Modern Romance, inspiration Shoot with Hanging Foliage Hoops

In today’s post I am sharing with you some of my tips on how to start your own wedding and event floristry business. Starting with the first fundemental question you need to ask yourself. 

Today I’m rewinding back to October last year (although looking at the weather today it looks like Autumn outside, hard to believe were now in June!) to share with you this gorgeous modern romance inspiration shoot with hanging foliage hoops that we had the pleasure of working on with stylist extraordinaire Elisabetta from Linen and Silk. The shoot was organised to showcase The House of Elliot’s utterly stunning range of handmade lace bridal boots and with the gorgeous Nelson rooms at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich providing the perfect back drop it was a dream to be part of.

Looking for an alternative decor or back drop idea for your big day? How about hanging foliage hoops? We loved creating these ones for the shoot, such an effective way of creating a focal point for your ceremony or even as part of your reception decor. Hanging hoops work particularly well hung against a window to give off lots of natural lights behind them or on a plain blank wall, you can stick to just foliage or add a few blousy blooms to incorporate some pops of colour.

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In keeping with the luxe romantic style of the shoot, the table scape was made up of a mix of different brass vessels and vases in different shapes, sizes and heights to add interest paired with brass candlesticks to complete the table decor. The natural foliage heavy arrangements were made up of a variety of greenery including scenecio and eucalyptus with blousy blooms in soft romantic tones of nudes, dusky pinks and blush.

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Who doesn’t love a flower crown? This one beautifully modeled  by Charlotte Godfrey, (who done a brilliant job considering she wasn’t feeling well that day I might add!) was made up of bombastic spray roses, (which are a little on the pricey side but one of my favourite spray roses), astilbe, euphorbia, wax flower and blushing bride protea.

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Creating a focal feature feature out of your cake/desert table, genius idea! We dressed the table with lots of draping eucalyptus (populus & nicholli) god I just love foliage, as if you didn’t already know that! With chapel candles in different heights to add soft ambiance & large blousy roses in the same soft romantic tones as the table scape. The stunning cake was created by the Enchanted Cake Company.

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The rose in the centre above is called cafe latte, a variety that isn’t as easily available as some of the others but I discovered it for the first time when designing the fleurs for this shoot, isn’t the colour just dreamy? Especially paired next to the lighter shades of the bombastic and David Ausin Kiera rose.

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I mean just look at those over the knee lace boots, pure lushness! All of the House of Elliot Boots are handmade using the finest materials and come in a variety of different styles such as ankle & calf length and are available in white, ivory, red and even black so don’t necessarily have to be worn just as part of a bridal look.

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For this slightly more bohemian inspired look we incorporated warmer tones of caramel with the gorgeous cafe lait dahlia (another favourite of mine) and euphorbia mixed with the romantic blush tones of the roses and astilbe.


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All three of the stunning dresses in this modern romance inspired bridal shoot were designed by the talented Emma Hunt London and all of her collections are handmade right here in Britain. Each look was accessorised with exquisite jewellery from Victoria Ferguson and Olivia Laudus.

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Want to see more from this pretty modern romance inspiration shoot? Head over to Want that Wedding to check out the shoot in full.

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Venue: The Nelson Rooms at Trafalgar Tavern

Photography: Carey Sheffield

Planning & Styling: Linen & Silk

Lace Bridal Boots: House of Elliot

Dresses: Emma Hunt London

Acessories/Jewellery: Victoria Ferguson & Olivia Laudus 

Stationary: Eagle Eyed Bride

Cake: The Enchanted Cake Company 

Hair & Make Up: Malin Coleman

Model: Charlotte Godfrey


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