Ladies and Gents, if you are planning a festival inspired wedding> and are looking for eclectic, vibrant, bold and contemporary colour and styling ideas, we have just the shoot for you!
Put together by Nicola of Dittany Entwined> and Steph of Rustic Rose Company>, who are also the very clever ladies behind the amazing floral installations (more on this later), Festival Party Vibes combines festival inspired decor and styling with the textured industrial landscape of the White Sykes Fields>, a brand new rural wedding venue in North Yorkshire…
With its versatile spaces filled with texture and detail, White Syke Fields was the perfect spot to host this eclectic shoot, full of industrially inspired details and cool modern touches. Blending the huge barn space with its beautiful natural surroundings was a dream, and this talented team of suppliers delivered the perfect mixture of soft florals, bold colour and modern light against the textured metals and beams of the Wheelhouse.
Nicola and Steph
We love the bright and bold colour palette of pinks, peaches, purples, blues and greens and how this contrasts so beautifully with the exposed brick work of the warehouse setting. We also adore the romantic ambiance of the festoon and candle lighting and the added drama they bring. But above all it is the florals that have captured our creative hearts. Nicola and Steph have both done an incredible job of bringing the outside in with their amazing foliage chandelier and beautiful flower installations. They have breathed life into the space and created a ceremony area that brings with it beauty, impact, texture, light and romance. We love it and I am sure you all will too!
Nicola and Steph talk us through the concept of the shoot, the amazing suppliers involved and how they wanted to inspire couples to develop their own alternative wedding ideas and to not be afraid to create something different for their wedding.
A Riot of Textures and Colours…
Nicola of Dittany Entwined, who planned this amazing shoot and created the beautiful floral and botanical designs says: “I am inspired by nature, texture and colour, and love creating statement arrangements that make an impact. I adore the contrast of the brick, corrugated iron and steel beams, set amongst breath taking woodland at White Syke Fields. The wheelhouse is an amazing space to work in.”
The concept for the shoot came from a discussion between Nicola and Steph (of the Rustic Rose Company), who both share a love for creating imaginative, creative weddings that represent our couples. “We wanted to create bright, alternative inspiration for couples who want something a little different and that highlights the gorgeous industrial elements of the Wheelhouse.”
The venue was a riot of textures and colours, fitting their theme perfectly and finding a photographer who shared their vision was easy. “I knew this shoot would be perfect for About Today Photography. Their beautiful natural, romantic style with an amazing eye for colour worked perfectly. I just knew Zoe would love the different textures, colours and intricate spaces.” And she did! “I’m passionate about colour and light so I couldn’t wait to get involved with Nicola and Steph’s concept of mixing bold modern colour within an industrial space. And I loved the bold bright colours so much and the way they popped against the rustic brickwork. The Wheel House at White Style Fields was a dream to shoot in and for this shoot I wanted to play with the use of light and dark to create the warehouse party vibe, making use of the pockets of natural light spilling in from the roof lights and soft light from vintage lightbulbs.”
Lush Florals and Foilage…
Bright and bold was
the order of the day, with a colour palette of bright bold pinks, peaches,
purples, blues and greens worked in harmony alongside teal chiffon and hints of
Dittany Entwined and Rustic Rose Company created an intimate, romantic ceremony space dressed with lush florals and foliage and bags of warm romantic light. “I was inspired by the idea of bringing the outside in, whist keeping within the industrial style.”
Their wall installation and the large 8ft hanging installation provided showstopping detail, with the installation on the wall, framing the altar, offered a magical blend of natural, delicate detail against the industrial metal and brick. Nicola said: “The free-standing arrangement to the side provided so much depth. Being full of lush florals it really added to the wow factor, the large pink Juliet roses are just amazing. This was a modern take on the traditional urn and pedestal. I love the contrast with the gold and black metal!” For the bridal bouquets Nicola crafted large, loose arrangements of large statement flowers with delicate details. This natural style focused on movement with a sense of elegant romance.
The hanging light hoop from Rustic Rose Company is a real feature in this shoot. Filled with foliage, almost like the hoop had grown there. The hanging Amaranthus really added to the design with its contrast in colour and texture while bringing practical light to the venue space.
Outside Of The Conventional…
Victoria Robson Bridal, an award winning bridal boutique in Northallerton, took inspiration from the shoot brief and brought something outside of the conventional. Victoria said “Gowns that steal the show. From glitter to sheer lace, and deeper coloured bridal gowns, leaving the conventional behind and opening a world of something new were perfect for this shoot! It really fits with our ideals at VR Bridal, we want brides to feel comfortable coming to us for something different as well as the classic looks.”
Gill from The Park
Hovingham created two looks for the shoot: first a romantic ceremony look and a
bright evening party look, in keeping with the bright industrial feel to the
shoot. The wedding day look was inspired by natural boho waves complimented by
a heavy headband to give a soft romantic feel with a bold edge. The inspiration
for the evening party look was inspired by Bollywood and the love of bright
colours and bling to give a festival party feel to the look.
Edgy and Contemporary Design…
Apple Charlotte is a professional well-established business based in North Yorkshire which has built up a fantastic reputation for truly amazing wedding cakes and service over many years. Quality, fresh ingredients, including free-range eggs from our own chickens, make our handmade creations that little bit special.
“When I was approached with the shoot idea my thoughts were, amazing that sounds like my idea of a super cool wedding! The incredible industrial barn where it was shot inspired my edgy and contemporary design. I felt this wedding shoot was appealing to a unique couple looking to do something out of the ordinary and wanted to reflect that in my cake. The bright colours were hand painted in watercolour style with a wide brush stroke. I am an old raver at heart so the colours were taken from glow sticks (I could imagine a bit of a rave up after this wedding!) The cake was styled by floating it on a mirrored hanging cake stand and below a giant floral lighting hoop, it looked nothing short of amazing! To finish off a few leaves, flouro candles and a brass rhino were added. Yes, a brass rhino! This shoot pushed the boundaries of what I love doing and gave me the opportunity to express my own cake design ideas. At Apple Charlotte I hope to give people the confidence to perhaps go with a different style of cake that is not just the current trend.”
Watercolour, Bold Teal & Acrylic…
Lo from Somers Creative used the bright colour palette to create bold, beautiful bespoke stationery for this shoot. Lo used vibrant organic watercolour washes to compliment bold blocks of teal and added multicoloured metallic clips as a finishing touch. They also created acrylic table numbers and place names in matching fonts, to sit alongside their menu. Lo said: “We wanted the table numbers and place cards to complement this beautiful colourful tablescape rather than fight for a place on it, so we went for acrylic! I love how it worked out. The bold menu, stunning florals and those ace record chargers aren’t interrupted by the place cards and table number. Instead they work together to enhance the table, matching perfectly whilst remaining weightless. Acrylic always brings a modern edge to table dressing”.
We were lucky enough to work with the incredible Eternal Edits, who said “I have a great passion for making videos, so when I was asked to take part in this industrial styled shoot I knew I could have so much fun with it. As I have a natural relaxed style, I capture every aspect of the day using different angles and techniques to tell a captivating love story. It was so inspiring to work with other businesses who all had these amazing ideas to create something spectacularly different and I can’t wait to work with them again.” Their footage really captured the mood and style of the shoot, with intimate moments and thoughtful attention to details.
The Line Up…
Venue: White Skye Fields>; Photography: Zoe of About Today Photography>; Videographer: Alex of Eternal Edits>; Florist & Concept/Planning: Nicola of Dittany Entwined>; Styling & Concept/Planning: Steph of Rustic Rose Company>; Cake: Apple Charlotte Cakes>; Gowns & Suits: Victoria Robson Bridal>; Wedding Dresses: Maggie Sottero>; Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy>; Hair & Makeup: Gill and Kat of The Park Hovingham>; Stationery: Lo of Somers Creative>; Model: Emilia Kate>