup created by the talented Hollie Danby looked just stunning in them. Elegant accessories from Rachel Sokhal completed the bridal look perfectly. The stationary, designed by Peonies and Paper Clips. Included hand drawn David Austin Rose illustrations and delicate butterflies.
As part of the editorial brief I also created two bridal bouquets, one showcasing the exquisite Leonora, pictured below. This being hero image from the shoot and now features on the homepage of the David Austin website. The second bouquet, made up of both Leonora and Purity garden roses. Along with other seasonal ingredients such as Lilac, Hellebores, Astrantia, Narcissi, Butterfly Ranunculus and winter blossom. To add interest and texture to the overall soft romantic feel. Talented photographer Imogen Xiana captured all the stunning images from the shoot, it was a pleasure to work with her on the day.
To be part of this David Austin rebrand editorial shoot, really was a dream come true. Working alongside this bunch of talented suppliers and being surrounded by an abundance of gorgeous garden roses, just heaven!