The Concept- Eco Friendly Wedding with Paper Flowers
I was contacted by the lovely Emily, Graphic Designer and Stationer of Letters from Emily, she was putting an Eco Friendly styled shoot together where she wanted to showcase her beautiful new range of seeded paper stationery. I jumped at the chance to collaborate with her on an Eco Friendly Wedding with my Paper Flowers and was so excited to find out the shoot was going to be held at the lovely Cherry Barn in Rye.
“The inspiration for the shoot came about when I was sourcing seeded paper for my new stationery collection. I wanted to incorporate elements of sustainability and eco-friendly suppliers, from plant dyed bamboo silk ribbons to ethical vegan shoes, demonstrating that an eco wedding can also be romantic, pretty and bright. Warm, rich and berry colours used through the tableware, paper flowers, ribbons and stationery, with the beautiful Cherry Barn in Rye as the backdrop, ties the whole shoot together.”
Creating the Paper Wedding Flowers
I got straight to work designing and creating a beautiful collection of Eco Friendly Wedding paper flowers that were to work with a ‘berry’ colour theme.
I created a range of paper peonies, roses, paper foliage and my first ever paper fern. All the flowers and foliage where hand cut and shaped to form individual pieces before arranging.
The bouquet was finished with beautiful bamboo silk ribbons that were coloured with natural dyes by Laik Style.
Choosing to have paper wedding flowers means that not only can you have a wide choice of flowers for your big day, avoiding long transportation of flowers from abroad if out of season, but you also get to treasure your flowers long after your wedding day as a special reminder of your commitment made to one another. Table flowers can jointly decorate your venue and then be gifted to your guests as a lasting reminder. What’s not to love!
The Shoot- Eco Friendly Wedding with Paper Flowers
After a lovely drive through the Sussex countryside I arrived at The Cherry Barn in Rye. A beautiful venue set on a working farm surrounded by an apple orchard. This venue allows real flexibility for your special day with the added bonus of an outside ceremony space.
Katie Rogers was our photographer for the shoot and she captured all the details from the day amazingly.
Upon arrival we started to dress the lovely venue creating a tablescape that was we filled with bottles and vases holding the single stem paper flowers I created to match the bouquet. Dressed with props and tableware supplied by Styled by Sissy and table linen naturally dyed by Laik Style.
Our ‘Bride’ for the day was ready and looking stunning wearing a dress from IndieBride. Their dresses make use of sustainably sourced fabrics and organic silk and they recycle all of their fabrics so there is no wastage.
Katie Rogers captured the most stunning images from our Eco Friendly Wedding shoot and my paper flowers on the day and we were treated to some great weather allowing us to take to shoot outside.
Emily created some beautiful stationery for the shoot that worked so well with my flowers, she explains;
“The wedding invitations were designed on seeded plantable paper which can be planted in the garden and grow a mix of meadow flowers. The table settings and seating chart were printed on 100% recycled card. The table place names doubled up as seed favours using fabric off cuts from a local dress maker to hold the seeds.”
A stunning and delicious cake (yes we did eat it) was made by Dina from Cakes and Leaves. Dina says;
“I only use healthy, natural plant based powders to achieve the most beautiful colours – like this lovely pale green and pink that matched your stationery. This particular cake was coloured with matcha green tea, dried raspberry and beetroot powder. No artificial ingredients were used in the cake – only natural and preferably local, organic ones from sustainable sources wherever possible”.
During the day Joe Morely was collecting moments from the shoot and produced a beautiful film that really captured the feel and concept of the shoot.
Seeing it all come together with the hard work of talented wedding suppliers and the stunning photographs and film that were created as a result make me feel very proud to have been a part of this lovely day and an honour to be included.
We were really lucky to have this shoot featured on Green Union Wedding Blog. You can read and see more from the talented suppliers here and we were amazingly lucky to have one of the images that featured my paper flower bouquet to make it on to Vogue!
Concept, Styling and Stationery: Letters from Emily
Photography: Katie Rogers Photography
Filmography: Joe Morley
Venue: The Cherry Barn
Dress: Indiebride London
Shoes: Beyond Skin
Paper Florist: Petal and Bird
Cake: Cakes and Leaves
Props and Tableware: Styled by Sissy
Ring: Eco Wood Rings
Ribbons and Runner: LaikStyle
Confetti: Camomile and Cornflowers
Make Up Artist: Natasha Valerie
Hair Stylist: Amie Adell Hair Design
Find out more…
To see more of my paper flowers in action take a look here and please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you would like more information or to book a consultation to plan your lasting wedding flowers.