What do you get when you put together an award winning team of wedding professionals, a soft blue cadillac, a super beautiful bride and groom and a lot of tropical foliage in Bedford?
You get a Cuban dream – dreamt up by Tracy Butterfield the phenomenal powerhouse behind the Four Counties Wedding Awards who wanted to resurrect the colour, the vibe and essentially the destination within a rustic barn. All these photos are credit to the amazing husband and wife team that are Lina and Tom – they have captured the spirit of the day beautifully!
An arch of foliages and palms bursting with gerberas and leucospermum was a great way to set the theme of the day at The Barns Hotel Bedford as people arrived!
This styled shoot was a collaboration of all the winners of the 2016 awards – we met briefly at a fabulous ceremony and then were sent a brief and location. The rest of the magic happened on the day!
Think tattoos and beards, floaty gowns, metres upon metres of pea lights, bottles full of palm and montsterra leaves, an outside cigar bar and you will be beginning to get the idea!
The day was styled by the wonderful Gemma of The White Emporium – your absolute go to girl for accessories for your big day!! We propped moss letters bottles of dracaena and fatsia leaves against Gemma’s rustic crates, a vintage chest of drawers and suitcases full of cigars.
Beautiful bridal bouquets in bold colours, full of ferns and textures really added impact to the close up images! We included seed pods, hellebores and even primulas to add to the bohemian style of the day!
Tablescapes are so important – be bold and go for what you love! Gemma and I showed off how you can mix and match various flower heads, mixed candle sticks, assorted fabrics, flowering orchids and tropical leaves to create a sweetheart table with a lot of impact!
A massive thank you to Tracy for this opportunity – to work with such a great team is always a privilege!
The incredible team for this day were:
Concept: Tracy Butterfield
Stylist: Gemma Lander – The White Emporium
Art Direction and Photographer: Lina & Tom
Location: The Barns Hotel, Bedford
Venue Dresser: Stardust Events
Dresser and Alterations: Simply Alterations
Headwear Accessories: Love from Becky
Suit: Fogarty Formal Wear
Make-up: Kerry Curl – Cambridge Make-Up Artist
Female Hair: The Annexx
Florist: Signature Flowers
Cake: La Belle Cake Company
DJ: JN Sounds
Cadillac: American Dreams
Magic Mirror: MimeoFun
Shoot assistant: Chloe J Wilding